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A 20-year-old female asked:

How many calories does my body need? i'm a 20 year old female i'm 5 ft 3 inches and weigh only 80 pounds i'm trying to gain weight.

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
Google: Google basal metabolic rate (bmr). There are BMR calculators all over the internet. Thisis how many calaories you require to just wake up and sit on a couch for 24 hours. If you want to pain weight, you need more than your bmr. Talk to your doctor, is there are reason you cannot gain weight? That would be a good start?
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