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    Question Calorie counting

    How do you know the number of calories in food? Is it calculable from the grams of carbs and fats?

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    There's books on that stuff. You can probably pick up a paperback version for around $8 at most book stores. Some only count carbs, or fat or whatever, but there are some that count carbs, fat, sodium, iron, cholesterol, etc.

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    4 calories per gram of protein
    4 per gram of Carb
    9 per gram of fat

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    Originally posted by Corri
    4 calories per gram of protein
    4 per gram of Carb
    9 per gram of fat
    So is that consistent for all types of fats etc. or does it vary?

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    MCFA's and MCT's have lower values.

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    Here is a calorie chart that you can use that will let you sort by grams of fat, cholesterol, protein content and carbohydrate content. Click Here For Calorie Chart

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    Originally posted by Revenant
    So is that consistent for all types of fats etc. or does it vary?
    Unsaturated, Polyunsaturated, Saturated and whatever types of fat all have the same amount of calories of that's what you mean.. I don't even know what MCFA or MCT stand for.

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    Try www.fitday.com

    Alot of people here use it to track daily intake. It does most of the guess work and you can customize foods if they dont have exactly what you are looking for!
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    Originally posted by Corri
    Unsaturated, Polyunsaturated, Saturated and whatever types of fat all have the same amount of calories of that's what you mean.. I don't even know what MCFA or MCT stand for.
    A tpye of fat found in tropical oils

    Omega 7's..Medium chain triglycerides, is an oil/fat produced from MCFA's which are medium chain fatty acids

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    Originally posted by Dr. Pain
    A tpye of fat found in tropical oils

    Omega 7's..Medium chain triglycerides, is an oil/fat produced from MCFA's which are medium chain fatty acids

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    ....and they have 6.8 calories per gram instead of 9

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    And Glycerin/glycerol not considered a carb (sugar alcohol) has 4.3 not 4 LOL

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