A member asked:

Will making calorie deficit stunt my growth? my diet consumes 160g of carbs, 160g of protein and 60g fat and all my diet = 1900 calories. i am 16, 5'10.5 ,160lbs and 16% body fat want to reach 11-12%?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

https://www.bcm.edu/cnrc-apps/bodycomp/energy/energyneeds_calculator.htm# https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm Your BMI is 23 which is normal. At age 16 I would not restrict calories (1900 calories a day is low) if you have a normal BMI- as you are still growing . Discuss w/ your pediatrician

Answered 7/28/2021



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