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  1. miss-tri

    miss-tri Full Member

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    about what is meany by 1kcal? :confused: 1000 calories? or 1 calorie? abit confused so any help is appreciated! thankyou
     
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    Circes Strutting her stuff

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    No - it's just 1 calorie. In scientific terms it is 1000 calories but now generally accepted as 1 calorie in nutrition.
     
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    oh ok, phew thats a relief! thankyou for clearing that up!!!! :)
     
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    It is confusing because there are 2 types of calorie - the "small" or "gram" calorie which is only ever really used in scientific measurements, and the "large" or "kilocalorie" (Kcal), which is the calorie that we are familiar with from nutrition information, diets etc.

    One kilocalorie is the energy required to increase the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1°C, and is exactly 1000 "small" calories.
     
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    ooo that makes sense! thanks for the explanation! :p
     
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