Josephine's Calorie report

What is a calorie?

A calorie is a unit of energy that we measure in our bodies.
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Calorie equation

Amount of water times the change in temperature equals the amount of calories

What is the difference between a calorie and a Calorie?

1 calorie is 1/1000 of a Calorie.

What does it mean if a food is calorie dense vs.low-calorie density foods?

http://www.calorieking.com/learnabouts/What-Is-Calorie-Density_MTAyMg.html

An example of a low calorie dense food is a banana. An example of a high calorie dense food is a donut hole.

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What is an empty calorie?

An empty calorie is a calorie that adds to the total amount of calories,but has no vitamins and nutrients.
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Some restraurants have been ping calorie information about all of their food items. Do you think this is a good idea or not?

I think this is a good idea because that way customers know exactly what is in their food and can make sure they are getting the right nutrients for them.
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How should the number of calories you consume compare to the calories you burn?What happens if they don't match?

If you are trying to maintain weight you should burn the same amount of calories that you eat. If you are trying to lose you should burn more calories than what you eat. If you are trying to gain you should eat more calories than you burn.
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Positive choices you can make with calories.

1.Exercise regularly.

2.Eat a sufficient amount of calories that you need depending on your activity level.

3.Try to eliminate empty calories and substitute more nutrient filled foods.

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