I realized I’ve come late to this party. But I need to mention this. Just because a well renowned Dr says, “ ‘n’ amount of protein is ok, and as much as ‘n’ more is also just fine” doesn’t mean he is right. It needs to be backed up with science and peer reviewed studies.
My $.02 on too much protein. Just eating protein, even moderate amounts, the “keto” amounts, causes a rise in insulin (as does fat, but fats insulin spike is extremely low. Low enough that it doesn’t matter) high enough that it can have an effect. [here I am being hypocritical. I don’t have anything to back this up, so consider it as my opinion] .
My thinking is this… if you eat more protein than your body needs, one of two things (maybe three) is going to happen. Either it gets stored as fat, or it goes out as waste. The third option, which I doubt, is storage as protein. But I’ve never heard of that, so I doubt it happens. I could be wrong.
So waste is simple. It just leaves the body, no harm no fowl (unless it’s causing damage to the kidneys by causing them to be over taxed filtering it all out. Something about nitrogen iirc).
But to get stored as fat, it needs to be converted to sugar first doesn’t it? Bypassing or maybe activating gluconeogenesis?
I’ll continue my leisurely read through this thread. Maybe I’ll see the answer and feel a bit sheepish for speaking up