What Are Calories? – “Menus that show how much exercise will be needed to burn off the calories in meals may help reduce how much people eat, researchers report.” …
What Are Calories?
Knowing Time Needed to Walk Off Calories May Curb Appetite
Using A “Calorie Burned Calculator” Will Help You With Fast Healthy Weight Loss!
What are calories and how do they work? We are all aware of calories, but a new study suggests that most people are not aware of the effects of calories. Have you noticed most restaurants now list the number of calories in the food on the menu? You know that you should not eat an item with a lot of calories. But why?
A calorie is a unit of energy. When you hear something contains 100 calories, it’s a way of describing how much energy your body could get from eating or drinking it. Calories aren’t bad for you. Your body needs calories for energy. But eating too many calories — and not burning enough of them off through activity — can lead to weight gain.
To lose one pound, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you eat. So if you eat a suggested 2,000 calorie per day diet, you need to burn a total of 5,500 calories to lose one pound. Okay those are numbers, and nobody likes to count calories (it makes my brain hurt). What might you do if you knew – beforehand – that the meal you were about to order would require a 2 hour brisk walk in order to burn off the calories you were about to consume? Would you think about ordering something else?
I found a great Calorie Burned Calculator. Check it out, it calculates a wide varieties of activities, including mopping, washing dishes, standing, sleeping and sex! You can fill in the number of hours you do an activity daily and it will tell you how many calories you burned. There’s a great feature in this calorie burned calculator: once you calculate the calories, you can use the back button on your browser and the times you entered were still there. If you want to add more activities you didn’t have to start all over. Check it out! It’s free and there’s even an app you can download to your smartphone for when you’re on the go!
Back to the recent study – here is an article written by Robert Preidt at “WebMD” that will fill you in:
As an example of the information given to the participants, a woman would have to walk briskly for about two hours to burn off the calories in a quarter-pound double cheeseburger, the researchers said. “All menus contained the same food and beverage options, which included burgers, chicken sandwiches and tenders, salad, fries, desserts, soda, and water,” James said.