How much fat on a low carb diet?

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  1. Russo93

    Russo93 Yellow Belt

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    I am about 145 pounds, and 5'8.

    I'm training 5-6 days per week for two hours per day.

    Trying to get down to about 138 for the IBJJF tournament in chicago coming up on august 22nd, so I am eating about 2200-2300 calories a day instead of the recommended 2700 or so for maintaining my weight.

    Livestrong.com recommends that I eat 72 Grams of fat on a normal diet with 330 grams of carbs. When I take all of those carbs away, how much fat, in grams, should I be eating total on a day to day basis? I know I have to up the fats, I'm just not sure by how much.
     
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    A gram of fat is 9 calories. A gram of carbs is 4 calories. You do the math.
     
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    if you want to get the same cals from fat as you do from carbs, you need about 145g of fat
     
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    Less than 150g of Carbs is a good start.
     
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    i disagree. being in ketosis feels fine, getting into it is a bitch.
     
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    If you are going really low carb you need to get your energy from fat. Make sure you get enough or you will feel crappy.
     
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    I've lowered my carbs to about 25 or less a day, with around 95 grams of fat. I feel good so far.
     

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