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    For years when it came to my diet, I’ve always focused on meeting my Carbs, Protein and Fat numbers with no problem. However, as I start this off-season nutritional plan, I’ve added the goal of meeting my calorie numbers as well. I have to say that I’m finding it difficult to do. Sure, I can get all the other numbers (carbs, protein & fat) in but when I look over at the calories box, I’m always off (+/-). For me it’s never been a real big deal but now that I’ve earned my personal trainers certification and will someday be working one-on-one with folks, it would be something that I need to have a good handle on. What have you guys experienced? I know this may sound silly but just thought I’d put it out there.
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    I've noticed that calories listed in nutritional info, more often than not, seem to not line up mathematically with the macros listed. Honestly, I think you can go either way with it, as long as you are consistent to each client. I'd personally go with counting macros rather than calories.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jsaild2 View Post
      I'd personally go with counting macros rather than calories.

      This. I remember when I first went on a plan I missed the "just pay attention to the main macro" and tried to line up the calories with the macros and almost cried in frustration after an hour.
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      • #4
        I prepped myself for my first 7 seven shows...other than my initial base point I never really calculated calories only macros...to simplify further I broke macros into 50g/servings and manipulated based on how many servings per day...which made measuring and portioning out food easy. I also did a earky early version of carb cycling revolved around 1-4 "servings" of carbs per day.
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        • #5
          Thanks all,

          You know, I was trying to get this process of figuring out a different way of coming up with the same outcome as I do with just monitoring my Macro numbers, So when I started helping folks with their diets, I could apply the principles and formulas that are laid out in my ISSA personal Cert text book. But this seems to be more of a pain in the ass than anything else.
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          • #6
            calories in fiber

            Originally posted by v1hyp View Post
            Thanks all,

            You know, I was trying to get this process of figuring out a different way of coming up with the same outcome as I do with just monitoring my Macro numbers, So when I started helping folks with their diets, I could apply the principles and formulas that are laid out in my ISSA personal Cert text book. But this seems to be more of a pain in the ass than anything else.
            Just wanted to throw my thoughts in here this past cutting cycle where i was counting my macros AND calories. Depending on where your food is from (local/international) and type of food, the manufacturers may or may not have the fiber content of the food count toward total calories.
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