Lose weight by understanding grams and calories

Do not confuse grams and calories. Consuming more food does not necessarily mean you consumed more calories.

Grams are a unit of mass.

Calories (kilo-calories) are a unit of energy.

A gram of fat, carbohydrate, and protein are all the same size = 1 gram

But, they do not all contain the same amount of calories. Fat= 9 calories, Carbs= 4 calories, Protein= 4 calories, *Alcohol= 7 calories

So if 2 people both ate 2,000 calories one person could potentially eat more food in regards to a food’s mass.


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