Am i right in assuming the whole 'low fat' trend is pretty pointless?

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  1. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    From my experience on here, it seems carbs is the enemy in dieting.

    Fat obviously contains more calories, but alot of people trying to put on lbm seem to go for high fat, low carbs...

    If that is the case, why is society so scared of fat in foods these days? It amazes me when i see packets of 'candy' with 99% fat free written on them... The poor people they are fooling :o
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Because it's easy to see a direct correlation between fat in foods = fat in your stomach/body, so marketing guru's use it to push their product.
     
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    Fat has a lot more calories per g, so if you manage to cut a bunch of fat out, you'll cut a bunch of calories. :dunno:

    That's the best I got. I don't do any kind of low fat dieting and get by just fine.
     
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    i only watch total cal/day and g/protein
     
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    it seems that way but honestly i see a lot of people on here saying "you need some fat" etc etc when discussing things like whole milk... and yeah of course you need fat, but if you're eating 150g of saturated fat per day that's probably way too much and really bad for you. good fats are from fish and nuts and shit like that, not whole milk and steak. most people here know this yet many don't seem to distinguish between the two when giving advice.
     
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    i like higher fat diets for weight loss, but not for lean mass gains. Once you get into a calorie excess, fats are more likely to be stored as adipose tissue then carbs or proteins.
     
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    I'm okay with fats.

    I'm pretty scared of carbs though :noes:
     
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    low fat diets are a trend still?


    I think most of today's fad diets leans more towards high fat intake.
     
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    High fat, low carb
     
  11. Mitchj

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    I'm not sure if the trend, people everyone seems to make out as if fat is bad for you. Were as, i'm pretty sure its carbs.

    I have eaten alot of hamburgers to put on mass... and i must say im still fairly lean. It might be just my metabolism, but i think huge calorie excess is the big problem in fat gains.
     
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    being an endo, my diet is high protein/high fat/ lower carb. I only take in like 1gram of carb/per lb of bodyweight.
     
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    I read today that eating low fat can lower test levels :dunno:
     
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    Fixed.

    I had Korean BBQ for breakfast this morning :)
     
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    Depends on the type of fat you eat and the proportion of the various fats. You need certain essential fats (omegas) because they are the precursor to all hormones in your body including test. Also, the tendency during fat consumption, if carbs are absent, is either fuel "slow burning" or immediate storage. People knock carbs and it is stupid, because your body turns either fat or protein into carbs in the end for fuel.
     
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