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Optimum Nutrition by Stephanie Green

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CHAPTER5

The Calorie

In This Chapter

  • What is a calorie?
  • How many calories do you need daily?
  • Adjusting your calories to lose or gain weight
  • Defining eating disorders
  • Recognizing empty calories in your diet

Where did the calorie originate? The calorie, as we recognize it today, originates from the eighteenth century. Wilbur Atwater, a pioneer in the field of nutrition, is the scientist credited with developing the “Atwater system,” which was a means to measure the energy in food. His research was key in educating people about the importance of calories and their role in a healthy diet.

Everyone needs a certain amount of calories every day. Your ...

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