View Full Version : Daily amount of fat intake
05-08-2005, 10:08 PM
I was just wondering if anyone knew the amount of fat one should have in a day. I feel that since I started I have greatly increased the amount of fat I have in a day and I am trying to lose weight. I usually have 1 avocado and some almond butter for my fudge balls at night. Any answers would be great! Have a good one.
05-08-2005, 10:13 PM
I think you'll find that the answers will be as unique as the people here. However, every one of them will be wonderfully supportive.
For me, if I was eating what you are, I would cut at least one out. I'm trying to lose weight too. I find that almond butter makes me super sleepy so I would only have it at night. :D
05-10-2005, 10:19 AM
AllieL, in my opinion, if you are just starting out on this raw food lifestyle, you should not be counting fat grams. Most people, once their body and mind have adjusted to a raw food lifestyle, they naturally cut back on fat and eat more simply.
Personally, I have been raw for 8 months now, and still don't pay attention to fat grams. I have cut back a little on the fat, due to eating more simple recipes. But, I still eat avocadoes, nuts and oil (on my salads). I have lost about 40 pounds, and feel as if I am losing more. It is a gradual process. These 40 pounds have been lost at different rates over the last 8 months.
Do what feels right for your body to stay raw!
05-10-2005, 11:39 AM
What Tracy said .... and I might add ... this is NOT like a SAD food program where one has to count calories, fats, carbs etc. (actually, I NEVER did that when eating SAD). What will happen is, as your body adjusts to this new, "real" food you are putting into it, it will tell you what it needs. Don't concern yourself please. Just enjoy and play with your food!
05-10-2005, 12:04 PM
there's a good section in alissa's book about fat and weight loss where she explains (and forgive me if i'm not paraphrasing/remembering this exactly correctly) that raw fats, aside from being the "good fats" are also metabolized much more efficiently than cooked fats, and don't necessarily lead to weight gain. she also talks about how she ate 3 avacados a day and lost weight when she was starting out. i, too, am trying to lose weight, and i'm not being superconscious of my (good, raw) fat intake. i find that eating foods i enjoy, like olives and avacados and some nuts/almond butter really keeps me inspired to stay raw, and i don't think it has hindered my weight loss... i've been losing fairly steadily. i wouldn't go crazy with the highest fat raw foods, but it doesn't sound like you are at all.
hope this helps.
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