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Doctor insights on: What Happens To The Body If You Lose Too Much Protein

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Does whey protein help lose weight and sculpt the body?

Does whey protein help lose weight and sculpt the body?

People often: Add in whey protein when they desire to increase size. Whey protein doesn't sculpt your body - that takes exercise. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight fast by by keeping my carbs to 0.5g & my protein at 1.5g per pound of body weight?

Will I lose weight fast by by keeping my carbs to 0.5g & my protein at 1.5g per pound of body weight?

It may be: The quantity rather than the quality. It is not necessary to measure our food intake. If the 0.5 g carb is in the form of sweet stuff, get rid of it. If you restrict your diet to god made food and leave out the man made you will lose weight. ...Read more

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I lost 20 pounds wieght but see nothing difference in my body why is it because of low protein diet or I lose muscles plz tell?

I lost 20 pounds wieght but see nothing difference in my body why is it because of low protein diet or I lose muscles plz tell?

Protein and weight loss: Some weight fluctuations can be fairly dramatic, and sometimes visible changes take a few weeks to settle in. In general, no matter what diet you are using, I would not limit protein. A good strategy is to just be patient, continue healthy diet with some aerobic exercise, and you will see the results you're looking for. ...Read more

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Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?

Depends on...: Lots of factors, including but not limited to: baseline weight, percentage body fat, level of activity, amount of protein and calories in the diet, other. Initial weight loss includes relatively lots of fluid loss (due to protein metabolism and waste removal). "Hard" part comes later, slower. Such diets can cause lots of fluid and electrolyte (blood chemistry) problems- need medical supervision ...Read more

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I am a boxer & have trouble losing body fat, will I get lean by eating 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight & about 150g of carbs per day?

High protein diet: With low carb, at least no simple carbs, minimum good carbs initially will be good idea. And as you know, train aerobic and anaerobically daily. After weight lifting a good supplement of 30-40 gr of whey protein will be a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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I lost 20 pounds but see nothing change in my body I think I lose muscles becoz I'm on low protein diet doc what do you think why I not see difference?

I lost 20 pounds but see nothing change in my body I think I lose muscles becoz I'm on low protein diet doc what do you think why I not see difference?

Low protein: Is dangerous. Better to go low carb. Seeing results depends on what your weight was at first. Large people who loose weight continue to see themselves as fat for a year or so. Self-concept changes slowly but it will. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I want to lose body fat and tone my muscles to get abs, should I take protein or creatine?

I want to lose body fat and tone my muscles to get abs, should I take protein or creatine?

Protein: ...And resistance (weight) training. Limit carbs. For fastest results, do the slow carb diet or South Beach Diet at the same time use your choice of whey protein drinks/powders. Of course, follow this advice only when cleared by your doctor as certain disease states would not support this. ...Read more

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My whole body is muscular except my belly area, a lot of fat accumulated when I suffered fever for a month. Will taking protein shake help me losing fat?

My whole body is muscular except my belly area, a lot of fat accumulated when I suffered fever for a month. Will taking protein shake help me losing fat?

Losing Belly Fat: Hi David, having a fever for an entire month is a little unusual. I hope you saw your PCP. Now "spot fat loss" is not easy. Are you exercising now? "Abs are made in the kitchen" as they say. Diet? Calorie intake? Hate to say it but this is an overall diet/exercise thing; less a protein shake thing. Lower the calories, hop on the stairmaster, and hit the weights. Consult with a physical trainer ...Read more

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If drinking protein shakes, must you work out even longer to create a calorie deficit to lose body fat?

If drinking protein shakes, must you work out even longer to create a calorie deficit to lose body fat?

Yes and no....: If you are adhering to a low carb or low gycemic diet, no. If your diet is "regular" with much starch, the answer is yes. If this is the case, you must displace some starch calcories, equivalent to your protein supplements. ...Read more

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Would it b ok if I just drink protein shakes that body builders drink. My teeth r bad and its hard for me to eat. I'm losing weight. I weigh maybe 100?

Would it b ok if I just drink protein shakes that body builders drink. My teeth r bad and its hard for me to eat. I'm losing weight. I weigh maybe 100?

