The calorie intake of each person varies with age, gender, height, weight and physical activity. Women generally need fewer calories than men as the body makeup is different. Men have more muscle mass, are taller and weigh more than women hence, an increased need for calories.
Women have specific nutritional requirements which are important especially during significant times such as pregnancy and menopause.
Women who are athletes or are in physically demanding jobs need to have higher calorie intake with increased intake of proteins for retaining and building lean body mass.
As you age, your metabolism rate slows down as well as physical activity reduces, therefore your calorie intake should appropriately reduce unless you are physically very active. Even if a woman is ageing, it is important to maintain a good intake of proteins, vitamins and minerals to prevent age related degenerations such as loss of bone density, eyesight problems, loss of lean body mass and for overall good health.
To prevent inflammation and oxidative damage it is important to stock up on sources of antioxidants found in certain fruits and vegetables.
The same diet as during your adulthood will not work anymore and would need to be tailored as per your age and physical activity.
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