# How many carbs needed to maintain 130lbs. as a meduim boned woman?

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This questions is sort of broad so I filled in the blanks. You should answer the following:

Age

Weight (you stated)

Height

Activity Levels

I assumed you were a 5'5'' women weighing in at 130lbs between 20-30ish and pretty much not working out ie a daily routine with a non physical job (desk job)

Alot of this info is needed to even give you a estimate. The make of your body is essential to give an idea of what your body needs.

According to many nutrition books 60% of your caloric intake should be carbs. Your body needs carbs to function and if it doesnt receive the carbs it needs it will retrieve through your muscles called gluconeogenisis. Long story short if your not eating the carb intake that your body needs it will start taking them from the place in which protein is stored in the body the MUSCLES.

With that said to maintain your 130lb weight you need around:

1600calories

240 Carbs a day

Here is the equation I used to figure it out per se:

1600calories is a midground for womens caloric intake needs which it could be higher it could be lower we dont know since we need more info.

1600 calories times the 60% = 1600x.6=960

Which is what is said to be needed by the USDA for carbohydrates.

960calories/4 kcal/g = 960/4 = 240

You take the calories you get from the previous equation and divide that by the calroies that are present in 1gram of a a carbohydrate which is equal to the 240grams of carbs

Some may not agree with this because of the latest Atkins diet fad but this is what the US standard of healthy eating is and to be honest physiologically it makes since. Seeing as the body "feeds" off carbs as energy.

Also the carbs your are eating hold a great deal as to weight gain to an extent as a previous poster has stated. ( you cant eat all sugar carbs and wonder why you are gaining weight )

As with any type of nutritional advice that is ever asked or answered it should always be mentioned that exercise should alwys be included.