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I've read a few forum posts on this, and I'm starting to wonder whether I'm getting too much fat, so want to ask to make 100% sure.

Right now, I'm consuming a "plated fat" at every meal, either nuts, olives, avocado, coconut cream, ghee on veggies, etc. But I'm thinking now that in addition to the fats already in the meal, that I may be getting too much. For example, when eating a meal consisting of:

  1. A serving of chicken pan-fried in olive oil, along with 1/3 cup PK Buffalo sauce
  2. Air-fried sweet potatoes, initially tossed in olive oil
  3. Generous serving of salad topped with PK ranch dressing
  4. 1/3 cup berries with 2 tbsp coconut cream and 1 tbsp of unsweetened coconut flakes

Is this too much? The PK Buffalo sauce and ranch both have healthy amounts of fat via avocado oil, plus I'm getting the absorbed olive oil on the potatoes, plus the coconut. Another example is, I will make a salad with a can of clean tuna or salmon, mixed with a generous amount of PK mayo, and a hard-boiled egg on the side, and also consume a plated fat in addition to the mayo and egg fat.

With every meal I'm definitely full and feel good, but just want to make sure I'm not "over-fatting" my meals? If so, by how much, and what should I back off? 

Thanks in advance for any input and insights offered.

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It is very hard to overeat fats, but it you are curious, there are a few things you can do.  First, ask yourself if you are full well past 4-5 hours between meals. If you're getting comfortably hungry at about 5 hours between meals then your previous meal was probably well composed.  If you are forcing yourself to eat three meals a day because you're still full, you could try and cut back on the plated fat in the meals that have more and see how that gets you through the day. For the ones where you toss the potatoes in olive oil or similar, if you consider it, you're not getting much fat - usually it's less than a tablespoon of oil and that's split between all portions so it wouldn't be enough for a meal.  Maybe with the tuna salad you could remove the plated fat - don't worry about the fat in an egg, that doesn't really 'count' for the program as an egg is a whole synergistic food by itself and isn't considered a fat.

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