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BigRic
08-14-2004, 11:33 PM
Would a 6'0 190 person have to eat the same amount of calories as a 5'0 190 pound person to maintain weight?

Manveet
08-15-2004, 09:37 AM
Depends.

People's metabolism's vary.

BigRic
08-15-2004, 10:28 AM
Assuming all variables are constant.

BigRic
08-15-2004, 10:29 AM
or would it be possible for these two different body types to have the same metabolism, if everything else was constant (body composition).

thetopdog
08-15-2004, 11:48 AM
The 5'0 person would have to eat more I would assume, since he would have more muscle, which requires a lot of energy just to maintian. The taller person would have heavier bones and other things (eg. organs, but I don't know if those would require more cals to maintain) that don't require calories to maintain