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The Top Sign That You're Consuming Too Much Protein

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

It's important to make sure you're not consuming too much protein. Check out the top sign that you are.

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0:00 Introduction: Too much protein on keto

0:10 The top sign you're consuming too much protein

0:55 How much protein to consume on keto

2:26 Share your success story!

In this short video, I want to cover the signs that you're consuming too much protein.

Signs you're consuming too much protein:

1. Gastrointestinal malaise

This is a general discomfort or uneasiness in your digestive system. Something just doesn't feel right.

2. Dysphoria

This is a state of generalized unhappiness, restlessness, dissatisfaction, or frustration.

3. Lethargy

This is a lack of energy and enthusiasm.

4. Weakness

On the keto diet, you should keep your protein calories at rough about 20%.

Skeletal muscle protein synthesis (the creation of new muscle or repair of muscle) occurs when you consume about 20-25g of protein per meal. But, once you go over this, you're going to have less protein synthesis and more oxidation.

As far as your keto plan, consuming too much protein will reduce your keto adaptation, increase your blood sugars, increase your insulin, and drop your ketone production. You only need a moderate amount of protein on the keto diet.

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