The fat will vary in our meals based on the type of meal that you are looking at. Meals that are marked with a “K”, are keto and feature 70% of calories from fat or above, an average of 10 g net carbohydrates, and 20% of calories coming from protein.
In other meals, we still keep the fat slightly higher for very good reason! Some research has shown that keeping the fat in your diet to around 35% of total calories may be associated with improved mood, sleep, hair/nail/skin health, and heart health. The most beneficial of these fats are monounsaturated fats (like those found in avocados and olive oil). At Factor, we never use processed or hydrogenated fats and never use oils from inflammatory sources like corn, soy, or safflower.
Research has found that another beneficial fat is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which is typically found in organic dairy and meat (like in our Factor meals). CLA has been linked to increasing fat loss when losing weight.
Finally, there is also the well-known omega-3 fatty acids (a beneficial polyunsaturated fat for the heart). You will find these awesome fats in our salmon and grass-fed beef dishes.
Overall, overconsumption of any one nutrient is not a healthy balance. However, more and more research continues to show direct correlations with weight loss, energy levels and heart health when increasing fat intake from healthy sources. We'll take care of the portioning, you enjoy the benefits!