Just as a teenage girl consuming too many calories is detrimental to her health -- according to the U. Department of Agriculture, 32 percent of children and teens are overweight or obese -- so is consuming too few calories, as it stunts growth and development.
It can be extremely difficult for teens to sort through conflicting messages about food and eating, and to resist the unhealthy food temptations that bombard Americans on a daily basis.
For teens, however, you are still growing and your calorie intake needs and nutrient needs will vary based on age, activity level, current weight and your growing needs.
How Many Calories Should an Average Teenager Eat Per Day?
Figuring out the right number of calories your preteen needs to eat every day is a challenge. During those teenage years, your son can go from barely eating anything to devouring everything in your kitchen the next day.
Do you ever wonder what is causing the sudden weight gain in her?
Daily Calorie Intake for Teenage Girls Trying to Lose Weight
Teenage Caloric Requirements
The social pressure to maintain a particular body type can lead to bulimia and anorexia in teenage girls.
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