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Fat Intake & Athletes

Athletes tend to focus or at least inform me they focus on carbohydrate intake (making sure it's not too much) and protein (making sure they need to consume enough and it turns out it tends to be too much). However, fats are not brought up that much, why do you think it is? And do you personally believe athletes consume the correct amount of total fats?

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Fats are less likely to be monitored by athletes because they tend to focus on the macro-nutrients that offer the most benefit for their sport. Fat is used to "meet energy needs, provide essential fatty acids; and to provide essential fat-soluble vitamins" (Williams, 2010, p. 173). The AMDR for dietary fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily caloric ...

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The solution discusses if athletes tend to eat too much fat, or not enough. Fat consumption for athletes is discussed.