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Old 10-24-2001, 04:24 AM   #1
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Question how many calories?

Well here is my story. I am 5'6" and currently weigh about 112 without clothes on. I used to weigh about 125 about seven years ago then I took a birth control pill which I think made me lose weight. At my lowest I was down to 104. Currently I want to be at about 115 or no more than 120. Does everyone think that is a healthy weight for my height? Also what is the number of calories I should eat each day? I currently am low to moderately active. I hear anywhere from 1500 to 2200 calories. Currently I am on the upper end of that scale because I am trying to gain a few pounds. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 10-24-2001, 06:20 AM   #2
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An easy way to figure out roughly how many calories you need to maintain a weight is:

For sedentary people: Weight x 14 = estimated cal/day

For moderately active people: Weight x 17 = estimated cal/day

For active people: Weight x 20 = estimated cal/day

(Moderately Active is defined as 3-4 aerobic sessions per week. Active is defined as 5-7 aerobic sessions per week.)

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