Consuming about 3,500 more calories than the body uses for energy will result in gaining an additional pound of fat. The caloric content of foods is often available on the food label.
Outside of nutrition, the term calorie is an antiquated measurement of energy that has largely been replaced by the joule. One calorie is equal to 4.1855 joules and is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure.
I switched from sodas and candy to water and low-calorie snacks.
Just because they offer a supersized 64-ounce Big Gulp and 1,250-calorie, 5-cup restaurant plate of spaghetti and meatballs doesn’t mean that’s the amount you should eat.
Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Maybe Juliet Sykes is the only thing between me and an eternity of chocolate fountains and perfect love and guys who always call when they say they will and banana sundaes that actually help you burn calories.
Lauren Oliver -- Before I Fall
Thomas watched as they walked around, heads hung low, jaws slack, as if every step burned a thousand calories.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
Marcia, like a lot of girls in the house, either saved her calories for cocktails later or made up for the extra cocktail calories from the night before.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
It’ll collect data on your heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, heat flux, caloric intake, sleep duration, sleep quality, digestive efficiency, on and on.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
But despite my high-calorie diet, I was getting pretty competent at yoga, I was lifting eighty-pound bags of cement at work, and running at least thirty miles a week, so I wasn’t getting fat.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Calories and vitamins.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
And then on Thursday, just as I was mixing Will’s midmorning, high-calorie drink, I heard Mrs. Traynor’s voice in the hall.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
Low-calorie and no cholesterol.
Sharon Creech -- Walk Two Moons
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He next shoved a frozen meat loaf, which was supposed to be low in calories, into the microwave.
Holly Goldberg Sloan -- Counting by 7s
They were mostly a lot of calories under gray suits, a lot of talk behind bright ties, and a lot of coarse laughter.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
In Luke’s country, the Government began rationing food, only allowing people to have 1,500 calories a day.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Among the Hidden
You leave with enough calories to take you to the next meal, no more, no less.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
And how many calories do I spec them meringue thingies have?
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
After all, I’ve lost a lot of weight in the arena, I need some extra calories.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
You’re supposed to put sour cream on top but that just seemed like calories up the kazoo.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Bean Trees
Designed to be unpalatably bitter so soldiers would eat them only in dire circumstances, they were formulated to be highly caloric and melt-resistant.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
For sure that’s the direction the calorie count is going.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
Words have no calories.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
But despite this apparent munificence, the meat he’d been killing was very lean, and he was consuming fewer calories than he was burning.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
Spent calories orbited, raising temperatures.
Ellen Hopkins -- Crank
When Wolf had dieticians analyze the typical Rosetan’s eating habits, they found that a whopping 41 percent of their calories came from fat.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
When you use auric energy, you burn as many calories as if you had run a marathon.
Micheal Scott -- The Alchemyst
"Do you want to swim with the dolphins this afternoon—burn off the calories?" he asked.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
He probably burned about six million calories.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
Hoping to stanch my decline, I resolved to rest, gobble ibuprofen, and force down as many calories as possible in that time.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
This was the biggest party of the year, but she felt way off her game: Her dress felt snug around her hips, she hadn’t been able to get Sean to crack a smile during the car ride over here—despite the fact that he’d scored his dad’s BMW 760i for the night—and she was on her third calorie-laden vodka lemonade and it was only nine-thirty.
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
So I stayed where I could throw perfume on myself all day and drink ten thousand malts and eat candy without people saying, ’Oh, that’s full of calories!’
Ray Bradbury -- The Martian Chronicles
Consider: for every one hundred calories of heat generated by exercise [speed] the body evaporates about six ounces of perspiration.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
The thing is, Angel, with your metabolism, and how old you are now, you should be getting about three thousand calories a day.
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
Stimulate the caloric.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
Let us add the following: in the bourgeoisie, honored situations decay through too easy relations; one must beware whom one admits; in the same way that there is a loss of caloric in the vicinity of those who are cold, there is a diminution of consideration in the approach of despised persons.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
There were no calories or vitamins in coffee and it was of no use to them.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
"A hundred calories," she crows.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Speak
Maybe stress burns a lot of calories or something.
Ellen Hopkins -- Identical
Just as a cooling pot gives off heat, so all through youth and adolescence we give off calories of virtue.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
The girls would gloat, but by now the idea of using even one calorie for oral communication is unthinkable.
Chris Crutcher -- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Most jockeys took a more straightforward approach: the radical diet, consisting of six hundred calories a day.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Seabiscuit
It was clear that the action of the caloric had been imperfect or unequal.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Gold-Bug
I didn’t think I had five thousand of anything, except maybe daily calories.
Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
By this time, Clyde, having acclimated himself to this caloric atmosphere, was by no means as dubious as he was at first.
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
If there was a just and merciful God, Mr. McLean, then a dry martini would have a single calorie and a rye crisp would have four thousand.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
Could her grandmother ever have imagined she would have a granddaughter like her—a woman who has a husband who loves her, two girls who adore her, a house she co-owns, dear friends, a life with only the usual worries about leaks and calories?
Amy Tan -- The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Let’s see you go without anything to eat for three days, especially if you’re a biological anomaly who needs three thousand calories a day minimum, and then someone presents you with a hot, smoky, charred piece of rat au jus.
James Patterson -- Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
I like to believe I burn up calories just thinking.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
So I leaned over and gave her a high-caloric kiss, with mayonnaise, and let her be.
Robert A. Heinlein -- Glory Road
I knew they were extraneous, highly caloric, a waste of money.
Sarah Dessen -- Along for the Ride
Frozen yogurt may be low in calories but not if you eat five tubs of it.