Thread: More fat less protein
03-31-2005, 04:34 PM #1
More fat less protein
If carbs are keept low(30-50g on rest days, 100-130g on workout days). What would happen if protein is lowered from like 300grams to 200 grams and fat increased to make upp for the kcal? Now the big part of the protein that is lowered will be from semi poor sources(like tuna, chicken(I assume chicken and tuna is of less quality then beef simply because mamals are closer related to humans then fish or fowl))I would still keep the better quality protein from beef, eggs and shakes.
Would it be more probable to lose muscle mass? Would it slow down fat burning and make the diet less effective? Im just wondering because
protein rich food=expensive
Flax and olive oil=cheap
03-31-2005, 04:52 PM #2
This would roughly make my diet
45% fat(all fat from eggs, flax and oliv oil)
10% carbs on rest days (10 grams from a diary probiotic product and the rest from fruits and oatmeal)
33% carbs on workout days
Instead of roughly as I do now
03-31-2005, 07:38 PM #3
Atkins initially made no distinction between fat and protien.
03-31-2005, 07:48 PM #4
Well, protein requires the most calories to digest, fat requires basically none.
You can actually get a lot of quality protein from leafy dark green veggies like spinach, without the fat. The argument of incomplete proteins vs "complete" is actually inaccurate because your body maintains a pool of amino acids to complete them anyway.
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03-31-2005, 08:24 PM #6Originally Posted by SwoleCat
04-01-2005, 02:45 AM #7Originally Posted by co2boi
I might give ****loads of veggies as a protein source(besides the whey, beef and eggs offcourse)a try.
But has anyone tried cutting with less protein and more fat and in that case was it to catabolic to work?
04-01-2005, 03:13 AM #8Originally Posted by co2boi
04-01-2005, 06:44 AM #9
I think it's all about finding a balance. Soy is a high quality protein. You can get all the amino acids that you need from soy foods.
One thing to keep in mind with animal based protein is that many of them also contain uric acid which must be disposed of by your body. Not to mention the cholesterol and other byproducts which elevate CR-P levels and contribute to arterial blockage and joint inflamation. There are other considerations like cancer, Kidney Disease, cardiovascular disease, etc.
In attempt to answer your question Johan, I wouldn't personally go with a higher fat diet. If you want to switch it up, I would personally try more quality carb cals (veggies, grains, legumes, etc) and less protein cals. The fat cals should come from good fats. Although the added veggies and such will also give you some good protein. JMO...
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