## What Exactly Are Calories...?

• masculumpedes

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Aren't Calories the male cousins of Valeries?
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Clearly I need coffee.
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Lulz
• masculumpedes

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meninlove said Clearly I need coffee.

Me too....
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They are a unit of measurement for energy.
*anti-joke chicken*
• masculumpedes

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JoyfullyRandom saidLulz

• masculumpedes

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Profile saidThey are a unit of measurement for energy.
*anti-joke chicken*

Do tell....?
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Calories are those pesky little things that take up residence around my midsection and resist my most determined attempts to evict them!
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A calorie is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1kg of water by 1 degree celcius.
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Calories are nature's punishment for indulging in delicious food.
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divvy198509 saidA calorie is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1kg of water by 1 degree celcius.

this thread...you're not doing it right
• allatonce

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divvy198509 saidA calorie is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1kg of water by 1 degree celcius.

This is what is called "pulling a Danny" by me and my friends. I know someone who dated a Danny who always did this whenever we were having fun.
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divvy198509 saidA calorie is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1kg of water by 1 degree celcius.

That's incorrect.

A Calorie, with a capital C, is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 degree Celcius. 1 Calorie = 1 kcal = 1000 calories

A calorie, with a lowercase c, is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1 g of water by 1 degree Celcius.

The three macronutrients of fat, carbohydrate, and protein, are measured in kcal. When people lose weight by cutting carbohydrate or cutting fat, they are really losing weight because they are cutting excessive kcal.

In our country, most people could lose a lot of weight by cutting alcohol, which seems to be socially acceptable to binge upon at 7 kcal per gram of alcohol.