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CiteCollegiale
05-29-2004, 12:16 PM
I get my fat intake mostly from peanut butter and olive oil (sometimes almonds). How many Tablespoons of Olive Oil should i be drinking daily?
I'm not counting calories caus basically I eat as much as I can.

TheGimp
05-29-2004, 12:40 PM
If you're not tracking calories or, more importantly, macro breakdowns then it's impossible to say. The guidline I would use is no less than 20% of calories from fat in order to maintain healthy hormone production, and this fat from healthy sources like nuts, avocados, fish and of course olive oil.

CiteCollegiale
05-29-2004, 09:36 PM
I'm currently taking 1-2 Tablespoons/ day. Can I take 3-5 Tablespoons/ day? and would it be better to spread them out during the day?

Saint Patrick
05-29-2004, 10:55 PM
Can I take 3-5 Tablespoons/ day?

Depends on the rest of your diet.


would it be better to spread them out during the day?

Yes.

robinhood
05-30-2004, 01:39 AM
sweet i didnt realize that avocados were a good source of fat. me being from california and all thats good news

the doc
05-30-2004, 08:23 AM
you would want at least 10% of cals from healthy fats (they are essential), that translates to ~2.5 tablespoons/ day

CiteCollegiale
05-30-2004, 08:53 AM
alrite thx guys

iLUDEd
05-30-2004, 01:35 PM
so cooking using olive oil is fine? or does something happen to it once it turns a certain temperature? i used to eat home made potato chips cooked in olive oil when i was a little kid, was wonderin if that was any good for me or not?

odieforbroke
05-30-2004, 08:47 PM
potato chips fried in ANY oil are very bad for you, because the frying produces a very carginogenic chemical. same goes for french fries.



so cooking using olive oil is fine? or does something happen to it once it turns a certain temperature? i used to eat home made potato chips cooked in olive oil when i was a little kid, was wonderin if that was any good for me or not?

PiKappaWRX
05-30-2004, 09:11 PM
when heated, polyunsaturated fats are hydrogenated and turn to trans fatty acids. you do not want those. cooking with olive oil is fine, extra virgin olive oil is even better. but avoid vegetable oil, corn oil, canola oil, etc.

JTyrell710
05-30-2004, 09:16 PM
i thought there was some complex process for making hydrogenated fats-

anyway on a seperate note: what is the best source for MONOunsaturated fats? I know the ones for good fats but what are the best for just mono?

CiteCollegiale
05-31-2004, 06:35 AM
ok I'm getting jealous....how come Asian is drinking 3 tablespoons per meal and I'm limited to 3 per day

Reinier
05-31-2004, 07:47 AM
you would want at least 10% of cals from healthy fats (they are essential), that translates to ~2.5 tablespoons/ day

Key words: at least

TheGimp
05-31-2004, 08:05 AM
ok I'm getting jealous....how come Asian is drinking 3 tablespoons per meal and I'm limited to 3 per day

Take a look at his pics and you'll see why.

robinhood
05-31-2004, 02:36 PM
Take a look at his pics and you'll see why.

he's big

harryhoudini66
05-31-2004, 04:52 PM
2-3 per day

PiKappaWRX
05-31-2004, 09:30 PM
a good source of monounsaturated fat is olive oil.

JTyrell710
05-31-2004, 09:58 PM
he's big
correction: he's huge!