6 Subtle Signs That You May be Consuming too Much Protein

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1- You’re in a bad mood

Maybe you fight with your partner before bed, or maybe you’re afraid of presentations at work. If you keep waking up on the wrong side of the bed, you may need to rethink your protein intake. When we eat too much protein, we often don’t eat enough carbohydrates, as with low-carb or high-protein diets. Our brains get sugar from these carbohydrates.

Simple fix: Identify when you’re trading too many carbs for protein and make up the difference. No need to devour pizza to lift your mood. Instead, opt for complex carbohydrates like fruit, yogurt, brown rice, and whole-grain oats.

2- you have brain fog

If you feel tired all day, you might go for a coffee or a snack. But it could be the amount of protein in your system that’s causing your dull eyes. Brain fog is also a possibility of having too much protein in general, as a lack of sugar in your brain can cause your brain to shrink. Eating too much protein means you’re likely to squeeze out carbs. This is risky because carbohydrates are the brain’s main source of energy, and without enough energy, it can be difficult to focus. Make sure your healthy snack contains a balance of carbohydrates and protein to help you feel full without feeling dizzy.

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