I want to start by saying I have a complete mental block here.
I realise this has been partially covered in several threads, but the different responses are what confuses me.
It seems that the two pathways for excess protein are...
1. Gluconeogenesis (which I "get" on the whole), regardless of metabolic need, leading to raised insulin, weight gain/stalling
2. Gluconeogenesis IF NEEDED (so no raised insulin, no stalling); and/or futile cycling to "dispose" of the energy.
Both seem possible, I get the ideas behind each process, so what am I missing?
Is there another factor that decides between the two pathways?
Is this where glycogen stores in muscle have an effect (I'm not sure why they would....but most of the protein-related threads have touched on body building so it's relevant there)?
It's relevant to me because I tend to be eating more than my "recommended" levels of protein, and am unsure if this will hinder weight loss.