Calorie Information
Guide to Calories in Food, Nutrition & Diet, Calorie Needs, Calories in Foods, Weight Loss Diets

Guide to Food Calories
Calorie Content of Foods
Calories From Protein, Fat, Carbs and Alcohol

Calories Information - Calories In Food
Exercise Advice For Calorie-Burning - Calories Burned by Exercise


Calories in Food

Calories in Food

Do All Foods Have Calories?

Yes. Except for water, all foods contain calories. The four main food types are: carbs, fat, protein and alcohol. Each of these food types contains a different number of calories per gram.

  • Each gram of carbs contains 3.75 calories.
  • Each gram of fat contains 9 calories.
  • Each gram of protein contains 4 calories.
  • Each gram of alcohol contains 7 calories.

To determine the number of calories in a particular food, you need to know roughly how many grams of carbs, fat, protein and alcohol the food contains.

For calorie details of 2500 Foods, see Calories in Foods

Example of Calories in Food

For example, if a food contains 10 grams of protein and 4 grams of fat and 3 grams of water, then it contains 10 x 4 (40) protein-calories, 4 x 9 (36) fat-calories and zero water-calories (water is calorie-free), making a total of 76 calories.

Are All Calories in Food the Same?

Yes and No. Yes, if we take in more calories than we burn, these surplus calories will be stored as fat, no matter whether they are fat-calories, protein-calories or carb-calories.

That said, some types of food-calories are more easily converted to body fat than others.

For example, calories from fat are easily converted to body fat - only 3 percent of such calories are actually used up in the conversion process.

By comparison, carb-calories are less easily converted to body fat - up to 25 percent of these calories are used up in the conversion process.


Dietary Calories In Types of Foods

Calories in Alcohol - Calories in Bacon/Pork - Calories in Bagels - Calories in Beans - Calories in Beef - Calories in Beer - Calories in Bread - Calories in Breakfast Bars - Calories in Breakfast Cereal - Calories in Butter - Calories in Cakes - Calories in Candy - Calories in Cheese - Calories in Chicken - Calories in Coffee/Creamers - Calories in Condiments - Calories in Cookies - Calories in Croissants - Calories in Deli Meat - Calories in Donuts - Calories in Dressings - Calories in Eggs - Calories in Fast Food - Calories in Fats/Cooking Oils - Calories in Fish/Seafood - Calories in Frozen Entrees - Calories in Fruit - Calories in Game Meat - Calories in Herbs/Spices - Calories in Ice Cream - Calories in Jelly/Jam - Calories in Juice - Calories in Lamb - Calories in Mexican Food - Calories in Muffins - Calories in Milk/Yogurt - Calories in Noodles - Calories in Nuts - Calories in Pancakes - Calories in Pasta - Calories in Pies - Calories in Pizza - Calories in Popcorn - Calories in Potatoes - Calories in Pretzels - Calories in Rice - Calories in Sauces - Calories in Snacks - Calories in Soft Drinks - Calories in Soup - Calories in Soy Food - Calories in Sugar - Calories in Toppings - Calories in Turkey - Calories in Veal - Calories in Vegetables - Calories in Whole Grains - Calories in Wine

Caloric Information

Definition of Calorie - Definition of Kilocalories (kcals) - Definition of Kilojoules - Calorie Needs to Maintain Weight - Calorie Needs for Children - Calorie Needs for Teenagers - Calorie Intake per Day - Calorie Intake and Age - Calorie Intake and Expenditure - Energy Burned by Exercise - Calories and Exercise - Fat Calories - Calories in One Pound of Body Fat - Calories in Gram Carbs - Calories in Gram Protein - Calories and Water - Exercise: How Many Calories to Burn - Energy in Food

Dieting and Weight Management

Calorie Controlled Weight Loss Diet - Diet Calories Advice - Diet Nutrition - Empty Calorie Foods - Guide to Calories in Food - Low Calorie Diets - Low Calorie Recipes - Calories and Carbohydrates - Fat Replacers - Calorie Free Sweeteners - Food Labels - Negative Calorie Diet - Calorie-Counting to Lose Weight - Basal Metabolic Rate - Calories Needed to Lose Weight - How to Reduce Calories - Low Calorie Foods and Weight Loss - How to Reduce Fat Calories - Weight Loss and Calories - Weight Loss Diets

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