What to do with your fats on your carb day?

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  1. Russo93

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    Ok, so I know this is probably on the forum somewhere, but I tried a few key word searches and couldn't get the answer I was looking for within a good amount of time.

    I am on a low carb "diet", and Every 4th or 5th day I go ahead and load up on some good carbs, but what I am not so sure about is to what to do with my fat intake. Do I keep my fat intake higher on my carb days, or does that lower and then the carbs raise.

    Hopefully this isn't TOO newb of a question, but I've been doing this for a few weeks and I just want to make sure I have everything clear.
     
  2. Steakeater**

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    Keep them minimal, but get the essentials as fish oil in. Because you are overeating, every gram of dietary fat you eat that day is guaranteed to be stored as body fat, while the carbs go to glycogen
     
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    Alright, good advice, thanks man.
     
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    How do people know this, like some say if you run on a empty stomach you burn fat some say muscles. Also about +60 grams of fat are essential, used for various functions in the body.
     
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    I doubt this very much. The body does not entirely cease to use fat for fuel just because it has glycogen available. There is a tremendous amount of literature demonstrating that during rest and low intensity activity, the body get most of its energy from fat. I highly doubt that an assumption of all of this literature is "the subjects are in a carbohydrate depleted state."

    Also, your body has other uses for fat besides energy and adipose tissue...you might still call it "body fat," but it would not be "body fat" in the conventional sense of the term.
     
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    Do you have a source for that? I'd be interested checking it out.
     
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    A source for the body getting its energy from fat during low intensity activity/rest? Google it, you'll get tons of hits.
     
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    I like to combine them. Mostly I like to eat guac in my burritos.
     
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    I think this is the case that TS was asking, in a situation where insulin is spiked for 24-48 hours
     
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    ^I don't understand what you're saying there.
     
  11. Russo93

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    So, can anyone give me some solid advice on what to do with my fats on a carb day?
    It's still a little unclear to me.
     
  12. Mooney

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    I just don't worry about them. For me, increasing carbs results in my fat intake being lower without me thinking about it.

    EDIT: not saying that they need to be lower (that i dont know).
     
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    You're supposed to eat them.
     
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    Generally, you'd lower fats during a carb load but it depends on how glycogen depleted you are and how significantly you
     

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