Let's show you what happens when you overeat...
We are going to compare the main macronutrients (the types of food required by the body in large amounts - protein, fat & carbohydrates) and see how the body stores them as fat.
We recently posted a blog post 'Eat Protein... To Lose Fat'.
The following blog post will once again prove how consuming a high protein can aid in fat loss.
CaloriesFor the following example, we are going to say the body burns an average of 2000 calories a day.
Let's see what happens when our three contestants...
Jasmine, Patrick and Matt, consume 2700 calories - 700 calories over their TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure).
So, let's see what happens to each contestant and when they consume 700 calories over their macronutrient.
Jasmine eats 700 calories over her daily calorie intake of chicken (protein).
Patrick eats 700 calories over his daily calorie intake of butter (fat).
Matt eats 700 calories over his daily calorie intake of pasta (carbohydrates).
Now, let's take a look at how the macronutrients are stored as fat in the body.
When Jasmine consumes excess protein, her body has to convert it into glucose. It is then that it will then convert to fat and be stored as fat in the body.
She will store 246 calories of fat.
From Matt overeating carbs, his body will convert the carbs to fat, then store as fat.
Matt will store 492 calories of fat.
As for Pat... the body does not need to go through processing, fat is simply just stored as fat.He will store 690 of fat from the 700 calories he consumed.
So let's summarise what happened when our contestants consumed 700 excess calories of a specific macronutrient.
Protein - 700 calories of excess protein is stored as 246 calories of fat.
700 calories of excess carbohydrates are stored as 492 calories of fat.
Fat - 700 calories of excess fat are stored as 690 calories of fat.
GO GET YOUR
ON! Eat up! Protein is not stored as fat as high as fat or carbohydrates. This is because our muscles are made from protein. This is also why, to aid in fat loss, a higher protein diet is recommended.
Protein is most beneficially taken post workout. If protein is taken post workout, it will effectively stimulate muscle protein synthesis - the process that helps promote muscle repair and growth.
Otherwise, protein is a very versatile supplement. It can be taken with meals, between meals, bed and upon wakening - it's up to you! Consuming protein powder is a great and very easy way to get a high dosage in one hit.
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