The CalorieKing Fat Guide
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Figuring fat into your diet
It’s all very well to understand the dos and don’ts of fat consumption, but when it comes to actually implementing good “fat” practices in your diet, the numbers and percentages and grams can get kind of confusing. But it doesn’t have to be difficult – just follow these steps:
Remember that 20-30 percent of calories from fat doesn’t equate to 20-30 percent in each individual food that you eat, but rather to your overall diet. Our normal diet is made up of foods that are either well above or below 30 percent.
Also remember that food doesn’t have to look or taste greasy to contain a lot of fat. It can be difficult to detect fat in some foods because the taste of fat is often hidden by other flavours and textures. For example, ice cream, mayonnaise, cheese, muesli bars, chocolate, and cake all have a high fat content, but the taste and feel of that fat is not as detectable as in a greasy burger or chips. Thus, a large amount of fat from these foods can be unwittingly consumed - and with it, excessive calories.
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Last updated: March 7th, 2007
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