Can Protein Convert to fat?

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Can Protein Convert to fat?

Post by Jebus » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:55 am

Will protein convert to fat if you eat more than needed?

I always thought that it got excreted in the urine?

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Post by Ironman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:37 am

no

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Post by frogbyte » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:15 pm

Which of the two questions were you saying no to?

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:33 pm

Only one was a question.

The other was a sentence with a punctuation error.

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:33 pm

I forgot to add:
:lol:

It makes all my smart ass comment acceptable.

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Post by ironmaiden708 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:59 pm

Ironman wrote:no
ugh yes is can in enough excess

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Post by Nevage » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:53 pm

Protein has many uses other than tissue repair. You would have to be eating a very large amount before anything significant is stored. It will most likely be used for energy first especially when carbohydrates deplete during intensive exercise. The nitrogen part of a protein is the part excreted and will always be excreted if your intake exceeds your requirements which is the general plan in hypertrophy or strength gains.

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Post by Jebus » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:08 pm

hoosegow wrote:I forgot to add:
:lol:

It makes all my smart ass comment acceptable.
lol haha you mean "comments"

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Post by Ironman » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:11 am

hoosegow wrote:Only one was a question.

The other was a sentence with a punctuation error.
Beautiful, I couldn't have said it better.

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Post by Ironman » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:24 am

ironmaiden708 wrote:
Ironman wrote:no
ugh yes is can in enough excess
ooh! I know the response to that one!!

nuh-uh!!!!!!

It doesn't really work that way. A small amount that got converted to glucose could get stored as fat temporarily, but it's not much. So basically the answer is no. But "not really" would be more accurate.

Actually gaining fat is 100% hormones and an as yet unknown property of the fat tissue.

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Post by frogbyte » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:50 am

hoosegow wrote:Only one was a question.

The other was a sentence with a punctuation error.
I disagree, it appears to have been a question with a grammatical error.

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Post by hoosegow » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:52 pm

Dammit! BACKFIRE!

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Post by Ironman » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:44 am

frogbyte wrote:
hoosegow wrote:Only one was a question.

The other was a sentence with a punctuation error.
I disagree, it appears to have been a question with a grammatical error.
So you have confused "I always thought that it got" with "Does it get"? Please tell me you're joking.

To answer that, maybe some keytones might go that way, but generally it goes out the other way. Unless your urine is chunky.

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Post by frogbyte » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:32 am

Ironman wrote:
frogbyte wrote:
hoosegow wrote:Only one was a question.

The other was a sentence with a punctuation error.
I disagree, it appears to have been a question with a grammatical error.
So you have confused "I always thought that it got" with "Does it get"? Please tell me you're joking.
Well I was joking in that of course this is all ridiculous, but there's a one-word fix to the original question to make it correct: "I always thought that it got excreted in the urine - correct?"

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Post by anandsr21 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:05 am

I guess that protein would first convert to glucose, if it cannot be stored in the body. Then if this glucose can also not be stored in the body then it will get converted to fat.

So I guess an excess would get converted to fat.

Actually I believe that is why we get an insulin response from whey protein, because it can get stored fast, and left overs can convert to glucose fast as well.

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