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Calories

I am a male at 16 years old and I am 135 pounds. I want to so far maintain my weight, is a little over 2000 calories a day good for me to consume?
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First, why at such a young age are you so worried about weight?  At that age most males can eat all day and not gain weight because they're so active and have a fast metabolism.  And calories aren't the key to weight -- what you eat are.  If you gorge on salmon, which is high in calories, you won't gain weight because it's healthy fat, but if you gorge on Taco Bell you might.  It's how we metabolize and digest food that counts.  Calories aren't irrelevant, but they're also not the point.
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