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All About Calories

CALORIES! Calories are invisible, intangible things that we count and covet. They're the key oomponent to most diets, food guides and the deciding factor in how many cookies we can eat without guilt. So what is a calorie? The name calorie is used for two units of energy: the small calorie or gram calorie (symbol: cal) which is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius; large calorie, kilogram calorie, dietary calorie, nutritionist's calorie or food calorie (symbol: Cal, equiv: kcal), which is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius; thus it is equal to 1000 small calories. AVERAGE CALORIC INTAKE PER CAPITA UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM MEXICO BRAZIL USSR CHINA ETHIOPIA 3754 3717 3171 3146 3118 2940 1858 RECOMMENDED CALORIC INTAKE/DAY Children: 1750-1950 cal Adult Female: 2000 cal Adult Male:2500-2800 cal BORNING CALORIES Playing Billiards: 148-216 Cal Walking the dog: 207-302 Cal Housecleaning: 207-302 Cal Waterskiing : 354-518 Cal 10 Playing the drums: Aerobics class: Mowing the lawn: 325-474 Cal 354-518 Cal 236-345 Cal STAY FIT AND HEALTHY For your body to stay in its best condition it needs plenty of nutrients. Eating healthy means having a varied diet but enjoying food in the right portions. The first step you should take for a healthy lifestyle is balancing your food needs. It is a simple equaiton, the energy you take in must be equal to the energy PORTION DISTORTION - Serving sizes at national restaurant chains you use. have increased 2-5 times larger in past 40 years. - When people buy larger bags of snacks or other foods, they eat up to 43% more per sitting. GOURMANDIA information prov ided by

All About Calories

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Calories are the units of energy contained in the food and drink we consume. Calories are either burned to produce energy or, if excess to requirements, stored as fat.




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