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  • What is your daily fat grams intake?

    I'm confused as to how many fat grams I should be taking in daily.

    If you don't mind answering, what is your weight and what is your estimated daily intake of fat?

    Of course, everyone is different but I just want to get an idea of what primal eaters around here are aiming for. I think I need to up mine.

  • #2
    140 pounds and probably 150g or so. Looks like I'm nearly getting a gram per pound of body weight. That's not intentional, it's just how things seem to be working out.
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    • #3
      Here's the rough ratio: 70% of your caloric intake should be fat, 20% protein, and no more than 10% carbs.
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      • #4
        I'm 6'1" and 188 lbs and I eat around 140 or so grams of fat a day. It fluctuates though, some days I eat 120 grams and some days I eat 190 grams. When I stop eating nuts and cheese I have a lot of trouble eating a ton of fat without also eating a ton of protein. I'm not into downing raw coconut oil.

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        • #5
          I'm 5'2" 130 lbs, and I usually end up with 100-150g of fat per day. Fat is the one I don't really worry about... I get my carbs to come in around 50g (under if possible), and protein about 80-100g... and the rest is fat, whatever that ends up being.
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          • #6
            I weigh 147lbs right now and when I used to track what I ate, I tried to keep my fat above 80 and some days it went as high as 120. When I track, I'm shooting for about 1500 calories, with about 120 grams of protein, so on days when the carbs were well below 50, the fat had to go up. I find that on days when I have coconut milk I feel better (the next day too - and I'm thinking it's because my fat intake is so high those days) and d*mn a protein shake with coconut milk is soo decadent - who can complain about this way of life!
            A goal without a plan is just a wish.

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            • #7
              I never count macros which is why I eat primal. I just eat and enjoy.

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              • #8
                beef short ribs...haha yum... ihad 145g o fat today...coconut cream makes it easy, egg yolks, BUTTER!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PMAC View Post
                  I never count macros which is why I eat primal. I just eat and enjoy.
                  Ditto!
                  ZC - 100% Carnivore

                  I EAT VEGANS

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                  • #10
                    I kept track for awhile back in March as my son was interested in my diet choices. Over a couple of weeks my high was 220 g fat, my low was 137.
                    6'-1" +/-200 lbs
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                    • #11
                      I can never reach above say 130 grams of fat, though i am trying to get more, i just not sure how to do it, cause coconut milk and cream in aussieland taste yuk, i can't stomach it I am alllergic to dairy. so i try to put heaps of coconut oil on everything, vegies, meat and such :S

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for your replies! Seems like all of you are getting a good amount, much more than I was thinking is needed. I do eventually want to stop counting and just eat but right now, being new to watching my diet, I can't really eye a specific food and guesstimate what nutrition I'm getting. You guys gave me an idea of where I should be. Thanks Griff for the percentages

                        Coconut oil is a good idea for me maybe because I tend to eat lean chicken breast meat which doesnt have much fat. And other than that is veggies. But this morning I had eggs and bacon :-D I have coconut oil at home I was only using for hair and skin but I think I'll buy another jar today and start cooking with it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Darthash View Post
                          I am alllergic to dairy. so i try to put heaps of coconut oil on everything, vegies, meat and such :S
                          Does the coconut flavor make meats taste different? Better or worse?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NMA123 View Post
                            Does the coconut flavor make meats taste different? Better or worse?
                            Personally, I dislike meat cooked in coconut oil. I render tallow and use it for most of my cooking. I've recently found a local pig farmer, so I might see if she will sell me lard. When I cook an egg in tallow, I put the egg on the plate, and then drizzle the leftover tallow onto it from the pan and lick that up when I lick up the runny yolk. I probably eat between 100-150g of fat per day, but my carbs are in the 75-125g range, since I just eat primal foods without counting carbs (I use CRON-o-meter to make sure I'm getting enough calories, since my body has out-of-whack hunger/satiety signals right now). I'll sometimes use coconut oil to saute things if I'm making a coconut-milk-based curry. I also adore macadamia nuts, and oddly, they're one of the only nuts that don't make my teeth/gums hurt.

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                            • #15
                              omg right now I can't imagine eating that much fat! but I am new at this. Was operating at 50% carbs, 30 fat, 20 protein; now at about 30-35% each.

                              planning to switch to full-fat dairy as I use up my milk & cottage cheese... bought more nuts to eat at work & eggs to eat at home... plan to go get more 'cados while they're on sale.

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