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View Poll Results: How many grams of fat do you consume daily?
Trying to lose weight, 25g
NOT trying to lose weight, 25g
I have no idea
I AM breastfeeding
I am NOT breastfeeding
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll
I log this on lose it so can tell you pretty accurately. I am breastfeeding and this week so far I am averaging 27.1 grams fat. That is low for me though. Last week I averaged 51.2, the week before that 38.3, before that 54.3. I picked trying to lose weight and 50 grams as that seems to be what I average.
DO you think you are too high or too low? I think it depends what you are getting your fat from as well. If most of your fat is good fat then I wouldn't stress about your number but if it comes from fast food or junk food etc then that is different. You should also look at it as a percentage of your whole diet, not just the number alone. You need to look at what percentage you eat is fat, carbs and protein. For example, so far this week I am averaging 19% fat, 58% carbs and 24% protein.
55g is recommended for me to maintain my current weight. I average 75g and it's not good fat. .
I drink 8 glasses of water a day, eat 5-7 servings of F&V, average 250 carbs, and 60 protein.
I think I need to replace some of the fat with more protein but I'm not sure how. Everything seems to have fat: nuts, cheese, eggs, etc. I'm thinking beans. I have a black bean dip I've been wanting to try.
What I'm doing now works fine for weight but I'm concerned with overall health in the long run. Is 75g considered a high fat diet?
Did some more searching, I think 30% of calories from fat is recommended. Fat is 9 calories per gram. So 75g X 9 calories = 675 calories That's 30% of a 2250 calorie diet. That's what I'm hitting now so I think I'm ok.