The Calorie Count De-Constructed
*Disclaimer: All information below is intended as a general guideline-please consult a health-care professional before making any extreme changes to your diet.
The calorie: the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree.
The Calorie: 1 Kilo calorie = 1000 calories.
The Calorie is pretty much what we use to measure how much energy a particular food will yield. For example 1 banana = 105 Calories.
However, not all calories are created equal and the way our bodies digest certain foods greatly impacts the nutritional value of what we ingest. Nutrition is a complicated subject, due mostly in part to the variations from one individual to next. That is to say we are all snowflakes, at least as far as nutrition goes.
None the less here are some common and effective practices that wont get you to your particular seat but will at least get you in the ball park.