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11-23-2009, 08:39 PM
i was reading one of the articles on how to calculate your daily caloric intake and had a question. it says 1 g protein = 4 kcal, 1 g fat = 9 kcal, 1 g carb = 4 kcal. my question is in this in addition to the calories already listed on the nutrition facts?

for example if i have one slice of deli sliced american cheese, its 45 cal, 4 g protein, 6 g fat. so when calculating my calories for this, it would be 45 + (4 x 4) + (6 x 9) = 115 kcal

is that right? if its not can someone clarify. thanks

11-23-2009, 08:57 PM
no. you are double count. Try using a site like fitday.com or thedailyplate.com. Enter your foods and let them count the cals for you.

Daniel Roberts
11-24-2009, 01:50 AM
As cphafner said, you're double counting there.

That slice of cheese for example has 45kcal; that's it. Simple.

The protein and fat amount just gives you a break down, so you know what those 45kcal are 'made' of.

11-24-2009, 12:06 PM
ah okay got it. thanks guys.