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Does the Protein convert to Carbohydrates?






There are three main nutritional macronutrients. Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats and their role is very important for human body. Carbohydrates are the main source of human’s energy, when proteins are used to develop and maintain healthy body, muscles and bones. On the other side, fats are used in order to secure the good health of our nervous system, our brain and for better absorption of many vitamins, such us vitamin A, D, E, K- essential for weight loss.


In order to avoid this from happening, we typically recommend not to have more than 50g protein per 2 hours window. Having more protein than that rate, causes them to convert to carbs and to slow down their progress. To combat this, try limiting shakes to 40-50g protein max and spacing meals. For better absorptions of protein, as you may not be getting the full benefit, a good combination is protein with carbs, for example, lentils with basmati rice.


In conclusion, many of us, in order to reach our goals easier and successfully, tend to avoid eating carbs or we tend to consume only proteins or fats. The key to success is to keep the balance, when it comes to nutrition.



Τania L.

ISSA Certified Nutritionist

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.

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