Calorie Breakdown

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doublecheese

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Posted: 29 Dec 2013, 04:03
If I had 22g fat, 51g of carbs, and 19g of protein, how come the calorie breakdown looks like this?



Shouldn't it be like this?

bittiq

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Posted: 29 Dec 2013, 04:31
I understand why you would think that, however the chart is not graphing your macronutrients in grams. It's charting them in calories. Since carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram and fats have 9 calories per gram, the chart is actually illustrating 204 calories from carbs, 198 calories from fats, and 76 calories from protein. When simplified into percentages, these come out to what is shown in the chart.
doublecheese

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Posted: 29 Dec 2013, 04:36
Ah okay! Thanks, I was so confused, haha. Razz
bittiq

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Posted: 29 Dec 2013, 05:01
No problem!
euheide

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Posted: 02 Jan 2014, 21:07
Great point by Doublecheese. I also wondered about that some time ago but didn't bother looking for the answer lol. And great answer by Bittiq! Very interesting. Didn't know that! Now that graph makes more sense to me lol.



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