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Old 09-20-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
Trygve Lunde
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Default Fat as fuel and a little bit about protein

ive read alot about this subject from brilliant people. But could anyone tell me what kind of fat you should use as fuel and why?

Saturated fat: many people say this is the bad fat, but there are also people saying this is the best fat you can get and your diet should consist of mostly saturated fat.

Mono fat found in olive oil etc.

poly fat found in nuts.

im also wondering about the difference from saturated animal fat and saturated plant fat. Is this the case with plant poly and mono fat also?

like is the poly fat from nuts different from the poly fat from animal flesh or eggs?
the same goes for mono fat. is the mono fat from olive oil and pork fat the same?

When it comes to protein.

I was just wondering, as Ori Hofmekler(Warrior Diet) talks about. When it comes to protein from animals he says that we havent developed the enzymes do digest the animal protein? and he seems like he knows what hes talking about. But many people say that plant protein are the bad guy.

If i forgot something i will add it to the post
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:44 AM   #2
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Dude;

Have you ever considered that fact that you way over think the subject at hand?

Consider reading " Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, It's All Small Stuff"

If you have been reading about Fat, then you know that other then Trans Fat, M / P/ S fats are all good. Some eat more of one then the other, but that might work for them, not for you.

Here is an idea, eat Zone, Paleo, IF, what ever, do the CA WOD or CF WOD or variation there of, report back in 6 months, 12 would even be better.

In the end, It's All Small Stuff............................
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:20 AM   #3
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ok, but im always searching for the optimum thats why i asked. but thanks anyway
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:56 AM   #4
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ok, but im always searching for the optimum thats why i asked. but thanks anyway
Optimum, there is no such thing.

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Old 09-20-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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Some fairly unuseful responses there! The guy wants to learn!

Check this out for fats info:
http://thepaleodiet.com/nutritional_tools/fats.shtml
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:17 AM   #6
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Some fairly unuseful responses there! The guy wants to learn!

Check this out for fats info:
http://thepaleodiet.com/nutritional_tools/fats.shtml
thats right, thank you very much
great link, but it didnt explain what was the healthy one and wich one was the best for fuel etc.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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Fat is 9 calories per gram, eat all kinds, as your body uses all kinds for different things.

Eat, work hard, be happy.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:02 PM   #8
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If what you're trying to figure out is which fat to use to fuel a workout, MCT (medium chain triglycerides) is great for energy. It's a fat, but unlike other fats does not need to be metabolized by the liver so it is readily available for fuel. Coconut milk and coconut oil are good sources. I like 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the morning or 1/2 hour before a workout. If you do coffee then coffee+coconut milk will give you a good buzz.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:07 PM   #9
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not only a workout but in generel for the best health thats what im looking for. The source that get you as healthy as you can be.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:35 PM   #10
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You need all types of natural fat to be healthy my friend to create a good balance. There isn't one you should be eating more of, they need to be in balance and you need them all.
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