The average sedentary person takes in around 2,000 calories/day or about 14,000 cal/week. It is difficult to say how much athletes take in since athletes often compete in weight classes, but for someone like myself to jump from 65kg to 69kg at a reasonable .5kg/week I would need to consume roughly 3,700cal/day or 25,900cal/week.
@Kahili the average moderately active middle aged woman needs around 2,000kCal per day to maintain a stable healthy weight. That equates to around 14,000kCal per week. The average man needs more than that due to their higher typical muscle mass.
It depends on what you eat/ how much you eat. I think it also depends on how active you are. Ever since I have been training lots I take in more calories a day but I also burn more. I take in about 2400 a day.
LOL, tammy I was about to be like woooaaah girl. Haha, if you ate that much in a day, you'd be the size of earth :p lol, but nevermind. That's per week :) everyone listen to Tammy!!
Whoa, not even athletes take in that much. It's somewhere around 2,000 for a normal person and around 7,000 for Olympic athletes daily... :/
I apologize Queen :P usually calorie questions are daily and not weekly, must have caught me off guard there :P
Oh shoot, you are right good sir x) This is per week, how silly of me x)
@Mig - the OP and Queenie are talking about kcal per week, not per day.
ooooohhhh i thought it was per day hahaha. NEVERMIND, carry on. >_<
I take in about 2500 a day
But I'm trying to gain weight haha
Ooops wrote 10,000 by mistake, meant 14,000 to 16,000
Should be around 10,000 to 14,000
that's wayyyy too much lady.
Lol yeah you sure would be.
@mighty its ok :-)