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 02-03-2004, 12:57 PM #1 Head Princess     Join Date: Sep 2003 Location: Portland, OR Posts: 2,553 How does the math work? One of you brilliant people has got to know the answer to this! If 1 gram of carb = 4 calories, 1 gram of protein = 4 calories 1 gram of fat = 9 calories Then how can a product (Splenda, for example) have 0 calories and 1 gram of carbs? Wouldn't that mean it actually has 4 calories? __________________ We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin 5'3" Started Atkins 7/15/2003
 02-03-2004, 01:06 PM #2 Each Bite of Sugar...     Join Date: Jun 2002 Location: Seattle Posts: 284 Well, it actually, technically, has <1g of dietary carbs per packet, but on Atkins, we have to count it as 1 because of its properties as an aritifical sweetener combined with the <1g. carbs in the powder... I think. My sleep-deprived interpretation... Have to think on it some more... __________________ Lisa Bridget's Mom (03/02) 285/265/150 "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." Mae West
 02-03-2004, 11:59 PM #3 Princess in Training     Join Date: Jan 2004 Location: California Posts: 113 Splenda *does* have 4 calories, they just get to round down
 02-04-2004, 11:12 AM #4 Head Princess     Join Date: Sep 2003 Location: Portland, OR Posts: 2,553 At what point does a company get to round down the caloric value of their product? How confusing! __________________ We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin 5'3" Started Atkins 7/15/2003

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