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Old 09-17-2005, 05:29 AM   #6
Chris Longley
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each gram of protein = 4 calories
each gram of carb = 4 calories
each gram of fat = 9 calories

1 block is 7g for PRO, 9g for CHO, 1.5g for FAT

So, if you're on 16 blocks per day, to work out your total calories:

PRO = 16(blocks) x 7(grams) x 4(calories)= 448
CHO = 16 x 9 x 4 = 576
FAT = 16 x 1.5 x 9 = 216
FAT (hidden in protein blocks) = 16 x 1.5 x 9 = 216

Therefore total calories = 448 + 576 + 216 + 216 = 1456

Bear in mind though that by using the block method your calories will actually be a little higher due to the uncounted "hidden" macronutrient grams such as carbs in protein sources/protein in carb sources.

Simple eh?
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