Category Archives: calories

Ted Talks: What Is A Calorie?


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Ted Talks: What Is Fat?

A-4 minute presentation about good fat, bad fat and cholesterol. Helpful information when reading food labels, or trying to trim excess fat from your diet.


Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Do Calories Count?

Think of your body like a furnace. A furnace burns fuel such as oil, or wood.  Food is the fuel your body burns in order to get the energy you need to carry out your daily tasks.

If your oil, or wood burning furnace has no fuel, your house will get very cold. If you stopped eating, you’d have no energy, and would feel weak.

Calories are units of energy derived from the food you eat. If you eat more food than you burn, your body will store the excess calories.  The results of consuming excess calories is weight gain. The excess weight gain is stored as fat.  So yes, calories do count.


Irene Pastore is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.