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JustinASU
11-03-2003, 03:57 PM
My sister is trying to lose weight and has requested that I write up a diet and training regimen for her...How do the caloric requirements for females differ from males if at all?

bradley
11-03-2003, 04:27 PM
In general females will require less calories than males, but in the end the same general rules would apply. Just try and determine roughly how many cals she is currently eating on an average day, and decrease from there.

If you need a rough estimate you could use the Harris-Benedict formula, but keep in mind that formulas are best used for estimating calorie intake.