Consuming the right number of calories is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight. Your daily caloric needs requires the use of a simple calculation, based on your height and activity level.
In order to find the right number of calories for you, you must first find your ideal weight. For men, start at 106 pounds and add 6 pounds for every inch of height over 5 feet. Therefore, a 6-foot man’s ideal weight would be 178 pounds.
The University of Maryland Medical Center has the following formula for finding your daily calories. A relatively inactive man should multiply their weight by 13, while an active man should multiply by 15. Using this calculation, a 178-pound. man should consume between 2,314 and 2,670 calories.
If you have a small or large body frame you should subtract or add 10 percent to your ideal weight. In addition, remember that if you are extremely active, you will need even more calories to supply your body with enough energy.