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SELENITYLUNARE
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7/13/13 11:35 P

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Okay so the fat weighs heavier than the protein and carbs. I am glad to know that now! I can actually make my meal plans and know why I am having such a problem 'getting enough' fat.


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7/12/13 7:05 A

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Hello

The math doesn't quite work that way. There are 4 calories per gram of protein and carbs, and 9 calories per gram of fat. So you have to take each total for the day, multiply by the number of calories per gram, then divide by the total calories for the day to come up with your %. I checked your numbers for today, and they looked about right.

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I looked at my daily feedback and noticed something odd. It was saying that I had ~33% of each. However, when I calculated the percentages I was 41/18/41. It should just be the carbs, fats, and proteins added together then the total divided into the individual parts

How is Sparkpeople calculating the breakdown?.




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