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How many total grams of fat should I have a day if I'm trying to lose alot of weight?

I'm 5-8 and about 160 lbs. and I'm trying to lose alot of weight So how many grams should I have?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Don't get it twisted. 160lbs. sounds right for 5'8".

    Fat is not the problem...calories is the problem. When you look at the label, pay attention to "Calories from Fat." You want to keep that percentage low.

    Your body needs fat, especially when you are dieting. Fat keeps you satisfied and controls cravings so that you are not hungry all the time.

    Try reading "You: On A Diet" by Drs. Roisen and Oz. It's so clear and helpful!

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  • ani
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    1 decade ago

    no more than 24

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It DOES NOT matter how many grams of fat, calories, etc. that you take in! IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW ACTIVE YOU ARE! If you are NOT that active than you do not need that many calories, grams of fat, etc. but IF YOU ARE active than you DO NEED calories, etc. so you have something to burn.

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