I was starting to get confused about how much fat to eat because obviously I have plenty of it on my own body. So, although not being a counting kind of person, I gave in and started tracking my macros on MyFitnessPal.com.
I put for goals 5% carbs, 25% protein, and 75% fat. For 1400 calories (which is about all I can eat without adding extra fat) is 18 carb grams, 109 fat grams, and 88 protein grams.
So I assiduously tracked food (not easy when you make your own food a lot) for a couple of weeks and determined, first, that many days I don't make the 1400 calorie mark -- especially since I do intermittent fasting (there's no way I can eat that much in one meal). Second, I am pretty good at keeping under 20 carbs most days, but third, I usually do not go over either the fat or protein amounts.
I add fat when I cook, try and eat fattier cuts of meat, and I add butter to veggies, but I don't drink coffee with butter or coconut oil, or just pile on extra fat. But it does add up just by cooking, and sometimes I have to guess. Like I made turnip fries in quite a bit of oil, but then I blotted them on a paper towel -- most of the oil was in the pan when I finished, so I figured each serving was about a tablespoon of oil.
For me, the biggest problem is the amount of food I eat -- which isn't much. I have no desire to eat anymore than I do now, and I am following Diet Doctor and Dr. Fung and they suggest just not eating when you aren't hungry. If I add my exercise to the app, I am at a large deficit each and every day -- that deficit, unfortunately, does not show up on the scale (yes, I'm losing weight, but not THAT much -- I should be really, really, skinny based on CICO -- hahahaha!)
So I guess the point of all of this is that I am trying to figure out how much fat to eat, and am still not sure how well I am doing. You can try with the macro counting as well, as it does give you a lot of insight into what you are doing.
Last edited by katmeyster : Sat, Jul-02-16 at 14:43.