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How many calories should a 13 year old eat a day to lose weight?

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2011-09-11 22:58:23




Answer</ a healthy diet would be from 1300 to 1500 calories a


Whoa, whoa, whoa! You should be eating at the very least 1200

calories a day, depending on your weight and activity level.

Otherwise, you're just not eating enough, and you'll be

malnourished and more likely to binge. See the link below for

calorie information.

When you severely limit your calorie intake, your body starts to

conserve fat stores. In other words, the exercise needed to burn

100 calories on a normal diet (1200 calories per day), takes very

much more exercise to burn those same 100 calories when you reduce

your calorie intake. If you do succeed in dropping some pounds by

starving yourself, you will quickly replace the pounds plus 10-20%

more when you stop. If you don't stop, you will move into anorexia,

which is a health and life threatening condition. If you stop and

start, stop and start, that's a yo yo syndrome and leads to heart


All you need to do is pay attention to what you eat, bump up

your physical activity just a bit, and avoid the high calorie, high

fat treats whenever you can. Another secret to getting the most

from increased physical activity is getting the proper amount of

sleep. Sleep deprivation causes your body to crave calories to keep

energy levels up. Once you start altering your body's normal

function, it's so difficult to ever get it to feel or function

right again.

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