When on a food label, the term "calorie" refers to kilocalories, or 1000 calories.
For a layman, calories are the parameters of your energy consumption. Think of them like the gasoline in your car. But unlike the car, our body stores the excess gas for long.
- Pareek, Rahul C. "Understanding the basics of calories". The Calorie Concious. Retrieved 2020-08-11.