U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 18-year-old male asked:

Ahm doc, what daily calorie intake do you recommend for an 18 year old teen guy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Balanced Diet: Calorie requirements should be based on age, ht/wt, activity level, and your goals. In addition to total calories, also need to consider nutrient sources and timing of meals. Regardless diet should be rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean protein sources. Mayo offers basic calorie calculator @ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/calorie-calculator/nu00598.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 1, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


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.