bodyfat percentage and need for fat soluble vitamins

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2012 at 5:33 PM

This might be a really stupid question, but does anybody know whether or not your need for fat soluble vitmans increases as your body fat percentage goes down?

The reason I ask is because I've noticed that when I'm running a bit leaner than usual, I get really strong cravings for eggs, and will end up eating anywhere in the range of 4-8 a day. Seeing as how fat soluble are stored in adipose tissue, wouldn't it make sense?

Should I be worried about the PUFA? 8 adds up to a fair amount. If it means anything, I'm eating organic eggs from "Vital Farms," which are 100% free range and devoid of soy and grains.

Thanks for your input/answers.



on June 25, 2012
at 09:06 PM

Good point. but I don't crave nuts, just eggs. It might be just because they're so good.



on June 25, 2012
at 06:48 PM

It's possible, but it could also could be your body looking for more calories, and fat being more dense then carbs and proteins.

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on June 25, 2012
at 10:38 PM

I don't think that would be the case. You need dietary fat to get nutrients as they pass through your digestive system, a process that doesn't involve body fat. Your body can use stored fat for energy, but it doesn't enter the digestive system the way dietary fat does, so it does not have the ability to help the body absorb nutrients.



on June 25, 2012
at 10:31 PM

I don't know why your dietary intake of fat soluble vitamins would change with BF%. Human body fat does not contain any fat soulble vitamins. See http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/02/perfect-health-diet-weight-loss-version/ for confirmation/details.

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