Calories InformationCalorie Content of Food Plus Advice on Energy Expenditure

See Below For Calories in Food, Calorie Needs to Maintain or Lose Weight, How to Burn Energy by Exercise PLUS Advice and Guidelines on Calorie Intake For Children and Teens, Calorie-Counting When Dieting, PLUS Best Aerobic Exercise For Calorie-Burning and Weight Loss, PLUS How to Raise Metabolism/Metabolic Rate PLUS Guide to Diet Kilocalories, Calorie Equation, Energy-Intake/Expenditure, Calorie-Content of Foods

Calories in Food
Calories in Alcohol

Nutrition in Food
Energy in Food

Exercise for Calorie Burning
Calories Burned by Exercise

Calories in Foods

Calories - Breakfast Food

Calories in Breakfast Cereals
Calories in Breakfast Bars
Calories in Pancakes
Calories in Jelly/Jam

Calories in Breads

Calories in Bread
Calories in Bagels
Calories in Croissants
Calories in Donuts
Calories in Muffins

Calories in Starches

Calories in Whole Grains
Calories in Potatoes
Calories in Rice
Calories in Pasta
Calories in Noodles

Calories in Fats/Sugars

Calories in Butter/Margarine
Calories in Fats/Cooking Oils
Calories in Toppings/Syrups
Calories in Sugar


The food and drink we consume in our daily diet provides the energy and nutrients we need to stay healthy and energetic. Our personal calorie needs vary according to our weight, age, gender and activity level, but "on average" women need about 2000 calories a day to maintain their energy balance and keep their weight stable. Men need about 2500 a day. The energy content of stored body fat is about 3500 calories, so a 500 calorie deficit is needed each day in order to lose one pound. The safest way to create an energy deficit is by reducing calorie intake and at the same time increasing energy expenditure.

Calories in Meats

Calories in Beef
Calories in Bacon/ Pork
Calories in Lamb
Calories in Veal
Calories in Chicken
Calories in Turkey
Calories in Deli Meats
Calories in Game Meat
Calories in Fish/Seafood

Calories in Health Foods

Calories in Beans/Legumes
Calories in Soy Food
Calories in Nuts
Calories in Fruit
Calories in Vegetables

Calories in Dairy Food

Calories in Milk/Yogurt
Calories in Cheese
Calories in Ice Cream
Calories in Eggs

Calories in Junk Food

Calories in Cakes
Calories in Candy
Calories in Cookies
Calories in Snacks
Calories in Popcorn
Calories in Pretzels


We all know people who seem to be able to eat as many food calories as they like without gaining weight. However, clinical studies show that although a higher metabolic rate does allow people to eat more without gaining weight, slender people typically inherit a lower metabolic rate than obese people, and thus burn fewer calories while at rest. According to the latest theory, leaner people are believed to be more "spontaneously active" than obese individuals and have greater "non-exercise activity thermogenesis". In simple terms, they twitch, or move around, or fidget more than overweight people, and this helps to burn extra calories.


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Calories in 2500 Foods

What is a Calorie?
What is a Kilocalorie?
What is a Kilojoule?
Calories in Gram of Fat
Calories in Gram of Carbs
Calories in Gram of Protein
Calorie Needs to Maintain Weight
Calories Needed/Lose Weight
Calorie Intake Per Day
Calorie Intake and Age
Calorie Needs Children (Boys)
Calorie Needs Children (Girls)
Calorie Counting/Lose Weight
Calorie Needs For Teenagers (Boys)
Calorie Needs For Teenagers (Girls)
Calories and Weight Loss
Calories & Weight Control
Weight Loss Diets
Special Diets
Calories in One Pound of Fat
Calorie Counting to Lose Weight
Foods That Burn Calories
Negative Calorie Diet
How to Reduce Calories
List of Calories from Food
High Density Foods
Calories and Food Labels
Food Calorie Measurements
Serving Sizes
Low Calorie Foods
Low Calorie Diets
Low Calorie Recipes

Nutrition and Calories

Diet and Calories: Guidelines
Nutrition From Food
Carbs and Nutrition
Protein and Nutrition
Recommended Calories from Fat
Guide to Fat Calories
Percent Calories From Fat
Fat Percentage vs. Fat in Serving Size
Guide to Fat Replacers
How to Reduce Fat Calories
Empty Calorie Foods
Calories and Carbohydrates
Glycemic Index
Calories and Water
Calorie Free Sweeteners
Best Vitamins For Weight Loss

Calorie Control and Genes

The amount of food energy we consume, how we metabolize it into glucose and then distribute it to cells/muscles as energy or store it as body fat, is regulated by a large number of hormones, enzymes, and other biochemical agents. Thus it seems obvious that the significant calorie surplus needed for obesity must be influenced by DNA and other genetic factors. Even so, as genes only change over millennia, they cannot be responsible for the huge increase in obesity over the past two decades. One common myth is that obese subjects have slower metabolisms. However, clinical studies show clearly that obese people do not have slower metabolisms. Research shows that obese patients typically have a faster metabolic rate than lighter people.


