4 signs you're not getting enough protein
Author: Adam Macdougall Date Posted:31 July 2017
- Feeling hungry very soon after meals
Protein has been shown to assist in ensuring that you feel satisfied and full after a meal. In particular incorporating protein in the breakfast meal is shown to reduce calories consumed later in the day, improve blood sugar and insulin levels and increase the energy burned. The Lady Shake contains 28grams of protein per serve and is the perfect protein packed brekkie on the go.
- Unhealthy skin, hair and nails
If you find that your hair is thinning and that your nails are brittle and struggling to grow and that your skin is a bit lack lustre, this could be due to a lack of protein in your diet. The amino acids in protein act to support the strength of these tissues and are essential for their health. Increase your protein to have you looking glowing in no time.
- Lack of energy
Protein does a wonderful job of regulating the body’s blood sugar levels, when you are depriving your body of protein your glucose levels fluctuate which can lead to being tired and irritable. As for the long term of a lack of protein, however long term, your body may break down your muscles to try and supply your body with sufficient protein, leading to a loss of energy and strength.
- Slow muscle recovery after exercise
Most people know that following exercise it is important to consume protein to repair the muscles after exercise. If you don’t consume regular sufficient amounts of protein in the 12 hour that follow exercise it can increase your risk of muscle aches and soreness. Keep up the protein to get you back in the gym in no time.