How to tell if you’re getting enough protein?

Home / Science / How to tell if you’re getting enough protein?

Feel like you’re including protein in your meal plan, but not seeing the results you expect? You may still not be getting enough, and it’s important to be able to read the signs of protein deficiency. Protein requirements can be complicated to measure, and vary based on sex, age, activity level, weight and muscle mass. Watching out for your body’s cues can be the best way to ensure you’re fuelling smart. Here are the top 10 physical signs that you’re not getting enough protein:

What happens if you don’t get enough protein >

Physical signs:

  1. You don’t feel satisfied after meals
  2. You have a weak immune system
  3. You break bones easily
  4. Swollen feet & legs
  5. Excessive hair shedding and brittle, dry hair
  6. Brittle nails that break easily
  7. High blood pressure
  8. Red, itchy, flaky skin
  9. Muscle Weakness
  10. Irregular periods for women
Related Posts