The Great Calorie Debate
Why Calories Matter, and Why They Don't
Those of you with a life probably missed the great CICO Debate of 2023. In this article I’m going to lay it out and set the record straight.
First, let me get some definitions straight:
Calorie - a unit of food energy
CICO - Calories In, Calories Out
Basal Metabolic Rate - calories burned to maintain life (breathing, organ function, etc)