Quantity of fat intake

As discussed in issue #56 (dietary fats), the average trainee should aim for a fat intake of 15-25% on a daily basis. With few exceptions, I generally think it's a bad idea for the average trainee to use extremely low-fat diets, as this may lower testosterone levels. Individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease may stand to benefit the most from relatively low-fat diets. There can be both pros and cons to higher fat intakes.

For many individuals, higher fat j intakes tend to promote feelings of i fullness. While this may be very beneficial during reducing diets (note the popularity of lowered carb/higher fat diets, which tend to control hunger better than very low-fat diets), it can be j disastrous during mass cycles by j preventing a trainee from eating j enough calories. If individuals are j already having trouble meeting their j caloric requirements, an increased fat j intake may make it doubly difficult, by ;

increasing fullness, so that the trainee i doesn't want to eat as frequently. On j the other side of the coin, assuming that j overall appetite is not decreased, the j caloric density of fat may make it j easier for some individuals to obtain j sufficient calories. j i

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