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Why Calories What is a Calorie

What is a calorie? The energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water through 1 °C, equal to one thousand small calories (kilocalorie) and often used to measure the energy value of foods. . All foods have different amount of calorie. • 1g of Protein contains 4 calories . • 1g of Carbohydrates contains 4 calories • 1g of Fat contains 9 calories • 1g of Alcohol contain 7 calories .

1 Pound of fat in the human body is equal to 3,500 calories. Your body needs calories for energy. But eating too many can lead to weight gain. When aiming to lose or gain weight, it’s important to understand the amount of calories you consume and the amount you burn. To calculate how many calories you burn, it’s important to start by calculating your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) Subtracting 500 calories per a day from this would results in losing 1 Pound.

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