Protein, carbs, fat..... err :/ other????

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Aug 8, 2012 8:12pm

zao712 zao712
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i use the free version of this site, and on my macronutrient pie chart, it says i’m eating 13% “other”. What on earth is there besides the pro, carbs, and fat?? I’m so confused, am i eating a bunch of rocks or something lol???

PS. it isn’t vitamins or anything because all that is reserved for paying members. Any helps would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!

Aug 8, 2012 9:11pm

dianebl dianebl
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vitamins don’t have calories.

Other can represent alcohol or alcohol sugars (like some artificial sweeteners). If you have any of that in your diary, it will be that.

If the number of grams of protein, carbs and fat of an item aren’t enough to represent the total amount of calories entered, then the rest is assigned to “other”. This could be legitimate (like artificial sweeteners). But it could also be user error.

When you add things to your food diary, check after every item or two. This will let you see which item is the culprit, and then you can correct it if necessary.

Aug 11, 2012 11:07pm

Kesa Kesa
128 posts

A gram of protein and carb is 4 cals whereas a gram of fat is 9 cals. Other represents the difference that goes outside the sum of cals for each of protein, carbs and fat.

For example: 9 grams of fat should be 81 cals but the nutritional information says it is 100 cals. This difference of 19 cals is shown as Other

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