For a 2,000-calorie daily intake, the target is to get at least 1,400 of those calories from fat.There are 100 calories per tablespoon of my go-to fats: coconut oil, butter, olive oil, avocados, peanut butter, peanuts.None of them is labeled “coconut oil.”They are probably all the same, but I normally buy Marca Leon, because its bottle has good ergonomics and copywriting.It turns out coconut oil is one of the best fats in the world.
If you want to be exact, you can calculate what your daily calorie intake should be using a calculator like this one (it changes with age, activity level and target weight).
In most days I take 6–8 tbsp of coconut oil, 2 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of peanut butter and 50g to 100g of peanuts.
With fats from viands, I more or less get to hit 1,400 calories with this.
In a nutshell, the Ketogenic or LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) diet activates a metabolic state where your body uses fat rather than carbs for fuel.
In this state, my brain has amazingly been near its cognitive optimum the entire day, and I get a second wind of mental energy late in the afternoon.