RE: Fat Grams
Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 12:10 AM
We recommend getting about 10% of your total calories from fat. This will help prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes. If you're on a 2000 calorie diet, that would be about 200 calories (1 g of fat = 9 calories) or about 22 grams of fat.
If you want to calculate what "percent fat" a food is, look on the back nutrition label. Divide "calories from fat" by "calories" and this will give you the percent. Most whole plant foods are between 5-10% fat,with the exception of nuts, seeds, avocados, olives and some others.
Instructor, PCRM & The Cancer Project