Foods that only contain calories but no additional nutrients like protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Person 1: Would you like some soda?
Person 2: No, that's just empty calories. I'll have juice instead.

Person 1: Want some candy for dessert?
Person 2: Nah, I'll have a baked sweet potato instead.
by areallnamestaken December 8, 2010
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A phrase used when the food or beverage offered will not induce inebriation or intoxication. For example, brownies or cookies without marijuana, or a non-alcoholic drink.
Man #1: Hey, want a brownie?
Man #2: That depends, are they "special"?
Man #1: ...No, just delicious.
Man #2: No thanks, empty calories.
by domotomoarigatou November 1, 2009
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A quarterback who puts up a lot of seemingly impressive stats, but rarely wins games, rendering his stats useless in the grand scheme of things.

Also applicable for stats put up when the team is down or up by a lot. AKA, not when a game is being determined.
Jay: I am so pumped for my team's new QB, we are going to air it out all season long.

Joel: Hmm, I don't know. All I see is a bunch of empty calories, he may be useless when it counts.

Jay: Ugh, he never wins big games, you are so right.
by Mike109999 March 21, 2022
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