About Calories

Fact: 3500 calories = 1 lb. of body fat

What Is a Calorie?

A calorie is a unit of energy. Calories come through the foods we eat. We burn calories through normal body functions and exercise.

It’s a Balancing Act

Your body weight stays the same when the amount of calories you eat equals the amount of calories that you burn—in other words when calories in = calories out. In order to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume.

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Check out the calorie calculator to see the amount of calories you need to eat to maintain your body weight.