So much math!

Morning guys,

So I've realised the value of math in so many different aspects of life, including calorie-counting.

My total calories yesterday only came to 1023 so I thought I'd treat myself today with a bag of twirl bites, before I realised the full bag was almost 600kcal. Given that I thought I'd be good and follow the serving size; 25g. Simple enough right? Only issue is the bag is 109g. So I figured out exactly how many calories are in a quarter of a bag.

First I separated out the quarter of the 100g; 25g. Easy enough as the bag itself says 25g is 133kcal.

To figure out what 1g of kcal was, I divided the 133kcal by 25 and came to 5.32. Then I multiplied that by 9 and got 47.88. Viola! 9g of calories. But then I had to divide that by four, making it 11.97 (rounded up to 12). Add that to the 133kcal making 145.

Final result: 145kcal per quarter-bag of twirl bites.

Overcomplicated or what? I certainly prefer when they say how many calories per a certain number of the sweets/chocolates rather than grams!

Anyone else had overcomplicated fun with calorie-counting.

Update on my second day: lost 1lb since yesterday which I am very happy about. Probably due to water-weight but still good.

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