Elusive, you’re a systematic guy who gets results. This guy hasn’t provided us with any basis as to why he wants to cut back on fat intake.
I’m just curious though. Why do you not count macronutrients as percentages. Obviously you know what you’re doing, but there are reasons to take both grams and percentages into account.
Low-fat diets suck in the long run for most, except if you’re just someone who does great on a high-carb diet. Most people don’t do well on a low-fat, high-carb, moderate-protein diet.
Fat intake should be set at 20 to 30% for most on a lifestyle diet. [/quote]
I should definitely clarify what I posted. I DONT count them as percentages towards each other, but I AM mindful that the percentages do have importance for lifestyle, health and well being. The percentages just seem to always fall into place, even when I’m not thinking of them.
For example, this is probably my most common diet set up (thinking pattern) when I first dive into a cutting mode.
-300 grams of Protein (i usually hit this number within 10 grams +/-)
-3,000kcals (for sanity sake, I have a fast metabolism and especially if I plan on dieting for a while and am fearful of metabolic slowdown OR I don’t plan on cutting down much BF).
-300 grams of CHO (this number is usually just right for me. I’ve cut before with this as high as 400 grams if my activity was high enough).
Thats a total of 2,400kcals from protein and carbs which gives me 600kcals from fat left over. So my fats are now 20% of my intake and I haven’t even thought of the percentages pre hand. I guess it all works out because I aim for reasonable numbers, in relation to each other. I think if people aim for reasonable grams, they will happen to fall into reasonable percentages and/or vice versa.
However, I do acknowledge that the average dude will probably fuck this up if left to do it by himself. I was just offering on what I do personally. I do see your point though.