The fat formula is one that is quite easy to understand and put into
practice in your daily life. This is the cornerstone of your custom designed regime; this is
where you decide just how fast or slow you want to go ,and what your goals are: (you should,of course,consult with
a doctor before embarking on any dietary changes )
According to the FDA's files the percentage of fat consumed is based on this simple formula; Take the TOTAL grams
of fat in a product. Then multiply that number by 9. That gives you an equation. Take the answer to the equation and
divide it by the TOTAL number of calories.The answer is the overall percentage of fat in that product.( the decimal point
here is very important)
Using this simple formula you can pre-decide what level of fat consumption you are prepared to accept for yourself or your family.
The levels will change every time the Total grams of fat and the Total calories change, therefore you will need to calculate
for yourself what is the fat content of any given product by READING THE LABEL. And then all you have to do is decide if this is the
product you are willing to have your body assimilate.NOTE: most agree that the ideal percentage is between 10 and 30 %.
Of course, fat content is not the only consideration when looking out for your health, there is also the levels of chemical additives,
and the sugar content; although the basic fat content will go a long way toward helping you establish realistic goals that will
impact your overall health.
No matter what the regime is that you decide on you should get a full medical check-up beforehand and balance your diet with regular
excersize. Regular does not mean excessive; it is the steady, daily excersize that gets the results. A good walk will do wonders.
The Fat Formula comes to us from : The American Heart Association.