A Calorie By Any Other Name
By melinchina on Jan 04, 2008
I'm working from Sun's Japan office this week.
In Japan when they put the calorie count on the back of a package of food, they usually call it "energy". My egg salad sandwich just now had 136 kcals of Energy. (Those of you who know me know that I had two of them. Ok, three.)
I think this is an example of a healthy relationship with food and what it can do for our bodies. I wonder if there's a connection between calories being expressed in terms of "energy" and the fact that Japan is one of the leanest nations in the world. Probably.