Are we getting too much oil or fat in diet? This is a cause of concern for most of us, especially for people who are trying to lose weight! The diet log apps or food fat calculators are not accurate in the Indian scenario because of our eating habits. Unlike Western populations, we eat more of non branded, home cooked or dhaba food, in which amount of oil in a dish varies widely!
Oils and fat are not only invisible part of our food, but also the most calorie dense food. Thus too much oil means calories creep up in an otherwise well-balanced diet.
A better way to find out whether your oil consumption is within limits is to do this calculation at the family level by calculating how much oil your family is consuming every month. This is what the ‘FWI Family Oil Use Calculator’ does!
The calculator will take particulars of all your family members including weight/height, physical activity levels etc. to calculate their recommended oil intake individually. Then it will add these levels up to calculate the amount of oil your family should be using per month