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Eat Fat, Get Fit: Part 2

November 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

Eat Fat, Get Fit started you off with 3 reasons / charts of why saturated fat ingestion is uber important. We are gonna finish up here in the 2nd part, and sincerely hope that whoever reading this that is deathly scared of saturated fats, changes their mind and their perceptions on this misunderstood fat. Just take a look below at just how ‘not bad’ saturated fat can be when controlled, and the benefits it provides…

Saturated-Fat-Chart

Do ya see? DO YA SEE?! Saturated fat isn’t pushed toward the “good” nor the “bad” I’m not gonna preach and say saturated fat is a godsend and is fantastic. It’s no secret that diets high in saturated fats trans fats lead to coronary diseases and obstructions. This isn’t a secret. But like with most things, if controlled and monitored, saturated fat has MANY health benefits! Continue Reading…

Eat Fat, Get Fit

November 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

Seriously?! Seriously!! The one disservice the fitness and nutrition industry has done that stands out more than the rest, is demonizing the consumption of fats – saturated fats, primarily. Ask anyone who is on a diet, and the lowest macro they usually consume (or don’t consume, rather) is almost always fat. But whyyyyyy??? Fat consumption is not only essential for your body to turn on its metabolic furnace to burn fat, but it just so happens that the brain THRIVES on fat, well being that the human brain is 60% fat and all…

But there is no possible way that all these years we have been conditioned to avoid saturated fats, were all for naught… could it be? ‘Tis ’tis. Saturated fat, when controlled, not only could be consumed, but SHOULD be consumed. This does not mean your entire fat intake throughout the day should consist of saturated fats. But avoiding them every chance you get, is actually a pretty good way to increase your chances of heart disease, not decrease them. Say whaaaa?! It’s true! In this piece, we are gonna discuss, and even show you, why people who consume more saturated fats are actually leaner, healthier, and have significantly less chances of heart disease. We found this interesting article called 6 Charts That Show How The War On Fat Was A Gigantic Mistake, and it’s fuckin’ awesome! We liked it, needless to say… Continue Reading…

Differentiate between the caloric intake of your 3 macros: Protein - Fat - Carbs.

Differentiate between the caloric intake of your 3 macros: Protein – Fat – Carbs.

What exactly are macro-nutrients (also known as macros)? It’s very simple – Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat

The macro-nutrients are the 3 components of your diet that you should be worried about when dieting, whether cutting or bulking.

Yes, total calories are important, but the macros are what you should be keeping a very close eye on.

If you’ve been in the bodybuilding or athletic fields, you may have heard the term IIFYM. If you have not, it stands for “If It Fits Your Macros“.

IIFYM – If It Fits Your Macros…

You are most likely to hear this when hearing someone else ask about whether or not they should eat a certain food group at a certain time and so on and so forth. The answer is “If It Fits Your Macros!” What this means essentially is that while monitoring your food intake for the day, pay close attention to the amount of macros you have ingested for the day.

If the food you are looking to ingest fits your numbers for your specific goals, then go ahead and eat that shit! For example, if you’re looking to consume 100 grams or less of carbohydrates a day (a low-carb type of diet like paleo), and you’re up to 80 but you want to eat something that contains 15 grams of carbs … looks like that fits your macros! So it’s safe to eat.

Get the idea? Yes? Good! Continue Reading…