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    when will protein turn into glucose??

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    and does the amount of grams differ if u weight train and by how many grams?

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    Gluconeogenesis

    The Ketogenic Diet for Health: If You Eat Excess Protein, Does It Turn Into Excess Glucose?

    Individual factors of how you train and what you eat are gonna be up to you to hash out.

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    Its not how much protein you eat, its how few carbs you eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Its not how much protein you eat, its how few carbs you eat.
    Oh yeah, I didn't even take into account that OP might not know that.

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    It's a combination of both of those I think,
    If on VLC, then more excess protein is turned into glucose,
    If carbs are abundant, then some of the excess protein is excreted through kidneys, but some of it must be broken down first and a certain amount is turned into glucose as well.
    Either way, excess protein means more work for the body.

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    Your body will always turn to glucose for energy first. Then it chooses fat, if you're completely starved of both it will eventually make glucose from carbon skeletons which are chains of amino acids after some of the branches have been used.

    The liver tries to make glucose because it's the only fuel that can be used by the brain, it's also necessary for high power energy systems.

    Burning fat is a slow process and even the leanest person has enough fat stores to sustain them for a long period. We're adapted for starvation and still able to function quite well. Protein is an absolute last resort. The reason excess protein turns to fat is because all our macro nutrients are converted to Acetyl coa (which is used in the Krebs cycle), this happens once the protein and fat are already broken down as acetyl coa always has the same chemical structure. When there's too much Acetyl coa will be turned back into fatty acids through reverse beta oxidation and this goes to your fat cells to be stored for next time you use it.

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