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    Does Excess Protein Make you Fat?

    The common mantra in nutrition circles has traditionally been protein intakes above requirements (and requirements also a hotly debated topic..) "will just be converted to fat." The reality is, that's not true, and like so many things, a lot more complicated than the simple 4/4/9 model taught. In a nut shell, it's actually difficult to add bodyfat eating excess protein compared to fat and carbohydrates. If one wants to get into the science of it, a recently published review written by a buddy of mine, is a good place to start to understand that topic:

    The Effects of Overfeeding on Body Composition: The Role of Macronutrient Composition – A Narrative Review.

    If you don't want to slog through that paper, and just want my down and dirty jaded POV on the matter:

    https://brinkzone.com/does-excess-protein-make-you-fat/
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    I've always thought it was carbs that made you fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Safari View Post
    I've always thought it was carbs that made you fat.
    Ultimately Excess calories are what make you fat, and excess calories from fat and carbs the primary drivers of that, much less so for protein. In fact, it's exceedingly difficult to add bodyfat from excess protein intakes. That does not = eating nothing but protein is a good idea from a health POV long term, but higher P diets do tend to get better results in fat loss in my experience and generally supported by the data. Full paper linked if you want the granular details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    Ultimately Excess calories are what make you fat, and excess calories from fat and carbs the primary drivers of that, much less so for protein. In fact, it's exceedingly difficult to add bodyfat from excess protein intakes. That does not = eating nothing but protein is a good idea from a health POV long term, but higher P diets do tend to get better results in fat loss in my experience and generally supported by the data. Full paper linked if you want the granular details.
    Potatoes are good for suppressing appetite. I just lost 40lbs on a carb diet.... Now that I feel I have lost enough weight I'm eating eggs as well as potatoes. Never felt better Pics taken yesterday.
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    The main thing that makes you fat is FAT.... The way food is prepared is what makes the biggest difference, stay away from fat and oils and you are half way there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Boon View Post
    The main thing that makes you fat is FAT.... The way food is prepared is what makes the biggest difference, stay away from fat and oils and you are half way there.
    That's a lot of mythology for one post bro. If it's simply fat that makes you fat, why do people lose weight on keto diets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Boon View Post
    Potatoes are good for suppressing appetite. I just lost 40lbs on a carb diet.... Now that I feel I have lost enough weight I'm eating eggs as well as potatoes. Never felt better Pics taken yesterday.
    I'm not aware of any unique effects of potatoes suppressing appetite, but the most satiating macro nutrient by far is protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Boon View Post
    Potatoes are good for suppressing appetite. I just lost 40lbs on a carb diet.... Now that I feel I have lost enough weight I'm eating eggs as well as potatoes. Never felt better Pics taken yesterday.
    I'm not aware of any unique effects of potatoes suppressing appetite, but the most satiating macro nutrient by far is protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    I'm not aware of any unique effects of potatoes suppressing appetite, but the most satiating macro nutrient by far is protein.
    It's because potatoes are filling. You can't eat a lot and they are low in calories, combine the two and you will lose weight guaranteed, so long as they are not cooked in oil or fat. Worked for me perfectly.
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    I just want to eat Keto and pin test cyp


    But the majority of doctors are losers in this regards


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