View Full Version : Lots of protein in a short time period ..?

01-20-2004, 09:10 PM
When you eat an awful lot of protein in a short amount of time what happens? Does your body store it as fat since its excess, or could it possibly not be excess if your muscles have a lot of potential for hypertrophy, despite the fact that it's all coming in at close to the same time?

I have a lot of time to eat between 6 and 10, and between that time I have an awful lot of food, especially protiens and fats. I'm hoping it's not going to waste.

Scott S
01-20-2004, 10:50 PM
Excess protein is converted into glucose, and then stored as fat if that glucose isn't needed. However, a large meal (especially one with a lot of fat) will take longer to digest, so the protein will be absorbed more gradually.