7 Surprising Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

7 Surprising Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein


People are thinking more and more about their
eating habits. Having a diet that is adequate and full of
nutrients can contribute a lot to how you feel in your daily life. Did you know that? Proteins, just like fat and carbs, are part
of the macronutrients that we need to ingest daily in order to keep our health balanced. They are found in all cells and tissues, and
are enzymes, hormones, and protective agents, responsible for regulating chemical reactions
of the body, growth, and tissue repair. Did you know that a low protein intake can
have negative effects on the body? Hair loss, cracked skin, and even weight loss
(low muscle mass) can all be causes of a low ingestion of protein. Because of that, many people turn to the controlled
consumption of protein to strengthen muscles and avoid the consequences of a diet that
is poor in this nutrient. Learn now four signals that may suggest you
aren’t getting enough protein to help on muscle repair and growth: You feel hungry frequently
A low ingestion of protein is usually related to bad food choices or to an unbalanced diet. The best sources of protein are eggs, slim
meats (like chicken and fish), whey powder (or powdered casein), and natural yogurts. If you are vegetarian, there are many grains
and vegetables to choose from. A meal with enough protein must leave you
satisfied. So, if you feel hungry every one to two hours,
it may be a signal that you need to add more protein to your dishes. You have trouble recovering from workouts
If you practice physical activities, then you know that resting is as important as exercising,
for your body. So, if even with rest days you still feel
tired, it may be because you aren’t ingesting enough protein in your daily life. Eating protein in two hours after exercising
helps ensure that your body has the necessary resources to repair damaged or stressed muscles
from your workouts. You have low energy
A routine of work, family, study and/or workouts can burn out anyone. If you feel tired during your day and can’t
identify the causes for that, it may be a lack of protein. Besides its role in tissue repair, protein
also helps stabilize glycemia. So, the lack of protein can cause hunger,
tiredness and bad mood. When the glycemia is too low, it causes hunger,
which leads to food binging, and your body ends up storing the remaining fats. You can’t gain muscle mass
For many people, gaining muscle mass isn’t exactly a priority. However, muscle mass is necessary for good
health, to protect joints, alleviate pains, improve posture, accelerate the metabolism,
prevent many diseases, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc., and even improve your self-esteem. See how many things it does?! It is not only about looking stronger, but
also enhancing your machine. So, if this is your problem, consuming more
protein will help you build muscles. You suffer from water retention
Protein plays a fundamental role to avoid water buildup in tissues, especially on feet
and ankles. You get sick frequently
Getting sick frequently means that your immune system has some deficiency, and the main constitution
of the cells of the immune system is protein. You are forgetful
Brain fog, short spurts of mental energy, a feeling of “blankness”, are all related
to blood sugar flotation, deficiency of good fats, and the lack of protein in your diet. So, pay attention to how you are eating. According to dietitians, sedentary people
must ingest 0.8g to 1g of protein per pound of body weight. For instance, a woman weighting 110 lbs. must
consume 40 to 50g of protein per day. However, if you practice any kind of physical
activities, you can consume from 1.3g to 1.8g of protein per day. But remember: the low ingestion of protein
makes your body show some symptoms, but an excess of protein can lead to kidney issues
and cardiovascular diseases (hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis). It is important to have a varied and nutrient-rich
diet. Before any changes in your diet, talk to a
dietitian.

10 comments

  1. 7 signs are as follows
    1.Feeling hungry frequently.
    2.Trouble recovering from workouts.
    3.Having low energy.
    4.Problem gaining muscle mass.
    5.Excessive water retention.
    6.Getting sick frequently.
    7.Hair loss , cracked skin and loss of muscle mass.

  2. 7 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Protein:
    1.You feel hungry frequently.
    2.You have trouble recovering from workouts
    3.You have low energy
    4.You can't gain muscle mass
    5.You suffer from water retention
    6.You getting sick frequently
    7.You were forgetful

    Thank me later ๐Ÿ˜˜

  3. So u tell me how much protein is important our diets, then u turn around and say too much will kill us basically. Like, Greaaat! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ jk

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