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DelveyBoy
05-18-2002, 08:39 AM
how many cals are in a kcal(or the other way round)?

Tiare
05-18-2002, 09:26 AM
Give me a reference to what you are talking about. Usually kcal is just the technical reference to a calorie worth of energy.

DelveyBoy
05-18-2002, 09:44 AM
on my whey it says 84 kcals, but i want it in cals

Wizard
05-18-2002, 10:56 AM
kcal=kilocalories
Both calories (cal) and kilocalories (kcal) refer to the same thing on a food label. The latter is the correct term as food energy is measured in kilocalories, but some manufacturers drop the "k" on kcal in favour of the more commonly recognised cal.

Goin_Big
05-18-2002, 11:03 AM
there are 1,000 calories in a Kcal, it's actually a chemistry thing. What's on your food label is a calorie with a large C, which is actually equal to a Kcal. If it were listed in actually calories it would get quite confusing.

DelveyBoy
05-18-2002, 01:13 PM
so i have 87 thousaand cals in a scoop of whey protein,goin big?

Tiare
05-18-2002, 01:21 PM
Looked it up and 1000 calories is correct. 1 calorie can raise 1 gram of water 1 degree celcius which is not really measurable in your body so they rate by thousands.

Incidentally, your whey has 84 Calories. Same thing when you're looking at food (or very very close to the same thing).

Previous post corrected.

DelveyBoy
05-18-2002, 01:27 PM
thanx

Wizard
05-18-2002, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Wizard
kcal=kilocalories
Both calories (cal) and kilocalories (kcal) refer to the same thing on a food label. The latter is the correct term as food energy is measured in kilocalories, but some manufacturers drop the "k" on kcal in favour of the more commonly recognised cal.

Wizard
05-18-2002, 02:54 PM
Technically, kilocalories means 1000 calories.
Practically speaking, the difference between calories and kilocalories is a usage thing. What we call calories every day are really kilocalories in the strict scientific definition. For instance, common usage says that most people should consume about 2,000 calories a day.
If we used the correct scientific term, then we would way 2,000 kilocalories. In usage the "kilo" gets dropped, so people just say calories.

body
05-19-2002, 11:59 AM
1,000 calorie = 1 Calorie.

not the sacpital C. if calories is spelt witha capital C it means a thousand as well, just to hlpe confuse you lot.