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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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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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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?

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 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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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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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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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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