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From: Dr. Neal Pinckney (
Subject:         Re: Achieving 10% CFF
Date: August 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Achieving 10% CFF posted by Pete Beer on August 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm:

The minimum amount of fat one needs is difficult to determine, as each individual has different needs. But I'd venture to guess that the tracking you're using may be showing a lower amount than you may be actually consuming.

Eating a variety of leafy greens, root vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fruit, it would be very hard to go much below 9 or 10 percent calories from fat.

If you're on a reversal program - you know you have heart disease or multiple risk factors - keeping the fat to a minimum would be far better than adding fat to the diet to reach a set percentage.

But if you're concerned about consuming too little fat, just snack on a tablespoon of walnuts or flax seeds once a day. Other nuts and seeds will also be good, but those two are excellent sources of omega fatty acids

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