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Pure Water
05-09-2010, 04:10 PM
Are there really more calories in fat, carbs, and protein? Do I have to calculate those calories into my daily calorie intake needs?

Because I just calculated everything for two pieces of peanut butter (four tablespoons) and jam (two tablespoons) toast (whole wheat bread) with one cup of 2% milk and the results I got were:

Calories: 1498.4
Fat: 40
Carbohydrates: 74
Protein: 28.1

How the heck do I get my fat, carbs, and protein daily intake needs if I'm already at 1498.4 calories??? Am I calculating something wrong?

Pure Water
05-09-2010, 05:25 PM
I posted this question in the diet and nutrition part of the forums but no one answered so I guess I'll ask it here then, since it's about this program.

Are we supposed to calculate the calories that are from fat, carbohydrates, and protein into our daily calorie intake needs? Because I calculated what two pieces of peanut butter (four tablespoons) and jam (two tablespoons) toast (whole wheat bread) with one cup of milk (2%) would be and this is what I got:

Calories: 1498.4
Fat: 40
Carbohydrates: 74
Protein: 28.1

Is that right?

Krazor
05-09-2010, 05:35 PM
calories on the label are the total calories from all sources.

Pure Water
05-09-2010, 05:48 PM
calories on the label are the total calories from all sources.

Thank-you!!! This explains everything! :clap:

tom183
05-09-2010, 05:51 PM
You dont add the calories from fat, protein and carbs on top of the total calories. For example:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa33/tom183/nutritionlabel.gif

is not 250 calories plus (108+124+20). It's 250 calories total which is made up of 108 calories from fat, 124 calories from carbohydrate and 20 calories from protein.

Pure Water
05-09-2010, 05:57 PM
Thank-you very much!

Pure Water
05-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Dammit! Calculating my daily nutritional intake needs is hard! Can anyone send me a link to one of those online calculator things that you can click what you ate for the day? Hopefully that will be easier than trying to do it manually on paper.

Jorge Sanchez
05-09-2010, 08:00 PM
www.fitday.com

I don't think a peanut butter and jam sandwich and a glass of milk is 1500 calories. You might want to double check.

Pure Water
05-09-2010, 08:35 PM
www.fitday.com

I don't think a peanut butter and jam sandwich and a glass of milk is 1500 calories. You might want to double check.

Ya I figured it out, I was doubling the calories haha.

On fitday, alot of the nutrition facts aren't exactly the same as I see on the labels in real life. I guess I have to go through everything and change it?

Krazor
05-09-2010, 10:37 PM
Ya I figured it out, I was doubling the calories haha.

On fitday, alot of the nutrition facts aren't exactly the same as I see on the labels in real life. I guess I have to go through everything and change it?

it doesn't have to be perfect, get your estimated intake calories and subtract your estimated calories burned and bang you got your estimated weight loss or gain in calories. 3500 cals = 1 pound of fat.

fixationdarknes
05-10-2010, 01:53 AM
I don't think a peanut butter and jam sandwich and a glass of milk is 1500 calories. You might want to double check.

Haha. That would be awesome for bulkers and crappy for cutters.

Glad you got things figured out OP. I use fitday myself, although lately I've just been estimating half (or more) of my calories. To be honest though I'm pretty good at estimating these days, from all the previous days of tracking. The cals/macros are just drilled into my brain lol. It can be really tiresome to be ****ing spot on all day, although a lot of people do it and I used to do it for a long time.

Joe Black
05-11-2010, 01:17 AM
fitday.com is awesome once you get the hang of it. Just punch in what you are eating and it does all the hard math for you.

I know it seems overwhelming, but once you get to understand roughly what is in each type of food and how to use fitday.com everything will become really clear!

Pure Water
05-11-2010, 07:02 AM
Thanks.

The Gasman UK
05-12-2010, 06:56 AM
2 slices toast - 200 cals
4 tbsp PB - 360 cals
2% Milk 1 pint - 250 cals
2 tbsp jam - 140 cals
So roughly 950. 4 tbps a lot of PB, are you bulking ?