View Full Version : Fat intake

06-18-2002, 11:25 AM
how important is fat intake?at 272lbs, how much should i be taking in? are peanuts a decent source for fat? i notice that they have very little saturated fat?

06-18-2002, 11:29 AM
Flaxseed oil is a better source, I think . . . there's others that know a whole lot more but my naturopath is big on getting the Omega-something fatty acids in proper balance and all that... flaxseed oil is pretty good, hempseed oil is even better, I think....

Overall I'm a big believer in maintaining adequate fats as one of your macronutrients.

06-18-2002, 11:37 AM
where can i get flaxseed oil? and how much should i take daily?

06-18-2002, 11:43 AM
Kroger, GNC, any healthfood store.

I'd recommend 1 TBSP a day at minimum. It can range in cost from $.99/oz to $2.00/oz too, so it gets expensive.

06-18-2002, 12:32 PM
You can buy flax at most grocery stores as well. 2 Tbsp/day is plenty assuming you probably take in fat from other sources as well.
Also, I believe that almonds are the healthiest nut.

06-18-2002, 02:26 PM
I use Canola Oil, it's pretty cheap.

Peanuts are good too and tasty !

I read somewhere .45g of fat p/lean pound of weight.

06-18-2002, 02:47 PM
I just use natty peanut butter...mmm mmm good!