# Calories to Kilograms Converter

Enter the weight in calories below to get the value converted to kilograms.

Results in Kilograms: 1 kcal = 0.00013 kg

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## How to Convert Calories to Kilograms

To convert a measurement in calories to a measurement in kilograms, multiply the weight by the following conversion ratio: 0.00013 kilograms/calorie.

Since one calorie is equal to 0.00013 kilograms, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = calories × 0.00013

The weight in kilograms is equal to the weight in calories multiplied by 0.00013.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 calories to kilograms using the formula above.
kilograms = (5,000 kcal × 0.00013) = 0.647989 kg

Calories are a unit of energy, and kilograms are a unit of weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What is a Calorie?

Converting calories is actually a conversion of energy burned by the body performing work rather than actual weight. When measuring the energy content in foods, the large calorie, or kilocalorie, is used, but it's often still just called a "calorie."

One calorie (large calorie) is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius. You'll need to burn 3,500 calories more than you eat to lose one pound of weight.

Calories can be abbreviated as kcal; for example, 1 calorie can be written as 1 kcal.

## What is a Kilogram?

One kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams, 2.204623 pounds, or 1/1,000 of a metric ton.

The formal definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second. It is equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

## Calorie to Kilogram Conversion Table

Table showing various calorie measurements converted to kilograms.
Calories Kilograms
1 kcal 0.00013 kg
2 kcal 0.000259 kg
3 kcal 0.000389 kg
4 kcal 0.000518 kg
5 kcal 0.000648 kg
6 kcal 0.000778 kg
7 kcal 0.000907 kg
8 kcal 0.001037 kg
9 kcal 0.001166 kg
10 kcal 0.001296 kg
20 kcal 0.002592 kg
30 kcal 0.003888 kg
40 kcal 0.005184 kg
50 kcal 0.00648 kg
60 kcal 0.007776 kg
70 kcal 0.009072 kg
80 kcal 0.010368 kg
90 kcal 0.011664 kg
100 kcal 0.01296 kg
200 kcal 0.02592 kg
300 kcal 0.038879 kg
400 kcal 0.051839 kg
500 kcal 0.064799 kg
600 kcal 0.077759 kg
700 kcal 0.090718 kg
800 kcal 0.103678 kg
900 kcal 0.116638 kg
1,000 kcal 0.129598 kg
2,000 kcal 0.259196 kg
3,000 kcal 0.388793 kg
4,000 kcal 0.518391 kg
5,000 kcal 0.647989 kg
6,000 kcal 0.777587 kg
7,000 kcal 0.907185 kg
8,000 kcal 1.0368 kg
9,000 kcal 1.1664 kg
10,000 kcal 1.296 kg

## References

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2. Guth, E., Healthy Weight Loss, JAMA, 2014, 312(9), 974. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1900513
3. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf