Do you have to either be HFLC or HCLF for optimum health

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 01, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I know this question has been asked before but no one who answered really answered what I wanted to know. As long as you stay within your calorie limit can really fatty foods co-exist with alot of high carb foods in someone's diet and still maintain optimum health. For example, fruit smoothie with 10% fat yogurt, or pan fryed steak with roasted sweet potatoes,etc. and what about if I'm trying to gain weight, would my body store more fat than build muscle because of the decision to either use fat or carbs as main energy with a calorie surplus?



on August 02, 2013
at 10:35 PM

I would also like to know the answer to this! I suspect that if one at both high carb and high fat, regardless of whether the carb/fat sources were paleo or not, it would lead to an accumulation of body fat. If you were trying to gain weight, this might work?

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on August 01, 2013
at 05:39 PM

good question, i think it would be unwise to eat high carb & lots of fat, so id say yes to your question, its one or the other, or very moderate amounts of each, the deciding factors are simply how you feel eating fat or carbs or both, how your weight management pans out, whether you are insulin resitant/diabetic so can't eat many carbs etc... but it would also depend on the type of carbs & type of fat, like a bit of butter & sweet pots are good, toast & jam not so good...

HFLC works well for me energy wise, although it's still hard gaining muscle even eating 3000+ cals per day unless i add in carbs, im just a hard gainer though, 6,4" ectomorph

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