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How long for ingested fat to clear blood?

Answered on October 24, 2017
Created February 21, 2013 at 5:54 AM

About how long does it take after a fatty meal sans carbs for ingested, circulating fatty acids to be cleared while sedentary?

I'm wondering how much window to allow for the above to occur so that my evening carb up meal has the most chance to be fully optimized and the resulting insulin spike has the least opportunity to store existing free fatty acid concentrations in the blood as bodyfat.

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on February 22, 2013
at 06:46 AM

.....full well that.....

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on February 22, 2013
at 06:46 AM

I realize full that well excess carbs or fat, and to a lesser degree protein, can make the body store fat. I've gained a lot of fat VLC/ZC before. Frankly I think excess fat gets stored more readily than excess carbs, in pure form (exception being continual and chronic carb meals). Carb-ups on an otherwise low carb diet, with training, have a leaning effect. Fat-ups not so. That said, I'm doing a bit of CBL. VLC until evening carb load. So I have to eat fat and protein at my midday fast breaking meal. Wondering how long I need for those fatty acids to clear for the carb up.

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on March 07, 2013
at 01:44 PM

Depends on your metabolism and activity level and how much you eat and what you eat.

If you give the fatty acids a place to go, such as muscles due to increased exertion, then they'll clear your blood faster. If you have a slow metabolism then they'll stay in your blood for longer. If you eat more then it will take longer to digest and subsequently for all the fats from your meal to get put to use.

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on February 21, 2013
at 01:07 PM

You don't need insulin to store body fat. Fat can make you fat.

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on February 22, 2013
at 06:46 AM

.....full well that.....

Medium avatar

(2417)

on February 22, 2013
at 06:46 AM

I realize full that well excess carbs or fat, and to a lesser degree protein, can make the body store fat. I've gained a lot of fat VLC/ZC before. Frankly I think excess fat gets stored more readily than excess carbs, in pure form (exception being continual and chronic carb meals). Carb-ups on an otherwise low carb diet, with training, have a leaning effect. Fat-ups not so. That said, I'm doing a bit of CBL. VLC until evening carb load. So I have to eat fat and protein at my midday fast breaking meal. Wondering how long I need for those fatty acids to clear for the carb up.

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on October 24, 2017
at 01:11 PM

You need insulin to store body fat. You need it to store anything! Carbs and protein (leucine) induces higher insulin levels, but fats don't!

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