21st November 2019


How much does one gram of fat provide?

One gram of fat provides 9 calories. So, a teaspoon of olive oil -- which contains only fat, no protein or carbs -- has 5 grams of fat and provides 45 calories. The amount of energy supplied by fat is more than twice the amount of energy provided by carbohydrates and protein, which each contain 4 calories per gram.

In this regard, how many calories is one gram of body fat?

Each gram of fat contains 9 calories. Compare this to protein or carbohydrates, which each contain 4 calories per gram, and you can see why a diet high in fat can lead to weight gain.

How many calories is 30 grams of fat?

Converting 30% of Total Calories to Grams of Fat
Total Daily Calories30% of CaloriesGrams of Fat (at 30% of calories)
1000 calories/day300 calories= 33 grams fat
1500 calories/day450 calories= 50 grams fat
2000 calories/day*600 calories= 65 grams fat
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