fat intake?

  1. fat intake?


    I'm 22, 6'4'' @ 185lbs, trying to put on some wieght. i started logging my diet into Fitday.com, the first day i just ate what i usally do to find out the values.

    Calories Eaten Todaysourcegrams cals%totalTotal: 4313 Fat:169 1523 37% Sat:55 498 12% Poly:26 231 6% Mono:61 551 13%Carbs:407 1454 35% Fiber:44 0 0%Protein:290 1162 28%Alcohol:0 0 0%

    I figure thats a ton of fat way to much. What is a good value for each to shoot for?
    I lift 5 times a week. I've been taking Cytosport's Cytogainer and animal stack. dunno maybe that would be helpfull.


  2. A 40%/40%/20% (carb/pro/fat) ratio seems to be the best general guideline as, of course, everyone is different and may need to adjust.
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  3. How do you figure that is too much fat?

  4. it just seemed like it was to much, and with the 40/40/20 rule, as "TheCrownedOne" stated it is.

  5. I believe he stated that it was general guideline but that is beside the point.

    My point is that basing a decision on the fact that you 'just figure' something is not terribly methodical.
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  6. No its not that's why I asked. What does it matter any way? I wanted a general guideline, that I may have to adjust or not, to my needs, but it told me I could have 20% more fat in my diet than I need. I figure having a place to start from or a "general guideline" is a good thing.


  7. From what I've read from various sources, it seems that there is no advantage to either lowering fat intake below 15% or raising it above 25%, as within that range optimal hormone levels are established.

  8. I think that fat is useful for getting the calories up in the case of people who are extreme ectos and have a hard time putting down enough food. a cup of almonds will put you up over 800 cals. I've seen people do really well on both high and low fat dies, so...
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