Can you eat too much protein? And is it bad for you?
What we know is that excess protein is oxidized as energy, much like excess carbs are, but it’s not as efficient as carb oxidization. So it will take more energy for the body to burn protein, and if it takes more energy for the body to burn protein it will also burn more fat. So even if we consumed too much protein (within reason), excess protein is unlikely to be stored as body fat. However, excess protein accompanied by excess calories (a caloric surplus), will make you fat (if you’re not intentionally building muscle while in a surplus). So focus on eating your protein and getting good quality sources to burn more fat, but be aware of your total calories for the day so you’re still staying in line with your goals.