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BLACKSHEEPWINGS
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4/19/13 12:03 P

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You're wrong because fat has more calories per gram than either protein or carbohydrates. Each gram of the latter provides four calories, which each gram of the former provides nine calories. I'll use the numbers in your example:

190 (g) Carbs = 760 calories
48 (g) Fat = 432 calories
69 (g) Protein = 276 calories

As shown above, you ate more calories from fat than from protein. I hope that provides clarification.

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt


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MICHAELREINEKE
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4/18/13 5:46 P

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Today I had 190 Carbs, 48 Fats, and 69 Protein, but the graph says I ate more fats than protein.

The graph says I ate approximately the perfect ratio of these macronutrients, when obviously 69 is larger than 48, so I couldn't possibly have had "51.8% Carbs, 29.5% Fats, 18.7% Protein", like it says.

The correct ratio I ate is closer to 62% Carbs, 15.5% Fats, 22.5% Protein. (I'm adding in more fats to my diet, now that I've realized the graph is off)

I don't see how I could be wrong


Edited by: MICHAELREINEKE at: 4/20/2013 (00:11)


 
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