"It's math not magic! 17 gummy bears (which can be eaten in 20 seconds – we scientifically tested this last night) = 140 calories! By definition a calorie is 'the energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.' The important word to take away from this definition is ENERGY. Calories are ENERGY that fuel our bodies; much like gasoline fuels our cars. It takes an excess of 3500 calories to gain 1 lb. of fat. To lose weight you need to use/burn more calories then you consume.
How many calories do I need to maintain my weight? For sedentary people: Weight x 14 = estimated cal/day. For people who are moderately active: Weight x 17 = estimated cal/day. For active people: Weight x 20 = estimated cal/day. To achieve a weight loss of 1 pound per week, you need to take the above number that you arrived at and subtract 500. Now, put down the gummy bears, pull out the calculator and find your number. Knowledge is power!" (HBWG)