Good day all,
I’m a little confused and looking for some clarification on which is most accurate when it comes to calories burned on a ride & for proper refueling , even went back and listened to the June’19 podcast on Summer Nutrition where the topic was covered. So we’ve got kJ and cals (Kcal) - why on the head unit are the values different if they’re the same ?
This past weekend I had a 3.5hr Z2 with four Zone 6, 1min efforts, which was 2095 kJ of work and 1650 cals - that’s a difference 450 which is a fair bit but also 78.7% of the kJ which falls inline with stated efficiency of the human body to produce energy which is about 23-25% but at the same time that 450 is towards the upper end of recommended calorie deficit if looking to lose some weight…
Should I be using the kJ figure for cals burned for daily intake & refueling instead of actual stated figure in cals?