protean - Dictionary definition and meaning for word protean
If you eat proteins rather than carbohydrates you will be strong and flexible(versatile) rather than fat.
'protean' -- > sounds like protein as sm1 above had already said and we all have learnt in organic chemistry that this protiens "can take many forms".
Pro (like a) tean (a teen: variable, not stable, ever changing)
protean - protein........the requirement of proteins varies from person to person...
TEENS need lots of PROTEIN because their bodies are going through a lot of growth and constant change.
PROTEAN can be thought of as a "PRO" in a TEAM(TEAN).. a pro is usually versatile
pro(b4)+tean(teen)every child are versatile;able to change to any form.
amoeba ate protein to vary shape