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Low fat-advantages

Postby Pete » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:35 am

I know many advantages to having a moderate fat intake:
1/ EFA's are good for everything form cell repair to skin condition, from improved mood to enhanced recovery
2/ Some saturated fat -from say coconut milk (as it's most commonly used by strength trainee) has been shown to increase Test levels & promote muscular growth.

But, for the heathy trainee, without a heart problem, high cholesterol or whatever, who eats a balanced vegan diet of say 40/30/30 (choose if you'd prefer 40% protein or complex carbs) are there are health problems associated. I assume the real low fat eaters have some reason for claiming it's a better diet & I wondered if someone on that diet would mind putting up some reasons.
An additional point do low fat eaters still eat foods with EFA's & just tend to shun saturated fats or is it all high fat foods.
I'm not attacking low fat eaters, just curious.
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Postby Renecarol25 » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:42 am

Hi Pete.. I really don't think anybody should eat less that 50% carbs.. I strive to do 50% carbs, 30% protein and 20% fat.. though typically it is about 50/25/25. Does 20-25% count as low fat? It does to me.. I think 30% is what the meat and dairy USDA people think is normal. And I think that number is way too high.
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Postby Pete » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:44 am

I was actually thinking of the 10% or less people, 20-25% would be either "low moderate" or "high low" in my book (if that makes any sense to you :?:
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Postby Renecarol25 » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:57 am

Do you really do 40/30/30? How do you have any energy? Are tired all the time? I did for about a couple of weeks. I was tired, cranky and ill the whole time. :D
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Postby Pete » Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:08 pm

To tell the truth I watch my protein & let my carbs/fat fall where ever. Should really be more careful, but my problem is I have to eat such vast amounts to put on weight, that being too picky would cause me to shrink! My metabolism is just so fast.....
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What is low fat?

Postby ctchrinthry » Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:55 pm

For a lot of people 30% would be low fat. Most americans eat 40% fat.

If i can get under 20%, that's pretty good, i think, but i do try to avoid saturated fat as much as possible, trans fats as well.

I went with some friends to a buffet over the holiddays, and it seemed to be a contest to see who could pack down more fried stuff. I wonder how "healthy" crab rangoons are?

Mid way through today i'll have had:

130 grams of carbohydrates ( 51% )
68 grams of protien ( 30% )
19 grams of fat ( 3 saturated ) ( 19% )

But i'm trying to lose weight now.



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Postby Renecarol25 » Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:32 pm

Dave,
That is awesome. So far I've had 162g carbs 68%, 36g protein 17%, 14g fat 15%. Though today is not a typical day.. I'm beginning to get over a flu bug and have barely ate at all the past few days.. typically I've been eating about 100g of protein a day.. and have hit about 65-70g by this time.
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Postby Pete » Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:33 pm

Think everyone agrees about transfatty acids Dave. They are pretty much a disaster . When they get into your cells you end up with partially hydrogenated cells!!!!
By the way you've got some nice trics going on mate :D

PS Hope the old flu-bug is getting better Renee :(
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