This article is from the Fat-free Diet FAQ, by email@example.com (Michelle Dick) with numerous contributions by others.
There are several methods of tracking or controlling fat in the
diet. Some folks set a %CFF goal for their diet and a %CFF goal for
each food/dish/meal. Others like to set a fat gram limit for each
day/week and keep a running total. Another popular method is to
not consume any added fat or high fat foods at all, save for a few
rare treats. Nutrition software that tracks dietary nutrients can
also be used. There is no one best way for everyone. Those who are
trying to control their overall calorie intake in addition to fat
often find that keeping track of fat grams works best. Others find
it too cumbersome to keep a fat count and feel it is easier to eat
only those foods that have less than a specific %CFF. Eating foods
with no added fat and no high fat foods involves no nutritional
calculation at all.