12-01-2008, 01:13 PM
How much "good fat" should I be striving for on my 1200 calorie diet? I am 5'3, healthy, although overweight at 160 pounds. I am incorporating exercise and am trying to drink more water. Anyhow, how many grams of fat per day should I stay under?
12-01-2008, 03:44 PM
A healthy proportion of fat would be about 30%. As a gram of fat is 9 calories, 30% of calories on a 1200 diet would be about 45g fat a day.
I stick to around 45g of fat a day but eat slightly more calories (around 1400).
12-01-2008, 06:42 PM
Thanks for that info. This helps a lot.