Q: How many calories should a woman eat on a daily basis?
A: There is no set rule on how many calories a woman should eat. However for a typical woman it usually ranges from 1200-1600 calories a day. You have to take into account, height, age, activity level, injury, illness, body frame, metabolism, and type of diet. People often think that less is what is going to get you to your ideal body size, but that is usually not true. If you are eating a healthy, clean & balanced diet, then you should be eating every 2-3 hours and your calories should never fall below 1200 unless otherwise instructed by a physician. Skipping meals or falling below 1200 calories can set your body into "starvation" mode and hold onto and store the food and nutrients that you do eat instead of burning through them for energy.
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