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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 5" 6 180lb, lightly active, 41 year old consume?

How many calories should a 5" 6 180lb, lightly active, 41 year old consume?

How many calories?: If you want to be the healthiest you need to eat enough calories over next year to get BMI TO 25 in a year. So the number of calories depends on how much you want to weigh. Some want to have BMI LESS SOME MORE.

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How many calories should a 5" 6, lightly active, 41 year old woman with a weight goal of 145 consume?

How many calories should a 5" 6, lightly active, 41 year old woman with a weight goal of 145 consume?

Metabolism drops: Remember after age 40 your metabolism begins to slow so it is very good you are active. Now you will need to eat 2000 cal oer day to maintain your weight. Your at is appropriate for your height. Now if you desire to lose wt though you should not. You should exercise 1 hour per day and eat 1800 cal per day. Hope this helps

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

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.

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How many calories should an average 11 year old child consume in 1 day?

How many calories should an average 11 year old child consume in 1 day?

Institute of Med est: The estimated energy requirements of the average 11yo female @ 37 kg (81lb) & an average height of 1.42m (56.5in) using institute of medicine guidelines yields a range from ~1625 to 2200 calories based on activity level. Sedentary lifestyle for the lower end and active lifestyle for the higher.

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How many calories does a 28 year old woman who is lightly active need to consume to lose weight? I am 140lbs but wish to lose five

How many calories does a 28 year old woman who is lightly active need to consume to lose weight? I am 140lbs but wish to lose five

weight loss math: To maintain your current weight, you probably need to consume about 2000 cal/day. A pound of fat = 3500 calories. To lose 5 lbs, you need to burn 5 x 3500=17500 cal. If you eat 1500 cal/day (500 cal deficit) it will take you 35 days to lose 5 lbs. More exercise (increased burn) helps. However, counting calories is hard. Most people underestimate portion size. Good luck.

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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.

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I'm a 41 year old woman who was anorexic as teenager. I consume less than 1000 calories a day. Could I be relapsing?

I'm a 41 year old woman who was anorexic as teenager. I consume less than 1000 calories a day. Could I be relapsing?

Perception: Anorexia nervosa causes many problems for men and women because their perception of their bodies has become distorted. Have you decreased your calories because you are back to perceiving yourself to be over weight? Have you started having anxious feelings about food? Have you noticed obsessive and compulsive behaviors around meals? It's not always about the calories but the Why.

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What amount of calories should a fifteen year old girl consume in a day?

What amount of calories should a fifteen year old girl consume in a day?

Depends...: It depends on your height and weight. Below is a link to a calculator which will tell you exactly the recommended caloric intake for a day. http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus.

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How many calories should a 6 year old eat in a day?

How many calories should a 6 year old eat in a day?

1400 calories: •1 year old children need about 900 calories per day • 2 - 3 year old children need 1000 calories per day • 4 - 8 year old children need 1200 calories per day if they are girls and 1400 calories per day if they are boys.

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How many calories should a 10 year old eat per day?

How many calories should a 10 year old eat per day?

Calorie intake: There is no definite answer for this question. Every person has a basal energy expenditure (just being alive) and energy used in activities. Children who are growing need some calories beyond the total energy expenditure and people who are dieting need a few calories less. A very active 10 year old may need >2000 calories a day while a sedentary 10 year old may only need 1000 calories a day.

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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.

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What amount of calories should a 12 year old eat a day?

What amount of calories should a 12 year old eat a day?

Varies: Activity level and size play a role. Look at www.Choosemyplate.Gov and create a profile with age, gender, height, weight, and activity level for a general idea and a food plan.

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How many calories should 16 year olds eat to lose weight?

How many calories should 16 year olds eat to lose weight?

Difficult to Say: Knowing you are 17 & female is not enough to determine this. Are you normal weight, overweight, underweight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? All of these factors come into play. Webmd and many other sites have calorie calculators that ask a variety of questions and can give a range for each day. Also note that the number will be an average per day.

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What number of calories should a 13 year old eat in each day?

It depends: Caloric intake requirements in teenagers depends on how active they are, what size they are at the time (ie underweight, overweight, normal), and how tall they are. In general teenage girls need 1600-2200 calories per day. More important is to make sure the food is of high quality including 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and calcium containing food.

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How many calories should the average 17 year old male eat in a day?

How many calories should the average 17 year old male eat in a day?

Depends : Calorie requirements depend on activity, stage of life, and general health. Many calculators try to estimate caloric needs, but these are mostly inaccurate since everyone is different. See your doctor for help. Also, this website is useful for some guidance: http://www.Freedieting.Com/calorie_needs.Html.

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Can you tell me what number of calories should I eat 14 year old boy?

Can you tell me what number of calories should I eat 14 year old boy?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks.

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How many calories should a person 5'10 and 23 year old eat to lose weight?

How many calories should a person 5'10 and 23 year old eat to lose weight?

LoseIt: Go to the apple store and download loseit for free and follow the directions. It will help you better understand your daily calorie count.