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    Carbs and Fats

    O.K, I am getting the hang of the seperation of carbs and fats but still am not 100 % sure how much is acceptable with the other. For example my protein shake consists of 8 grams carbs (only 2 sugar), will a teaspoon of flax with this shake be to much together and risk storing fat? Any input appreciated.

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    Flax in protein shakes should be ok, as flax contain monosaturated (healthy) fats.. just dont go throwing too much jif peanut butter in your shakes as they contain a shtload of sat fats and some trans fats too

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    I'm no expert, but I wouldn't think that 8 grams of carbs with flax would promote fat storage. Just don't go eating steak and peas or something like that.

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    You should be okay w/those ratios. I usually like a powder that has less than 3 grams of carbs per 22-25 protein. Lower the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    You should be okay w/those ratios. I usually like a powder that has less than 3 grams of carbs per 22-25 protein. Lower the better.

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    Amen.

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    The kind of fat in Flax Seed doesn't normally store in fat cells.

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    I try not to consume much more than 5 grams of carbs for a protein/fat meal and vice versa for protein/carb meal. so far 5 seems to be the magic number. However this wouldn't be 5 grams of pure sugar...usually this is the left overs from any green veggies or nuts (which are naturally occurring sugars, but not the same as high GI carbs)

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    Thanks alot guys, this helps alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBarcelo
    The kind of fat in Flax Seed doesn't normally store in fat cells.
    Where did you come up w/this?

    You do realize WHAT you eat w/fat, no matter WHAT the kind of fat, will determine if it gets stored as fat or utilized as energy, right?

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    Although good fats are easily oxidized which more likely will lead to a thermogenic response rather than a storage response, they also promote a high insulin response when combined with a high carb meal. So in theory, DBarcelo and Swole are both right!

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