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==What is a calorie?==
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The term calorie refers to the unit of energy: there are regular calories and kilocalories. For most practical purposes, when we say calorie, we mean kilo-calorie in the United States in the content of food.
 
==Small calories==
 
The gram calorie or small (symbol: cal) is the approximate energy required to heat the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius.
 
  
==Kilocalorie==
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The large calorie, kilogram calorie, dietary calorie, nutritionist's calorie, nutritional calorie or food calorie (symbol: Cal, equiv: kcal) is equal to the energy needed to raise the warmth or temparature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius.
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The term kilo means 1000 and therefore, the large calorie or Kilocalorie is equal to 1000 little calories or one kilocalorie (symbol: kcal or Cal).
 
 
 
==Joules and calories==
 
The metric system uses joules and one little calorie is roughly 4.2 joules.
 
The large calorie is broadly utilized as a unit of food energy in the US, UK and some other Western countries.
 
 
 
==Average calorie needs==
 
An average person needs approximately 2000 calories to not to lose or gain weight.
 
 
 
Age and gender
 
Estimated calories for those who are not physically active
 
 
 
Also see [[Empty calories]]
 
 
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/USDAFoodPatterns/EstimatedCalorieNeedsPerDayTable.pdf Estimated daily calorie needs]
 
* [http://www.w8md.com Daily calorie calculator]
 
* [http://www.choosemyplate.gov/weight-management-calories/calories/empty-calories-amount.html Empty calories]
 
 
 
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