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Help! Good Fat vs Bad Fat??

cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 30,421 Member Member Posts: 30,421 Member
(I know which is which.) My question is:

If I go over in Fat calories but they are all vegetable fat calories, is this a really bad thing? Like tonight I did over an hour of cardio, and tomorrow (15 hours later) I do weight / strength training. I CRAVE peanut butter, and edamame. I can't find any written info anywhere about how bad it is to go over by several grams of Fat - ( if I already only eat primarily vegetable fat ) and I am craving these protein calories. I just don't like meat that much, and have been taking an Omega 3.6.9 supplement that already uses 14 of my allotted 27 grams of fat. I have to get more protein.

Does anyone know?

Thx, Cheryl

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  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 30,421 Member Member Posts: 30,421 Member
    (I know which is which.) My question is:

    If I go over in Fat calories but they are all vegetable fat calories, is this a really bad thing? Like tonight I did over an hour of cardio, and tomorrow (15 hours later) I do weight / strength training. I CRAVE peanut butter, and edamame. I can't find any written info anywhere about how bad it is to go over by several grams of Fat - ( if I already only eat primarily vegetable fat ) and I am craving these protein calories. I just don't like meat that much, and have been taking an Omega 3.6.9 supplement that already uses 14 of my allotted 27 grams of fat. I have to get more protein.

    Does anyone know?

    Thx, Cheryl
  • pamelawhpamelawh Member Posts: 162 Member Member Posts: 162 Member
    meal plans aren't one size fits all. i joined jillianmichaels.com, she is a fitness trainer for the biggest loser program. prior to getting a meal plan you are quized on what type of oxidizer you are and then the meals are geared towards that . also the weight training i do works shoulders and triceps and abs same day and legs. she says that its important to get the blood flow in upper body and then in the same circuit in lower body. that is supposed to prevent the L word from building up in your body. all i know is i have seen quick results and at $4 a week, that's fairly cheap for professional help. the meals are healthy and i can't believe how good they taste. i don't have cravings any more. i still use the six meal concept from crosscrunch.com and very similiar meals under jillian except she has a way of waking food up with spices. i made this bbq sauce which is low in calories and put it on my salmon the other night, wow! great taste! it was made with lemon and pineapple juice and chili powder, etc.
  • NevadaNevada Member Posts: 140 Member Member Posts: 140 Member
    I have seen some guidelines specify ranges, like fat should be 25% to 30% of your intake. That gives some leeway, so I don't have to obsess to hit my numbers perfectly.

    When I do obsess, I can do an apple or orange for carbs, peanut butter for fat and protein.
    Have not figured out a pure fat yet. Don't want to swallow a spoon of olive oil.
    Hitting the protein number is never a problem.

    If I am over/under on different categories each day, I figure everything should work out.
    Maybe some daily variance prevents a plateau?
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 30,421 Member Member Posts: 30,421 Member
    Has anyone been told by a nutritionist or fitness specialist or doctor that vegetable fat is okay to have in higher doses than animal fat??

    Joanna, help!!

    oxo - cm
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