Hi, I'm eating a low to moderate carb diet (around 100g-150g of carbs a day) and was wondering if it's a bad idea to eat carbs with fats at the same time. I'm someone who is trying to lose fat while gaining/maintaining muscle.
For example: Rice mixed with chicken fat or coconut oil is a typical Malaysian dish that my family sometimes has. If the serving of rice is under 25g of carbs, is it ok to have it with the chicken fat or coconut oil?
I also sometimes like to mix my coconut oil with a little honey to make it more appetizing and am wondering if this is bad since honey is high in carbs.
Also, I've looked at previous similar questions but the answers seem to be inconclusive or confusing to me. This is something I've always heard NOT to do, and am wondering if it's true at all or if it's just "bro-science" (I was reading this article on targeted ketogenic diets, which says not to eat too much fat while eating carbs)
Thanks for your insight!
I think it's great to eat some fat with carbs. Fat helps slow digestion down which is generally a good thing for both satiation and blood glucose levels. And it's tasty!
From Martin Berkhan's Leangains Protocol:
"Macronutrients and calorie intakes are always cycled through the week. The specifics depends on the client's ultimate goal: fat loss, muscle gain or bodyrecomposition. The details will be revealed in the book. Generally speaking, carbs and total calorie intake is highest on training days. On rest days, carbs are lower and fat is higher. Protein is kept high on all days."
He doesn't say why he cycles carbs, so I wouldn't worry too much either way.
Total calories decide whether you will loose or gain weight. Macro ratios will only have minor effect on weight or fat loss. Low carb diet however sucks for building muscle. Control your energy intake and fat intake/carb intake becomes irrelevant.
For fat loss and burning fat 24/7 Joel and Craig have that 24/7 programme coming out soon. There is a free download about it ATM. Re carbs, protein and fat - this is optimal for fat burning according to them (among other things):
Either: Protein + Fat Meals (less than 10g carbs) OR Protein + Carb Meals (less than 10g fat)
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