Originally Posted by Bells
Is lower than 30 grams a low fat diet for everyone or just low for how much exercise she does every week?
I thought you were supposed to try to get under 30 grams everyday, so I've cut back on my fat (I think I get maybe 25 now).
Not 30g, 30% of your calories. And that's low fat for everyone regardless of your activity.http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/dga/dga95/lowfat.html
Choose a diet that provides no more than 30 percent of total calories from fat
You should ignore ANYTHING that says to get X grams of anything (fat, protein, etc) unless it's specifically tailored to you. Anything that says "get less than 30g of fat per day" is not taking into account that the reader could be a 250 pound male or a 115 pound female. Obviously the dietary needs of those two people will be different and anything giving out recommendations in grams instead of percentages should be ignored.
The only caveat to this is when something tells you to get X grams of something per something else (like 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight, or .3g of fat per pound of bodyweight, etc)