EMAIL THREAD Average 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
 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 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 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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