The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #26
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    Quote from Michael Pollan in Tony Gentilcore's blog today. I thought it was relevent.

    "The low-fat campaign is to Nutritionism as the Soviet Union or Communist China was to Marxism. Both were itís greatest test and most abject failure."
    ďAs to the methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean S View Post
    There's no actual contradiction regarding the fat content. You're only eating 19-20% of your calories as fat. Most would recommend something closer to 30% and even more than that if they are on a low carb diet. You also have to realize that most hard training males on this site can lose weight on significantly more than 2200 calories so it skews everyone's perspective as well. You're correct in that it's easy for the fat grams to add up if you make high fat food choices. Even with that it is possible to eat too little fat, which can lead to reproductive hormone problems in both men and women.
    The bottom line is you've found something that is working for you. Anyone who is losing weight has created a calorie deficit and you've figured out what it takes to do that for you so there's no point in arguing about it.
    I wonder now that I look at this "Zone Diet" thing, it lists 165g of protein for a 2200 calorie diet as normal which is what I've been trying to get every day all along. Maybe I'll try to shoot for that. I guess I can always just stop eating bananas because that is a huge chunk of carbs every day. With what I normally eat every day it ends up being 219g of carbs if I take out the banana, and the carb count for the calculation is 220g. I hope I don't get potassium scurvy. And yet I still don't see where I'm gonna get like 25 more grams of fat to meet that percentage without upping the calories a lot. I guess I can always bring back a PB&J sandwich but to take out a medium banana and replace it with over 300 calories doesn't really help me. Suppose I'll just have to eat chaotically until my fat bulges goto hell...

    Codeguru

    PS- It does occur to me, as I was asking about Walnuts before, 200 calories for 20g of fat, most of which is the good stuff. I guess I'm just thinking "out loud" here, heh.
    Last edited by Codeguru; 11-11-2010 at 12:12 AM.

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    Yeah, so anyway, I went back up to 50-55 grams of fat and I feel a lot better, so I guess as long as the calories stay close to the same I'll be able to do more cardio which will help even more. But I swear to god I cannot get my saturated fat to quit approaching 100% recommended everyday if that's even the perfect amount to get, it's a hazard of drinking 2% milk I guess but skim just isn't milk. It turns out my original turkey deli slices have more than half of the fat as mono/poly unsaturated. So, whatever, gonna try out not eating bananas for a while and see if my fat starts to miss the truck load of carbs in them and will pack up and leave. Thanks for the advice...

    Codeguru

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    Don't sweat the saturated fat too much. Unless you have a significant problem with very high blood cholesterol levels it's not that important to micromanage your saturated fat intake. Even then it's somewhat questionable whether it truly causes the problems that people once thought it did. If you are eating a reasonably healthy diet, exercising regularly, and losing fat you're doing fine from a health standpoint, so don't worry about it.

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    ďAs to the methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.Ē

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    I'm suprised. Healthy fats are vital in my opinion. Im pretty sure 80% of body fat is caused mainly by unprocessed carbs then the other 20% from fats and the majority of that is unsaturated.

    Everyone is different though I suppose

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