Tag: calories

How do we spend our calories?

Let’s now look at the energy output side of the energy balance equation, that is, how we spend our calories. Our body uses most of the energy for two purposes: basal metabolism and physical activity. On top of that, we also need to spend a little amount of energy to digest and utilize the food…

By Ewald Bahringer January 9, 2020 9

Do Negative-Calorie Foods Exist?

♪ INTRO ♪ It seems like a good idea: Food stores energy, what we call calories, but our bodies use calories to process food. So what if some foods have so few calories that we actually burn calories by eating them? You’ll often hear people going on about these so-called negative calorie foods. Celery, for…

By Ewald Bahringer January 8, 2020 100