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Doctor insights on: Caloric Needs Of Young Adults

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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 ten year old girl consume?

How many calories should a ten year old girl consume?

use a formula below: Estimated energy expenditure will be= 135.3-{30.8x10 + pa (degree of physical activity)[(934x hieight in m(meter)] +10x weight (kg)] +25]}. Pa would be 1.31, if she is moderately active every day. For example, if she is of an average height and weight for 10 year old girl, then she would require about 2267 kcal. As you can see, calorie expenditure varies with height and weight and activities. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 5'5 20 year old girl consumeper day?

How many calories should a 5'5 20 year old girl consumeper day?

It depends: This answer depends on her weight, whether she is trying to gain or lose weight, and what here daily activity is. ...Read more

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How much should a 5 ft 6 12 year old weigh? And how many calories should I eat a day?

How much should a 5 ft 6 12 year old weigh? And how many calories should I eat a day?

Body Mass Index: For adult healthy weight using BMI calculator a 5 ft 6 adult should weight between 112 lb and 154 lb . That is equivalent to BMI of 18.5 to 25 (healthy BMI). Daily calories calculation is more complex. It depends on many factor: age, sex, activities level. Many website can provide you with the answer. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 1 year old baby consume in one day?

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How many calories should a 1 year old baby consume in one day?

Around 1100 calories: For an average 12- month-old infant weighing 22-23 lbs, daily calory requirement is close to 1100. ...Read more

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What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

Whole foods : Most people eat too many processed sugary foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. To start cut out all soda and fruit juice and rely on water as main hydration. Eating a piece of fruit is lower in calories than juice. Eat lots of veggies, lean proteins, including nuts, beans and eggs. Eat bread, rice, pasta, and potatotes rarely and avoid junk foods. Exercise also. ...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 an 87 yr old man eat?

See below: I would need more information such as height, weight, Albumin level, cholesterol level, medical history, dental history, psychosocial history and physical examination. There are many different answers with different interpretations. ...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

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As a 19 year old male 135 lbs, how many calories must I eat to gain 1 lb a week?

As a 19 year old male 135 lbs, how many calories must I eat to gain 1 lb a week?

No need to gain wt: How tall are you? It is not a good idea to add weight. Being skinny is not a disease. As you grow older, you will gain weight and look back fondly at this time when you could eat and not get fat. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How many calories are needed for a 150 lb 38 yr old woman to lose weight?

How many calories are needed for a 150 lb 38 yr old woman to lose weight?

Diet and exercise: We would need to know your height, and also it would be beneficial to know your current activity level as well. But for an example let us say you are 5'5" and currently sedentary (no regularl exercise). Your basal metabolic rate would be 1, 433 calories per day which is the number of calories your body burns at rest. Your daily calorie needs would be 1, 720. Eat less than that & exercise more! ...Read more

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Help please? How many calories should a 14 year old girl eat a day?

1800: 1800 calories a day for 14-18 yo girl. May need to be adjusted with activity demands as well. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Dietary-Recommendations-for-Healthy-Children_UCM_303886_Article.jsp ...Read more

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How many calories should a fourteen year old girl intake daily?

How many calories should a fourteen year old girl intake daily?

To do what?: Caloric intake is only one issue. Getting enough of the proper nutrients (like proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals) also matters. How tall is she? Is she still growing? What is her body mass index? Is she getting enough exercise? Is she overweight? Underweight? Calorie counting for teens is difficult and usually unnecessary. Portion control is much more effective. ...Read more