Too little fat in one's diet may contribute to increased protein metabolism for energy once carbs have been depleted. This will certainly cause muscular tissue breakdown (catabolism) to occur and therefore a loss of muscle mass. Overall energy levels will fall dramatically without adequate carbs for fuel and the body is forced to rely on fat for energy (a condition called ketosis). Low fat levels in the blood adversely affect hormone and blood pressure levels, healthy skin and hair, and the transportation of vitamins A, D, E, and K within the bloodstream. An extremely limited intake of fat (esp. unsaturated fat) can result in elevated cholesterol levels which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Too much fat in one's diet may contribute to the development of atherosclerosis caused by high cholesterol. A high-fat diet strains the metabolic capability of the body, allowing for fatty deposits to develop in the bloodstream, increasing the risk of heart disease. Obesity will most likely result if given enough time for this condition to continue. Other disease risk factors include hypertension, type-2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and stroke.
Bottom line: to eat healthy, eat less than 10% saturated fat and strive to keep total fat intake less than 30% of total dietary calories.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.