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threatmix
07-18-2005, 12:18 PM
I'm having a problem on Fitday with the calculations of grams of carbs/calories. There are 4 calories/g of carbs, right? On Fitday, it's not making that conversion. For instance, it says 62g carb = 230 cal, when it should be 248, which is subsequently screwing up my macronutrient ratios. Is anyone else having this problem? It's been like this for several weeks now. I e-mailed them about it, but never heard anything.

spanky33
07-18-2005, 12:41 PM
i dont use fitday, but i'm sure it's because of one of the following:
1) rounding
2) fibre
3) dont worry about 18 cals man.

Unholy
07-18-2005, 12:52 PM
fiber maybe?

stoni9
07-18-2005, 12:52 PM
my guess is that your "4 calories/gram of carb" is just a quick conversion

the actual very well may be 3.650793650794 calories/gram of carb...according to their numbers

stoni9
07-18-2005, 12:53 PM
ya...18 calories??? curl ur protien shake while you drink it

stoni9
07-18-2005, 01:10 PM
fitday told me thats 80 calories

zimbo
07-18-2005, 02:48 PM
Yeah, it's possible to over-obsess about FitDay. BTW, you know you're taking FitDay too serious is you enter sexual activity as one of your Activities for the day.

--Steve

Reinvented
07-20-2005, 10:12 AM
fitday rounds its numbers, which is why i customize everything that i eat..since i eat the same products with some variations.

chops
07-20-2005, 11:04 AM
fitday calculates based on "net" carbs, so fiber is not counted. you can work around it if you do custom entries and omit putting in numbers for fiber.

Unholy
07-20-2005, 11:17 AM
its true though, some fiber is insoluble.