much fat should you eat when dieting?
Most answers to this question
are far too complicated.
So let me give you the simple answer.
If you are trying
to lose weight, a useful target is limit your total fat intake to
about 30 grams of fat per day. Of this, no more than 10 grams should
be saturated fat.
Where possible, obtain
your fat from vegetable/plant sources, or oily fish, rather than animal
If using vegetable
oils, choose 'unprocessed' brands.
(1) If you are male, you may increase this suggested quota to about
(2) In order to reduce your fat intake to this level, you should choose
low-fat or fat-free options whenever possible.
(3) You should also get into the habit of checking labels.