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I am an 18 year old female, 180 pounds, trying to get down to 130, i am 5'5". what would be an appropriate calorie intake per day?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Depends: First off, your target may be too low. Any weight under 150lb will give you a normal bmi and be healthy. Remember that healthful eating, including lots of fresh vegetables and minimal animal fats, is best. Depending on your activity level, 1200-1500 kcal is a reasonable guess, but check out the nih healthy eating site for more detailed advice: http://tinyurl.Com/7xu8qzr.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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