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 Post subject: kcal %
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:34 pm 
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I was hoping the experts can assist me!

I do not understand how I could obtain or calculate the kcal%. What is it a percent of and how do I go about getting that? Is there some kind of calculator or spread sheet out there?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: kcals
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:19 am 
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hi hrwasp,

The kcal % is how many calories there are in 100grams or 100ml of a food there are. (This figure can be over 100, so it looks confusing). You can find this figure on the side of food, in the nutrition information box (Energy).

It is kcal per 100.

Why kcal and not just calories?
'kcalories' has become synonymous with 'calories'. If you look at the nutrition information on food packets, you will notice that the energy content is measured in 'kcal'. People just call this 'calories' (even though they are 1000 calories). We use the 'kcal' notation for consistency. It is confusing, but unfortunately that just the way the standard has been adopted.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.


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 Post subject: Still Confused
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:22 pm 
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On all of the nutritional information on all of our food, there is no kCal notation. I see that your company is out of Ireland and that maybe our issue.

Maybe we have not adopted that format here yet. It is really confusing to my personal fitness trainer as well and if she is confused...boy I am in trouble.

How can this be ratified for me and my personal trainer?


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 10:11 pm 
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If you want to know the "Kcal" and the food maufacturer only has "cals" on the label, then they've just dispensed with the "K" (don't ask me why, thay usually have to squash this data into a small space - might be the reason, but it leads to a lot of confusion).

If your personal trainer can't explain this, then I'd be a bit dubious about them


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