What are Calories? || Fitness 250

What are Calories? || Fitness 250

November 17, 2019 5 By William Morgan


We get 90 calories from one apple. We burn 100-200 calories when we walk for 30 minutes. Sitting in a couch and watching tv for an hour, we burn 60-120 calories. So we come across calories in everything. But what is a calorie? In this video am going to explain what is a calorie. Hello friends, Welcome to fitness 250. To put it simply, the energy that we get from foods and drinks is called calorie. We need energy to work every day. Our brains, muscles and cells need the energy to function properly. Suppose if our body lacks energy, then we will be tired, we can’t concentrate in our work, and most importantly we lose our muscle mass. So an average male has to intake 2500 – 3000 calories per day. A female has to intake 2000 – 2500 calories. But it’s not same for everyone. The number of calories that has to be consumed in a day is based on 5 factors. First is your age, second is gender, third is physical activity, fourth is height and fifth is weight. So your calorie intake is based on these factors. Next, we discuss about three types of foods. First high-calorie foods. These foods include gravy items, a different type of biryani and almost all foods made from oil. Second is low-calorie foods. Fruits and vegetables are low calories foods. But still, we have some exceptions. bananas, dry fruits like dates are high-calorie foods. Next important category, empty calorie foods. Empty calorie foods don’t mean, these foods are without calories. These foods have calories but they don’t provide us with vitamins and nutrients. Examples of ice creams, pizza, cakes and soda drinks. The foods we eat have different calories. It because of three types of macronutrients. First is protein, Second Carbohydrates and third fats. 1 gm protein gives 4 calories. Like that 1 gm carbs give 4 calories. But 1 gm fat gives 9 calories. The food products that we purchase have a nutrient label at the back. This nutrient label shows the calories, proteins, carbohydrates and fats Next time, when you purchase products, please check the label. Next, most important. Do calories and weight have any significance? Yes, calories and weight are interlinked. 1 kilo equals 7700 calories. First, we are going to see weight gain. When your calorie intake is high than your calorie burned, then weight increases. To put it simply, if you have done less work than you consumed, then weight increases. One small example, Today, you consumed 3000 calories, but you burned only 2500 calories. That means you had done work for 2500 calories. So excess 500 calories are stored as fat. If you follow the same routine for 15 days, then daily 500 calories are added to your body. So in 15 days, you’ll store 7500 calories. So, approx in 15 days, you’ll gain 1 kg weight. The second category, how to lose weight or how weight loss happens. When you burn more calories than food intake, then you lose weight. One example, same 3000 calories. Today you’ve consumed 3000 calories and burned 3500 calories. So you have burned an extra 500 calories. If you follow the same routine for 15 days, So in 15 days, you’ll burn an extra 7500 calories. As mentioned before, 1 kg equals 7700 calories. So, in 15 days you’ll lose 1 kg. So today I have shared what are calories and importance of calories. So if you have enjoyed this video, like, share and subscribe. Thank You, friends!! Have a good day!!