Calories in a gram of carbs/protein/fat?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Regnevelc, Apr 5, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Regnevelc

    Regnevelc New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0
    What are the calories in a gram of protein, fat and carbohydrate? I am setting up my diet and I want to do it right.

    The numbers I came up with are 4 calories per gram for protein, 3.5 cals per gram for carbs, and 9 calories per gram for fat. I wonder if those are right.

    Thanks!
     
  2. nonplus

    nonplus New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    6,844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    4 per carbs. rest of the #'s are right.

    you can find this on a cereal box :)
     
  3. Regnevelc

    Regnevelc New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well i'll be damned.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Regnevelc

    Regnevelc New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well then lets use this thread for something else. On my diet that I am starting next week, I need to eat around 2250 - 2450 calories a day at the beginning(205 lbs). I am wondering should I eat my bigger meals earlier in the day and tick myself down towards the end and eat my carbs in the morning?
     
  5. iwishiwascool

    iwishiwascool Lurker

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Columbus, Oh
    Try to eat a good lump of your carbs before your work out... assuming you are lifting too?
     
  6. Regnevelc

    Regnevelc New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0

    Definatly, I just finished writing up a routine. But I workout at like 10 in the morn after waking up at 8:30 - 9:00 so I will eat a carb breakfast, oatmeal and english muffins :)

    Workout

    Sunday: Boxing/Jump Rope

    Monday – Back/Biceps
    Deadlifts – 4 x 8, 4, 4, 6
    Chin-ups – 3 x 6, 6, *
    Row Machine – 3 x 6, 6, 6
    Barbell Bicep Curls – 3 x 6, 6, 6
    Hammer Curls – 2 x 8, 8
    Hanging Leg Raises – 4 x 15, 15, 15, 15

    Mon Night: Running

    Tuesday: Boxing/Jump Rope

    Wednesday – Legs
    Squats – 4 x 8, 4, 4, 6
    Squat Press – 3 x 6, 6, 4
    Leg Curls – 3 x 8, 8, 6
    Calf Raises – 4 x 15, 15, 15, 15

    Wed Night: Running

    Thursday: Boxing/Jump Rope

    Friday – Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
    Dumbbell Incline – 4 x 8, 4, 4, 6
    Dumbbell Bench – 3 x 6, 6, 4
    Arnold Presses – 3 x 6, 6, 6
    Upright Rows – 2 x 6, 6
    Cable Pressdowns – 3 x 8, 8, 6
    Crunches – 4 x 15, 15, 15, 15
     
  7. iwishiwascool

    iwishiwascool Lurker

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Columbus, Oh
    looks fine, but you should throw some protein in the mix pre work out too.
     
  8. Regnevelc

    Regnevelc New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know that, I am going to go through and set out when I should eat at what time during the day for my meals.

    IE: Breakfast: Calories 600, Carbs 60g, protein 40g, fat 20g etc etc... thats not what I am going to use, thats just an example.

    I always mix 8oz of OJ and a scoop of whey for my preworkout drink.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page