Calories don't seem to add up

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    Apr 30, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    Hey, so I've been reading that the calories of a food are as follows:
    - 9 cals/g of fat
    - 4 cals/g of carb
    - 4 cals/g of prot

    But as I was designing my workout, I noticed the final calorie count is like 200 calories off base from what I wanted. Then I did a sanity check and realized most foods are off by some amount as well. For example, two egg whites are supposed to have 32 calories and 6 grams of protein only, but that would imply only 24 calories from protein.

    Does anyone find this odd? Or am I doing something wrong?
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    Apr 30, 2008 5:40 PM GMT
    The laws on nutritional information are such that you don't have to be spot on with your numbers. There is a lot of rounding involved.

    at this site with nutritional info it says that an egg white is 91% protein 3% fat and 6% carbs. But if you look at the label that comes with it you see no mention of either carbs or fat in a single egg.

    so, booo FDA, booo
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    Apr 30, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    OMG, just eat the f*cking eggs.
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    Apr 30, 2008 11:26 PM GMT
    WOW! Great website MunchingZombie! Thanks for posting that link!
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    May 01, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    pdxboxer saidOMG, just eat the f*cking eggs.
    OMG, shut up! icon_razz.gif Haha, seriously though, yeah I know I'm being anal. Sigh ... I just used the eggs as an example though!! icon_evil.gif

    Oh and I realized I was 6 gram fats away from my target, which amounts to being off by at least 54 calories, so I'm a lot closer now.