View Full Version : QUestion regarding calories

09-07-2004, 02:42 PM

Gotta query.I have just realised(after reaching a plateau) that hey walla!!there is a relation between what goes into the body and what makes up the body :bang: ........

Well, i have done the neccessarty bits and given my stats of 5feet 11 inches with a weight of 185 pounds and 13 percent bodyfat. I have calculated that i need about 3000 calories to cut down on my body fat.

So, i have tried to formulate a good diet, one which will give me 40 percent protein , 40 percent carbs and 20 percent of fat. BUT

I cant seem to make sense of a few things.

a. i keep reading the food labels and take the case of brown bread for instance.It says 78 kcal per slice with 18 g of carbs, 3.3 grams of protein and 1.2 g of fat. Given that 1 g of protein and carbs os 4 kcal each and 1 g of fat is 9 kcal that means 18 * 4 + 3.3*4 + 1.2 * 9 = 96

HOw come ??? I have found this discrepancy in many food stuffs. HOw does one figure this in ???

09-07-2004, 02:50 PM
could be dietary fiber in the bread? most companies don't count fiber in the total calories but do count it in the total carbs...

09-08-2004, 11:42 AM
What does that mean in real terms ???

09-08-2004, 11:43 AM
??? Fibre = Carbs??? that isnt right it it??

09-08-2004, 11:50 AM
Dietary fiber is an indigestible complex carbohydrate found in plants.
Fiber has no calories because the body cannot absorb it.
The most common source of fiber is fruits, vegetables, and bran.

09-08-2004, 12:24 PM
??? Fibre = Carbs??? that isnt right it it??

fibre is a carb. some fibre can give a kcal level of 2kcal per g fibre.

to answer the main question. some food labels are just wrong.