View Full Version : amount of calories for a girl

10-03-2002, 08:16 AM
My sister wants to lose some weight. She is about 5'5 and weighs around about 60-65kg. She is 16 years old. She does not weight train...and she may hit the cardio a little bit. How many calories should she consume daily?

Also...how many calories should I consume daily? I weigh 77kg at about 18-20%bf level. I'm bulking up at the moment. Usually I consume 3000-3500 calories. But sometimes I get carried away, like today, and I ate 4000calories. I've put on a fair bit of fat since i started bulking 7 weeks ago.
I think the general guideline for bulking is:
daily cals= 18 * bodyweight

So for me that would workout to be roughly 3000 cals. Am I right?

...and for cutting 12-13cals per # of bw, yeh?

10-03-2002, 08:21 AM
14 cals per# of bw. and she needs to weight train.

10-03-2002, 11:18 AM
Yes, weight training is definitely a must.

10-04-2002, 12:20 AM
I've told her to weight train don't u worry. But she's lazy. Always sleeping and sitting at the computer. I think she's anaemic, that could be a problem with weight training?

10-04-2002, 12:36 AM
multi vitamins is what she needs

10-04-2002, 06:12 AM
or she could have a thyroid problem. ;)

i went through a period like that where i just couldn't get enough sleep. actually just went through another one. i mean 12-14 hours wasn't enough. now i still can't get enough sleep, but it's cuz i'm running on 6-7. i'm not so sleepy i can't move tho.

10-04-2002, 06:32 AM
I'll tell her to get some vitamins. Thanks a lot for the info Tyrska, JHolmes and Yanick.