The protein myth I hear the most.

If there is one thing I hear more than anything else about protein, it’s that if you eat more 30g in one sitting then anything more will be stored as fat.

Any time I see a question about this on social media I instantly jump to correct all the bro science specialists out there.

So here’s the thing. Whilst your body can only absorb around 30g of protein in one sitting (the amount will of course vary from person to person) the rest will not be stored as fat.

If it were true, don’t you think all the bodybuilders and althletes would be morbidly obese by now? That steak you have when you go out for dinner, 30g is probaly about a 3rd of an 8oz rump.

So here is the actual truth… the surplus protien that you eat, will in fact still be absorbed by your body and be used to repair tissue and muscle, BUT once that initial 30g(ish) has been digested and absorbed, your stomach will automatically reduce the production of stomach acid to slow down the digestion of the protein, and will only break it down as and when the body is ready to absorb more.

This is why a you see a higher protien breakfast being reccomended for people who are looking to drop body fat, becuase it stops sthe craving and the mid morning hunger.

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