Converting Calories to Grams of Fat
|Converting 30% of Total Calories to Grams of Fat†|
|Total Daily Calories||30% of Calories||Grams of Fat (at 30% of calories)|
|1000 calories/day||300 calories||= 33 grams fat|
|1500 calories/day||450 calories||= 50 grams fat|
|2000 calories/day*||600 calories||= 65 grams fat|
|2500 calories/day**||750 calories||= 80 grams fat|
|3000 calories/day||900 calories||= 100 grams fat|
|*estimated daily calories needed for a 133-lb. person to maintain her or his weight.|
**estimated daily calories needed for a 167-lb. person to maintain his or her weight.
|†To calculate the recommended fat intake (for a person trying to maintain weight): multiply daily caloric needs|
(15 calories per lb. of body weight) by .3 (30% of calories), then divide by 9
(number of calories per gram of fat).