For the Health Nut In You…

On March 23, 2011, in Health, by admin
By Kelly Kenny
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How many calories are in a gram of fat?

The number of calories you need each day varies depending on your body size and activity levels. Someone who needs about 2,000 calories a day should eat no more than 65 grams of fat a day on average. To determine your ideal daily dietary fat intake:
1. Take the number of calories you eat each day and multiply it by 30 percent (.30). For example: 2,000 calories x .30 = 600 calories from fat.
2. Divide your answer by 9 because there are 9 calories in each gram of fat. This will give you the number of grams of fat per day that should be your upper limit goal. Here, it’s: 600 / 9 = 65 grams.
A person who gets 2,000 calories per day ideally should not consume more than 65 grams of fat. Some researchers suggest that even 65 grams of fat in a 2,000 calorie diet is still too much fat.

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body fat for women is:

Correct Answer: 25%-30%

The normal amount of body fat (expressed as a percentage of body weight) is between 25%-30% in women and 18%-23% in men. Women with over 30% body fat and men with over 23% body fat are considered obese.

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