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How many carbs are in a pound?

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One pound is the equivalent of roughly 3500 calories. There are four calories per gram of carbohydrates, meaning that 875 grams of carbohydrates totals one pound.

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Alcohol is also known as a carbohydrate, but contains seven calories per gram. One pound of alcohol would include 500 grams of alcohol.

The way calories are used by the body differs from person to person depending on an individual's activity levels. Once ingested, calories are either converted to be used as energy by the body, or stored as fat until the body needs more energy than is being provided by nutrition. If the individual is active enough, even 875 grams of carbohydrates will not be stored as a pound of fat.

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