From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcaloriecal‧o‧rie /ˈkæləri/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 DFNa unit for measuring the amount of energy that food will produce A potato has about 90 calories. a calorie-controlled dietlow-calorie/high-calorie a low-calorie snack I need to burn off a few calories
(=lose some weight by exercising). My wife convinced me to finally start counting calories
(=control my weight by being careful about what I eat).2 HP technical the amount of heat that is needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. It is used as a unit for measuring energy. —caloric /kəˈlɒrɪk, ˈkælərɪk $ kəˈlɔːrɪk/ adjectiveCOLLOCATIONSverbssomething has/contains caloriesThese yoghurts have approximately 90 calories per pot.count calories (=control your weight by eating fewer calories)Women tend to count calories more than men.burn (up/off) calories (=use up the calories you have eaten)Even walking will help you to burn up calories.adjectiveslow-calorieShe's on a low-calorie diet at the moment.high-calorieHigh-calorie foods are usually fatty.be high/low in calories (=contain a lot of/few calories)Sweets and chocolates are very high in calories.somebody's daily calories (=that someone eats every day)Americans get 22% of their daily calories from snacks.empty calories (=that do not contain anything good for your body)Sugary drinks are full of empty calories.calorie + NOUNcalorie intake (=the amount of calories someone eats)There are several ways you can reduce your calorie intake.calorie contentPizzas have a very high calorie content.
Examples from the Corpuscalorie• Carbohydrates contain 3.75 calories per gram whereas fat contains about nine calories.• Until recently it had always been assumed that all calories are the same, regardless of where they came from.• Just 200 extra calories each day add up to one-half pound of extra body fat each week.• Feeling satisfied, they stopped eating after fewer calories.• Fat represented 37 % of the calories consumed daily.• This was based on subtracting the calories consumed in food from the calories required to keep the body going.• Limit to 7 percent-10 percent of total calories.counting calories• We are familiar with food labels, safety, allergies, diets and counting calories.• I ended up very thin and I was constantly counting calories and I did make myself sick.• What is more, it is very easy to make mistakes in counting calories.• No one can seriously go on counting calories all their lives.• If you're counting calories, steer clear.• My wife finally convinced me to start counting calories.