How do you account for fat when counting calories?

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  1. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    Okay, so I figured out my maintanence calories, I'm going to eat 500 calories below maintence so as to lose 1 pound every 7 days (3500 calories = 1 lb). Great, but how do you account for fat grams in all of this? For example, olive oil, which only has 250 calories per ounce, but 28 grams of fat.
     
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    sat poly and mono.
    use pam instead
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    im only eating ~40g's of fat a day :hsugh:
     
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    17 for me. :hs:
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    i couldn't go that low if i wanted to. half of it comes from milk anyway :o
     
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    100-110g on 2500 cals here :hsugh:
     
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    i'm psmf'n
    1 week passed :hsd:
    so far so good.
     
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    90-130g on 2100-2300 cals.:bigthumb:
     
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    20-50g on 2000cal
     
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    :eek3: holy shit, that seems like a lot. is this for body builders or normal people? okay, actually, 20 seems fine, but 50 seems like a lot. that's a pretty big range, no?
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    you seem to have it in your head that fat is bad for you, it's not. 50g is not a lot of fat at all in a 2000 calorie diet, it's only slightly over 20% :rolleyes:
     
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    no greater than 30% of your energy should be sourced from fats, of which no greater than 10% should be saturated.

    (As far as guidelines go for healthy living)
     
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    :rofl: wtf no, thats barely any
     
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    so timberwolf is unhealthy? :wtc:
     
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    Why are you only eating 17g per day? Fat is a necessary macronutrient. Unless you are doing a PSMF you should be getting much more than that.
     
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    I usually eat less than 15g of fat per day. Is this too little? :hsugh:
     
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    Fat increases palatability and lowers GI : you will have more fun eating and feel full for a longer time. There are plenty of health benefits when you take "good" fats too and it's needed for many normal body functions.
     
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    I dunno, there were times when I used to eat tons of olive oil because I love the stuff, but those were the times when I gained the most weight...that's how I came to think of fat as a bad thing, even "good" fat...however, perhaps my fat gain wasn't a result of the olive oil per se, but other stuff I was eating. :dunno:
     
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    you don't account for the fat if you already counted the calories you already accounted for it.

    btw, do you mean 250 cals per fl. oz or per weight oz? Are you weighing your olive oil? Seems funny because there's 28g of fat in it, sounds like you're weighing it.
     
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    If you're getting too much cals, whether it be fat, protein or carbs, you'll gain weight.
     
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    2 tablespoons = 28g of fat
     
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