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Caloric Needs Of Teenagers
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
1200-1500 per day: 1200-1500 per day dependingGet a more detailed answer ›
How many calories should a 15 year old who weighs 176lbs eat a day if she is trying to lose weight?
1200 cals: per day. Lots of vegetables and fruit,salads. ...Read more
How many calories should a 15 year old 110lb, 5"4' girl be eating a day? And how much exercise should she be getting?
Is it healthy and safe for a 15 year old girl (110lbs and 5"4') to be eating between 400 and 800 calories each day and exercising off 1000?
Anorexia: Absolutely not! this could cause severe electrolyte abnormalities and eventual cardiac arrest if continued for prolonged periods of time (this is what happened to karen carpenter). 110 lbs for a 5'4" person is already at the low end of normal weight. Most 15 year olds need at least 1300 calories per day and usually closer to 1500 calories per day. ...Read more
How many calories does a 15 year old girl currently 101lbs & 5ft 2.5 inch, burning over 350 calories a day on average need in order to stay healthy?
Impossible to know: a person's calorie needs depend on a person's calories used. Active people tend to need more than relatively less active people. If you feel like you must have a count of all your daily calories in order to function, please consider seeing a doctor for evaluation of your concerns. ...Read more
How much exercise is too much for a 15 year old girl? Is burning off 1000 calories a day too much?
It depends: Most 15 year old girls will do well on ~1400-1700 calories per day. Girls who are very active or have high metabolisms may require many more calories (olympic swimmers may eat 7000 calories or more a day). It is possible that some girls may remain healthy with fewer calories but a bare minimum is in the ~1100-1200 calorie range. ...Read more
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