Calories are a measure of energy, typically describing energy in food and energy derived from food. They include two types small calories and gram calories.


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Fat Makes You Fat Myth

Fat can make you fat, but it isn’t the only thing that causes weight gain. Fat is high in calories and is easy to store as fat cells, but in general, it is storing more calories than you burn (from fat, carbs, or protein) that causes weight gain.

Fasting Removes Toxins from the Body Myth

Scientific evidence shows the body can remove toxins whether a person fasts or not. In fact, fasting has health risks as the body needs liquid, energy, vitamins, and minerals to detox.

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever Myth

The old saying “feed a cold, starve a fever” has truth to it, but generally you should feed a cold and a fever and starve neither.

Cheat Days Work Fact

Cheat days (days where you don’t exercise or diet) can help maintain the effectiveness of a diet or workout regime, but only in moderation.

Foods Can Have Negative Calories Myth

There is no negative calorie food. Not even low calorie or fibrous fruits and vegetables burn more calories than they contain, but some drinks can.

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