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Is too much fat dangerous?

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Supplements' started by Bt443407, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Bt443407

    Bt443407 Active Member

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    Hey everyone-

    During my bulking phase the past couple months, I have added more fats to my diet to help bump up the calories. My fat sources are the following:

    Almonds
    Eggs
    Milk
    Cheese
    Olive Oil
    Fish oils
    Peanut butter

    I try to keep my saturated fats as low as possible (always under 100% DV)

    Anyways, my question is, is it unhealthy for me to eat too much fat, even if they are good fats. For example, everyday I eat an entire 6 oz can of almonds, which is approx. 1000 calories, and 96g of fat. 4 eggs, olive oil, cheese, and other foods give me a daily fat intake of approx. 170g of fat. Is this too much, or dangerous for my health? I always drink 1-2 gallons of water daily, and eat my bodyweight in protein and all complex carbs.

    Thanks!
    Brian
     
  2. George

    George Senior Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Ratio of fat is going to be more important than absolute fat numbers, and it looks like you've got a good mix going.
     
  3. needachange

    needachange Active Member

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    Agreed.

    Keep your consumption of Trans Fats (except where it occurs naturally) low and you will be fine.
     
  4. HevyMetal

    HevyMetal Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you might want to read "The Framington Study" for some eye-openers about fat and a few other things.

    IMO the biggest enemy you've got in fats is anything that has the word "Hydrogenated" or "partially Hydrogenated" on the label.

    These and Trans-Fats are killer fats.....however "naturally occuring" Trans Fats (which are found in meat and dairy for starters) aren't all that bad if they are natural.

    It's the man-made s**t you have to worry about.

    If you are using solid-block margarine......stop immediately.

    It's the worst stuff you can eat.
     

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