Adult Figures for Healthy Eating:
Adult requirements vary according to age as well as height, weight, activity and gender.
An average 1940 calories daily should be consumed by women and 2550 by men.
An adult male who takes no exercise and sits at a desk all day will obviously require many fewer calories than a man whose job keeps him highly active, or someone who works out at the gym.
Our aim should be to consume as few calories as possible in the form of fats and sugary foods, which is why low calorie choices are the best option.
Ideally, adults should get no more than 27-30% of their calories as fats, and, of those, no more than 8 percent from saturated fats.