Hi everyone,

Maybe this question is obvious to most of you.

Surge?s nutrition facts say that it has 350 calories.
But, it just has:
1.5g fat= 15 cals
49g carbs=196 cals
25 g pro= 100 cals
Total= ±310 cals

Am i missing something here?
the only explanation i could come up with is that biotest guys are taking into account that protein really has ±4.6 cals per gram and that carbs have 4.something instead of both being exactly 4.

Maybe some of you are thinking that im worrying too much but think about this:
right now im eating 3100-3200 cals a day(at least thats what nutrition facts of the foods I eat want me to believe) would this mean im really eating 3500-3600 cals a day?



Any label, on any edible item is going to be an aducated guess at best.

You are getting in the ball park with the figures.

For example not every chicken breast will be exactly as dense as the next or have the exact amount of fat cells in it.

Relax. Trust the label and eat.

Hope this helps,

Pull 5 foods out of the cabinet or pantry. You will find that at least two of them don’t add up. There close but not exact.

Surge is the best!

Perhaps they didn’t include the amino acids when totalling protein. If you look there are 11.25 grams of amino acids which would account for 45 more kCals.

  • L-Phenylalanine - 3g
  • L-Glutamine - 3g
  • L-Leucine - 2.25g
  • L-Valine - 1.75g
  • L-Isoleucine - 1.25g

Of course this would give you around 355 kCals, but that’s closer to 350 than 310.

First off, if according to your proposition, you are going backwards. If you calculate the food out to be 310 calories but the label says 350, then if the label says you are eating 3100 calories, you are really eating 31/35 of 3100 calories, not 35/31 of 3100 calories, make sense?

Secondly, food labels only have to be accurate to 15 or 20% I think so 350 is within the 15% ball park of 310 calories but beyond all of that, here is a little secret. Your calories requirements are quite a large window by calculations. When you consider the “X” factor which can make up to a 10% difference in your daily calorie requirements and the fact that some days you do more activity than others, and less than others, your margin of error on daily intake is well over 500 calories so even if EVERY label you read was 20% off, on your 3000 calorie a day diet, you’d be lied to by 600 calories, not far off eh?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. I don’t count calories; when I am bulking, I eat as much as I can stomach, and when I am cutting, I simply eat less. All you really need to worry about is staying clean. Btw, I am not saying calories are not important, but don’t stress it. My daily requirements on a workout day are around 5500 calories and 4500 on days off. Right now, I am bulking (my last few weeks before beach season!) and I knock down anywhere between 5000 and 6500 calories a day. Thats a large window, yeah, but so is my range of caloric needs everyday so I go with it. The whole point of emphasizing calorie counting is many people will eat 3000 calories and bitch about not being able to pack on muscles, its to help give you a ball park figure, not an ulcer :slight_smile:

Best of luck.