Calories in Foods

Calories in Drinks

Calories in Alcohol
Calories in Beer
Calories in Wine
Calories in Coffee
Calories in Soft Drinks
Calories in Juice

Calories - Eating Out

Calories in Fast Food
Calories in Mexican Food
Calories in Pizza


Food eaten late at night may cause indigestion, but it doesn't lead to greater fat gain than the same number of calories eaten earlier in the day. It's the total amount of kilocalories that count, not when they are consumed.

Calories - Meals

Calories in Pies
Calories in Soup
Calories in Frozen Entrees
Calories in Herbs/Spices
Calories in Sauces
Calories in Condiments
Calories in Dressings


The most effective way to create the necessary calorie deficit to lose weight, is to choose lower calorie foods and take regular calorie-burning exercise. Good low calorie food includes fiber-rich foods (to fill your stomach); the best type of exercise to burn energy is aerobic exercise, although strength training is also useful to increase muscle mass thus raising your metabolism.

Energy Content of
Popular Foods

Calories in Apple Pie
Calories in a Big Mac
Calories in Chinese Food
Calories in Cheese Cake
Calories in Coca Cola
Calories in Pepsi Cola
Calories in Diet Cola
Calories in Coffee
Calories in Latte
Calories in Cottage Cheese
Calories in Cream Cheese
Calories in a Donut
Calories in Energy Bars
Calories in Fortune Cookies
Calories in Fried Rice
Calories in Graham Crackers
Calories in Indian Food
Calories in Kashi

Lean Cuisine Entrees
Calories in Maple Syrup
Calories in Oatmeal
Calories in Oreo Cookies
Calories in Peanut Butter
Calories in Protein Bars
Calories in Smoothies
Calories in Soda
Calories in Soy Milk
Calories in Special K
Calories in Sports Bars
Calories in Sushi
Calories in Waffles
Weight Watchers Smart Ones
Calories in Whopper
Calories in Yogurt


While obesity remains a complex condition, experts cite overeating and lack of physical exercise as the two main causes for the current overweight epidemic. In short, the calorie content of our food serving sizes is too high and our energy expenditure is too low. This leads to a surplus of energy and increased fat storage.

How To Burn Calories and Lose Weight

Energy Expenditure

Exercise Advice For Calorie-Burning
Best Weight Loss Exercise Program
Best Exercise Advice
Exercise Equipment Review
Calories Burned by Exercise
Calories Burned in 1 Hour of Exercise

Calories Burned By Aerobic Exercise
Calories Burned By Elliptical Trainers
Calories Burned By Exercise Bikes
Calories Burned By Jogging
Calories Burned By Pilates
Calories Burned By Running
Calories Burned By Step Aerobics
Calories Burned By Treadmill
Calories Burned By Walking
Calories Burned By Weight Training
Calories Burned By Yoga

Best Energy Burning Workouts

Exercise to Burn Body Fat and Calories
Guide to Best Exercises
Exercise Plan to Lose Fat and Burn Calories
Exercise to Lose Weight and Burn Calories
Exercise Workouts to Raise Metabolic Rate
Exercise to Build Muscle and Burn Calories
Exercise to Reduce Weight and Burn Calories
Exercise For Flat Stomach

How Not To Burn Calories

Weight gain or weight loss is determined by the "calorie equation." If your calorie intake exceeds your calorie-expenditure, you create an energy surplus which is stored as body fat and you gain weight. If your energy intake is less than your energy expenditure, you create a calorie deficit and you lose weight. If your calorie intake equals calorie-expenditure, your weight remains the same. However, if we reduce our energy intake too much, our body thinks there is a food shortage and starts to slow down our metabolic rate in order to burn fewer calories. In addition, lack of calories can lead to a lack of vitamins and minerals - some of which help to regulate our weight as well as our health. All this is why very-low-energy diets should only be followed under medical supervision. However, if we reduce our energy intake too much, our body thinks there is a food shortage and starts to slow down our metabolic rate in order to burn fewer calories.

Exercise Advice

Calorie Intake & Expenditure
When To Exercise?
How Long To Exercise?
How Often To Exercise?
How Many Calories To Burn?
What Exercise Intensity
Exercise Intensity Levels
What is Metabolic Rate
Health Benefits Of Exercise
Exercise Heart Rate
Monitors for Heart Rate
Pedometers to Count Steps

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