The Fat Formula
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 )

Here is the Formula
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)
The label says....Total Fat.......5grms
You multiply by 9....= 45
Then you take the Total cal........IE: 170
Divide 170 into 45 and the answer is
0.2647 (45 by 170) or 26% total fat in the product.

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.


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