2. You’re Always Thirsty

Thirsty

A constant desire for water is an indicator of too much protein. In fact, eating too much protein can cause mild dehydration, as the kidneys are being overworked to remove the excess protein as well as the nitrogen waste from metabolizing the protein, causing you to urinate too much and eventually wreck your kidneys. The solution? Water! And of course, reducing your protein intake.

1. You’ve Got Dragon Breath

Out Of Breath

As it was found to be a common complaint about those who participated in the famed Atkins diet, bad breath can be caused by eating too much protein. Since the body and brain run on carbs, the lack of them in the body cause it to use fat as fuel and produce ketones, which are responsible for the foul smell in your mouth. This can be especially dangerous for diabetics.

Related: 20 Vegetables and Plants That Pack a Punch of Protein

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