Do you two need to cuddle this one out? :carduforvip
I HAVE explained this diet to you several times, and like I said before cholesterol is not a bad thing.
Let me explain it out for you so you do not confuse anyone else on this thread:
Most of the cholesterol in the body is synthesized by the body and some has dietary origin. It plays a central role in many biochemical processes, such as the composition of cell membranes and the synthesis of steroid hormones. (i.e. testosterone in the Leydig cells of your testes) Cholesterol is required to build and maintain cell membranes; it regulates membrane fluidity over a wide range of temperatures. A higher intake from food leads to a net decrease in endogenous production, while lower intake from food has the opposite effect.
Cholesterol is transported towards peripheral tissues by the lipoproteins chylomicrons, very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL). These are the "bad" cholesterol while high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles transport cholesterol back to the liver for excretion. Having large numbers of large HDL particles correlates with better health outcomes, and hence it is commonly called "good cholesterol".
Recap on facts on Fats and Cholesterol:
- They make up at least 50 percent of our cell membranes, providing essential rigidity and strength
- They enhance the immune system
- They help incorporate calcium into our bones
- Some of them have antimicrobial properties that protect us against harmful microorganisms in our digestive tracts
Recap on cholesterol from above:
- It contributes to cell membrane rigidity and strength, just as saturated fats do
- It is used to make hormones that help us deal with stress, as well to make sex hormones
- It is converted to vitamin D, essential for proper growth, healthy bones, a healthy nervous system, muscle tone, and proper immune system function
- It is used to make bile, needed for digestion of fat in our foods
- It acts as an antioxidant, actually protecting us against cellular damage that leads to heart disease and cancer
- It helps maintain a healthy intestinal lining, offering protection against autoimmune illnesses
I consume fish oil supplements as it is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 Fatty acids have shown to improve your blood cholesterol profile by boosting your HDL cholesterol (the Good cholesterol). This will help shuttle the "bad cholesterol" back to the liver and lower your risk of related health side effects you speak of.
Lets do an overview on eggs:
Cholesterol in Eggs. The reason eggs have a bad reputation is that they contain high amounts of cholesterol. One large egg has:
- 200mg cholesterol
- 5g of fat (2g is saturated fat)
If you’ve been removing the yolk from your eggs. The yolk contains all the fat, all the vitamins (A,D,E) & half the protein.
Just a reminder. You need all kinds of fat, not just saturated, unsaturated, etc:
- Omega 3: fish oil, flax seed
- Omega 6: red meat, buter, cheese,…
- Omega 9: olive oil
Don’t concentrate on omega 3s only. Balance your fat intake.
I appreciate the concern, but do not get on here and bash a diet or anything in particular unless you KNOW what your talking about rather than how you feel from common knowledge or from not understanding it.
listen i've seen first hand how you look in real life and i'm not in the least bit questioning this diets effectiveness in the muscle/dryness department. but how long do you plan on staying on this diet? i mean if you do compete it's over a year away right? where's the need?
In all seriousness though, the only thing I am actually consuming in "excess" would be the cholesterol, this is true, (this is why I make sure I get plenty of Omega's from the sources I listed) but my fat intake is actually moderate if you look at it. Without intake of carbohydrates, and an intake of around 300g of fat... that is low if (other than protein) that is the only energy source I am intaking. When putting my body in a state of Ketosis my body is efficient in oxidizing that fats for my energy needs. With lower insulin levels from no carbohydrate intake, the excess fats are not being transported to my adipose tissues or around most of the body for that matter other than what is being carried in my bile in the lymphatic system. So like most unused matter it is excreted.
fair enough braaq. but it would be interesting to see what your bloodwork is just out of curiousity.
I am extremely interested in this, I recently just came off a cut. While cutting carbs out systematicly I noticed an increase in energy even with the Calorie deficit. Now I am bulking back up and have noticed my energy level is "shit" almost as if im running on sheer will power alone.
With the increase in Carbs, I have lost energy and During the day I get Carb Bloat and gas
basically the only thing stopping me from doing this is.... long term safety. How long could you use a diet like this.
I also eat whole eggs, take fish oils, natural peanut butter with flax seed, veggies, and I take spoon fulls of vegetable and olive oil as well when I have it. I do not just eat fat for the sake of eating fat. Actually I think that this diet calls for too much saturated fat when I replace most of it with Omega's, monos and polyunsaturated fats.
I was just curious cause even though he says to eat some of these foods i jsut cant bring myself to eat bacon,mayonnaise, 80/20 beef or any of the other things.
Here is a sample of what i think i will be eating on weekdays.
6 whole egg omelete with parmesan cheese and broccoli
8 oz of 90/20 ground beef prolly 4-6 oz of assparagus
8 oz of chicken and 2 tbsp of peanut butter
6 whole egg omelete with parmesan and broccoli
50 grams of whey with 2 tbsp of peanut butter (post workout)
can of tuna with broccoli
Ill try to take as much omega 3s and 6' as i can and for omega 9 ill try and use alot of olive oil.
Let me know if i can change anything im 175 pounds right now.