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silentsilver
05-30-2011, 03:31 PM
I know your body burns a certain amount of calories in the process of digesting and etc...Does the nutrition information (for example, on a bag of bagels) reflect total or net calories?

adean1989
05-30-2011, 03:33 PM
I know your body burns a certain amount of calories in the process of digesting and etc...Does the nutrition information (for example, on a bag of bagels) reflect total or net calories?

Pretty sure it doesn't, but the thermic effect of food (TEF), which you've described is already factored into the equations presented in the sticky's (assumes 15% I believe) and hence your maintenance caloric intake. Nothing to worry over.

TylerMitchell22
05-30-2011, 03:33 PM
The info on the package of bagels tells you the amount of calories in 1 bagel.


I assume this is a troll....