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Old 01-12-2005, 06:33 AM   #1
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Minimum amount of fat??

What is the minimum amount of fat you can have in your daily diet?? I try to keep mine at 10-15% and I was just wondering if this is too low?

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Old 01-12-2005, 06:42 AM   #2
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Re: Minimum amount of fat??

30 percent is the generally recommended minimum, even for people attempting to lose weight. 10 percent is used on some plans for people with heart problems, otherwise I think most "experts", no matter what their leanings and opinions, would agree 10-15 percent is too low.

 
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Old 01-12-2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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Re: Minimum amount of fat??

Your body requires fat for many processes in your body. You should be consuming 30% of your daily caloric intake as fat (and less than 10% saturated fat). You must also realize that not all fat is bad. Try to cut out trans fats (Hydrogenated veg. oils), consume more monounsaturated fats like olive oil and try to get some omega-3/6 oils in your diet.

If you are female ~60g fat per day.
Male ~90g per day
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Re: Minimum amount of fat??

Minimum amount of fat is probably a couple grams of polyunsaturates including some linoleic, linolenic and Omega-3's.
If your fats consist of these essential oils you can thrive on a diet under 2% fat.

Your requirements for saturated fats is ZERO!

 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:12 AM   #5
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Re: Minimum amount of fat??

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Minimum amount of fat is probably a couple grams of polyunsaturates including some linoleic, linolenic and Omega-3's.
If your fats consist of these essential oils you can thrive on a diet under 2% fat.

Your requirements for saturated fats is ZERO!
Are you proposing that 2% is ideal or therapeutic? That one will "thrive" long-term on 2%?

Any reference on this idea?

 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:15 AM   #6
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Re: Minimum amount of fat??

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Are you proposing that 2% is ideal or therapeutic? That one will "thrive" long-term on 2%?

Any reference on this idea?
I know, YIKES! I'm eating way too much fat even though it's the "good fats." LOL

 
Old 01-17-2005, 08:27 AM   #7
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Re: Minimum amount of fat??

You cannot live on 2% (% of daily caloric intake)! You body requires fat for many purposes, to insulate organs, help create enzymes, maintains tissue and skin elasticity, provide satiety and consuming good fat ensures that you receive all the essential fatty acids (EFAs) such as omega fatty acids that you require to be healthy.

I totally agree that eating too much fat or the wrong type of fat is bad for you, but eating little to no fat is much more dangerous!
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You cannot live on 2% (% of daily caloric intake)! You body requires fat for many purposes, to insulate organs, help create enzymes, maintains tissue and skin elasticity, provide satiety and consuming good fat ensures that you receive all the essential fatty acids (EFAs) such as omega fatty acids that you require to be healthy.

I totally agree that eating too much fat or the wrong type of fat is bad for you, but eating little to no fat is much more dangerous!
I think (hope) she ment to put a zero after the 2.

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