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Converting protien into glucose- when you dont get enough fat or only when you eat too much protien?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 06, 2011 at 5:48 AM

I am just mildly curious about this. If your body has a choice between burning fat and converting non excessive protein which will it do? I know high protein and low fat/low carb your body will but what about if you just ate moderate protein/fat and low carb?

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on October 06, 2011
at 08:16 AM

I agree about eggs. They are the base of everything.

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on October 06, 2011
at 07:32 AM

*and eggs... probably too many omega 3 eggs. I would say eggs are the base in which the rest is built on.

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on October 06, 2011
at 07:28 AM

Frankly I just stopped "counting". I eat meat when I want to but otherwise I eat avocado and coconut. I neither avoid nor make a point to eat protein when I dont feel the urge. I guess I am just curious if my body has "adapted" and decided that it will just convert that vs going into ketosis.

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on October 06, 2011
at 09:12 PM

Neither. If you haven't eaten as much glucose as your body wants to use, then it will convert protein into glucose. If you haven't eaten enough protein for this, it will take it from your lean mass.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 07:19 AM

Its an interesting question.

I think that answer depends on your ability to use fat stores and metabolize fat as a fuel. If you don't have it efficient, protein will get converted as body is starving (I think that is what happens to T2 diabetics over night). If you have it, the body will probably try to keep its protein stores i.e. muscle. One of the problems of last chance diet that caused massive deaths was heart muscle wasting.

So its important to get enough protein in the diet, and IMO its better to go little above whats needed then to let body dissolve your muscles.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 06, 2011
at 08:16 AM

I agree about eggs. They are the base of everything.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 07:28 AM

Frankly I just stopped "counting". I eat meat when I want to but otherwise I eat avocado and coconut. I neither avoid nor make a point to eat protein when I dont feel the urge. I guess I am just curious if my body has "adapted" and decided that it will just convert that vs going into ketosis.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 07:32 AM

*and eggs... probably too many omega 3 eggs. I would say eggs are the base in which the rest is built on.

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