U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Sunnyvale, CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

I am a sedentary 14 year old girl weighing 131 at 5'4. how many calories should i eat to get to 120 pounds and then to maintain the 120 pounds?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Weight change: You are presently at about 60 %ile ht, 80%ile wt, and 81%ile BMI. You want to loose 11 pounds over a time frame of 6 years. I don't know what you like to eat but I would suggest you keep an accurate diary of your food and caloric intake over the next week or two. Make it contemporaneously, NOT at the end of the day. Then speak to a nutritionist. You will succeed!!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 14, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.