You'll never be PUFA-free but it can take up to 4 years to get rid of excess.
Let's assume I ate a SAD diet for many years so my body is totally riddled with gram after gram of polyunsaturated fat. Let's also assume I have approximately 60 lbs of body fat and 150 lbs of lean mass. (Because I do.)
Assuming I was immediately able to reduce my PUFA intake to <10g per day, how long would it take before it was replaced with healthier fat? Would it matter if I improved my body composition to go from ~28% fat to ~12%?
Trying to get a handle on how fast I can reverse the damage and what the best strategy is to do so.
Thanks j3nn. Do you have a source for that? Any idea what the mechanism is for removing it?
It's just as your body mobilises the fat stored in your adipose tissue.
And yes, reducing your bf% is a great way to liberate the PUFAs stored in your body.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
bloodorchid is always right
the half-life of adipose tissue is about 600 days. 1,6 the fractional turnover rate 2/t½ which is 0.12% per day, so it's completely replaced in about 800 to 900 days. can shorten this though.