To Lose Weight Should I Count Calories or Fat?
In many cases, reducing fat is as effective as reducing calories. But not always. Many lower-fat foods contain more calories than full-fat varieties.
So counting/reducing calories is more important for weight than counting/ reducing fat grams.
But reducing fat – especially saturated or hydrogenated fat – does make sense from a health viewpoint, due to the connection between saturated fat and heart disease. Ideally, aim to consume a maximum of 30 percent of your daily calories from fat (max 1/3 of this may be saturated fat) and choose vegetable rather than animal fats whenever possible.
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