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empty calories

Food that lacks actual nutritional or value (often junk food). No wonder you're hungry again—you only ate empty calories earlier.
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empty calories

Food that has little or no nutritional value. For example, Snacking on beer and potato chips makes for a lot of empty calories. [1960s]
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