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how many calories should a 5'1 15 year old 98 lbs girl eat in a day? i am very active and i try to do an hour or more of exercise a day.

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Focus: Whenever a young person in an apparently normal weight range, especially female, doing lots of exercise, shows a concern about calories--one must wonder about an incipient eating problem. It's always a good idea to raise these issues with a thoughtful primary care physician.

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