How many calories should a 5'6 164lbs 17 year old who exercises vigorously 4-5 days a week consume per day?

Hello there and thank you for your question!

 

Given your age and active physical activity level, the estimated calories needs your body needs per day can range from 2,400 to 3,200 calories - depending on your sex and any existing health conditions you may have.1 However, this is just an estimated range. Your individual needs may be different.

 

Besides calories, your body also needs nourishment from a balanced diet to function properly and perform its best. Check out our Lifestyle pages for tips on building healthy eating patterns and ways to support your long-term health and wellness. Take a look at these pages: eat a "rainbow" of colors everyday and include more whole grains in your diet.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Reference:

 

1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

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