carb calories, fat cals, protein cals

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  1. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    so, if fat = 9cals per gram
    protein and carbs = 4cals

    does it make sense that one should stick to a low fat, with higher protein and carb levels? im sure its common sense, just never thought about it from an efficiency standpoint.
    downside is unused carbs turn to fat, right?

    good to know point is 3500 cals = 1lb of (fat)
     
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    no, fats can help aid fat loss - same for protein
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    protein i know, as it is created from amino acids and can be broken down into the aminos your body needs to build/repair etc.

    but how fat?
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    having some EFAs, i agree, and somewhere in the back of my head i know that fats provide energy and are needed to help carry some vitamins that proteins cant.

    but, exaplain why, please?
     
  5. SteveO

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    http://abcbodybuilding.com/efa.php

    everything and more than u wanted to know about EFAs
     
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