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maths meets food
« on: 10 May, 2010, 05:03:34 PM »

is there a formula to work out how "good" or "bad"" food is, according to the amount of fat and sugar there is per calorie or by weight?

summat like (fat+sugar)/weight, or calories/(fat%+sugar%)?

looking for a kind of formula that i can do in my head (no squares, square roots, dy/dx etc)...
of all the things i've lost, i miss my chocolate the most...

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Re: maths meets food
« Reply #1 on: 04 July, 2010, 10:46:17 AM »
There is a formula used by WeightWatchers to calculate their points rating for any food.

It is...

Points = Calories divided by 50 + Total Grammes of Fats divided by 12 minus Minimum (Dietary Fibre Grammes,4) divided by 5.

If that is as clear as custard, it is far better explained on this website...put down your fork and click on


This may not be exactly what you are looking for though. Hope it helps a bit.

« Last Edit: 04 July, 2010, 11:02:21 AM by P-Kasso »
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