Calorie Conclution

Isabel Ruvalcaba

Calories in chemistry

A calorie (kcal) is the most well known measurement of energy content of food. If we do not eat calories, our the cells would die, the heart and lungs would stop and we would perish.


The energy content of food is expresses in kilojoules (kj) that is a metric unit.

1 kcal=4.184 kj.

*Consuming extra calories results in an accumulation of stored body fat and weight gain. *People who consume high levels of sugar are most likely to have heart disease.

*Eating too much sodium you retain fluids in which can raise your blood pressure by increasing blood volume and can increase the workload on the heart. Most people with high blood pressure shouldn't eat more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day.

Best day on the food journal

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The worst day on the food journal

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2,000 calories is a rough average of what people eat in a day. But your body might need more or less than 2,000. The number of calories the body consumes in a day is different for every person. Height, weight, gender, age and activity level all affect your caloric needs.

The last four days I was over the calories limits. I did good in the sugar levels because I did not eat too much of it. I was good on my sodium levels. I did not eat very much because I don't like salty food.

After recording what I'm eating, I learn that I have to eat more healthy food and do more exercise. I would change my bad habits of eating more sugar and start eat more fruits and vegetables because it will help me to lose weight and have a healthy look.