Another calories not adding up! - FitDay Discussion Boards

Another calories not adding up!


Old 11-21-2013, 09:45 PM
FitDay Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Default Another calories not adding up!

I have been searching here and trying to understand why my calories do not total my macros. I have had FitDay PC for a long time and never really added it up. Well, I've been doing that and it can be off up 70 cals. I use a mixture of custom foods and database foods although mostly custom. Do I need to use a "serving" vs a unit such as grams or oz?

For instance:
Beef, ground 90% cooked: 3oz=180cals, 9gr fat, 0gr carbs, 24gr protein. Caloris from the macros are 177 not 180. I have that in my custom foods by the oz, using 3 as the serving (3/1oz servings).

Any help or understanding of this would be appreciated!
Jlynn62 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 02:30 AM
FitDay Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2

As I look at website like calorie king, etc. they all seem to be the same in macros and the calories don't add up right there either. I know some is rounding because it will have 2.6gr of something instead of 3gr. So in my custom foods I will do the math and make the calories the sum of Pro, Carbs, and Fat.
Jlynn62 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 05:57 AM
Super Moderator
Kathy13118's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,206

Do I understand the question correctly - are you putting the ground beef in as a custom food? Then you break it down by oz? I haven't done this myself - instead I put in a custom food and in the descrption I state the serving size there.

For example:
Dunkin Donut 1 large glazed is one serving

That's the description when I make up the custom food. With the serving size defined, if I eat half a donut, I put in 0.5 for the quanitity, or 0.33 or whatever fraction I've eaten of that food. It works pretty well.
Kathy13118 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 05:16 AM
FitDay Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1

Thanks for very interesting post. I have a high regard for the valuable information you offer in your articles. I really believe you will do much better in the future
its really good to know me! Great site and a great topic as well i really get amazed to read this thanks. love this way!
Cheyne55 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service