A. Striking the right balance between calories digested and calories burned is essential for ensuring your body is not storing excess calories. The NHS Choices website suggests the average man should consume 2,500 calories a day, whilst the average woman consumes 2,000 calories a day. To find out how many calories you should consume to reach your target weight, try using our helpful Calorie Goal tool. 


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