Of grams and calories…

June 17, 2013

I made an interesting and embarrassing discovery yesterday. Worse, because it uncovered a mistake that I have made more than once.  Somehow I had gotten it into my head that a gram of protein is 7 calories, when it is in fact 4 calories. The same as carbohydrates. (Alcohol is 7 calories per gram). Needless to say I thought it was INCREDIBLY easy to get 40% of my calories from protein even without meat. That’s because I wasn’t. My 100 grams of protein is much closer to 23% of my calories from fat, not 40% as I had reported in my post Body Fat Loss Contest – Weeks 1 & 2. That is all.


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