My lipid profile several months ago indicated that I am at very high risk. That's why I started counting everything.
You can also check out the following article, which answers the question of how much fat should I eat per day?
This means that the salmon contains 11% of the recommended daily limit on saturated fat. So, you shouldn't eat more than nine 3oz pieces of salmon per day if you want to stay under that limit. Of course, there are better reasons than that not to eat nine(!) pieces of salmon on the same day. :-)
You're doctor is out of date - saturated fat has recently been shown NOT to cause heart disease.
A better question would be, why are you asking your doctor for Nutrition advice? Doctors aren't Nutritionists. On top of that, you need 3x more healthy saturated fat in your diet then unsaturated. I wouldn't eat too much salmon. Have a nice grass fed steak instead.
Salmon is an INCREDIBLE food and so incredibly healthy, it is in abundance! I eat it pretty much every single day and could care less about the fat content because it's such healthy fat, I know every bite that I eat is helping my body out in some way, I love thinking that way when I eat food, which is why eating healthy ROCKS!
Your doc may have been thinking about omega-3's and omega-9's.
They're both very important in our diet, but unfortunately, since more and more salmon sold in the U.S has been raised on 'farms' and fed a diet of corn, there isn't much of those healthy fats in the fish anymore.
You can get omega-3's from walnuts and flaxseeds, and omega-9's are in avocados.
Original Post by brighteyes777:
1400 calories = 47 grams of Total fat allowed (15 Grams saturated fat)
Funny that the saturated fat ends up being 1/3 of total fats allowed....basically an equal split between sat/mono/poly and I wonder why they don't just say to consume an equal amount of all fats, instead imply saturated fat should be reduced. The problem with that is, we shouldn't consume that much polyunsaturated fat.....they just haven't figured that out yet....lol