Fat – The Myth

5 e) About fat

One of the best manufacturer marketing ploys in recent years has been “low” and “no fat” products. Some candy manufacturers are even promoting their items as “no fat” nutritional alternatives. How disgusting! Our bodies require fat ingestion. As much as 30% of our caloric intake should be fat. Fat ingestion does not add body fat.

How Much Fat Should You Eat Per Day?

For the majority of the population, the recommendations for fat intake per day almost always fall within the same general range. The ideal range for daily fat intake is 20-30% of your total caloric intake.

In order for this recommendation to truly make sense, the first thing you are going to need to know is that 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories.

From there, you just need to do some basic math using the ideal daily calorie intake you calculated earlier and (hopefully) remembered to write down.

(If you forgot yours or somehow skipped that step, go back and calculate your maintenance level and then follow the appropriate instructions for creating your ideal caloric deficit or surplus depending on which one is required for your goal.)

Now, with your ideal daily calorie intake in mind, all you need to do is figure out what 20-30% of it is. (Just multiply your calorie intake by 0.20 and 0.30.)

Then, since 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories, just divide both of your answers by 9.

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