The My Fitness Pal (MFP) app is amazing for tracking your macros/calories. However, because users have the ability to add foods themselves, search results can often have errors (see above image). If you’ve ever used MFP you have have come across those pesky food items with macros that seem too good to be true or have 0 grams of fat, protein, and carbs but have a caloric value. How? The calories of foods are related to the macronutrient break down of foods.
1 gram of protein = 4 calories
1 gram of carbs = 4 calories
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
While small errors here and there, such as not counting the protein in the above avocado isn’t going to make or break your progress, small errors on a consistent basis can definitely add up and have the potential to affect your progress.