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[IP] RE: (IP) how much fat is too much

<< Does the fat DELAY the effect of the carbs?>>

Where did you ever get the idea fat was free? One gram of fat has 9 calories. 
One gram of carb or protein has 4 calories. You don't need to bolus for fats 
because they slow down absorption of carbs and proteins. !00% of carbs 
convert to glucose, 50% of protein converts to glucose, and 10% of fat 
converts to glucose.  The more fat you eat, the more calories you consume. If 
you don't want to gain weight from fats, then you have 2 choices: burn them 
off with exercise or cut down on the intake. Now, you could replace all those 
fats with other foods and have twice as much intake, but if the extra food 
equals the amount of fat calories, you will also gain weight. Sounds like you 
need to be working with a dietician.  I don't think you need to give up on 
all of the fats, you need some to make hormones and lubricate your joints, 
and to absorb those fat soluble vitamins. 
Barbara B.
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