- 02-22-2012, 02:24 AM
Iíve been keeping track of my calories and grams of Protein, carbohydrates, and fats. When I add up the calories I get one number when I add up the macros (Px4)+(Cx4)+(Fx9)= I get another numberÖ the number is like 500 more than when I just add the calories. What am I doing wrong? For instance my macros for today were:
P-354= 1416 cal 50%
C -235.5= 942 cal 33%
F-126= 1134 cal 18%
1416+942+1134= 3492 cal
Iíve paid very close attention, and have not missed any calories. What is wrong with this equation?Christopher
- 02-22-2012, 05:04 AM
If your talking about what you actually ate and not the macros,i run into this also.
Whats going on is some foods(like pasta)was a good bit of protein and carbs so it'll be higher in cals then counting it only as a "full"cho.
Same with yogurt,nuts they have both carbs/protein.
- 02-22-2012, 11:27 AM
im getting all info off the label or of the internet.. so all the nutritional info is on the containerChristopher
02-22-2012, 12:51 PM
It's from insoluble fiber. Manufacturers can take away the value of insoluble fiber from the total calories because insoluble fiber doesn't convert into energy (calories). It's impossible to know who does this and who does not do it. Sneaky food manufacturers!
02-22-2012, 01:40 PM
02-22-2012, 03:00 PM
02-22-2012, 07:39 PM
agreed but im kind of a math nerd, and when **** doesnt add up i get pissed.
im on a bulking diet. if one number is 3100 and the other is 3450 its kind of important. it wouldnt be that important to me if i was only off buy 100 cals but 350 is the difference between me gaining or me staying the same
02-23-2012, 12:00 AM
hmmmm,that is strange.....I find about a 50-100 calorie difference on a standard 3K calorie day....consistently....maybe a bit more at times....its usually just half-ass sites or labels that are not correct to begin with (the macros don't jive with the caloric number) or like already stated, its fiber or something like that which will skew the calorie count since its not really calories. but 300-400 is way off, maybe it was just an oddball day. Do it for a full week with different food combos and see if it keeps up, should be 50-100 difference usually.......
02-23-2012, 12:53 AM
its happened on 2 different days this week. the rest of the week ive been with in like 10calories, i ate this whole grain bread on both of those days, it has extra fiber. i think that could have been part it. not sure my be the peanut butter i have too. those are the only things that i used on those two days that i have not used the rest of the week.
keeping a diet journal, is kind of annoying but it really comes in handy. i was cutting and i lost weight but i think i was grossly under nourishing my muscles (down 3%bf) im at a solid 9%
02-23-2012, 11:32 AM
Lots of Fiber + half-ass labels = larger discrepancies
02-23-2012, 12:59 PM
02-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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