NUTRITION HOW’S? #8: HOW MUCH FAT? To get your minimum essential fat is so easy, I never see anyone with fat deficiency.

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NUTRITION HOW’S? #8: HOW MUCH FAT? To get your minimum essential fat is so easy, I never see anyone with fat deficiency. You need only 5 to 10 percent of calories from fat to get the essential fatty acids from plants called linoleic and linolenic acids. Most overweight and obese people have too much fat and sugar in their diet as processed snack foods and fast foods. Ancient mankind ate lots of plant foods to get the calories they needed to survive and ate only about 10% to 15% of calories as fat. While possible, this low fat level would rob foods of their taste and the foods would cool rapidly at room temperature. A reasonable fat intake is under 30% while the average U.S. intake is about 37% of calories per day. To calculate your personal fat intake as a percent of calories, you need to estimate the grams of fat you are eating. You will find that listed on food labels and charts on the internet. Once you know that, multiply 9 times the number of grams using a smartphone or other calculator. That is the number of fat calories, since fat has 9 calories per gram. Now divide that number by your estimated total calorie intake per day. You don’t need to be exact. Just use 1200, 1500, 1800, or 2000 for this purpose. About 33 grams would be 25% of a 1200 calorie diet, while 55 grams would be 25% of the calories in a 2000 calorie diet. Don’t worry about being exact. Next time, I will go over the foods likely to sabotage your plan and those most important to include. Watch out for low-fat foods with added sugars to make up their taste and keep them selling. Cutting excess fat can reduce calories and help you achieve Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle! #drdavidheber #fat #calories #weightlossjourney to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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