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So I get that your body burns energy, but on the treadmill I have to take quite a few steps before I burn a whole calorie and I very very highly doubt that the energy contained in raising a mere cubic centimeter of water by 1 degree is enough energy to move my body 10 feet at 10 miles per hour.

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The Calorie used in measuring the energy in food is actually a kilocalorie, which is 1000 times more energy than the amount you describe. That makes it somewhat more believable.

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Soo I guess I would ask.... is the Calorie count on the tread mill... Calories.. or calories.... (C = kilo)

if its kilo... then I would feel better when working out.

but...

if weight loss is my goal... I would eat less...

we burn 2000 a day doing nothing.

so every hour that we starve we loose about one ounce of fat... one pound of fat has about 3000 Calories.

thats 2/3 of a pound a day.

 

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Why don't they put a "k" in-front of the "c" then?

 

They should. IMO it is a silly convention not to.

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