Food Math

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by AllRound, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. AllRound

    AllRound Yellow Belt

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    Could someone explain me how to figure out the % of carbs, proteins and fats again. I started counting the calories, proteins, carbs and fats from my diet to see how close I get to the 50%, 30%, 20%. The problem is that I don't remember how to figure out these percentages from what I'm eating... If anyone could tell me I'd really appreciate it.
     
  2. Madmick

    Madmick Freedom!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Carbohydrates= 4/gram
    Protein= 4/gram
    Fat= 9/gram

    Exceptions:

    MCT= ~7/gram (Medium Chain Triglycerides, a type of fat)
    Alcohol= 7/gram
     
  3. AllRound

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    Ah yes, I multiply the carbs, protein and fat with 4 and use that to figure out the percentage from the total calories right?
     
  4. Urban

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    fat = 9 Calories per gram doesn't it?
     
  5. E C Monee

    E C Monee Guest

    fat is 9
    carb/protein is 4
     
  6. AllRound

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    Yes, that makes more sense, thanks.
     
  7. Madmick

    Madmick Freedom!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yes it does. Typo. My fault.
     
  8. johnnynoname

    johnnynoname Banned Banned

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    this is the method your looking for:
    1. calculate you total caloric intake per day
    2. calculate how many grams of carbs, protein and fats you take in per day
    3. multiply your total grams of carbs by 4 to get your total carb calories
    protein by 4 protein calories
    fats by 9 fat calories
    4. multiply each of the products from step 3 by your total caloric intake (found in step 1) and you will have your percentage
     

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