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Old 03-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A gram of fat equals 9 calories, while a gram of protein or carbohydrates only equals 4 calories. That's why foods with a high fat content are much higher in calories. So if you were looking for an equal balance of macronutrients, for example, where your pie chart was 33.33% in all three areas, your ratio of FAT: PROTEIN: CARB would look like this--- 8g: 18g: 18g. If you're looking at the grams of macronutrients as equals, you'll come up extremely heavy on your fat intake. Hope that helps!
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