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taffer
12-27-2003, 08:47 PM
i got this off fitday for working out how many cal's are in some foods (not all products show their cal's), just wondering if its correct...

Cals = fat X 9 + (carb - fiber) X 4 + protein X 4 + alcohol X 7

imperfectly_lou
12-27-2003, 08:54 PM
Yes that is correct - but personally I count the cals from fibre.

Basically,

9 cals per gram of fat
4 cals per gram of carbs or protein
7 cals per gram of alcohol