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liquidmonkey
02-08-2010, 09:01 AM
when people on here talk aboot calories, do they mean kcal or calories??!?
for instance, someone said u should have 3000 calories a day. ok cool, but one of my weight gainer pro shakes gives me 650kcal which is 6580 calories so i'm waaaaay over the recommended daily intake!?!?

something is not adding up :confused:

Daniel Roberts
02-08-2010, 09:25 AM
when people on here talk aboot calories, do they mean kcal or calories??!?
for instance, someone said u should have 3000 calories a day. ok cool, but one of my weight gainer pro shakes gives me 650kcal which is 6580 calories so i'm waaaaay over the recommended daily intake!?!?

something is not adding up :confused:

That's a good question. When someone says you need 3000 calories a day, it actually means 3,000000 calories a day. And your 650kcal shake has 650,000 calories. The numbers are so big and cumbersome that the abbreviation Kcal is used and this is quite often further abbreviated to calorie.

Off Road
02-08-2010, 09:46 AM
I learned something today. Thanks guys.

Alyion
02-08-2010, 10:51 AM
Yea, 1kcal = 1000 calories, but for the sake of ease when people say calories they mean kcal - 99.9999% of every piece of dietry advice around means calories as in kcal, and 1kcal means 1 calorie

.....and i've probably made that 10x more confusing now :)

liquidmonkey
04-07-2010, 02:41 PM
That's a good question. When someone says you need 3000 calories a day, it actually means 3,000000 calories a day. And your 650kcal shake has 650,000 calories. The numbers are so big and cumbersome that the abbreviation Kcal is used and this is quite often further abbreviated to calorie.


ok cool, that helps me big time!

Raleighwood
04-09-2010, 04:20 PM
FYI, A calorie is a unit of energy measurement that is required to heat 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. It's a little archaic and scientists now use the Jule. However, its use has stuck in the dietary/nutrition field.

And as previously mentioned, practically all use of the word calorie is in its kcal (kilogram calorie) sense.

VikingWarlord
04-09-2010, 05:54 PM
Yea, 1kcal = 1000 calories, but for the sake of ease when people say calories they mean kcal - 99.9999% of every piece of dietry advice around means calories as in kcal, and 1kcal means 1 calorie

.....and i've probably made that 10x more confusing now :)

Yeah. This was an unnecessarily convoluted way of saying what Daniel already covered.

Skalami
04-13-2010, 06:52 AM
Yeah. This was an unnecessarily convoluted way of saying what Daniel already covered.

Yeah thats what the guy said at the end of his own post, your post repeating it was entirely unnecessary. Just like this one!

Notorious
04-13-2010, 11:34 AM
Actually, I think that 1 kcal is equal to 1 Calorie (with a capital C). 1 kcal = 1 Calorie = 1000 calories

Not that it actually matters, and nobody is anal enough to always write calorie with a capital C. Except nutrition labels.

Cmanuel
04-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Actually, I think that 1 kcal is equal to 1 Calorie (with a capital C). 1 kcal = 1 Calorie = 1000 calories

Not that it actually matters, and nobody is anal enough to always write calorie with a capital C. Except nutrition labels.

Yup, this right here. Also, Calorie (With a capital C)is sometime referred to as a food calorie, for reasons already mentioned above.

Silly isnt it?