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What is a calorie?

Calorie 101 ;)

The word "Calorie" refers to the abilty of a food to produce what? Heat/Energy
One Calorie is the heat needed to raise the termperature of a kilogram of water by how many degrees Celsius? 1 degree
Which has more calories; a head of lettuce or the Sunday Paper Sunday Paper
A gram of protien or carbohydrate yeilds about 4 calories. How many colories will a gram of fat yeild? 9 calories
True or False: a so-called empty calorie is one that contains no food energy? False - contains little nutrients.
You use about 80% of the calories you eat for what activity? maintain body temperature - BMR (number of calories needed to exist while at rest)
How many unused calories are stored in one pound of body fat? 3,500
Extra energy gained from food that is not used by the body is stored as....? Fat
Which food group is usually the highest in calorie value? Added fats, oils and sugars
What most likley caused weight gain? Lack of vigorous activity and consuming more calories than your body needs in a day.
Created by: SamTheFish