watching/counting one's calories

Definition of watching/counting one's calories

  1. :  being careful not to eat too much No dessert for me—I'm watching/counting my calories.

Word by Word Definitions

watchplay watching
  1. :  to keep vigil as a devotional exercise

    :  to be awake during the night

    :  to be attentive or vigilant

  1. :  the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend

    :  the state of being wakeful

    :  a wake over a dead body

countplay counting
  1. :  to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved :  number

    :  to name the numbers in order up to and including

    :  to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. :  the action or process of counting

    :  a total obtained by counting :  tally

    :  reckoning, account

  1. :  a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl

caloriecalories
  1. :  the amount of heat required at a pressure of one atmosphere to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius that is equal to about 4.19 joules —called also gram calorie, small calorie

    :  the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree Celsius :  1000 gram calories or 3.968 Btu —called also large calorie

    :  a unit equivalent to the large calorie expressing heat-producing or energy-producing value in food when oxidized in the body


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