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Frazzled
Just curious about how many fat grams your kids are getting on a daily basis. I know high fat is key with recovery. Does anyone know how much exactly? Is it 30 percent or higher?? Thanks!
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Foodsupport_AUS
Surprisingly most non eating disorder food recommendations suggest that fat should make up 30 percent of caloric intake any way, since there are twice as many calories in fats as in carbs and protein that means about 15 percent of food. How much more I think is hard to say, but definitely not less. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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ValentinaGermania
Around 100 g a day in our case. I did never calculate it in %.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Foodsupport_AUS
Good point Tina. I was estimating D's fat intake when we were moving her to independent eating. When she was really struggling she was getting around 50g per day. We also headed towards the 100g per day mark and things went much better. I suspect even more may be better again. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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Holroyd957
100g fat would be about 30% of 3000 calories so it makes sense that your daughter did better when you upped the fat content. 50g would have constituted a very low fat diet unless calorie intake was also low at that point in which case that wouldn’t have helped either. I’m not sure that a high fat diet is necessary just one that is on the high end of healthy (20-35%) rather than one that is very low in fat which has become the norm for many people due to media hype.
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Torie
Even the American Heart Association recommends 25 - 35% of calories from fat.  And they are not talking about people recovering from AN.  xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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Mamaroo
When my d only had ensures, she got 59g of fat every day (1800 kcal a day), which is around 30% of her daily intake. When she ate food again I gave her everything full fat and today she loves to add coconut oil to everything. 
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww
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