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    Moderate carbohydrate intake coupled with a high sat fat intake dangerous??

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    I recently realized that my activities were exceeding my carb consumption and I need to increase carbs to continue to enjoy exercising without losing too much weight. I plan to follow a 3000 calorie diet composed of 216 grams of fat, 112 grams of protein, and 150 grams of carbohydrates, which are the Perfect Health Diet ratios of 65-15-20.

    Now my question, is there any danger in eating a high quantity of starch alongside a high quantity of sat. & monounsat fat? My proposed diet will supply me with 150 grams of carbs coupled with 216 grams of fat. Will the combination of a high fat intake and execess carbs be a disastrous combination, keeping in mind that my long term goals are not weightloss, but sustained athletic performance and long term health.

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    This is not a high percentage of carbs for the calories you are consuming. You are using the carbs as fuel for exercise--which is the best use of them, IMO.

    Dr. Kurt Harris speculates that humans are designed to do well in a range of 0%-30% carbs. See how you feel, how your body reacts to these ratios and adjust accordingly.

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    i don't think they'll be any trouble for you, as you'll be burning through those carbs for fuel. i think the danger comes when less active than you people are eating a lot of carbs, which their body uses as fuel, and the leftover fat is stored for energy later.

    how much activity are you doing, and what kind?

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    The Kitavans eat a high carb diet and their main fat source is saturated fat and they don't have any issues. I wouldn't worry, especially you are exercising and even if they were stored it would most likely be as glycogen in your muscles and liver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muaythaimike View Post
    The Kitavans eat a high carb diet and their main fat source is saturated fat and they don't have any issues. I wouldn't worry, especially you are exercising and even if they were stored it would most likely be as glycogen in your muscles and liver.
    Um--we don't know if the Kitavans have any issues--they haven't been sufficiently for us to know for sure. Read this.

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    Nice, its comforting to know I won't do any damage. I do heavy weightlifting and lots of sprinting (I play soccer almost daily) but I was beginning to lose a lot of weight and was feeling like shit most of the time. I followed a low carb, less than 50grams and a high fat, 300 grams, diet daily for about 5 months, and although I thrived on it for the first couple months, my performance slowly began to deteriorate to the point where I could not make my legs move fast no matter how hard I tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Um--we don't know if the Kitavans have any issues--they haven't been sufficiently for us to know for sure. Read this.
    "Fine is not better. Tolerated is not optimal."

    I like that quote, and will be sure to keep it in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confused_monkey View Post
    Nice, its comforting to know I won't do any damage. I do heavy weightlifting and lots of sprinting (I play soccer almost daily) but I was beginning to lose a lot of weight and was feeling like shit most of the time. I followed a low carb, less than 50grams and a high fat, 300 grams, diet daily for about 5 months, and although I thrived on it for the first couple months, my performance slowly began to deteriorate to the point where I could not make my legs move fast no matter how hard I tried.
    soccer can be brutal. if i were still playing i would definitely become better friends with some sweet potatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    This is not a high percentage of carbs for the calories you are consuming. You are using the carbs as fuel for exercise--which is the best use of them, IMO.

    Dr. Kurt Harris speculates that humans are designed to do well in a range of 0%-30% carbs. See how you feel, how your body reacts to these ratios and adjust accordingly.
    This also got me thinking as to what is more important. The percentage of a certain macronutrient as a whole or the amount in grams consumed. Obviously someone eating 60% fat from a 2000 calorie diet will average less than someone consuming about 60% from a 4000 calorie diet.

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