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 02-03-2004, 06:02 PM #1 Head Princess     Join Date: Sep 2003 Location: Portland, OR Posts: 2,553 How does the math work? Hey there - I'm hoping one of you wonderfully educated people can enlighten me. Here's what I understand: 1 gram of carb = 4 calories 1 gram of protein = 9 calories 1 gram of fat = 9 calories Right so far? So how is it that I can find products all over the place (a lot of tea, for example) that says it has 1 gram of carbohydrate and 0 calories? Shouldn't it be 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
 02-06-2004, 07:33 AM #2 Om shanti     Join Date: Aug 2003 Location: Burlington, MA Posts: 258 First: 1 gram of protein ~ 4 calories, not 9 calories. Regardless, Title 21, Chapter I, Part 101 of the Code of Federal Regulations dictates nutritional labeling requirements. 21 CFR 101.9(c)(1) states: "A statement of the caloric content per serving, expressed to the nearest 5-calorie increment up to and including 50 calories, and 10-calorie increment above 50 calories, except that amounts less than 5 calories may be expressed as zero." __________________ Brian
 01-06-2005, 02:59 PM #3 Junior Member     Join Date: Dec 2004 Location: Grand Rapids MI Posts: 19 OK I am really confused now. This is what I am currently doing daily: 1500 cal 100 protein 40 fat less than 100 carb But, if I read what you wrote...I really am taking in way more than 1500 calories aren't I?? I am so confused!! HELP! __________________ ~~NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS THIN FEELS!~~
 01-06-2005, 03:25 PM #4 Senior Member   Join Date: Sep 1999 Posts: 8,974 Roziesgirl- 100 g of protein = 400 calories (4 x 100). 100 g of carbs = 400 calories (4 x 100). 40 g of fat = 360 calories (9 x 40). Total = 1160 calories. You're way low for 1500 calories. You can eat more! If you want to skip all this math, a great place to go is Fitday - a free web site that allows you to track what you eat and adds up all the calories and grams of this and that for you. I couldn't manage without it!

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