Calories. We count them. We curse them.
And ask the average person to define ‘calorie’ and you’ll usually hear something like, ‘they’re things in food that if you eat too much of them, you’ll get fat’. Even though we think of them this way, calories aren’t really ‘things’ in food – you can’t see them, touch them, pick them out or push them to the side of your plate. Calories are actually a measure of the energy in your food, and no matter what activity your body is performing – whether it’s pumping blood or pumping iron - it needs energy – in the form of calories – to make it happen.