do you include cooking fats into daily food log?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2012 at 12:37 AM

hey there i eat about 2 big meals a day with about a 16 hour fast thrown in there. i've been tracking how much i eat via fitday just to make sure i am getting enough calories. if i include the cooking fats into my fit day log, about 3 or 5 tbsp of either tallow or coconut oil, my fat intake for the day goes over 250 grams of fat. but if not and just count the natural fats in the meats I eat, its way below that. just asking as I weigh about 150 and was just a bit surprised to be eating so much fat. not that i am gaining any weight, but was just a bit shocked..



on March 05, 2012
at 07:41 AM

Do you consume them? If so, yes.



on March 05, 2012
at 12:56 AM

Absolutely. Cooking fat adds up.

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on March 05, 2012
at 12:48 AM

Yes I count my fats. I use Livestrong.

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on March 05, 2012
at 12:47 AM

Yes. If it goes in my mouth, it gets calculated. As you've noticed, a tablespoon here and there adds up to quite a bit of calories.

It gets a bit iffy with fats as some of it is left behind on the pan, so I usually take a gram or two off the amount I actually use.



on March 05, 2012
at 02:59 AM

As Wisper said, if it goes in your mouth you need to count it. If you're gonna' count.

There is frequently liquid "fat" left in the pan--I used quotes because what's left may actually be a mixture of fat and juices. Fat will tend to stick to the meat and juices will tend to drain out, so what's left may be more juice than fat.

I have to count it ALL, because my habit is to pour the pan drippings/fat over the meat. As I cut and eat the meat, I blot it in the yummy liquid so it's usually all gone by the time I'm done.

Calories, calories! :-))


on March 05, 2012
at 01:50 AM

Yep, I definitely count the fats!

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