To maintain ideal weight it is very important that you watch your calorie intake. A watch over your calorie consumption becomes quintessential when you come in your middle age.

Slowly as you age your body's metabolism rate decreases due to which you start putting on weight. This makes keeping a track of your daily calorie intake very much necessary once you are in middle age.

Gaining weight without eating more

According to the latest research, the calorie needs of your body comes down, as you get older. In a study, it was found that a 50-year-old woman burnt around 9 percent lesser calories in one day than she burnt in her early twenties.

Even if the health of the person remains the same, the requirement for calorie reduces by 20 percent by the time you become 70 years of age.

How to burn calories

To avoid gaining weight during your middle age, you must increase your activity so that you burn more calories. Doctors advise intake of around 2000 to 2300 calories per day for a middle-aged person.

The requirement may differ according to your height and build up but in any case, the calorie intake should never be below 15000 and above 2300 calories. This calorie intake is recommended for a normal middle-aged man/woman who is active.

However, for those who lead a sedentary life, the intake of calories should never be above 2000.

While you are reducing your calorie intake, you should make sure that you do not compromise on the quality of the food so that you receive all the nutrients required to maintain a fit and healthy body.

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