hi! i'm 15 years old 5'3 and 105 lbs. my daily caloric goal range (as of yesterday lol) is somewhere between 1,900 and 2,300 calories..so far so good! yesterday my total was 2,000 and today it looks like my total will be about 2,255:). which brings me to question number one: exactly how healthy is this? ideally i'd like to try and go for either three 30 minute walks each week, or three 10-15 minute runs each week. do you think i'll be able to maintain if i do this (by eating my ideal range)? i mean i don't want to suppress my metabolism (because that would suck) but i also don't want to how do you say, overpress it either by eating too much..and gaining weight. i get that i'm a growing teen right now and i'm supposed to gain weight, and maybe even grow a few inches too BUT i do not want to "force" anything upon myself, ya dig? oh and question number two: if i were to grow another half inch would i also have to increase my intake? thanks in advance:D!! xoxo
As long as you stick to the 2000-2300 calories you should be fine -- you are probably far more active than you are giving yourself credit for (we tend to only think of exercise as activity), so you really shouldn't go below 2000. You are at the low-end of healthy range for a teen, so you want to ensure you don't lose any weight.
Yes, if you grow up (which is kind of the point), then you'll have a higher calorie need. Of course if you increase the intensity or length of your exercise you'll also need to increase your calories.
I think if you stay away from the 0 calorie foods and fat-free things, you will be able to eat your calories without feeling 'stuffed', and yet continuing to eat in a healthy manner. From what I've seen you post in the YCC thread, you have pretty good eats