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Hey guys,

I've been reading a few articles concerning nutrition and am wondering how you guys count the fat in your diet.

For example, for the past two years I have only been counting the Essential Fats. An example may be help to illustrate my point

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Chicken breast / Oats / 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil - In this scenario i would count only 15g for the 1 tablespoon of the oil and not the fat from the chicken/oats

Surely by only counting the fat from the olive oil I have been underestimating how many calories I've been taking in??

The reason why I ask, is because I'm interested in Layne Norton's approach to bulking

Protein LBM X 1-1.3

CARBS LBM X 2.5-3.5

FAT LBM X 0.3-0.4

If i did end up follow this bulking strategy, the way in which i have been counting my fats would mean that my fat intake would be too high. Since Layne counts his fat sources from chicken etc
 

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Yup I count it all, makes no sense to me not too.

And when you have someone with a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry saying they count it - all the more reason to do so :)
 

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Yeh very valid point mate!! Have you ever followed a high carb/mod protein/low fat diet..

For example - macros such as

500-600/200-220/60-70 (carbs/protein/fat)

I am not a huge fan of high carb diets but after reading some of layne's articles it has tempted me to have a bash! Even more, since protein and fats are lowered, which is something I've never tried. I typically consume 300-350grams protein, and around 70-80grams of essential fats (without counting fats from chicken etc)So was probably having much more..
 

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Considering you haven't been counting them properly you've done bloody well Chris lol. But yes, to answer your question.. you would count the fat from your 'indirect' sources.
 

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Heineken said:
Considering you haven't been counting them properly you've done bloody well Chris lol. But yes, to answer your question.. you would count the fat from your 'indirect' sources.
Yeh i know pmsl!! Luckily I'm an ectomorph haha!!

Just wanted to know because i want to get my macros correct before i start bulking ;0)

In a way, this demonstrates how quickly my body burns calories.. I must have been understimated my calories quite considerably.. almost by 600-1000 calories! :0:lol:
 
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