CALORIES 

AN INTRODUCTION TO CALORIES

Counting calories seems to be an essential part of healthy eating.
But how many of us have a clear idea of what calories mean?

Question #1:  What are calories?  

A calorie is a unit of measurement for the energy value of food.

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Question #2:  Where do calories come from?

The energy that fuels your body mainly comes from fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. These nutrients take different forms, like how carbohydrates can be sugars or starches.

Question #3:  Why do we need calories?

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Activities

Energy

Calories

We need calories for energy to fuel our daily activities – from simple breathing to intense exercise.

BUT, consuming more calories than what your body needs causes weight gain, which may lead to health problems.

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Question #4:  How many calories does my body need?

[ LOW CARB · LOW CALORIE ]

FINE LEAN BEER

If you're starting a new diet, you may be considering cutting back on alcohol. But beer can still be a part of your dietary routine. Light beers, in particular, are brewed to naturally cut out most calories and carbs  — while some of the best low-calorie beers are still packed with unique flavors, despite the absence of calories and carbs.​

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Age, gender, physical activity level, and body size – these all have an impact on the amount of calories our bodies need to keep going.

Active people, like those who exercise regularly, would require more calories than someone who is mostly desk-bound.

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FEMALES

7 - 60 year old and above

Daily calorie intake for females: 1800kcal

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MALES

7 - 60 year old and above

Daily calorie intake for males: 2200kcal

Sources: Health Hub Singapore