Signs You’re Consuming Too Much Protein

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There are so many different kinds of weight loss diets currently in our midst, and there’s no denying that the high-protein kinds are some of the most-sought after and purported effective of the bunch.

Aside from the fact that weight loss diets do not work, the inclusion of lots and lots of protein to the diet on a daily basis can cause all sorts of problems to come into being, some of which can even put your life in grave danger!

It cannot be denied that protein is one of the most important nutrients our bodies need. However, supplying the body with more protein than it needs can cause the following matters to strike:

Weight Gain

Even though it’s true that a lot of people swear by the effectiveness of high-protein weight loss diets in making excess pounds go away, the fact is that the results tend to be short-lived. Not a lot of people are aware that too much protein is actually converted by the body into fat.

Besides, so many food products that are loaded with protein are also packed with sugar and sodium. Needless to say, adding lots of them to the diet can lead to weight gain rather than weight loss.


So many plant-based food sources of protein are in existence, and they are also loaded with dietary fiber necessary for a digestive system that’s running like a well-oiled machine. Sadly, most people who are into high-protein weight loss diets mainly focus on animal-based food products in order to get their bodies supplied with lots of protein.

The likes of steaks, pork chops, drumsticks and hot dogs are completely devoid of fiber. It’s for this reason exactly why the addition of tons of protein to the diet can easily lead to constipation. Making matters worse is the next entry.


The breakdown of protein inside the body causes the production of lots of waste materials that need to be eliminated. In order to have this much-needed bodily process carried out, the kidneys have to work harder and produce more pee. The problem with this is that it can easily cause dehydration.

Needless to say, those who are on high-protein weight loss diets are at high risk of winding up dehydrated. This is a terrible idea most especially because the average adult human body consists of about 50 to 65 percent water.

Kidney Damage

In an attempt of the kidneys to flush out unnecessary by-products of excess protein metabolism, the delicate filtering systems inside them can wind up damaged, thus keeping the kidneys from being in an optimal shape and carrying out their jobs properly such as removing toxins from the bloodstream and regulating the balance of body fluids.

Having a pair of damaged kidneys should not be taken lightly as the overall health and ultimately life of the individual is in danger. Someone who is suffering from renal disease usually winds up requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Cardiovascular Disease

What’s the point of having a very small waistline if the arteries are severely clogged? One of the most serious problems concerning weight loss diets that are high in protein is that the individual typically consumes food products that are loaded with saturated fat and bad cholesterol.

A diet that’s high in the said nutrients can wreak havoc on the cardiovascular system by causing an elevation in the blood pressure and accumulation of plaque on the inner walls of the arteries.

Do you have family members and friends who are trying to slim down by going on all kinds of high-protein weight loss diets? Then make sure that you repost this article before you go so that they, too, may know that some or all of the above-mentioned things may happen to them.

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