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Theoretical question... saturated fat percentage vs exercise

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2009/07/20 12:54:41 (permalink)
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Theoretical question... saturated fat percentage vs exercise

I was talking to a friend about what I do with regards to eating a low saturated fat diet with a balance of protein/cabs and healthy fats.

He asked a question that I was unable to answer clearly which was "What if I ate 2000 calories a day of mostly saturated fat but I exercises for 3 hours a day- would I still put on weight?"

My response was "Well, I can't imagine it would be a good idea- but honestly, all I really know about this is how to do it right, not how to cheat the system".

He kept on at me about it so I thought I would ask you guys.

What happens on a biological level when someone with a poor diet exercises a lot?
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    All4n
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    Re:Theoretical question... saturated fat percentage vs exercise 2009/07/20 13:05:12 (permalink)
    Poor diet + overtraining = poor body composition i.e small amounts of muscle mass and large BF%.

    What are you classing as mostly saturated fat? What % of 2000 calories?

    You can eat a high fat diet and succesfully loose fat but still need to meet protein requirements and cycle carbs/weight train to maintain muscle mass.
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    Big M!
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    Re:Theoretical question... saturated fat percentage vs exercise 2009/07/20 13:09:04 (permalink)
    saturated fats increase cholestrol in your blood which can ultimately lead to a heart attack/stroke and narrowing of the arteries etc.

    Exercise reduces blood pressure and decrease cholestrol in your blood.

    I would assume that depending on the proportion of each would depend on how much risk you have. For example, if you have 1000 calories of saturated fat a day, but you exercised to an amount that would negate the effects of consuming said saturated fat, then i cannot see why there would be able negative biological effects.

    However in addition to this, generally foods with a lot of saturated fats in are processed (refined) and thus are generally made of simple carbs, which cause a fat increase with the exception to fruits, milks and yogurts.  (Got to have everything to a moderation otherwise anything and everything will be bad for you)
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    Re:Theoretical question... saturated fat percentage vs exercise 2009/07/20 15:36:48 (permalink)
    its a lot easier to eat 500 calories then to burn it off!
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    octatonic
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    Re:Theoretical question... saturated fat percentage vs exercise 2009/07/20 15:54:38 (permalink)
    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Yeah I know it is a bit of an abstract question- We had been talking about how specific my diet is in terms of how much and when I choose to eat- he was being a little disparaging of it all (which is fine- I don't sweat that sort of thing) and intimating that if I was exercising as much as I say I am then my diet doesn't essentially matter.

    I tried to explain that more you exercise the better your diet has to be (using a poor fuel in a formula one car analogy).
    Suffice to say this chap is a bit podgy and a boozer- he is a mate though so what can you do?
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