What happens when you eat too much protein?
Extra protein intake also can lead to elevated blood lipids and heart disease because many high-protein foods you eat are high in total and saturated fat. Extra protein intake, which can tax the kidneys, poses an additional risk to people predisposed to kidney disease.
Are there cons to a high-protein diet?
A high protein diet significantly increases the risk of nutritional imbalances and deficiencies as most protein rich foods are meat based. For this reason, high protein diets can lead to a reduction in fiber and carb intake.
What is considered high-protein diet?
A high-protein diet for weight loss and overall health should provide about 0.6–0.75 grams of protein per pound of body weight, or 1.2–1.6 grams per kilogram, and 20–30% of your calories per day.