Question by M. Forrest: Do fat calories differ from normal calories when “burning fat?”?
I’m currently doing a vigorous workout routine (p90x) in order to have a more appealing figure and to lose a bit of weight (I’m 147 pounds and I have somewhat noticeable fat, 17 yrs old.. I have almost no muscle but I’m getting it). So I’m looking more into what I eat and I’m noticing the “fat from cal” section on labels.. and I just ate something that was 47% fat calories..
Does this matter when you’re burning calories? I’m not going to do it again, but I’m kind of confused as to how these “fat calories” work.
Answer by Holyhell!
A calorie is a calorie. Generally 1 gram of protein=4 calories, 1 gram carb=4 calories, and 1 gram fat=9 calories. So fat is higher in calories than either protein or carbs. They are all the same calories, so they burn the same way.
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