Is there such a thing as too much protein? We all know how essential it is to build muscle, build fat, and keep the body running smoothly. However, overdoing it with your protein consumption can also carry negative effects. Hence, the whole “everything in moderation” is also important when consuming protein. If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may be consuming more than you need to.
Kidney issues. A diet that’s high in protein can put the kidneys at risk by stressing them out. The body is only capable of metabolizing a certain amount of protein, so make sure you’re not unintentionally causing your kidneys harm.
Weight gain. Protein is fantastic for weight loss as it’s low in calories and will keep your hunger in check. However, consuming too much means all of that excess may lead to packing on the pounds, which is not good if your goal is to build muscle versus body fat.
Issues with your digestion. The work the body must do to consume protein is great for losing weight but it’s also something of a double-edged sword. The stomach has trouble processing animal protein, which means you’re at a risk of possibly experiencing indigestion, constipation, or nausea.
Dehydration. Did you know that consuming too much protein can cause excess gas and a loss of water? The kidneys will create nitrogen once they’ve filtered the protein and they will use water to excrete it from the body. If you’re frequently thirsty, excess protein may be a reason.
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