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Fat tip of the day....

Postby Shinobi » Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:50 am

Look on the 100g column on foods you buy. If the fat content is over 5%, then it's high fat and should only be eaten once a day maximum.
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Postby JP » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:38 am

i violate this about 12 times a day, lol!

Fats are essential part of balanced diet in my opinion. I remember about a year ago when i was stuck to about 92kg for months and upping my calorie intake didn;t seem to take me anywhere. I started eating foods with more fat in them like nuts, seeds (especially tahini!), peanut butter and so on and my weight shot up by 2 kg in about 2 weeks - it was like my body was waiting for the extra resources.

Some people i spoke about this said that fat is essential in body's testosterone production and i might have just had too little of it - if anyone have any more info on this one i'd be grateful!
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Postby Dee » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:03 am

JP we are on the some wavelength bro, once l added more fat to my diet l put on weight 8to10 lbs 196 l think that the weight l am happy with right now. More chunky around the shoulders. l think t-mag.com has some info on the benefits of fats etc.
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Postby Pete » Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:25 pm

a lot of the ultra-low fat diets for muscle growth have appeared from the steroid era (in my opinion). With steroids you need very low fat as they affect your blood profile in such a bad way.
Saying that, I think the amount of fat, is again, a case of variation amongst us. I've seen some naturals that eat low fat (below 20%) & gain, but others that need over 30% to get any results. Some of us are just more (or less) efficient at using, assimilating fats than others, so hard & fast rules are impossible.
It has been shown that including some saturated fats increase testosterone production, which may help some people, also just the increase in usable calories could also play a crucial role for many on a quest for size.
This is not taking account of the health benefits/deficits of various fat level diets (both higher & lower fat diets have various health problems implied by studies)
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Postby Kaz » Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:44 am

Doesn't it rather depend on the type of fats you're using? I refuse to buy transfatty acid stuff, and I cook generally very low-fat, but I try to make sure I have enough nuts and seeds every day, and have linseed/flaxseeds or their oil every day for omega-3 fatty acids, and use canola [rapeseed] and olive oil, sesame oil and walnut oil judiciously. In other words, I try to be sensible and neither slather my food in oil or go without, but try to maximise the benefits I get.

I hope that made sense. It seemed to when I typed it.
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