What Are Calories?

All the talk abut calories leads one to believe that a calorie is something special. Well, it isn’t.

A calorie is only a unit of measure.

Back in the day scientists used calories to measure the amount of heat a source like coal or gas could produce. Today we use it to measure the amount of energy in our food and the energy required to perform a task like run a mile or keep you alive.

How are Calories Measured

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

How Many Calories Should I Eat per Day to Lose Weight?

The answer is…

it depends.