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6 Indications That You Are Deficient In Protein

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You struggle to put on muscle

If you find yourself hitting a plateau when it comes to gaining muscle, it might signal a lack of protein. Muscle growth requires more than strength training alone. 

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You get sick frequently

Spread a generous layer of hummus on a slice of whole-grain toast for a quick, nutritious breakfast.

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You're always tired 

"When you aren't eating enough protein, your body needs to get its amino acids somewhere. So, it starts breaking down your muscle mass to meet its protein needs.

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You're always hungry

Studies show that protein is the most satiating macronutrient, meaning it keeps you feeling fuller longer and helps reduce cravings. "Incorporating protein into most of your meals and snacks is a great strategy to feel satiated throughout the day. 

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You're losing muscle mass

While losing muscle mass is a natural aging process, it can also signal inadequate protein intake. Regular strength training requires a steady protein intake every day to gain muscle.

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You have weak bone

"Protein is not only important for your muscles but for your bone health as well," states Moody. "Regular strength training, combined with adequate protein intake each day, will positively affect bone status."

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