Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM
That all depends on your needs! Everyone has different caloric needs. I'm going to copy/paste some info from a previous thread titled "almond butter":
We recommend about 10 percent of calories from fat. I'd be surprised if you could keep fat that low at the intake rate you mentioned.
This is because high fat diets are associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. If you are interested in reversing any of those or preventing those as best you can, research shows that will happen with very low fat diets (10 percent).
Ultimately, it's up to you. What are your health goals?
There are many factors to take into consideration when looking at your diet.
Do you have high cholesterol? Heart disease? Diabetes or pre-diabetes? History of cancer?
Are you trying to lose weight? Do you exercise regularly? Is your daily caloric intake in alignment with what your body actually needs, or are you carrying around a spare tire made of almond butter?
Do you eat mainly whole foods – fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits, whole grains, legumes? Do you consume more calories than you need, or just the right amount?
Finally, and what may be most important, what types of fats are you eating? Do you consume fried foods? Things cooked in oil? Added oils in general? <--- These are the real dangers. Nuts are a good source of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
To me, it would seem like you're eating a lot of one food to the exclusion of many other foods. What foods (and therefore nutrients) are you excluding from your diet because you are eating so much of this one food? I encourage you to put some variety in your diet. Expand your food horizons and explore the world of all the fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains that are available to you. These foods offer high nutritional value, delicious flavor, and variety to your life. PCRM's Power Plate tool can be especially useful:
NutritionMD is also a great resource: