I think it might be because I'm use to hearing that fat is bad, but I feel almost like what I eat right now is too tasty to be healthy. I've been eating about 2500-2600 calories / day (looking to shed about 20 more lbs) and lifting heavy 3 times a week. I'm 22, male, 5'11", 188lbs, and probably around 20% bf.
For breakfasting I've been eating 3 eggs cooked in butter and 2 slices of bacon, with 1 cup whole milk. Then for lunch it's about 6oz of homemade sausage with a slice of cheese, lettuce, and tomato. And then dinner is 10oz ground beef with broccoli stir fry. I also take multivitamin and fish oil.
I almost feel like in order for it to be healthy, it should be mostly vegetables and less meat. I'm at 27% protein, 8% carbs, 65% fat. Can this really be healthy just eating around 4 cups of broccoli every day? or am I just brainwashed by the whole "carbs are good, fat is bad"?
asked bydudesknight (25)
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on April 30, 2012
at 12:24 PM
If you're goal is to lose fat, then just measure towards that goal (either get BF measured, or use tape measure or look in the mirror). If you're making progress towards the goal and don't feel any negative consequences, then it's working.
If your numbers are accurate and you lose 20 lbs of fat without adding muscle, you'll be down to 10% body fat. You might have to get more aggressive on your diet or exercise to get down that far, so if you start to plateau you might consider adjustments (intermittent fasting, lower food reward, more exercise, etc).
Here is a good site to see what 20% body fat looks like versus 10%. 10% is quite lean (though not a bad aspiration in my opinion):