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A 22-year-old female asked:

how many calories should i take in for a day im 22 and stand at 5ft 6".... hw r calories counted n what's over consuming i weight 135 is that too much?

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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Around 2000: How many calories an individual needs is very variable. An average adult male needs around 2000 calories a day to maintain their weight. It depends on the level of activity and kinds of food. For the best answer, consult with your family physician, who can look you over and give you a better answer. You can then consult with a nutritionist or dietitian if you want more detailed information.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Will depend on your body build and activity level. You may want to get a bmr, basal metabolic rate level, . This will give you a baseline caloric need level.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

How many calories should I take a day? I'm 23 years old, 5feet tall and 54 in weight. I'm planning to weight 48 kilos this December 1.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Be careful: According to my calculations, you are already at normal weight with a BMI of 20.4 (normal is 18.5 to 24.9). Targeting a weight of 48 kg/105 pounds would put you at a BMI of 18..essentially underweight. I would caution you about doing this.You should be eating ~1700/day to maintain weight. A deficit of 3500 calories through food restriction & burning exercise calories results in a pound of loss.

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