## Fitness

What is what? Everything you always wanted to know.
 Home »

# Kilocalorie

Kilocalorie -The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water 1° C. Kilocalorie is the ordinary calorie discussed in food or exercise energy-expenditure tables and food labels.

Kilocalorie -- Kilocalorie (kcal) is a unit of measurement used in metabolic studies, being the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius at a pressure of 1 atmosphere. It is 1,000 times larger than the small calorie used in chemistry and physics.

Kilocalorie (kcal)
A measure of the energy value in food and physical activity. "Kilocalorie" is the more accurate term for the commonly used abbreviation "calorie."
1 kilocalorie (kcal) = 1 Calorie (Cal) = 1000 calories (cal)
To convert kcal to kilojoules (kJ), multiply the kcal value by 4.2.

A kilocalorie (hereafter referred to as a calorie) is a unit of energy, and since energy is neither created nor destroyed (according to the first law of thermodynamics), the calories you eat will either be stored somewhere in your body or expended for fuel in metabolism for your daily activities, ...

" It turns out that the calories on a food package are actually kilocalories (1,000 calories = 1 kilocalorie). The word is sometimes capitalized to show the difference, but usually not. A food calorie contains 4,184 joules.

Equal to one ~ or 1,000 calories. Cardiovascular [back to top] Relating to or involving the heart and blood vessels. Catabolism [back to top] The breakdown of lean muscles mass, normally as a result of injury, immobilization and poor dieting techniques.

A ~ (dietary calorie) is the amount of energy it takes to raise 1kg of water by 1 degree Celsius.
True or False? Many 'pre-workout' supplements contain the stimulant drug caffeine.
True or False? A pull-up is differentiated from a chin-up by having a pronated grip orientation.

Pregnant women only need 300 ~s (kcal) more than non-pregnant women, which can be achieved by consuming just one extra serving from each of the five food groups daily. The most common deficiencies in pregnant women include: ...

In common usage, the "calories" most often refer to ~s (also known as Kcal or "food calories") which are really 1000 calories.

This is an example of a 2000 ~ diet. Many foods are good sources of protein; the primary protein sources in this example are highlighted in blue. SAMPLE 2000 CALORIE DIET
BREAKFAST:
1 C cereal
1 C non-fat milk ...

Also called a ~.
Carbohydrate
Organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen; when broken down, a major energy source for muscular work and one of the basic foodstuffs.
Cardiac
Pertaining to the heart.

A calorie is equal to 1/1000 of a ~ (kcalorie). A kcalorie is the measure of the amount of energy a person intakes. In terms of exercise and weight, the amount of energy a person takes in should equate the amount of energy used.

Let's start with a little Nutrition 101. A carbohydrate is a nutrient that is used by your body for energy. It contains 4 ~s of energy per gram (~ is the formal name for calorie).

It’s not possible to recommend a set amount of water for everyone — fluid intake should be approximately 1ml (0.03oz) per ~ of food intake (for example, 2000ml (67.63oz) for a 2000 calorie per day diet) — but some of this is provided by food, so don’ ...

A liter of water heated to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (about as warm as you can drink) would provide approximately 18 ~s of heat to an individual, while a liter of water at near freezing would absorb about 35 kcal of energy to heat it up to your normal body temperature.

A calorie (cal) is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1g of water 1°C from 14° to 15°C. A ~ (kcal) is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1000g of water 1°C.
Nutrient Balance ...

Authors of the study say the size of the increases are substantial. They write, "Since an added 10 [~s] per day of unexpended energy is equivalent to an extra pound of weight per year, it is easy to see the potential impact of large increases." ...

calories measure the amount of energy we get from food and burn through physical activity and metabolic processes such as breathing. (Also, since true calories are actually a minuscule measure, the familiar term "calorie," when used on food packaging and the like, actually refers to ~s.) ...

broken down into small meals to curb the urge of eating in-between meals or indulge in emotional eating. If sweet fruits are included in low-carbohydrate diets they are also known to make enthusiasts refrain from eating sweet sins like ice-cream, chocolates and pastries that add several ~s ...

See also: What is the meaning of Exercise, Calories, Energy, Health, Muscle?

 ◄ Kickboard Kilojoule ►