Weight Loss Support - How much fat is too little?

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09-20-2004, 12:27 PM
If I cut my fat grams down to 20 - 30 is that too little? I don't want to start losing my hair or anything... :o

09-20-2004, 12:43 PM
I have been eating about 50 grams a day and am losing weight. I have been using this program on www.fitday.com and it helps me calculate how many carbs and calories and fat I have been eating each day. Why would you thin that your hair would start falling out?

09-20-2004, 12:43 PM
20-30 is what we need to utilize the nutrients in our food. I'd stick closer to 30 and be sure they are good fats.

09-20-2004, 02:15 PM
In losing weight, calories are more important than fat grams. Set a reasonable calorie goal for yourself and then track fat as a percentage of your total intake. Most healthy plans recommend anywhere from 20% to 30% of your daily intake come from fat. As already mentioned, Fitday.com is a great place to track this type of information, I highly recommend it.

If you'd like guidance on what a reasonable calorie allowance might be, check out www.room42.com.