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Can Too Much Protein Interfere With Weight Loss?

"I bet you never thought protein could hinder your weight loss – but it can. Why? Here’s the word: Gluconeogenesis. When you consume excess protein, your liver transforms it into glucose (sugar). If you are eating lean meats like chicken breasts, turkey and lower-fat cuts of beef or pork, you might be defeating the purpose of your low carb lifestyle. Try choosing fattier cuts of meat and controlling the absolute amount of protein you are eating to see how that impacts your blood ketone levels." - Jimmy Moore, blogger and author