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Old 06-20-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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Question How many calories should I be having daily?

Hi I am 16 years old, I am 5'4 and I weigh around 115. Sorry if this is a waste of a post but how many calories should I be having daily? So far today i've had 820 calories. That seems like a lot to me but maybe i'm just crazy. If you don't reply to this then i'll understand. Thanks in advance for any advice or replies though.

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Old 06-20-2005, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: How many calories should I be having daily?

You can definitely search the web to see how many calories someone of your height, age, weight, build, and activity level should be eating. There are a lot of sites that have those kinds of calculators on them. But everyone should get *at least* 1200 calories a day to keep their body from falling into famine mode. That is, when you take in less than that, our bodies have been trained to slow metabolism to conserve energy because it believes we are in the middle of a famine. So going under 1200 really screws up your metabolism, which can be really difficult to get back to normal, and puts you at risk for a lot of other health problems. I think the best advice I can give you is to see a nutritionist so they can help you decide how much to eat and what kinds of foods leave you feeling healthy and satisfied.

 
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: How many calories should I be having daily?

the average person needs at least 2000 cals for an active teenager, its even more.

 
Old 06-20-2005, 10:16 PM   #4
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Re: How many calories should I be having daily?

Thanks for your advice Anterrabae and SammyT I really appreciate it. Geez and I thought the amount i'm having is alot...I think I'm having usually under 1000 everyday. Thanks again for your advice

 
Old 06-21-2005, 06:23 AM   #5
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Re: How many calories should I be having daily?

i thought that 2...when i always looked at nutritional info on food packages it always ses "based on a 2000 calorie diet"...i always thought Whoaw there bessy...haha now for me i prolly get betwen 2500-3000 cals per day.

 
Old 06-21-2005, 11:29 AM   #6
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Re: How many calories should I be having daily?

lol yeah

 
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