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There are recommendations for daily caloric intake but nothing concrete. It depends on such things as current weight, level of activity, and whether he or she needs to:

  • lose weight
  • maintain weight
  • or gain weight.

For more information and to view examples according to weight, level of activity, and in relation to weight loss or weight maintenance, see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.


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