In general, older adults require lesser calories than they did during their younger ages. The daily calorie requirements vary depending on your age, gender and activity level. The table below indicates the daily calorie requirements of adults aged 51 years and above. For a healthy diet plan for older adults, you can contact a dietitian/nutritionist at www.firsteatright.com.
|Activity Level||Calories per Day for Women Aged 51+||Calories per Day for Men Aged 51+|
|Sedentary (not active)||1,600||2,000|
|Moderately active||1,800||2,200 to 2,400|
|Active||2,000 to 2,200||2,400 to 2,800|