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02-08-2009, 09:25 AM
I was wondering what the damage would be if someone ate a diet that was deficient in dietary fat, while exercising. I know that it messes with your hormones.
What if someone was to do this, experience the hormone issues (testosterone drop, energy drop) and keep doing it for a while. Would the damages be permanent, or would it depend on the case?
Any good sites/articles/reads with info on this?
02-08-2009, 07:54 PM
EFA?s improve insulin sensitivity
EFA?s are required for absorption of fat soluble vitamins
EFA?s are essential for joint health
EFA?s are required for energy production
EFA?s are required for Oxygen transfer
EFA?s maintain cell membrane integrity
EFA?s suppress cortisol production
EFA?s improve skin texture (dry skin is a classic symptom of EFA deficiency)
EFA?s are growth promoting
EFA?s increase metabolic rate
EFA?s help burn fat
Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats tend to lower levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammation in arteries, reduce risk of heart disease
Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce blood thickness and lowers blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lessening the risk heart disease. EPA and DHA are used to help treat the following symptoms:
? Bronchial asthma
? Cardiac arrhythmia
? Gastric ulcers
? High blood pressure
? High cholesterol and triglyceride levels
? Inflammatory bowel diseases (colitis and Crohn?s disease)
? Migraine headaches
? Rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
? Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
02-08-2009, 07:55 PM
From "Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle"
1. A zero fat or very low fat diet puts you into the starvation zone
Low calories and skipping meals aren?t the only things that send you into
?survival mode.? When dietary fat intake is reduced to less than 10% of total daily
calories, this also sets off the starvation alarm.
2. A zero fat or very low fat diet causes large fluctuations in blood sugar
Fat slows down the release of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. When large
amounts of simple and refined carbohydrates are eaten alone, they shoot rapidly into the
bloodstream, creating a large spike in blood sugar.
3. A zero fat or very low fat diet causes greater insulin release
When your blood sugar spikes, your pancreas releases a lot of insulin to bring
blood sugar back down to normal. Moderate amounts of insulin are necessary (and
anabolic). Large amounts or insulin are lipogenic (cause fat storage) and anti-lipolyic
(prevent fat release).
4. A zero fat or very low fat diet causes hormonally related hunger and cravings
You can have more willpower than a celibate monk in the Playboy mansion, but if
you get hormonally induced hunger, you won?t to be able to fight it. Whenever there?s an
unusually large blood sugar spike, it?s a law of nature that there must be an equal or
greater valley. This blood sugar valley, known as hypoglycemia, is the cause of those
intense, almost irresistible cravings that send you frantically to the nearest Baskin
Robbins or Krispy Kreme store.
5. A zero or very low fat diet reduces testosterone
Low dietary fat levels are correlated with low testosterone levels. For someone
trying to become leaner and more muscular, this spells disaster.
6. A zero or very low fat diet can be deficient in essential fatty acids
02-08-2009, 07:58 PM
I know the symptoms, I was asking more that If someone started noticing some of these symptoms, but did not change their diet immediately, would the symptoms be permanent?
02-08-2009, 08:25 PM
no, depending on how deficient you were for how long, it will just take more/less time to normalize