View Full Version : not enough fat

04-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Say one wasn't getting enough fat in their diet- what would happen? Just wondering.

04-28-2009, 04:42 PM
dry skin, loss of libido, lack of energy, aching joints, sleeplessness

to name a few.

04-28-2009, 05:25 PM
Your test levels would drop.

You know what gear is right? test (well most of it)

You've got to be getting in your fats or your muscle will turn to jelly.

04-28-2009, 06:46 PM
dry skin, loss of libido, lack of energy, aching joints, sleeplessness

to name a few.

Wow. Mind to take a look at this thread i made and tell me if you think my diet is lacking in fat? because i have a few of those symptoms and never really realized why till someone said i was low in fat.


P.S- Recently added a little fish oil to my diet (4 capsules, 10 cals each before bed) and have noticed i'm feeling a little better.

04-29-2009, 03:12 AM

04-29-2009, 01:38 PM
dry skin, loss of libido, lack of energy, aching joints, sleeplessness

to name a few.

This, plus the fact that many of your vitamins will not be absorbed into the bloodstream without fat. All in all, not good.

04-29-2009, 01:48 PM
Diets too low in fat
1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Can be deficient in essential fatty acids

Focus on Getting EFAs
There are at least eleven important function of EFA?s in your diet:
- 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

04-30-2009, 02:51 PM
i definitely have have not been getting enough fat for a long time then because ive had dry skin for like a year now, my sex drive is really inconsistent, often tired , and constantly have aching joints for no reason. anyone else ever had this problem? its cool knowing finally figuring out why this ****'s been happening.

04-30-2009, 03:10 PM
many vitamins and minerals need fat to be absorbed into the body... hence fat soluble

lack of fat in the diet is why so many people are vitamin deficient these days, particularly vitamin d and vitamin e.. also calcium etc. A few decades ago when everyone drank whole milk this wasnt a problem, but now everyone avoids red meat, drinks skim milk, eats the egg whites only and is fat deficient, and as a result is vitamin deficient.