my fat tends to increase as my carb drop, and vice versa. If you are eating moderate carb, then you would be at moderate fat intake, not full fat. I use olive oil. Coconut oil is just a fad, in style now, but olive oil works for me, so I use it.
I consume about 90 grams of carbs a day, and most of that is oatmeal, so not as low carb as I was before. I still eat chicken thighs a lot, but don't eat the skin. You don't need to be super low fat, but fat shouldn't be consumed just to get a higher fat percentage. You will get plenty of fat with any meat, eggs, or cheese you consume. Use olive oil when you need to.
If carbs don't cause you any cravings, then put them into your diet, and just make sure to split them evenly, so you don't spike your blood sugars. Stop listening to what works for others, and just find what works for you, and repeat over, and over. It will work week after week. You can eat a lot of variety with 150 grams of carbs, so enjoy. Your diet should be a bunch of delicious dishes that add up to the levels of macros that work for you, not some patchwork set of rules to get to X amount of this or that.
Their are other factors, like glycemic index, with fiber helping also, so total carbs is just a general idea of what will work for you. Calories still matter, as well as the quality of the carbs, fats, and protein. We all question what has worked for us, and stray off the path once in a while because of something we heard. Just get back to what worked in the past, and you will be fine.
Russell - current BMI 31.4
197 - bmi-30
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 194.6