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Howmany grams of fat in a low carb diet .?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on...: The number of grams of fat one should eat depends on the total number of calories he wants to eat each day, and the percent of calories he wants to be from carbs, fat, and protein. The site http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/nutrient_calculator.Htm has a calculator. One can enter the total calories, such as 1500, and then the %, such as 20%carb, 40%fat, 40%protein, and get the results in grams/day.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Lots: Low carb diets are high fat diets. 80% calories come form fat.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How many grams of carbs a day is considered a low carb diet?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
40-60g/day.: More if you exercise a good amount. Some low glycemic carbs can increase the daily amount. You can "google" "low-glycemic foods, and multiply the carbs by the glycemic index. Whatever you do, weight should come off, if your choice is appropriate!
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why's it the fact that you can eat fats on a low carb diet?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
3 choices: When it comes to food, you only have fat, carbohydrate and protein. You can't eliminate any of the 3 altogether. If you increase or decrease one of the 3, the other 2 have to change as well. Too much or too little of any of the three can cause problems. Try eating a well-balanced diet with fewer calories and more exercise. Stay away from exotic info from friends, tv or the internet.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Safe to take fat blocker pills while on a low carb diet?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Not question of safe: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. Low glycemic index better than low carb.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How come the body burns much more fat when you're on a low carb diet?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Because that's the only fuel available to the body.

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