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Deathwish
02-17-2004, 10:37 AM
When on a cutting diet should I be trying to eliminate all fat completely? At the moment I'm try to eliminate all saturated fats while trying to keep the fat intake at around 75g. I weight 175 lbs with around 20% bf.

gino
02-17-2004, 11:32 AM
Never eliminate all fats. Eat plenty of GOOD fats for a leaner physique

TheGimp
02-17-2004, 11:52 AM
There's a reason they're called essential fatty acids.

Saint Patrick
02-17-2004, 11:58 AM
I agree with these guys.

Jasonl
02-17-2004, 12:40 PM
Eating more fat doesn't necessarily mean more fat stored. So :withstupi

Focused
02-17-2004, 05:50 PM
dammit im so confused...so what should one try to avoid if hes cutting..fat or carbs? i have so many people telling me different things!

Jasonl
02-17-2004, 06:20 PM
A balanced diet with a small calorie deficit.

raniali
02-17-2004, 06:37 PM
dammit im so confused...so what should one try to avoid if hes cutting..fat or carbs? i have so many people telling me different things!


one should avoid the excess in calories that made them larger than desired to begin with. good fats are absolutely essential as well as adequate protein. i think carbs are the most prone to variation between a cut and a bulk, so depending on what you are consuming now, you might cut calories by minimizing carbs and all the saturated fats.

Focused
02-17-2004, 06:46 PM
ah, so the key is low calories then right?

Strider2
02-17-2004, 06:49 PM
Bingo, calories decide whether you lose or gain.

andy51
02-17-2004, 06:56 PM
great advice. Keep the good fats. They are called essential for a reason.

Optimum08
02-17-2004, 07:10 PM
yes keep the good fats (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated etc.) anyway it would be almost impossible to cut ALL fats out of ur diet...at least IMO...