How Much Fat Should You Eat Per Day?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that 25 to 35 percent of your daily calories should come from fat. So, if you consume 1,500 calories on your weight-loss diet, you’ll want between 42 and 58 grams of fat daily; whereas a person eating 2,000 calories would consume between 56 and 78 grams of fat. Apr 26, 2018

I can list several other articles from Google search that write essentially the same thing way back to 2012.

People want to know how many grams of fat to eat per day. How simple is that?

They don’t want to base it on a certain percentage of total calories.

Why can’t anybody do that? What is the problem here? Nobody knows how many calories per day they eat. It’s too cumbersome to look it all up and write it all down and then do the math – all day and night long. It’s like a part-time job. Just tell the people what they want to know. Not what you want them to do.

Basing number of fat grams per day on everything else you eat is ridiculous. It’s too complicated.

This is how they really calculate it. Your fat consumption should increase commensurate with your total calorie intake, so the more calories you consume the more fat you should consume – at a percentage rate of course. But the end result is that even at a fat consumption rate of 25% of your total daily caloric intake, that means, the larger the caloric intake, the larger the fat intake.

That’s insane.

With all the fat people in the world you’re going to tell them to increase their fat intake as they increase their caloric intake? Why? Tell me why?

To lose weight you need to decrease your fat intake if you’re going to increase your total calories. You don’t keep it the same and you don’t increase it.

Where’s the science for raising your fat as you raise your calories? Oh somebody probably got paid to shut out the truth. Why?

Because the people making these recommendations all work for the fat industries – the flesh, blood, egg, milk and cheese industries. Of course we want you to eat more, but not of the good stuff. Eat more fat. FAT is in the flesh, blood, egg, milk and cheese industries. Your health and your wallet they take like candy from you. You’re no baby.

One gram of fat equals nine calories. If I eat 1000 total calories a day in food and drink, then 25% of those calories need to come from fat, which means 250 calories from fat divided by 9 calories per gram of fat = 27.7 grams of fat.

@ 35% the total fat consumed would = 38.8 grams of fat.

Researchers make the science fit the product under scrutiny.

Kentucky Fried Chicken gives their nutritional stats on their website. I tried to calculate a bucket of chicken, but could only calculate by the piece. So I examined a breast, leg, thigh and wing, essentially half a chicken fried with the original recipe. The breast contains 21 g fat, 390 calories, drumstick 8 g fat, 130 calories, thigh 19 g fat, 280 calories, wing 8 g fat, 130 calories.

1/2 Kentucky Fried Chicken Original Recipe =

930 calories and 56 grams of fat.

For the whole chicken double that =

1860 calories and 112 grams of fat.

A bucket contains 10 pieces, I’m assuming the body parts are evenly distributed.

Based on an 1860 calorie meal, 465 of those calories should come from fat, according to the experts all over Google, which = 51.6 grams of fat.

@35% 651 calories of that meal should come from fat, which = 72.3 grams of fat.

Kentucky Fried chicken is still well over the recommended guidelines for fat. Yet, it allows for and increased amount of fat along with an increase of total calories. Yet, they still can’t keep that count down.

It really doesn’t matter if you eat less chicken (that chicken), because the percentage of fat is going to be the same.

Currently KFC is operating at a 65% fat to calorie ratio at 35% total calories. @ 25% total calories they operate at 46% fat to calorie ratio.

Recommended is 25% – 35%. They are at 46% – 65%.

Everything our bodies are made of can be calculated into percentages. I don’t believe, however, that integrity of information should follow that same pattern. It seems that guidelines are built around what already exists in the marketplace, not around what the body really needs. Let’s face it, people have bad diets based on bad consumption habits.

Interestingly, even though the USA is a country of heavy drinkers (though the government tries to downplay that fact) recommendations on alcohol consumption are a lot more stringent than food recommendations. Maybe it’s because the alcohol based industries are so profitable that setting stringent guidelines for consumption won’t necessarily adversely affect their profits, since alcohol is an addictive substance, easy to make, bottle, distribute, regulate.

Food on the other hand is such a massive industry within an industry within another industry, that it’s nearly impossible to figure out what kills people and what doesn’t, what makes them more proficient at what they do, what makes them happy. We really do put a lot of responsibility for how we think, feel and act on the shoulders of the food industry.

Further, there are so many food related small businesses that by restricting just one ingredient or category of food many people would be put of of business or out of work, so the government and their proposed guidelines can’t really be taken all that seriously when there’s people’s livelihoods at stake.

Eventually when we find alternative food sources that reflect our true needs, alternative business opportunities will emerge that follow and support those needs. Then guidelines will reflect the truth rather than the socially engineered truths of today, that put more stock in keeping unhealthy businesses open at the expense of consumer health. We all pay for these companies to stay in business by purchasing their product. We don’t expect to pay with our lives. These businesses need to change with the times and when new knowledge surfaces, rather than staying in denial, need to change with those times.

People get too comfortable doing what they’ve always done, just because they’ve always done it that way.

I see a lot of resistance to change in the food industry. Restaurants especially, and not only from the owners, but from the employees too. Any chef who can’t prepare an animal-free burger or meal shouldn’t be a chef. People really are addicted to the blood. You’re not as civilized as you claim to be when you eat another animal who has all the same physical and emotional attributes that you do.

Why would anyone want to eat someone who goes screaming to their bloody death? It’s an abomination in human behavior that needs to be wiped out.

Given all of the above I would set my own fat gram guidelines by keeping the total number of grams low – as low as you can go. You’re not going to get sick if you eat less fat or little fat or even no fat. Fat is already in the whole foods even absent the animal. Fat is contained in plants and cold pressed extra virgin oils abound, so indulge, but don’t make a glutton of yourself, then later laugh about it to everyone, so they’ll do it too, making you all look like a bunch of fools who would rather do their bodies bad than do their bodies good.

After you eat the half, whole or bucket of chicken, it’s not a good idea in my view to eat the same percentage of fat calorie to total calorie ratio at your next meal, whether it’s at 25% or 65%. Your next meal should be no fat. Even when you stayed within the 25% – 35% fat calories to total calories range, it’s too much fat if you do it at every meal. If you eat a lot of fat, then you need to eat a lot of free foods, meaning those with a negligible amount of total calories and fat calories.


I do not recommend any animal being on this list. Sift through to all the plant foods for your free foods.

They really didn’t need to come out with a list like it’s something new. The low calorie foods listed are common sense foods that nobody would think were filled with fat.



Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist

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