I say daily how important protein is so I had to share
10 signs you’re not eating enough protein
1. You’re not seeing noticeable gym gains
All of that time you’re logging in the weight room may be for nothing if you’re not getting enough protein, why you ask? Because when your body is lacking protein, it will break down muscle fiber to get what it needs. It doesn’t matter how many reps you do—without protein, you won’t build muscle.
2. You’re sputtering out mid-workout
“When your muscles don’t have fuel, neither do you,” That simple…Plus, protein plays a critical role in how well your body absorbs other vital nutrients, like iron and calcium. When your nutrient tanks are low, your stamina suffers.
3. Are you constantly feeling ill
If you’ve had to miss a few gym days because you’re under the weather, take a look at your diet. “Protein plays a very important role in the immune system,” adding that it constructs the cells that keep you healthy. “So if you’re not consuming enough, you may frequently fall ill.”
4. Difficulty finding Mr Sandman?
Stress isn’t the only thing that can keep you awake at night. Nope…If your body thinks it’s starving, it wants you to eat—not sleep. Protein improves the feeling of post-meal satisfaction. Without that feeling, your body may have trouble settling into a deep and restorative resting state.
5. Your attitude sucks…Your Hangry!
Did you bite off your significant others head this morning? Or the guy who spelled your name wrong on your Starbucks cup? Maybe you need a protein bar. By mitigating the effect of carbohydrates, slow-digesting protein helps keep your mood stable. “If your diet doesn’t have enough protein to stop insulin spikes and dips, your personality will definitely be affected,”
No good times here..
6. Are you prone to getting hurt?
When you don’t get enough protein, your body has a hard time absorbing calcium, and that can lead to decreased bone mineral density, To break it down: That means weaker bones, and a greater chance you’ll hurt yourself when you crank the treadmill up to sprinting speed. And that can suck for sure…
7. And you’re slow to heal
Protein literally puts you back together. So if you suffer a cut, bruise, or scrape, the injury may stick around longer if there isn’t enough tissue-building material present to build new cells and tissue.
8. Notice a receiving line…or maybe going bald…🙃🙂
If you’re genetically prone to go bald, there’s almost nothing you can do to stop it. But for some of us, sudden hair loss could be a sign of a dietary deficiency. “Protein aids in your body’s ability to produce new cells, which means that without enough of it, you may experience thinning hair,” Well, damn. Bring on the Whey. And while we’re on the cosmetic stuff, weak nails and dry skin can also signal low protein intake.
9. You’ve become Cookie Monster
Carbs alone aren’t going to satisfy you, You need protein to feel full, and to signal to your body that you’re supplying it with the food it needs. If your brain is always in scavenger mode, you start to crave all the bad-for-you stuff (ahem, sugar). Taste good ya satisfies for the moment..ya ..but you’ll be hangry again craving the same stuff…Sugar!
10. You can’t focus
Protein is literal food for thought: Without it, the neurotransmitters in your brain can’t function properly. That means you’ll have trouble concentrating, and you’ll probably be easily distracted,
So take a week and write down all of your food and than go over it at the end of the week and notice what you’re lacking and than take the steps to make that change and than watch as you change!