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alfred1972
06-21-2018, 05:41 AM
I have a question regarding calories and macros. So my calories are 2400calories and my macros are suppose to be 160.20carbs 240.3protein and 80.1fat. Since I take a supplement pre jym which has 80calories and 3grams of carbs I can never reach the macros. Usually on my fitness pal I let say reach 2400calories but I am about 10grams under my fat should I leave it like this since I reached my calorie goal Thanks

Iceman1800
06-21-2018, 05:48 AM
Recalculate your numbers. 3 grams of carbs is 12 calories. Where's the other 68 calories in your pre coming from?

alfred1972
06-21-2018, 05:50 AM
Recalculate your numbers. 3 grams of carbs is 12 calories. Where's the other 68 calories in your pre coming from? It's coming from the pre workout pre jym it has 80calories total with 3gram of carbs

Iceman1800
06-21-2018, 06:02 AM
It's coming from the pre workout pre jym it has 80calories total with 3gram of carbsI'm not disputing label claims. I'm just saying you need to figure out where the 68 calories are coming from. Those needed to be counted in your macros

Iceman1800
06-21-2018, 06:06 AM
I just checked the label. I'd count it as 20 grams of carbs if I was using it.

alfred1972
06-21-2018, 06:13 AM
It's coming from the pre workout pre jym it has 80calories total with 3gram of carbs


I just checked the label. I'd count it as 20 grams of carbs if I was using it.

I actually figured it out Since for regulations they had to had 68calories from the amino acids in the new pre workout. But it is actually 12 calories even though it labels 80calories. The body dosen't absorb those extra 68calories from the ingredients.

gbullock32
06-21-2018, 06:14 AM
I actually figured it out Since for regulations they had to had 68calories from the amino acids in the new pre workout. But it is actually 12 calories even though it labels 80calories. The body dosen't absorb those extra 68calories from the ingredients.Amino acids actually do contain calories, and your body does use them; most labels skip them since the amount added by them is less than 5 calories per serving so they do not need to label them.

alfred1972
06-21-2018, 06:17 AM
I just checked the label. I'd count it as 20 grams of carbs if I was using it.

I found a video on youtube of DR JYM talking about the new PRE Jym due to regalations. the video is called Did the number of calories in Pre JYM increase?

alfred1972
06-21-2018, 06:18 AM
Amino acids actually do contain calories, and your body does use them; most labels skip them since the amount added by them is less than 5 calories per serving so they do not need to label them.

So would I have to count those extra 68calories in my diet because it ruins all of of macros. There is a video on youtube explaining DR Jym Stoppani to use 12calories. the video is called Did the number of calories in Pre JYM increase?

SuffolkPunch
06-21-2018, 06:19 AM
Just buy the cheapest brand of whey you can find, it's no different to what's in those expensive fancy brand supplements.

alfred1972
06-21-2018, 06:21 AM
Just buy the cheapest brand of whey you can find, it's no different to what's in those expensive fancy brand supplements.

It actually a pre workout supplement

gbullock32
06-21-2018, 06:25 AM
So would I have to count those extra 68calories in my diet because it ruins all of of macros. There is a video on youtube explaining DR Jym Stoppani to use 12calories. the video is called Did the number of calories in Pre JYM increase?Just count all of the calories or don't, it doesn't matter as long as you're consistent.

alfred1972
06-21-2018, 06:27 AM
Just count all of the calories or don't, it doesn't matter as long as you're consistent.
Ok Thanks It's just because it ruins my macros of about 15grams under. So I will probably just count those 3grams.

Ghawk21
06-21-2018, 06:45 AM
I mean its only 68cals either way...with current label guidelines allowing for a ~10% error you're never going to be 100% with the macros you think you're getting. Just aim to be as close as possible and be consistent. Such a negligible amount isn't going to impact much of anything either way.

dest0
06-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Don't think about it too much, your calculations are never going to be a 100% anyway. 15g isn't a big deal.

With your fat intake, if you're aiming for the minimum and afraid that you're not hitting that, you can always eat more fat and reduce your protein/carb intake instead.

Iceman1800
06-21-2018, 04:06 PM
I'm sorry, but I have to after reading this whole thread:
*gym *gym *gympre jym is the name of a pre workout supplement

formicaman
06-21-2018, 04:57 PM
pre jym is the name of a pre workout supplement
Thanks...lol never mind