See the dentist: You should go to the dentist as soon as possible to see why your teeth are hurting. It is not normal or healthy to have chronic tooth pain. Drinking protein shakes may be a short term solution to your problem, but this can't go on forever. Please see the dentist before your health deteriorates further. I would also advise a visit to your md for a checkup. ...Read more

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What happens if your body gets too much protein?

What happens if your body gets too much protein?

Over time: If it is a lot it can damage kidneys. If your kidneys are normal to start with a high protein diet for a short while is probably ok. ...Read more

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How much protein can your body absorb?

The protein you eat: All the protein you eat will be absorped as long as your digestive system is normal.
The recommended daily allowance of protein is 46 grm for women and 56 grm for men. ...Read more

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Can too much protein be bad for the body?

Can too much protein be bad for the body?

Protein-Mayo clinic: 'Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber, which can cause health problems such as constipation and diverticulitis..
A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism.'
-Mayo Clinic ...Read more

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How much protein is too much for the body?

Varies w age, sexes: As a general rule, between 50-60 gms should suffice for an average male. Higher amount may be needed for athletes or people who burn more calories. Smaller 49-59 gms daily suffices for most females with similar need for adjustment. ...Read more

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If you eat too much protein, can you hurt your body?

Yes: It can be bad for your kidneys, and does not directly build muscle. See your doctor for a diet that is right for you. ...Read more

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What happens when your body uses protein instead of fat?

What happens when your body uses protein instead of fat?

If you are referring: To catabolizing your own protein (muscle) - it will cause you to lose muscle mass. The more muscle mass you lose - the lower your metabolic rate drops. ...Read more

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How much protein can I consume before my body stores it as fat?

How much protein can I consume before my body stores it as fat?

Depends: Entirely on how much you burn exercising. You'll either burn it for energy, store it in muscle, use it to replenish stuff like skin and hair that you ordinarily shed, or it'll turn to fat. You're approaching your athletic prime. Train hard, avoid the worst grease and sugar, and your body will reward you by looking great and telling you what's right to eat. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens with excessive protein in the body?

Depends!: If on a low carb diet, burned as fuel to produce glucose by the liver, and used as building blocks for your bodies protein, isnce it is broken down to essential amino acids. If on a normal diet, there are 4 kcal per gram of protein. And it will count toward your total caloric intake and cause weight gain, if it exceeds the calories spent by basal metabolism and your activity. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when your body doesn't get enough protein?

Could you tell me what happens when your body doesn't get enough protein?

Plenty!: 1.Constant craving of carbs! 2.Muscle and/or joint pain! These are signs of mild deficiency! Symptoms of severe protein deficiency: 1.Edema (swelling) 2.Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss 3.Ridges in finger and toe nails 4.Skin rashes; dry skin 5.Weak and tired 6.Muscle soreness and cramps 7.Slow healing 8.Skin ulcers 9.Sleep issues 10.Headache 11.Nausea 12.Fainting 13.Depression/anxiety! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you eat protein that your body doesn't need?

Converted to energy!: Turned into energy, will be stored as fat, if not on a low carb diet. Dangerous only if significant kidney or liver disease present! ...Read more

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How much protein can your body absorb (like after a workout). Have there been studies to validate this?

Yes: In general consuming more than about 24-28 gms of protein at one time is a waste as you will not absorb the excess protein and it will be excreted. ...Read more

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How much protein I lose in every ejaculation?

Ejaculation & Health: There is no answer to your question. I am very curious why you would ask this? What do you really want to know? There could not be any possible medical issue with a normal ejaculatory session. ...Read more

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How much protein should I eat when trying to lose weight?

How much protein should I eat when trying to lose weight?

1 gram per kilogram: Your body requires approx. 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. Much over this may start to put some stress on your body to metabolize and break it down. That said, it is true that protein generally results in more satiety and you don't get ravenous as soon. Starches and carbohydrates can cause your glucose to rise then bottom out later, increasing hunger. ...Read more

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Hey um using isopure protein n pre work out n bcca is that right for my body?

Hey um using isopure protein n pre work out n bcca is that right for my body?

If taken correctly: In the realm of sports supplementation, protein powder and BCAAs are among the safest. Just take as directed on the packaging. Hope this helps. ...Read more