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Doctor insights on: Caloric Needs Of Teenagers

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How many calories should a 15 year old have in 1 day?

How many calories  should a 15 year old have in 1 day?

No set answer: This really depends on the size of the child, health status, and level of daily activity. ...Read more

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Calorie (Definition)

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


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How many calories should a 15 year old boy eat a day?

How many calories should  a 15 year old boy eat a day?

Depends: On his activity level. Generally active growing teenage boys need 4000-6000 calories a day. It may be less if overweight or more if very active like michael phelps in training. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 15 year old 110lb, 5"4' girl be eating a day? And how much exercise should she be getting?

How many calories should a 15  year old 110lb, 5"4' girl be eating a day? And how much  exercise should she be getting?

great website - : Go to www.Caloriecount.Com, open a free account, answer a few simple questions about yourself, and the site will tell you how many calories you need each day, based on your level of exercise and other factors. It's a great site - I use it myself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How much exercise is too much for a 15 year old girl? Is burning off 1000 calories a day too much?

1 hour daily: For children and adolescents, they should exercise for 1 hour or more every day. It should include aerobic exercises (running) and strengthening activities (jumping, basketball, tennis). ...Read more

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How many calories should a 15 year old girl eat?

How many calories should a 15 year old girl eat?

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