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# How many calories do you think an 18 year old, active girl should be consuming?

Posted by runningtothefinish

I typically workout 6 days a week for about 60-90 minutes where I focus on cardio. I either am running or doing cross training. I don't normally focus on calories, but lately I've been ravenous all the time and was thinking it's because I'm not eating enough.

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I think you should not think that how much calories you should burn. Just do your daily exercise and follow your routine on daily basis.
Good eating goes hand in hand with good health regime, but if you are so conscious of gaining excessive weight then would suggest you to avoid all sort of junk food to avoid excessive calorie, but normal calorie based food consumption is required to make the body function properly.

Todo that you will need to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate and then multiply the result  by the factor which depends on your activity level.

You can use the below formular: BMR calculation for women (metric) BMR = 655.1 + ( 9.563 x weight in kg ) + ( 1.850 x height in cm ) - ( 4.676 x age in years )

Multiply the result by the respective factor below and you will get the approx amount of calories you burn in a day

 1.2 Sedentary Little or no exercise and desk job 1.375 Lightly Active Light exercise or sports 1-3 days a week 1.55 Moderately Active Moderate exercise or sports 3-5 days a week 1.725 Very Active Hard exercise or sports 6-7 days a week4 1.9 Extremely Active Hard daily exercise or sports and physical job

To figure this out you need to post your weight, height, at what intensity you are working out and goal. There are many variables that go into determing how many calories someone needs to eat.

Also, it could be the types of foods you eat. You need to fuel your body not only with the right calories but the correct macronutrient breakdown.

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