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"Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats?

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2007/06/08 00:05:20 (permalink)

"Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats?

Hey.

I followed the above bulking plan for my first bulk. Good gains, no complaints.

Was looking back over above in anticipation of next bulk. At mo am largely following Guide to Cutting V2, which seems to have a lot more EFA's. Are they more important in cutting than bulking (or have i missed something?).

Cheers guys.
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/08 08:44:38 (permalink)
    loads of ways round it, design something you work off

    the requirement for fat is person specifc in terms of grams used and their nature/structure
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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/08 14:12:25 (permalink)
    I understand (kinda). It just seemed on the face of it that there was a noticeable absence of EFAs in the meal plans and was wondering if this was for a specific reason?
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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/08 14:28:51 (permalink)
    EFA's allow your body to burn up your BF better

    thats what i was told anyways, i cant back that up lol

    and they stop you being so hungry
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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/08 14:48:00 (permalink)
    Gotcha, so presumably a lack/reduction of EFAs would be beneficial in a bulking diet insomuch as your appetite would increase (or not be decreased)?

    If that's the only difference I think I'm just as well mainting EFA's at the curent level as per my cut, as appetite is never an issue for me!
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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/08 15:04:29 (permalink)
    personally i would keep them at a decent level when bulking too
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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/08 18:10:29 (permalink)
    EFAs aren't just for burning bodyfat. Like other fats they contribute to hormone levels and general well being.

    If they burn more bodyfat, it's a great excuse to eat more food!
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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/08 20:27:33 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: RickyRoma

    Gotcha, so presumably a lack/reduction of EFAs would be beneficial in a bulking diet insomuch as your appetite would increase (or not be decreased)?

    If that's the only difference I think I'm just as well mainting EFA's at the curent level as per my cut, as appetite is never an issue for me!

    ^ thats not really the point, see groovemeisters post. Polyunsat's are vital in the majority of the body's functions.
    Heres a litle read:
    http://www.sustlife.com/br4up/ASustlife/HEALTH/essentialfattyacids.htm
    Though tbh, ω9's aren't essential as such, as they can be manufactured in humans from un-sats.
    post edited by 1ManRiot - 2007/06/08 20:28:04

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    RE: "Meal Plans for Hard Gainers" - Enough fats? 2007/06/09 08:42:39 (permalink)
    9s arent polys, they are monos
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