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Counting Saturated Fats vs. Others

Alright I’ve seen a lot of diet plans that use percentages to specify how much fat/carbs/protein you should get. My question though, regards saturated fat vs. the non-saturated fats. For instance here’s my breakdown for today:

3,575 calories
1323 from fat (37%)
1504 from Carbs (42%)
691 from Protein (19%) (Yes I know I didn’t get enough today…)

So when written like that it looks pretty bad, but then look at this

3,575 calories
1323 from fat (37%)
324 from SATURATED fat (9%)
1504 from Carbs (42%)
691 from Protein (19%)

So 1,000 of my fat calories today were from sources other than saturated. How should I count that then if I’m trying to adhere to certain percentages?

[quote]AccipiterQ wrote:
Alright I’ve seen a lot of diet plans that use percentages to specify how much fat/carbs/protein you should get. My question though, regards saturated fat vs. the non-saturated fats. For instance here’s my breakdown for today:

3,575 calories
1323 from fat (37%)
1504 from Carbs (42%)
691 from Protein (19%) (Yes I know I didn’t get enough today…)

So when written like that it looks pretty bad, but then look at this

3,575 calories
1323 from fat (37%)
324 from SATURATED fat (9%)
1504 from Carbs (42%)
691 from Protein (19%)

So 1,000 of my fat calories today were from sources other than saturated. How should I count that then if I’m trying to adhere to certain percentages?[/quote]

When people say fats they mean all fats, you include sat. fats with the other ones