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Is 1800 Calories A Day Too Much Or Too Little?

Postby Govannon » Wed May 31, 2017 2:39 am

Today in cooking class my teacher made us put in our height, weight, and age into this food pyramid website thing to see how many calories we should be consuming a day. I am 16 yrs old, 5'7", and 112 pounds. Shouldn't I be able to consume more then 1800 calories or is that already a lot? I don't gain much weight because I have a fast metabolism.. (:
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Postby Ty » Wed May 31, 2017 2:40 am

That was just an average. Every person is a little different. For me, (I'm only 5,0) I'd gain weight on 1800 calories. It depends on how active you are as well as how tall and heavy you are.
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Postby Dilan » Wed May 31, 2017 2:41 am

Im 5'5" 3/4 & weigh 120, and id gain on about 2000. 1800 would be maitenance for me, so u should be fine. u can probably get away with 2400 calories since ur skinny as **** and pretty average size
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Postby Parsefal » Wed May 31, 2017 2:48 am

I would say you could probably push that number up to 2000 calories. You are a little underweight anyway.

Edit @ Frankie, at 5ft you should not gain weight on 1800 calories unless 1) you are really inactive or 2) are maintaining a very low weight. I'm 5ft2, 115lb and have no trouble maintaining my weight on 2000 calories a day. People are so terrified to eat sufficient calories that they end up messing up their metabolism and then wonder why they gain weight so easily on a normal calorie amount.
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Postby Fyrsil » Wed May 31, 2017 2:49 am

I wish I was 112 Lol
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Postby gwallawg59 » Wed May 31, 2017 2:51 am

The average person is supposed to consume 2000 calories a day and burn off some I guess. And DUDE! 5'7 and 112lbs? wow. I am 5'2 and weigh 145lbs...you really do have a fast metabolism. O.O
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