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    Hello All,

    I am still trying to get used to eating all this fat (i love it don't get me wrong) and I have been trying to figure out if I am getting enough of it everyday. How much fat do you eat in a day? I know people don't count calories, but what % of your calories come from fat (an estimate).

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    70%'ish more or less.

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    At least 70%.
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    I don't regulate my fat. I eat a protein at every "meal", and carbs only when I really, really want them, or in the form of a vegetable at a meal, and all other eating is fat. If I'm hungry during the day, I eat fat. If I feel tired, I have some fat. If I'm cooking protein or vegetables, I add fat.

    So all told, probably near 70%, some days higher, some days lower. But fat is my go-to.

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    Until you're satisfied.
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    More than 50% always, up to 75% at a max.
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    How do you do the math? I tracked what I ate today out of curiosity but the software doesn't break it down by calories.

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    What the others said. Currently, on average, I get 65% of my calories from fat, 15% from Carbs, and 20% from protein. There is no set rule on the percentage of each (it depends on your goals, etc), but you should get at least 50% from fat.

    BTW, I use this--->Nutrition facts, calories in food, labels, nutritional information and analysis – NutritionData.com

    It breaks everything down for you.

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    You should not go out of your way to eat fat. It is still "energy" and unless you're very active, you'll be in positive energy balance which will still translate into storage. There is plenty of fat in meat - you should still trim it though. I would not recommend cooking with butter, lard coconut oil etc - again - too much energy. You'll get all the fat you need from intra-muscular fat in meat and through foods like avocados and olive oil - although I would only use olive oil for salads. Fry meat in its own fat - you don't need to add more.

    My body fat is now 7%. I used to be obese...

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