About Calories in Dietary Fats/Oils
Calories in Fats/Oils
All cooking oils contain about 120 calories per tablespoon. For specific details of the calorie and energy content of different types of diet fats and cooking oils, click the foods below.
Fats and Fat Substitutes
Calories and Fat
Energy/Nutritional Content of Oils and Fat Substitutes
If you want to control your weight, fish oil or omega-3 fats are a great food option for a healthy weight loss diet, although most calorie-controlled diets recommend a low intake of fats and oils due to their high calorie-content. In addition to energy content, dietary nutrition is also important, as a nutritious diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolic rate. So as well as calorie-counting, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Understanding diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight management easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Fats/Oils
How To Lower Calorie Intake
Calorie savings advice: If you are counting calories for weight reduction purposes, the best way is to eat less added fat and use less cooking oil. Try a fat spray, for example. Of course any fitness workout will increase energy-expenditure and thus allow you to eat more fat or oil in your diet with less risk of weight gain.
Dietary Calories In Types of Food