Are we tracking calories or kcal or kilo calories?

Pick up your favorite chocolate bar, look at the nutrition facts and it will quickly tell you that a single serving has some 200kcal. So that is 200 kilo calories, right? Absolutely.

What about your daily calorie needs? Say your calculated your daily calorie needs via weight loss ebook guide and that value came to 2000 calories. But does that mean you need 2000 calories or 2000 kcal (kilo calories).

Actually it means the latter. When someone says you need 2000 calories, it actually means 2000 kcalories. Its just that we (people and the media) tend to leave out the “k” or kilo.

When someone says you need 2000 calories, it actually means 2000 kcalories.

Hope this clarifies the use of calories and kilo calories. Good luck counting calories.

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