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03-16-2009, 06:38 PM
Total newb here...how much "good" fat (salmon, olive oil, peanuts, etc.) is acceptable on a cutting diet?
Currently my caloric makeup is about 20% Fat 50% Carb 30% Protein on ~2500 calories. So essentially, ~500 fat calories...to me seems like a lot, but if they're all from things like raw oats, olive oil, salmon, peanuts/walnuts, various grains, etc. am I ok? Should I consume less of these "good" fats in order to keep my fat intake down?
Thanks in advance for the assistance!
03-16-2009, 06:57 PM
even on a cut, your body needs fat to regulate many important functions and in order to grow. so yes, you should still be consuming these healthy fats during a cut, just watch the excess fat you consume and avoid all saturated and trans fats.
as far as products:
salmon, tuna, flax oil/meal/pills, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, peanuts, almonds, nut butters. these are all great sources of healthy fats that you should aim to consume during your cut. a good fruit people don't think about much is avocado's. they provide great healthy fats and are a great way to add flavor to many foods.
03-16-2009, 08:39 PM
Thanks Jinx...that sounds good...am I in the right range then with my percentages?
Love avocados too by the way. I grew up with avocados with many of my meals!
03-16-2009, 10:18 PM
im not sure about your body composition, but those percentages look pretty good, depending on your goals, and time of the day you lift, you may need to increase your fat intake and lower your carb intake.
on a cut, its generally not good to consume a lot of carbs later in the day, especially if you lift in the mornings.
but... you do need a good source of carbs at breakfast, pre-workout, the proper type/amount in your PWO shake, and your PWO meal. so depending on your schedule, you may have to alder your percentages slightly
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