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FighterInSnatch
10-05-2005, 04:26 PM
How may grams of saturated fat would be ok in day? 6'0@218lbs

FighterInSnatch
10-05-2005, 09:11 PM
BUMP. I've researched and still can't find this answer.

Bruise Brubaker
10-06-2005, 06:02 PM
What I remember having read somewhere is that it should be about 1/3 of your total fat intake. As far as I know, it's a controversial subject.
If you have a healthy diet, I don't think you have to worry about too much saturated fats.

Vegilles
10-09-2005, 12:43 PM
A ratio of 2:1 unsaturated fat to bad saturated fat is ideal. 'Official' recommended fat intake is 65 gms based on a 2000 calorie intake. So I'll assume you're taking in 3000-4000 calories with extensive activty therefore, 130 gms of fat total should be your maximum, but consider only a third of this at most should be saturated fat, so about 40gms of saturated fat should be your limit.
Google up on many articles about Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats too, both are excellent unsaturated fats but even these should be balanced - no more than a ratio of 3:1 Omega 6 fats to Omega 3 fats, otherwise you cancel out the very beneficial effects of Omega 3 and get into the hazards of too much Omega 6 fats.

Built
10-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Nobody should have ANY "bad saturated fat" - artificial trans fats.

I think you mean "good saturated fat" - natural saturated fats. They're important for your health, as part of your fat intake.

Lite
10-09-2005, 06:42 PM
your goal is to consume 1/3 of your fat from saturated fatty acids, 1/3 from monounsaturated fatty acids, and 1/3 from polyunsaturated fatty acids. -- The F-Word
All you ever wanted to know about fats
by John M Berardi

Vegilles
10-09-2005, 09:01 PM
Nobody should have ANY "bad saturated fat" - artificial trans fats.

I think you mean "good saturated fat" - natural saturated fats. They're important for your health, as part of your fat intake.

Yes, fats topic is complex at times... good catch, :rolleyes: