Calorie Intake and Age Information
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Calorie Intake and Age
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Age-Related Weight and Calorie Needs

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Calorie Intake and Age

Calorie Intake and Age

Slow weight gain is perfectly normal as we age. The principle reason for this age related weight gain is a decline in lean muscle mass due to inactivity and the aging process. This loss of lean muscle causes a slow down in our metabolic rate - the rate at which we burn calories. For example, between the ages of 30 and 70 muscle mass typically decreases by an average of about 30 per cent in most people.

Age-Related Weight Gain

The above reduction in muscle mass typically leads to a weight gain of about 5 pounds per decade (men) or 3.5 pounds per decade (women).

Reduce Calories with Age

To counteract this age related weight gain we need to reduce our calorie intake (by about 100 calories a day per decade) or increase our calorie expenditure (by about 100 calories a day per decade - the equivalent of a brisk one mile walk).

Note:
Hormonal changes (e.g. thryoid function, adrenal function) may also slow down our metabolic rate.

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