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Could a few people tell me how many calories a 5'9 130lb 18 yr. old should concume? I get a variety of answers on different sites, so i was wondering if everyone could put in an average?

Sat. Mar 15, 9:44pm

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It depends on your activity level, but 2000 should be about right unless you are involved in sports. If you are, probably closer to 2500.

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 10:31 PM

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Your BMR is around 1400. That's just what you need to exist. Then you add calories based upon your activity level.

This is what I use to determine calories to maintain:

Harris Benedict Formula
To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : = BMR x 1.2
If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) = BMR x 1.375
If you are mod. (mod. exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) = BMR x 1.55
If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) = BMR x 1.725
If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) = BMR x 1.9

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 12:17 AM

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Yeah, but remember, she's a teenager. There's a monster metabolic bonus for that, which some formulas accommodate.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 12:22 AM

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