1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2018 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Privacy is important: just a reminder that your posts can be seen by members of the public Guest.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Fat

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by lcarter, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. lcarter

    lcarter Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    103
    How much fat percentage wise do you have? Thanks!
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    7,564
    Likes Received:
    5,214
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I have no idea about the percentage of healthy fats in my diet, I just eat until I'm sated.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    9,983
    Likes Received:
    8,025
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I usually on keto/carnivore aim for between 70-80% calorie terms.
    Although I tend to eat then record rather than plan meals using macros.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,955
    Likes Received:
    9,809
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Around 75 - 80% of my daily intake comes from fat.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. lcarter

    lcarter Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Thanks so much. I'm using myfitnesspal to track my carbs and noticed it tells you percentage for fat and protein so was curious.
     
    #5 lcarter, Sep 12, 2018 at 10:13 PM
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

    Messages:
    21,521
    Likes Received:
    28,531
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Is there a typo in there?

    I just eat what I want as far as fats are concerned, same with protein.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. lcarter

    lcarter Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Haha yes! Percentage.....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. lcarter

    lcarter Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    103
    I'm trying to lose weight so trying to track... I'm a binge eater so trying to control that too
     
    • Hug Hug x 1
  9. vintageutopia

    vintageutopia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    867
    Trophy Points:
    133
    I typically eat 70% fat, sometimes more. I have the most success if I keep my macros around 5/70/20.
     
  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

    Messages:
    21,521
    Likes Received:
    28,531
    Trophy Points:
    298
    What do you eat for the remaining 5%? Have you discovered a new macro? Lol. ;);)
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  11. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,352
    Likes Received:
    10,347
    Trophy Points:
    198
    It’s a good way to lose weight
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. Phoenix55

    Phoenix55 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    552
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If you make things too complicated it is difficult to sustain long term, with diabetes that is the important thing. When you buy something from the supermarket check the number of portions that it is supposed to give and mark them off before you start. I stick to three meals each day because that works for me, others find two or one best, but there is no snacking between meals. Half of a cauliflower base pizza with a side salad, a couple of slices from a Gammon joint with mixed Mediterranean veg (peppers, courgettes, a little onion, tomatoes), a portion of soup for a light lunch, some cheese for dessert. I eat until I have had sufficient not until I feel stuffed which took a little learning. The important bit for me was keeping to the recommended portion size.
     
  13. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    919
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Alcohol is the 4th macro.
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
  14. vintageutopia

    vintageutopia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    867
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Hmmm...water? :) I meant that to say fat - 75%, however numbers weren't on my side that time, were they?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook