I don't know that I am overeating on protein so much as attempting to maximize it so that I can gain muscle. I do not overeat on fat. In fact, I don't use much fat at all. I eat lean protein, except for salmon which I guess isn't considered lean. I don't add any butter to anything. Fat is added to cooking just enough to do the job. An occasional avocado, coconut curry or something but daily mostly just protein, potatoes and vegetables, flavoring provided by things like mustard, hot sauce, salsa. I think this is why I have not blown up like a balloon and have gained so much muscle that I can see it, kept my waist the same size and reduced the love handles a little bit. My big thighs and butt tend to erase all my happy thoughts about my body at times, but I am what I am, I guess.
Originally Posted by eKatherine
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 145 x 4.