7 Signs You Need More Protein

7 Signs You Need More Protein

This might surprise you, but a large part of the discomfort and challenges you face today are likely caused from a lack of protein in your diet!

What exactly is a lack of protein doing to your body, and how is that affecting your weight loss goal?

Well, let’s talk about 7 signs you NEED more protein in your diet, ESPECIALLY when you’re trying to lose weight:

1. Swelling

Swelling is one of the most common signs of low protein intake, especially swelling in your abdomen, legs, feet, and hands.

Protein can help keep fluid from building up in your tissues, which can help you with your Non-Scale Victories, like fitting into your favorite jeans!

And remember, tracking your Non-Scale Victories is an important part of your weight loss that can keep you on the right track when the scale isn’t moving!

>>Learn more about why NSVs are important for your weight loss HERE

(Note: Swelling can be caused by many factors, so it’s important to check with your doctor in case it’s something more serious)

2. Weakness and Fatigue

Fatigue is different from being tired because you can’t simply sleep it off!

Fatigue means you are constantly tired, which doesn’t improve with rest.

That, along with increased muscle weakness, will not only make your weight loss nearly impossible but make each day difficult!

3. Increased Hunger and Cravings

Protein helps you feel full, along with being an important source of calories, carbs, and healthy fats.

This is why we recommend that you enjoy a source of protein with each meal!

Because without that protein, you’re going to feel hungry sooner.

4. Mood Changes/Drops

Proper amounts of high-quality protein can not only improve your mood, but boost your resistance to stress, anxiety, and depression! [1]  

Without that protein, however, you can be more susceptible to negative mood changes, ESPECIALLY when trying to lose weight. [1]

5. Hair, Skin, and Nail Problems

These are all made up of proteins from your body and require protein from your diet to help them grow and stay healthy.

When you’re not getting enough protein in your diet, your hair and skin will get dry, and your nails will begin to feel more brittle. [2] Yikes!

6. Trouble Fighting Sickness

Protein helps you digest and absorb nutrients your body needs to keep you healthy.

This is because the amino acids from protein help your immune system make antibodies that activate white blood cells to fight off viruses, bacteria, and other toxins.

Because of this, a lack of protein can lead to more frequent sickness [3] and those illnesses lasting longer when they DO come.

And when you’re trying to fight off sickness, achieving your weight loss is going to be much more difficult!

7. Longer Workout Recovery Times

Protein helps your body with muscle recovery AND building new muscle.

If you are feeling sore, weak, or like your arms and legs feel like jelly for an unusually long time after a workout, it may be a sign that you aren’t getting enough protein! [4]

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As you can see, making sure you get enough protein in your diet is ESSENTIAL for weight loss and your health! But how much is enough?

We recommend what the Mayo Clinic, Oxford, and others have researched and studied: [1]

People on a weight loss program should eat about 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.

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[1] No Energy, No Weight Loss eBook

[2] Protein and hair, skin, and nails

[3] Protein and Immune Health

[4] Protein and Muscle Mass

[5]Harvard on Protein and Health

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