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What amount of calories should a 14 year old girl eat per day?

What amount of calories should a 14 year old 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

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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I'm a moderately active teenage girl and weigh 112 pounds, 5'4. Is 2200 calories a day too much to eat?

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

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How to figure out how many calories per day for a teenage girl to lose weight?

How to figure out how many calories per day for a teenage girl to lose weight?

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 more

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What is the amount of calories a day would a teenage girl need to eat to lose weight?

What is the amount of calories a day would a teenage girl need to eat to lose weight?

Need BMR: Need to know your baseline basal metabolic rate you can find your calorie need at exercise prescription site - exrx.Net and once you have your BMR eat either 200-300 calorie less or work out to build your BMR 200-500 more than baseline. ...Read more

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Am i eating enough calories? I'm a teenage girl and eat about 1, 500 calories a day and burn off about 700.

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

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How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

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 more

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

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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Can you tell me what number of calories should a 14 year old girl eat a day?

Can you tell me what number of calories should a 14 year old girl eat a day?

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

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Hi. I'm a 16 year old inactive girl; 85 pounds and 5'2. how many calories should I eat a day?

Hi. I'm a 16 year old inactive girl; 85 pounds and 5'2. how many calories should I eat a day?

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 more

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Could an eighteen-year-old girl at a healthy weight survive on?A thousand?Calories per day for four weeks?

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

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How many calories should a 5'1 15 year old 98 lbs girl eat in a day? I am very active and i try to do an hour or more of exercise a day.

Focus: Whenever a young person in an apparently normal weight range, especially female, doing lots of exercise, shows a concern about calories--one must wonder about an incipient eating problem. It's always a good idea to raise these issues with a thoughtful primary care physician. ...Read more

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How many calories do I need to eat each day to lose weight in a timely manner? 5'2, 130 pounds, 16 yo girl.

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

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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?

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

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How many calories should a 12 year old girl eat in day? She is 104 pounds and 4 feet 9 inches

How many calories should a 12 year old girl eat in day? She is 104 pounds and 4 feet 9 inches

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 more

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Help please! is eating 1200 calories normal for a teenage girl?

Help please! is eating 1200 calories normal for a teenage girl?

It depends: It depends on height, current weight, body size and amount of exercising you do. Generally that is a reasonable amount of calories especially if you are overweight. ...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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How many calories should a girl eat when a girl plays basketball?

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

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For a teenage girl, about how many calories does insanity pure cardio burn?

For a teenage girl, about how many calories does insanity pure cardio burn?

It depends: Calories burned during an activity depend not only on the activity, but also on how much you weigh. "my fitness pal" is a helpful resource for a lot of things. Here's a page where you can enter these data and create an estimate: http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com/exercise/lookup. ...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