Traditionally body builders would make every effort to minimize or completely avoid fat in their daily food intake. Much to the contrary, modern science is now telling us that fat is a necessary part of our diet. A balanced diet today should not leave out the important dietary fats that our bodies need each day. There have been some groundbreaking findings that are turning the world of bodybuilding on its end, and bodybuilders everywhere are finding themselves working out under a new set of rules. How you integrate this new wisdom in your overall lifestyle really depends on where you are and where you want to go with your fitness goals.