What do you call excess body fat?
When protein consumption is in excess of body needs and energy needs are met the excess amino acids are metabolized and the energy in the molecule is what?
Carbohydrates provide energy. Excess energy that is not used will turn into fat. Why? Because the energy storage for carbohydrates is limited, whereas for fats it isn't. Thus, the more excess energy you consume, the more fat cells you will have to store that energy. ~It spares oxidation of body fat and dietary fat~ ~jmata~
When the diet provides the body with more calories than it needs for general maintenance and its current level of physical activity, this excess energy is stored in the form of body fat. Fat acts as a food reserve and as padding and protection. The fat in the abdomen helps to protect the organs under it.