i also dont understand percentages. like when someone says "this is 33% proten"....I'm like "uhh how many grams of protein is that?"
Okay, here is an explanation
Let us take a product. We'll call it Topher's Vegan Jerky. Assume our hypothetical vegan jerky has 100 calories in total, and the jerky says on it that it is 40% protein. How many grams of protein is that?
When something is say 40% protein, what that means is that 40% of the item's calories come from protein.
So, applying this to our hypothetical vegan jerky, 40% of its 100 calories are protein calories. (100 calories x 40% = 40). So 40 of the 100 total calories are protein calories.
To figure out how many GRAMS of protein that is, you simply have to remember that one gram of protein is equal to 4 calories.
So, if 1 gram of protein= 4 protein calories, how many grams of protein in 40 protein calories?
To figure that out simply take 40 divided by four = 10.
So in other words, in our hypothetical vegan jerky that says it is 40% protein, the amount of protein it has in grams
is 10 grams of protein.
You can figure out the amount of carbs and fats in the same way. You just need to remember that:
One gram of carbs = 4 calories also.
Fat is more calorie dense. One gram of fat = 9 calories.
So to combine all the above info into one equation, it would be:
item's total calories multiplied by the percent of protein it says divided by the number 4 = grams in proteins.
All this reminds me of the days I used to painstakingly calculate the macronutrient ratio and calories of every morcel of food I used to consume. I was rather hardcore then about training and nutrition.
Hope that helps. By the way, I have LOTS of shaker cups (which I have never used because I always always always blend my shakes in a blender with ice). If you still want some, let me know.
**** looks like compash has more uses than than just making a pair of stilettos look good