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How Many Calories a Day Does an Average 200 Pound Man Burn?

author image Andrea Cespedes
Andrea Cespedes is a professionally trained chef who has focused studies in nutrition. With more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she coaches cycling and running and teaches Pilates and yoga. She is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, RYT-200 and has degrees from Princeton and Columbia University.
How Many Calories a Day Does an Average 200 Pound Man Burn?
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Knowing how many calories you burn daily helps you manage your weight. For the average 200-lb. male, aged 19 to 50 years, several factors influence the exact daily burn rate.

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Weight management is a matter of balancing calories consumed versus calories burned. To maintain weight, strive to eat about as many calories as you burn daily. To lose about 1 lb. per week, reduce your intake from your daily burn rate by about 500 calories. To gain 1 lb. per week, increase your intake above your burn rate by about 500 calories daily.


Determining how many calories the average 200-lb. man burns daily depends on age and activity level. The more active you are, the more calories you burn. As you age, you burn fewer calories daily because of a natural loss of muscle mass, notes

Calorie Burn Rates

According to's My Pyramid Plan, a 30-year-old male who is 6 feet tall and active for about 30 to 60 minutes daily, burns about 3,000 calories. If you are active for fewer than 30 minutes per day, the burn rate is about 2,800 calories per day. If exercising more than 60 minutes per day, a 200-lb. man burns about 3,200 calories daily.

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