Fat Quota When Dieting

How Much Fat May I Eat If I Want To Lose Weight?

The recommended amount of dietary fat you should include in your diet is generally determined by your overall calorie intake.

In a regular diet, total fat intake should not exceed about 30 percent of calories. But if you want to lose weight, it is better to aim for about 25 percent of calories in the form of fat.

To calculate your total fat intake, remember that fat contains 9 calories per gram, so for example, if you are following a 1200 calorie weight loss diet you may allow yourself about 33g fat. On a 1500 calorie diet you may allow yourself about 41g fat.


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