Your body uses energy for everything from breathing to talking to exercising.
1 calorie of food supplies your body with 1 unit of energy
150 calories of food supply your body with 150 calories of energy.
1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories
1 gram of protein = 4 calories
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories
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