Posts Tagged ‘saturated fat’

Dietary Fat is Bad for You

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Should Bodybuilders Restrict Their Intake of Dietary Fat?

Dietary Fat is Bad

We all know sugar is bad. It is fun to eat but it is bad for your body. It belongs on the bodybuilding blacklist, I’ve got no qualms there. We all know protein is good for bodybuilding. That is a simple and obvious discussion. But what about fat?

Possibly left over from the 1980’s war on fat, a common myth is that fat calories have no place in a healthy diet, let alone a bodybuilding diet. Around that time fat was demonized and carbohydrates were praised. The myth still lingers, but isn’t it time to let that battle go?

The Myth

A bodybuilding diet consists of lean meats like turkey, chicken, fish, egg whites, and fat free dairy products. Bodybuilding newbies learn this practice almost immediately. We must keep calories low, so we must keep fat consumption low.
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California Bans Trans-Fats in Restaurants

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Happy New Year!

Trans-fats
Trans-fats

Project Swole readers already know that trans-fats are bad for us. We also know partially hydrogenated oils are bad for us. These fats are not essential and should comprise about 0.0% of our dietary intake of fats. Now those who have homes or apartments in California can rest easy because trans-fats are on their way out!

Several states have already banned partially hydrogenated oil in restaurants, but California is the first one to outlaw trans-fats with fines of up to $1000 for an infraction. You can thank our hero Arnold Schwarzenegger for this latest step to improving the American diet.

Trans-fats are arguably the worst fats you can eat, but should the government have the right to make laws against selling those foods in restaurants?

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