What is the recommended carbohydrate intake for an active teenage boy?
If he is normal weight don't worry about it. Just make sure the carbs he eats are healthy ones. that is fruit and vegetables, whole grains (rice and bread) and not sugary sodas, chips and candy. The occasional pizza does no harm, just not every day.
From my understanding it should be 60% of your calorie intake. Since you typically get 4 calories per carb intake calculate your recommended carb intake as follows: (Recommended Calorie intake * .60) / 4 = Recommended Carb intake Example: Recomended Calorie intake: 3000 (relatively accurate for an adult male who is pretty active) 3000 * .60 = 1800 1800 / 4 = 450 grams of carbs
There are three primary macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrate. Each recommended intake depends on your calorie intake. Whatever your calorie intake is, fats should comprise of 20%, protein 30% and carbohydrates 50%. Except if you lift weights or have a very active lifestyle, tweek slightly to allow for more protein. You should have one gram of protein per pound. Carbs are not necessary for human functioning, but anything between 30-150g is recommended. And fats would…
Based on a 2,000 kcal intake, the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) values are 65 grams of total fat, 50 grams protein, and 300 grams of total carbohydrate. Under that system, fat accounts for about 30% of total caloric intake. Amounts would be increased proportionally for more active individuals, although endurance athletes will primarily need more carbohydrate.
* It depends on how active they are, the more active they are the more carbohydrate they need. * It also depends on whether or not they are trying to sustain weight or lose body fat. For more information about the daily intake of carbohydrates to sustain weight and to lose weight, see the relevant page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.
Adults should consume 55% of their total calories from carbohydrates, 20% percent from fat, and 15 percent from protein. Carbohydrate intake: For 55% of the calorie intake of 1886.88 - 2149.61: 1037.78 - 1182.26 should comprise of carbohydrate foods. 1037.78 divided by 1886.88 x 100 = 55% Fat intake: For 20% of the calorie intake of 1886.88 - 2149.61: 377.38 - 429.92 calories should comprise of fats. Example:377.38 divided by 1886.88 x 100 = 20%…