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"Drink Shakeology because protein turns to fat"

BrunetteRunner87BrunetteRunner87 Member, Premium Posts: 591 Member Member, Premium Posts: 591 Member
I swear I used the search function and was not able to find an informative thread about the topic of protein turning to fat!

I have a lot of facebook friends who are friends with a beachbody coach and so her posts pop up in my newsfeed sometimes. Last night she posted this long post about how shakeology is better than protein shakes because only body builders need protein shakes, the rest of us will end up with too much protein and it will turn to fat. So drink shakeology instead because it's not all protein but all kinds of nutrition and is the healthiest meal you can have all day!

I started to go crazy at first! I thought:
- Having an excess of anything, if it puts you in a calorie surplus, will make you fat
- Even if you're not a body builder you still need a good amount of protein that you may not be getting from food alone (even on days when I have protein powder I end up around 30% of my macros as protein) especially if you're doing the beachbody at home videos, you're still building muscle with the body weight exercises.
- Even if your body can't absorb more than a certain amount of protein at one time as some people claim, well, then your body isn't absorbing it so then wouldn't it just come out in your poo?

But then I started to google it and found some websites that confirmed too much protein turns to fat! So before I start thinking how dumb that girl's post was, I would like to hear from both sides. What could you say to prove that what she says isn't true? And there must be people here who believe it, so how do you back it up?
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  • MycophiliaMycophilia Member Posts: 1,225 Member Member Posts: 1,225 Member
    Well, I found this two part article on it 1, 2. Interesting stuff actually.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 45,638 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 45,638 Member
    It's completely incorrect. Read this: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nutrition/excess-protein-and-fat-storage-qa.html/
    And the follow up: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/how-we-get-fat.html/

    Since we're being pedantic, basically the first thing that will be stored as fat, is fat. Then carbs via DNL (though it's more rare) and finally, protein. Alcohol has zero storage and no way to convert to triglycerides, so it will never "make you fat".
    +1. When people start to put out these stupid pseudoscience theories out there, it's no reason no one can get weight loss right.

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  • RuatineRuatine Member Posts: 3,437 Member Member Posts: 3,437 Member
    It's completely incorrect. Read this: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nutrition/excess-protein-and-fat-storage-qa.html/
    And the follow up: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/how-we-get-fat.html/

    Since we're being pedantic, basically the first thing that will be stored as fat, is fat. Then carbs via DNL (though it's more rare) and finally, protein. Alcohol has zero storage and no way to convert to triglycerides, so it will never "make you fat".

    I have nothing to add about Shakeology. I just wanted to say a big thank you, @Gallowmere1984. That site is wonderfully informative.
  • Penthesilea514Penthesilea514 Member Posts: 1,189 Member Member Posts: 1,189 Member
    It's completely incorrect. Read this: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nutrition/excess-protein-and-fat-storage-qa.html/
    And the follow up: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/how-we-get-fat.html/

    Since we're being pedantic, basically the first thing that will be stored as fat, is fat. Then carbs via DNL (though it's more rare) and finally, protein. Alcohol has zero storage and no way to convert to triglycerides, so it will never "make you fat".

    Valuable. Thanks.
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