When I discuss fat, at least in this post, I am referring to saturated fat, to keep it simple, fat that is solid at room temperature. Picture the fat on a steak. Saturated fat doesn’t always have to come from animal products; with coconut oil and avocados coming to mind from the plant kingdom. Now, the question is, is higher fat better for our health or weight management goals? As with every other facet of nutrition, it’s not as easy of an answer as we would like it to be.
"What are my goals and what am I doing?
To sum it up, eat for what you’re going to be doing. Match energy substrate for activity; higher carbs for activity that make you out of breath, higher fat for activity where you can carry on a conversation. This will bring you closer to your goals!