View Full Version : Calories for teenagers?!

10-26-2012, 06:11 AM
Alright so it seems after months of occasionally browsing the internet, I still have not found an accurate calculator for teenagers. I'm 16 and don't want to be having my calories lower than what they should be for growth. It seems pretty much all calculators are designed for adults. Anyone have any luck finding one for teenagers?

10-26-2012, 06:22 AM
You can't accurately predict for teens. Your best bet is to base it off the guidelines in the sticky, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981, then if you aren't gaining after a couple of weeks, increase your intake by about 300 calories a day until you're gaining between half to 1 pound a week.