A famous Iranian athlete and bodybuilder, Mahdi Farshidinasab gives interesting explanations about calories

As far as I know, many issues are related to calories.

We need calories for any activity that comes to mind, such as breathing, thinking, talking, grumbling, digestion, running, and even lounging and watching TV or sweet sleeping.

In other words, without calories to be burned, we can do no mental or physical activity. Everything is somehow linked to calories.

Calory is an energy unit. Scientifically, 1 calory is the amount of energy that raises the temperature of 1 kg of water 1 degree.

Anyway, forget about the water and its temperature. It’s enough to know that calory is the energy contained in food and drink and any delicious nutrient we eat which makes us alive.

We should burn and exhaust the calories that we receive. If we don’t, excess calories remain and accumulate to form the sides and lower belly fat (love handles) and lead to obesity. 

So far, I have tried to have a positive look at calory calculator apps. But many are against these calculators. I am wondering that is it always necessary to use a calory calculator for being fit and have a diet? Or is it possible to have a successful diet without them? And do the disadvantages of these apps outweigh the advantages?

As I mentioned previously in this article, calory calculators help you to know how much calory your body needs, how much you consume, and the amount you exhaust. This information can clarify your diet goals; however, they have their flaws and special conditions.

Mahdi Farshidinasab, born on the 31st of July 1986 in Iran, and currently, lives in Australia.