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1 month ago

What’s the difference between a calorie and a kilojoule?


For something that can seem confusing for so many people, it really is quite simple. A calorie and kilojoule are simply different measurements of the same thing (energy in food)… exactly the same way a kilometre and a mile are different measurements for distance.

1 calorie equals 4.2 kilojoule (kj), so if your trainer or coach has recommended to eat 1800 calories a day, simply means you can eat 7,560kj. On the flip side, if you see a hamburger you REALLY want to eat and it has 2300 kj, that will equal 548 calories.

How many calories we should be eating to allow us to hit our goals healthily is the main thing. While trimming down (or even bulking up) can seem hard, the process can really be fairly simple. It’s the trusting of the process and following through that is key.

Things are easier to follow through when we understand what we are doing and why we are doing it, and any decent trainer / coach should be able to simplify things for you so you can just focus on that process.

Hopefully this has helped simplify one of the common questions for you. Want to find out how many calories you should be eating to hit your goals, send an email to [email protected] and we can arrange a phone consult.

Shane