How many calories in protein, fat and carbs?
- Protein contains 4 calories per gram
- Carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram
- Fat contains 9 calories per gram
As you see, fat contains more than twice the calories of protein and carbohydrates.
Most foods contain a mixture of protein, carbs and fat.
Calories from fat are more easily stored as fat, than are calories from carbohydrates.