Too much protein makes you fat: how to prevent this

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When I was told that excess protein turns into fat, I thought, “no way!” I knew that sugar and carbs can turn into fat, but protein? Whenever you eat too much, or whatever the body doesn’t need that isn’t burned off, gets turned into fat. Now it makes sense.

To prevent protein from turning into fat, limit the portion to 20 grams or .71 ounces. That’s .44 lb, which is just under half a pound. Depending on your age, size, and activity level, this amount can vary. You’ll notice that protein powders include a scoop in the canister, which typically holds 15-22 grams of protein. 

If you limit your protein intake to 20 grams per meal, you won’t have to worry about that lean chicken breast turning into belly fat.

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