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How are Calories Calculated?

 

How are calories calculated? And how many calories do you actually need in a day? Find out everything about calories you ever wanted to know!

 

Maybe you count calories, maybe you don't. No matter what, probably at least some of your food decisions stem from the calorie counts listed on food labels. How are those calories calculated? Are calorie counts 100% accurate, or is there a little wiggle room? And how many calories do you need each day to maintain your weight? What about if you're trying to lose or gain weight?

This calorie stuff can get pretty confusing, which is why I'm here to help. After you give this quickie newsletter a read, you'll understand calories a whole let better!

 

Wondering about calories in food? Confused about calorie counting? Curious about calories to gain muscle and calories to burn to lose a pound? Use this calorie primer! #calories #cutcalories #caloriecounting #calorie #weight #nutritionist #nutrition

 

How the Calorie Content in Food is Determined

I have to admit that I was pretty psyched to write this article for Reader's Digest. Truthfully, I didn't know all the ins and outs of how calories are determined. So how are calories calculated? It's a pretty intricate process, and you can bet it's thorough! Wondering if the calorie counts of foods are listed and rounded the same way in other countries? I'll answer that question, too!

 

Wondering about calories in food? Confused about calorie counting? Curious about calories to gain muscle and calories to burn to lose a pound? Use this calorie primer! #calories #cutcalories #caloriecounting #calorie #weight #nutritionist #nutrition

 

How Many Calories Do You Actually Need Per Day?

The difference in how many calories you need to eat daily to gain, maintain, or lose weight isn't all that drastically different. How do you determine these numbers? Are calories the be all, end all of healthy eating? And what about the 
best weight-loss plan for men? I get to the bottom of all these burning questions in my article for Fox News.

 

P.S. If you want to know even more on this topic, one of my favorite books about calories is Why Calories Count by Marion Nestle.

 

Wondering about calories in food? Confused about calorie counting? Curious about calories to gain muscle and calories to burn to lose a pound? Use this calorie primer! #calories #cutcalories #caloriecounting #calorie #weight #nutritionist #nutrition

 

Amy's Recipe of the Week: Vegetarian Lentils with Egg Toast
 

When it comes to "spending" your calories, you should for the most part you should make wise purchases. (Of course, there are indulgences like avocado chocolate brownies!) What does this mean? Go for foods that are going to stick with you for hours, not minutes. This recipe does just that. Plus, it's delicious and pretty easy to make. And the star ingredients, eggs and lentils, are true veggie superfoods. By the way, if you like this recipe, you'll probably also love an egg-topped hummus toast.

 

Wondering about calories in food? Confused about calorie counting? Curious about calories to gain muscle and calories to burn to lose a pound? Use this calorie primer! #calories #cutcalories #caloriecounting #calorie #weight #nutritionist #nutrition

 

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.