View Full Version : Curious about fat amounts

09-17-2002, 02:10 PM
I typically get about 30 grams of saturated fat, 32 grams polyunsaturated, 35 grams monounsaturated fats in my diet. 9%, 9%, 11%, respectively, of my total daily kcals.

Was just wondering if the saturated portion is ok where it is or if I should try and lower it further.

09-17-2002, 02:17 PM
That's ok.

Be more weary of partially hydrogenated fats and trans fats than saturated fat.

09-18-2002, 04:17 PM
.... what chicken daddy said is exactly right.

In fact your 9% cal souce from saturated fat is almost exactly ideal for health/growth.

http://weightrainer.virtualave.net/ (goto articles, nutrition, fat article)... great read on this.

09-18-2002, 05:59 PM
Awesome, thanks guys. I'm pretty conscious about the hydrogenated and trans fats...most of my EFAs tend to come from flax, natty pb (w/o trans and hydrogenated), and veggies, beef...yada yada.

But thanks again, just what I was looking for =).