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A 19-year-old female asked:

What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Variable! : Are you an apple or pear? Certainly lower carbs( starches & sugars), and increase protein intake to 100mg per day. Sodium intake: less than 3 grams. Fiber intake should be 20-25g per day. Caloric intake is dependent on physical activity. Make sure your fat intake is mono vs poly unsaturated vs saturated. These are universal guidelines.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Personal trainer: I would go to a fitness facility and inquire about a personal trainer, who can advise you on proper exercise and nutrition programs. Should be a custom program because everyone is different.

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