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 Post subject: Calorie Discrepancies?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:27 pm 
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Finch

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Has anyone had this issue when calculating their macros?

Take the label for a popular brand of coconut milk

Calories: 70
Total Fat: 4.5
Total Carb: 8
Protein: 0

No alcohol is in the coconut milk, so total fat + total carb = total calories.

Total Fat: 4.5*9 = 40.5
Total Carb: 8*4 = 32
40.5+32 = 72.5

According to the label there is a discrepancy here. Now, for one part of my diet this doesn't necessarily bother me, but there are the same discrepancies found even in the FDA nutrition facts for nuts, fruits, and veggies. This really throws off my macro calculations.

New to the whole calorie counting as I am trying to be more diligent about discovering my particular needs. Can anyone help me with this?


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 Post subject: Re: Calorie Discrepancies?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:10 am 
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Why is calorie counting so important to you?


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 Post subject: Re: Calorie Discrepancies?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:27 pm 
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The kcal/g numbers for each macro aren't exact, no, and differ per food. The overall calories on the nutrition label are also rounded, as are the individual macro gram measures.

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