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What is a calorie? I know I’m supposed to watch them, count them and
live by them. But how can I really get a grip on calories if I don’t
Dear Calorically Confused,
Great question! Scientifically speaking, a calorie is the amount of
heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree
Celsius. A Calorie (capital C) is the unit of heat needed to boost the
temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1