Thread: question on cou ting calories

1. question on cou ting calories

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. ah okay got it. thanks guys.

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