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How Many Calories Should A Teenage Girl Eat Per Day
Depends : That number will vary depending on height, body frame ( bone structure and muscle mass) the amount of daily activity and genetics. A taller more muscular active teen will need and be able to consume more calories daily. There are many apps that will help you calculate your basic caloric needs to maintain your weight as well as for weight loss and weight gain. ...Read more
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
I'm a moderately active teenage girl and weigh 112 pounds, 5'4. Is 2200 calories a day too much to eat?
Thoughts...: If your goal is to maintain your weight then you have to look at not just calories in but also "exercise out". Are you doing enough exercise regularly to handle those calories? The next thing is; are they healthy calories? Are you eating 2200 calories as junk food or are you getting a balanced diet that is going to provide you with key nutrients and vitamins to help you remain healthy? ...Read more
No set amount: The idea is calorie balance. Weight is a simple equation. Always has been and always will be. You can't cheat the equation with tricks or diet plans or supplements. To lose weight, eat less calories than you burn. So, either burn more or eat less but keep a healthy balance. First talk with your doc to see if you even need to lose and if it would even be healthy for you to do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am i eating enough calories? I'm a teenage girl and eat about 1, 500 calories a day and burn off about 700.
It depends on...: It depends on age and pubertal development. Most teen girls are still gaining weight, so the doctor can check at the annual check-up or at another visit, how the growth chart looks. A teen usually is not getting enough calories if she is below normal weight and not gaining. ...Read more
Don't Worry: Each individual has unique calorie needs based on their basal metabolic rate and level of physical activity. However, calorie counting really should not be undertaken by teenagers. Teens are growing and need good nutrition. Just focus on eating balanced, healthy meals and get plenty of exercise and sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check the BMI: BMI, or body mass index, is a tool used to determine appropriate weight based on your height. There are many online calculators with interpretation guides, or better yet, schedule a full physical with your physician for a more comprehensive assessment. Calorie requirements will depend on whether the BMI is too high or too low, any chronic diseases, and level of activity. ...Read more
Evolution: Don't worry about calories. Eat 2-4 meals and 1+ snacks each day composed of fresh produce, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, nontoxic seafood, lean beef/poultry, and whole fat dairy. Such a diet should provide sufficient macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs) and micronutrients (vit/minerals) to meet your daily needs. Although you are 'inactive' you need to find some daily activity you enjoy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an eighteen-year-old girl at a healthy weight survive on?A thousand?Calories per day for four weeks?
Probably: Not recommended.What is your definition of survive ? With plenty of water, the correct nutrients, and proper sleep, 1000 calories could likely sustain her. But, if those conditions are not met, and / or she is burning up far more than that, then problems will occur. Important to monitor the chemical levels in the system. Also depends upon the balance of the calories. Check with the nutritionist. ...Read more
How many calories do I need to eat each day to lose weight in a timely manner? 5'2, 130 pounds, 16 yo girl.
What&HowMuch are Key: Calories wrong issue, estimated from burning in http://goo.gl/i20nOZ. Weight daily, nothing on, after arising&bathroom, using a scale to 0.1 lb resolution (with very reproducible readings) & log every reading; you can only learn from/control things you can quantify. Avoid carbs/sugars; though cheaper & widely promoted we convert them to fat in our liver, thus obesity. Study: http://goo.gl/Hxq58u. ...Read more
I'm a 16 year old girl, height: 162cm, weight: 42 kg, if i eat 2600+ calories a day, how much weight would i gain?
1 kg: Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) calculates to about 1300 cal/day. If you did no exercise and ate 2500 cal/day you would gain 1200 cal/day, times 7 is 8400 cal. This is equivalent to just over 1 kg of weight or 2.4 lbs. Since you are significantly underweight currently, you need to eat more (and exercise) until your bmi is above 18. ...Read more
Females : Females between the ages of 9 to 13 should get roughly 1600 cal/day if sedentary, 1600-1800 cal/day if moderately active and 1800-2200 cal/day if very active. It's important to make sure kids eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and dairy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Depends on your age, how long you play and whether you are actively moving all the time. About 500-600 calories an hour would be average. You can add or subtract from that based on how active you were. ...Read more
Calories: 1800 clories should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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