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lost815cm posted:
Hello all, quick question. What's the difference between calories and fat calories?? Reading nutrition labels are driving me nuts!!
Catelyn SW 276 CW 250 GW 150

"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different...." ~C.S. Lewis
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abnersmom responded:
Fat calories are just that the calories in a food that are from fats: unsaturated, saturated or trans. Unsaturated fats are the healthiest. Trans are the worst as they are processed fats - stay away from those! Calories are the total of carbs, fats, and protein that you consume. Check out the food logs here or fitday.com to see what percentage of each nutrient you should be consuming daily.
Debbie SW 265 CW 155 GW 150 - To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. Helen Keller


 
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jis4judy responded:
Hi when reading labels the total calories are usually listed and the fat calories are included in the total number the thing to look for as far as fats are concerned is partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredient list if that is listed don;t buy it.. also check for sodium content if it is high don;t buy it.
the trans fats are hydrogenated oils or parially hyrogenated oils

the thing is manufactorers are allowed to say it contains zero trans fats if it has less than 1 gram per serving and if they make the serving small enough that is easy to do , so even if it says zero trans fat and you look at the ingredient list and find the hydrgenated oils then you know for sure if it is in there don;t buy it/

good fats are usualy nuts and avacados they have monounsaturated fats healthy fats
use these in moderation..because they are also full of calories
Hugs Judy:)
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lost815cm replied to abnersmom's response:
Thanks!
Catelyn SW 276 CW 250 GW 150

"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different...." ~C.S. Lewis
 
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lost815cm replied to jis4judy's response:
Thanks!
Catelyn SW 276 CW 250 GW 150

"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different...." ~C.S. Lewis
 
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jean4u responded:
Good ? Knowledge IS power.

Reading labels is crucial to this journey. Also the SERVING sizes. That one is downright depressing at times!

Barb