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AzBboy
03-20-2005, 09:34 AM
Hi everybody. I was just curious because I realized how little fat i am eating if this is good or bad. I am eating 1458 cals a day, in five meals, getting at LEAST my weight in protein and at LEAST 20 healthy high-fiber carbs per meal. After reviewing my eating journal, I realized that I am eating less than 20 grams of fat a day, usually between 15-18 grams daily. These fat grams are comming from my meats, protein shakes, oats, breads, and dairy for the most part. Is this a bad thing? Do I need to add more fats? I just freak out cus 1458 is very little cals as it is, and we all know how much cals fat can tax off ones daily caloric goal, and i dont like going hungry much. Thank you.

ryuage
03-20-2005, 09:37 AM
try throwing in some fish oil caps and i think youll be fine

shansen008
03-20-2005, 10:06 AM
Add a couple slices of avocado to a couple of your meals.

Holto
03-20-2005, 10:09 AM
you need EFA's as Ryuage pointed out

AzBboy
03-20-2005, 08:51 PM
Thanks alot fellas, i went out and got some GNC brand fish body oils. Each capsule has 1 gram of fat. Should i start with five a day or go all out and just do ten a day like i been reading in other posts?

Built
03-20-2005, 10:29 PM
10 a day is minimal, IMHO. I take 10, and I'm not very big.