Practice Calculations

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Practice Calculations: Alicia ate a meal that contained 42 grams of carbs, 35 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat. What percentage of her meal was carbohydrate, protein and fat. Step 1: Multiple each macronutrient by the number of calories per gram - 42 grams of carbs x 4 calories/gram = 168 calories - 35 grams of protein x 4 calories/gram = 140 calories - 10 grams of fat x 9 calories/gram = 90 calories Step 2: Add the calories from all three macronutrients - 168 + 140 + 90 = 398 calories Step 3: Divide the calories from each nutrient by the total number of calories in the meal - 168 calories from carbs / 398 total calories = 0.42 or 42% - 140 calories from protein / 398 total calories = .035 or 35% - 90 calories from fat / 398 total calories = 0.22 or 22% Step 4: Double check your work - Add the percentages together to get 100% = 42% +35% +22% Kristy (155 lbs) is trying a new diet that provides 1200 calories. She is eating 20% carbs, 50% protein and 30% fat. Is Kristy getting the minimum of 130 grams of carbs/day? Is she consuming more than the recommended 0.8 grams protein/kg? Is she getting more than the recommended
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course BIOL 1322 taught by Professor Aliciabrown during the Summer '11 term at Collins.

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