Those double downs are pretty good. I get a 2 of them grilled.
I haven't tried them, yet but I probably will. They surprised me with the grilled chicken; if you look at the nutrition info on their site they are not bad at all though I'm a bit suspicious once I tasted them (they do *not* taste healthy lol).
Actually protein doesn't really get stored. It's difficult to convert it to energy. A small amount of it can be converted to glucose via gluconeogenesis, an extremely inefficient process. Then that glucose would then in turn have to be stored as fat, but if your body needs glucose that bad, it's probably going to use it up.
If you eat more protein than you can use, you will notice it has a laxative effect. First you get gas, then more gas, and then if you really go nuts with it, you probably end up with a pretty loose BM too.
True... The article was about most Americans though and most Americans don't get enough exercise daily (or any at all) to burn it off. From the following link, it takes about 10X as much energy to burn protein and store it as it does with fat, using up to 30% of the caloric content of the food. It takes about 10% for carbs (I assume they mean complex carbohydrates) and around 3% for fats.http://www.caloriesperhour.com/tutorial_thermic.php
I think the laxative effect is mainly from bacteria producing gaseous waste (including sulfur dioxide) in the intestines and any gaseous bi-products of metabolism (including those that are sulfur-based). I wonder if it's more from the metabolism itself or if it simply provides a better substrate for the bacteria.
Hey, ease off on bashing quarter pounders.
2 quarter pounders plus large milkshake = best pre workout meal ever.