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1. ## Soda Calorie Quesion

Tell me something

Carbs are 4cals/gram

Pepsi has 41 grams carbs (41g sugar)

Thats 164 cals right? Why does the can say 150?

Dr Pepper (generic)

39g carbs (38g sugar)

156 cals

Can says 160

Dont these things have to be exact? Isnt that what the FDA is for?

What am I missing?

Both have 0g pro and fat.

2. They may be using different methods for counting the calories. From what I remember, there are three ways to calculate calories, weight, mathematical content and burning. Just like finding an average, mean, mode or median. You can have three different answers, very close, but not quite the same either. As long as they can substantiate it with the FDA, they are all valid methods of calculating calories and acceptable. As a business person, I'm sure I would do all three methods and use the one with the lowest number.

4. Originally Posted by DBarcelo
They may be using different methods for counting the calories. From what I remember, there are three ways to calculate calories, weight, mathematical content and burning. Just like finding an average, mean, mode or median. You can have three different answers, very close, but not quite the same either. As long as they can substantiate it with the FDA, they are all valid methods of calculating calories and acceptable. As a business person, I'm sure I would do all three methods and use the one with the lowest number.
Thought I was missing something! Thanks!

Diet sucks

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Regular sucks more!

41 grams of sugar will do nothing to make you look remotely attractive.

~SC~

6. Ah I dont really care about that. I wasnt wanting to know from a dieting standpoint, just a curious standpoint.

Im happy with the way I look. I am more for strength now. Just not a BBer I guess.

7. I think DB's right - i remember studying something similar as an undergrad - if you really look, calories never add up with what's on the label - and there's always some variance with testing. They measure calories one way, then test for the amount of sugar another way...it's close but not exact. I usually take the # of grams as accurate (especially when looking at carbs), rather than just relying on calorie counts...JMO

8. Diet Vanilla Coke and Diet Mtn. Dew...mmmmm