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How many calories should active athletes eat in a day?

How many calories should active athletes eat in a day?

It Depends: It depends on your age, height and weight. It also depends on your goal. Are you trying to gain weight? Add muscle? Lose weight? Or tone? ...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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How man calories should an active athlete eat per day?

How man calories should an active athlete eat per day?

Depends: Totally depends on your gender, age, body type, type and level of activity, and what your goals are. There are lots of websites and apps out there that can help estimate this for you. ...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 per day should my calorie deficit be when trying to lose weight? My BMR is 1290. I'm some what active. I eat between 1500 & 1800cal

How many calories per day should my calorie deficit be when trying to lose weight?  My BMR is 1290. I'm some what active. I eat between 1500 & 1800cal

500kcal/d deficit: We typically ask you to strive for 500kcal/d deficit whether by eating less, exercising more, or hopefully a combination of both. The idea is that by week's end, you'll be down 3,500kcal or 1 pound. Safest way for long term weight loss is to lose 1-2 pounds a week, not some dramatic 10 pounds/wk crash diet. Check out http://www.webmd.com/diet/calories-chart & http://goo.gl/C46eFB. ...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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I'm 17. constantly tired. I'm an athlete and i eat really well, enough calories. very sleepy after i work out and feel like I'm dragging through day

I'm 17. constantly tired. I'm an athlete and i eat really well, enough calories. very sleepy after i work out and feel like I'm dragging through day

See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of fatigue. It's impossible to diagnose you in this format. You need an exam & tests. Possible causes include anemia, thyroid & other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, environmental toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc. Please see a good Dr.! ...Read more

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Had foot surgery + will be resting for 2 weeks. How many calories a day should I reduce to avoid weight gain? I eat 2,300 now. I have semi-active job

Had foot surgery + will be resting for 2 weeks. How many calories a day should I reduce to avoid weight gain? I eat 2,300 now. I have semi-active job

Proper nutrition: It is more important to eat a balanced diet with the proper amounts of carbohydrates/protein/fats in order to allow proper healing. If you reduce your nutritional intake this could lead to poor healing of the skin or bone and take you longer to heal without complications. ...Read more

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How many calories should I eat when i'm not very active...? Im 175 and 5foot 5in female of corse.. And i want to lose 30, 40lbs. What should I eat?

How many calories should I eat when i'm not very active...? Im 175 and 5foot 5in female of corse.. And i want to lose 30, 40lbs. What should I eat?

Calories Wrong Focus: Calories are measured in a calorimeter, not by food eaten. What do they have to do with the complexities of digestion, what we absorb, how fast, what we do not, what we do with the molecular pieces after absorption, etc? Nothing. Study: big fat lies, stossel debunking food myths, how the government makes you fat, science for smart people, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, glycemic index. ...Read more

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How many calories should I eat daily at 27 weeks pregnant? I'm 5'7 and moderatly active as i care for my 6, 4, & 1 year old. I also take tae kwon do.

How many calories should I eat daily at 27 weeks pregnant? I'm 5'7 and moderatly active as i care for my 6, 4, & 1 year old. I also take tae kwon do.

It depends: There is no straightforward answer, and it depends a lot on your prepregnancy weight, and how many times a week you exercise. Many standard diets in pregnancy have about 2200 calories. ...Read more

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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more