Consider the following scenarios:

Scenario 1:

  • 3000 kcal daily intake
  • 250g protein

Scenario 2:

  • 3000 kcal daily intake
  • 100g protein


Does the protein ratio affect how much fat can be gained (in case of calorie surplus)? This means that in diets with the same amount of calories the protein-carb-fat ratio affects the quantity of fat gained. I understand different foods have different thermic effects, but is there any logic correlation in the previous statement?

  • Given the recommended protein intake is 50g then even 100g is too much. That is hard on the kidneys. – paparazzo Jan 29 '17 at 17:51
  • @Paparazzi those were just hypothetical scenarios to better state the question – joao Jan 31 '17 at 22:59
  • SE is for real not hypothetical questions – paparazzo Feb 1 '17 at 0:32
  • @Paparazzi first the question is not hypothetical, it's quite concrete. second, your comment completely addresses another thing, which is a healthy protein daily intake. I was asking about macros ratios. Make it 10g to 50g of protein if it suits you better, but the question still stands. – joao Feb 1 '17 at 13:22
  • Stands unanswered. Yes something out of range will typically affect digestion. – paparazzo Feb 1 '17 at 13:30

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