How much fat?

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    How much should I be taking in on a daily basis?

    Not including fish oils.....
     
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    not including fish oils?
    my fish oil is only 1g each. how many pills are you taking for it to matter?
     
  3. Skeletor

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    I don't really pay attention to fat in terms of grams so I can't tell you what numbers work for me, but just eating clean foods, and if you eat processed foods make sure to pay attention to how much fat % is on it and adjust for your bodysize/weight. You'll be fine if you do this.

    And also try to stay away from fast food, I had Yack in the Box a few weeks ago and checked online how much fat is in a bacon ultimate cheeseburger and it's more saturated fat then you should be getting in like 2 days plus 7 or so grams of transfats. Very bad shit. The stuff at tacobell has fewer trans fats and less saturated fat, that's my first choice if I eat fast food.
     
  4. TZ

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    i have no clue , personally i just stuff as much food as i can in my mouth :mamoru:
     
  5. Ceaze

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    question is way too vague
     
  6. Marix

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    0.5g fats per 1lb bodyweight is reccommended by some experts.

    Ideally in a 1:1:1 ratio of saturated:mono: poly
     
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    That's what I follow...

















    ...if I'm over 200lbs.;)
     
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    I guess what I'm asking essentially is what is a good fat to protein to carb ratio if you're clean bulking at roughly 3000 calories.
     
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    Dont use ratios, use an amount based on your bodyweight.

    The system of saying 30:40:30 etc is flawed in that it is based on total calories which change depending on cutting/bulking. Using ratios means you would reduce protein on a cut, whereas a better option would be to reduce carbs.

    Basically aim for minimums of:
    1g protein per 1lb body weight
    0.5g fat per 1lb body weight (as I said a 1:1:1 sat:poly:mono is probably best)
    Add carbs to your own comfort level. This varies depending on how sensitive you are to carbs.
     
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    Well then....:hsugh:
     
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    Just fucking eat, sleep, and lift. Fuck I hate people who over complicate things.
     
  12. chizzle

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    That works nicely for some people. I'm not included in that population.

    Don't start spouting f&n cliches before you know someone's background. I came in here looking for an answer to a legitimate question. If you can't answer my question, fine, but don't come here criticizing the question.
     
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    depends on your cal level and carb level.
     
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    No, it will work for you. Just use some common sense when eating.
     
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    If I'm pursuing minimal bodyfat gain during a small clean bulk cycle, macronutrient profile is important. If I didn't care about how much bodyfat I gained in proportion to lean mass, then yea, I'd be a little more lenient about what I ate.
     
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    :uh:
     
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    depends how carb sensitive you are
     
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    I don't react to carbs well.
     
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    Height? weight? approx. bf%?
     
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    CARB TOLERANT INDIVIDUALS: If you are the very carb tolerant type, you can get away with more high carb/starchy carb foods outside the workout window. This means you can get away with more carbs throughout the day. You should, of course, still get MORE of your carbs during/post workout than any other time of the day. But, as I said, you can still get away with carbs other times.

    Be sure, though, that as your carbs increase, your fats drop. A good range for this type of individual would be 55% carbs, 30% protein, and 15% fat.

    MODERATE CARB TOLERANCE: If you have moderate carb tolerance, you should likely minimize high carb/starchy carb foods outside the workout window - except, perhaps, after an overnight fast (breakfast). This means you'd try eating some higher carb/starchy carb foods in the AM as well as during/post exercise. The rest of the meals consist of veggie carbs (plus proteins and fats).

    This type of person would have a zone-type macro breakdown - 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat.

    POOR CARB TOLERANCE: And if you're not very carb tolerant, your best bet is to avoid all high carb/starchy carb foods outside the workout window (yes, even during breakfast). This means only veggies outside the workout window (plus good proteins and fats).

    This type of person would be on a fairly low carb diet (25% carbs, 35% protein, and 40% fat).
     
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    :bowdown: to that post, i've been looking around for some general guidelines like that, where did you get that from?
     
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    Pretty much the macro breakdown I prefer to follow year round.
     
  23. lif

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    What do you tend to eat to get most of your fat/protein from? I find it hard to find a boat load of 'healthy proteins and fats' ie not eating hamburger and sausage when trying to lower my carbs when cutting.
     
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    I do actually eat burgers and sausages.
    Almonds too...
    as well as pork rinds.:noes:

    Again, I prefer higher fat intake so that I'm not limited solely to 'lean meats'.
    That said...can't take it too much to an extreme either...
     
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    ahhh i see... i'm always worried about getting my cholesterol too high as heart disease runs in my family, but im young so i guess doing this for a short period of time to cut down wouldn't hurt too much
     
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