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His intake of fat is about 55% of his total calories and his total calories are 2538. He's in his late fifties, already at a good weight, and healthily active.
While I don't eat added fats (oil, butter, etc.), and I eat lean cuts of meat (generally, with salmon being about my fattiest protein source) I've tracked my personal eating plan, and I easily get 40-55% of my calories from fat. I do eat an avocado almost every day, so that definitely helps. I eat about half the calories Mark does, but I'm female, currently trying to cut weight, and not healthily active.
So, yes fat is good. In context. Gender, physical ability, physical activity, age, whether trying to gain or lose or maintain weight, body composition are all factors.
And just as an aside, a tablespoon of Kerrygold butter has 11 gm fat, 0 protein, and 0 carbs. It has 10% of the vitamin A you need based on a 2000 cal/day diet. I'd really rather get my fats from good old nutritive food. But if I wanted if I wanted to gain weight, I guess a big old slab of that on something would be fine.
When I was in college (a long time ago) I worked for a woman whose mom used to freeze sticks of butter and give them to her and her siblings for snacks in the summer. She was a very petite and healthy woman. Once in a while I wonder if my kids would like that snack. I always talk myself out of it
I tried it when i had nothing else to eat once Has a hard consistence so you can nibble on it. I actually liked it... but I would prefer a creamy icecream in the summer hehe.