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Ask a Dietitian: What is the recommended calorie intake per day for different job roles?

By 28th June 2017 June 24th, 2020 One Comment

Hi Claudia, there has been much talk about maintaining calorie count to keep a watch on one’s weight. However, for me to do that successfully, I need to know how many calories I can consume for my age, gender and lifestyle in a day.

Hi there!
The energy requirements vary per gender, age, height, weight and overall physical activity.
  1. For a desk job (E.g. Accountant, lawyer, MyDoc employee)
Women require between 1600 to 1800 calories per day and men need a little bit more, between 2000 to 2100 calories per day.
  1. For strenuous job roles (E.g. Construction, courier)
Even for a strenuous job, the number of calories can vary extensively. For women, it may vary between 2000 to 2800 calories per day. And for men between 2500 to 3500 calories per day.

How many calories should you take in a day?

On average, every male requires about 2200 calories a day and every female requires 1800 calories a day.
However, always remember that good health is not just about eating the suggested number of calories. The body requires the correct amount of nutrition as well. Find out how you can eat healthy by looking at some the earlier articles.
Cheers!
Claudia Correia

Claudia Correia

Claudia has a degree in Dietetics and has a special interest in Women’s Health, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Management, Chronic Disease, Nutritional Wellness & Mindful Eating, as well as, in Cancer Nutrition Therapy. She is a dietitian member of SNDA (Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association) and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Claudia has been practising as a dietitian since 2010, and she has spent four years at Raffles Hospital. For the past years, she has been passionately working with her clients on areas such as weight management, women’s health, chronic disease management, wellness and oncology. Claudia has diversified experience from both Europe and Asia, coupled with the expertise of handling a variety of cuisines. She caters to the most varied needs of an individual. When consulting her clients, she educates and creates awareness of the impact of food, while emphasizing the enjoyment of food.

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