The Skinny on FATS!

October 3, 2007

No i’m not talking about obesity. Well in a way I guess I am! What I’m really talking about are those bulging love handles and scrumptious thighs. I’m not going going to get into the science and breakdown of it. But I will give a general guideline on the use of Dietary Fats.

What Are They?

Fats are good and yummy, and their also bad and inflating. But what are Fats? The Fat I’m referring to falls into Macro-nutrients category. Macro-nutrients contain Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates. Out of those three guess which is not needed. If you guessed Fat (since this article is on fats…) your wrong! Carbohydrates is the correct answer! So you may be thinking, “Why do we need them?” Fats are used in many ways: blood pressure, blood clotting, blood vessel constriction, organ protection, and insulation.

Some fats are good – some are bad. Anything in excess is bad. A general guideline on the amount of fats in your diet should be .5g of lbm (lbm & ideal amount).  Some people like to use percentages. Either way will work, just use what your comfortable with. Simply input with the rest of your Macro-nutrients and wait for results. Now results aren’t daily. It takes weeks to recognize anything. Check the scale and mirror once a week.

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Saturated, and Unsaturated fats. That Snickers in your hand is loaded with Saturated Fats. Those lead to the rolls in your stomach. This is due to over populated hydrogen. When space is filled on the carbon chain the insulin resistance is increased. A chain reaction starts creating the food you’ve ate to be stored as fat (this among other things).

In Conclusion

You are what you eat. If you eat to much your fat. If you eat nothing your Nichole Richie! A little joke there if you didn’t notice.  Just remember anything in excess is bad whether a lot or a little.