View Full Version : excess calories but not enough protein?

10-16-2007, 08:53 PM
What would happen if you had excess calories but not enough protein? Would you just get fat?

Has anyone here actually had a calorie surplus but not enough protein, and added more protein to their deit and noticed a big change in muscle mass?

10-17-2007, 07:39 AM
You wouldn't gain as much muscle as you could and would gain more fat than you need to.

10-17-2007, 06:01 PM
As above, your body composition wouldn't be as good as it could be.

I can only assume this is a hypothetical question?

10-17-2007, 06:21 PM
remember that protein, unlike carbohydrates and fats, is used primarily to rebuild and repair muscle tissue...so as stated above, you'd still gain weight, but less of it would be desirable lean mass