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% of calories from fat. what does this mean?!?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

when people say x% of calories from fat, what does that mean???????

im trying to put together my diet and it seems like everybody is talking in code on this forum and it is frustrating..

i have no idea what that means can someone please explain that to me

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on August 28, 2012
at 12:11 AM

I like taking a tablespoon of Ghee just like I can Coconut Oil or a slice of butter. It's not for everyone, but guess that could be considered "taking it."

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on August 27, 2012
at 10:23 PM

Go to fitday.com. Get a free account, and just add in what you have eaten for the day, it will do all the number crunching for you.

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Why are you interested in taking ghee? it's not a supplement, it's an oil to use for cooking.

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:10 PM

thank you, im really interested in taking ghee but i dont know how to dose it on a daily basis, any advice

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:08 PM

Are you talking about for a specific food, or total calories in a diet? I'll answer both since it is unclear...

SPECIFIC FOOD NUTRITION INFORMATION

There are 9 calories per gram of fat. There are 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate. There are 4 calories per gram of protein.

If a food has 200 calories and contains 10 grams of fat, you basically have a simple math equation.

10 grams X 9 calories/gram = 90 total calories from fat. 90/200 = .45 or 45% of total calories coming from fat.

TOTAL CALORIC INTAKE FROM FAT

It's a similar idea, but you take the number of total calories in your daily intake, lets say 2000. If you are aiming for 45% of total calories from fat, that gives you...

2000 X .45 = 900 calories from fat Take 900/9 (again, the amount of calories in 1 gram) = 100 total grams of fat

So if you want 45% of your calories to be from fat, you would want to consume 100 grams of fat per day.

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on August 28, 2012
at 12:11 AM

I like taking a tablespoon of Ghee just like I can Coconut Oil or a slice of butter. It's not for everyone, but guess that could be considered "taking it."

5f6d15c9dd935b6fed3623caf984c14e

(439)

on August 27, 2012
at 09:10 PM

thank you, im really interested in taking ghee but i dont know how to dose it on a daily basis, any advice

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 27, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Why are you interested in taking ghee? it's not a supplement, it's an oil to use for cooking.

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:07 PM

50% of your calories from fat would be 1200 calories if you consumed 2400 calories in a day. There are 9 calories per gram of fat so 1200 calories would be 133.3 g.

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on August 27, 2012
at 10:06 PM

Imagine your plate as a pie chart, each zone or slice of the chart represents a percentage of caloric intake, so, if you want to consume, for example, 1/3 of your calories from fat, that means that 33% of that chart will come from fat.

1 gram of fat = 9 calories

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