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matrix5089
10-14-2004, 09:58 AM
whats some good sources of fats while cutting. Right now im doing one table spoon of flax in the morning with my shake, and fats only make up about 13%of my diet this seems to low from what ive been reeding in here.

Maxgain
10-14-2004, 10:03 AM
nuts
olive oil

thecaptain
10-14-2004, 10:12 AM
Fish oil - omega 3 fatty acids :nod: also good for cholestterol

matrix5089
10-14-2004, 10:15 AM
i forgot to mention i cant eat nuts or peanut butter

matrix5089
10-14-2004, 12:29 PM
doesnt fish oil have the same nutrients as flax?????

geoffgarcia
10-14-2004, 12:44 PM
doesnt fish oil have the same nutrients as flax?????I think they are slightly different.

matrix5089
10-14-2004, 09:09 PM
does tuna have the fats i need in it or is there another way to get it i already buy a closet full of supplements

Snookman1
10-14-2004, 10:46 PM
Whats the correct ratio? of EFA's? Anyone know?

Vido
10-14-2004, 11:43 PM
does tuna have the fats i need in it or is there another way to get it i already buy a closet full of supplements

Tuna is basically fat-free.

Vido
10-14-2004, 11:44 PM
Whats the correct ratio? of EFA's? Anyone know?

5:1 Omega 6's to Omega 3's

matrix5089
10-15-2004, 12:02 AM
what has omega 6

Vido
10-15-2004, 01:06 AM
sunflower and safflower oil to name a couple...to be honest, I'm not really sure...the typical American diet includes quite a bit though so it's not really something to be concerned with. While 5:1 is the optimal ratio, we typically consume something closer to 10:1.

matrix5089
10-15-2004, 12:58 PM
i dont believe im on the typical american diet thats why im worried about my fat intake like i said above fat only makes up for 13% of my diet while im cutting takeing in about 3500 callories right now. Im looseing weight faster then i wanted too alot might be water weight though i will know more on tuesday i go for a body fat test.

Ironman_1964
10-15-2004, 02:58 PM
If Iím taking Flax Seed Oil, do I still need to take CLA?

RBC13
10-15-2004, 08:09 PM
Isn't 3:1 the perfect ratio?

Zearoth
10-15-2004, 08:16 PM
i forgot to mention i cant eat nuts or peanut butter

Join the club :)

I'm also allergic to nuts and most fish (except for tuna). I found that eating "soynut butter", a peanut butter imitation made with soy beans makes a very good alternative for good fats. It literally has the same nutritional value as natural pb, but just not as good.

Give it a shot, it tastes pretty good and is a way of getting those fats down in other forms than oils.

_-_v_-_
10-15-2004, 08:28 PM
If you are allergic to most nuts -- as I am -- you still might be able to have cashews -- as I can.

And cashew butter, just so you know, can be a Very, Very Good Thing (TM).