The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    $3n10r M3mb3r defcon's Avatar
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    Quick question about fiber and calorie counting.

    Hi. I am just wondering something.

    When your counting our calories for the day, do you take into account fiber intake? For example, in 100g of Lentils there is 21g of Dietary Fiber. If you take this into account ( along with the protein/fat/rest of carbs) you get a calorie count of 348. If you do not take the Fiber into account you get 264.

    So, should I count them or not? Fitday does not but the package of lentils does in their calorie count. Confusing :P

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    if you eat it, count it.
    Yes. Taking a dump CAN be considered cardio.

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    There are different types of fiber yielding different calorie amounts, usually between 1.5 to 2.5 calories per gram, although some such as cellulose contain 0. According to my lentils the total calorie content is 307 per 100g which corresponds to a value of 2 calories per gram for the fibre. I'd use that.

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    Thanks to both of you. I will just count the calories as stated on the package unless someone else can put up a stronger argument which favours the other side.

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    i would go with the 2kcal a gram of fibre.

    But most people do not eat that much fibre to make that much of a difference anyway.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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