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Definition a unit of energy most commonly known as a measure of potential weight gain the body gets from food
  • I switched from sodas and candy to water and low-calorie snacks.
calorie = a unit of energy most commonly known as a measure of the potential weight gain the body gets from food
  • 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
  • calorie = a unit of energy most commonly known as a measure of the potential weight gain the body gets from food
  • Consider: for every one hundred calories of heat generated by exercise [speed] the body evaporates about six ounces of perspiration.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I like to believe I burn up calories just thinking.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • For sure that's the direction the calorie count is going.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Spent calories orbited, raising temperatures.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • No matter how many calories he devoured, he always burned more.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Burn off loads of calories and then return home to an energizing breakfast of oats and freshly squeezed orange juice.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • It was clear that the action of the caloric had been imperfect or unequal.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • Frozen yogurt may be low in calories but not if you eat five tubs of it.
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • He probably burned about six million calories.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Not living on eighteen hundred calories a day, I take it, which is the subject of that order he cited.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • There were no calories or vitamins in coffee and it was of no use to them.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • After all, I've lost a lot of weight in the arena, I need some extra calories.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • If you don't have time to eat, and there's no other food on the plane, a package of peanuts and Bloody Mary mix are six hundred calories."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • His daughters would never have presented him with a copy of Calorie Counters, the 1-2-3 Way to an All-New You.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • So I leaned over and gave her a high-caloric kiss, with mayonnaise, and let her be.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road

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