Symptoms of Protein Deficiency
Protein is the leading factor in physical growth as well regulation and maintenance of hair, muscles, tendons, skin and eyes. Protein deficiency is a common concern, particularly among vegetarians, dieters and body builders. If you feel that your diet is lacking in protein, it is important to know the warning signs of deficiency.
Keep an eye on your hair and nails. Signs of protein deficiency often take a long time to become apparent as the body uses protein stored in the tissues if the diet is inadequate. Splitting and/or falling hair and brittle nails are among the first symptoms.
Pay attention to your energy levels, as extreme fatigue, sleeping too much and generally feeling heavy and tired are all signs that you may need to boost your levels of protein.
Ask yourself if you are taking more measures recently to combat bouts of constipation. While there are a number of reasons that you may feel constipated, irregularity is one of the signs of protein deficiency.
Watch your muscles' growth, or lack thereof. If the body does not have a sufficient supply of protein, it cannot properly build and maintain muscle tissue. Additionally, protein is stored in the muscles and will be used by the body in case of deficiency. If your muscles appear more flabby than normal, you may need to get more protein in your diet.
Check your heart rate regularly, seeking medical attention if it falls below 60 beats per minute. While low blood pressure is one of the later signs of protein deficiency, it is an important one which can affect your health in a number of ways.
Be careful to not allow a protein deficiency to become severe, as the effects become even more drastic. In extreme cases of protein deficiency, growth may be halted, particularly in children and can cause drastic fluid retention, mental disorders and skin rashes.http://www.ehow.com/how_2292613_spot-signs-protein-deficiency.html
Now I know one reason why I had a mild lust for good looking men in the weight room, porn videos, in ballet, on Colt/Buckshot magazine covers in Greenwich Village magazine stores.
In addition to not being able to get an intimate hug a day or spoon per night, my 3 hours per night in the gym wasn't giving me the centerfold body to which I aspired.
Why, let's say, from 1982-1992 (age 20-30), I was only eating 90 grams of protein per day on a 5'9" frame weighing 175 - 190 pounds.
In NYC, it was very common to have:
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs on a roll with cheese for breakfast
Lunch: salad bar and single hamburger/chicken sandwich from Wendy's
Dinner: 2 slices of pizza (one mushroom, one onions) or vegetable fried rice
11pm snack: a walk to a Lexington Ave. or Third Ave. deli to get a Snapple and a Blondie or a cup of Gelato or worse, a pint of Ben & Jerry's
Wake up in the morning and jog the Reservoir (1.6 miles)
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I think gym members who do not prioritize the weight room were out of the loop on the importance of protein. "What, you slurp down 3 raw egg whites for breakfast?"
I think "Strength is built in increments" works when a 175 lb person has pushed his protein intake from 90 grams to double that.
Don't tell me--I think it's true:
Is it true?
Those who take adequate amounts of protein have better quality protein in their cum?
The only cum content locker room or boys night out talk that came up was if you eat dates and pineapple, your cum will taste better than if you eat dairy or dairy protein products.
Alright, going on, is the sperm/baby of the man with adequate protein healthier than the sperm/baby of the man with less than adequate protein?
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Okay, I was slightly fat in my 30s because without the protein, I had no serious muscles and without serious muscles, I had a slower metabolism. Yea, I could play racquetball for two hours after cardio and weights for an hour, but I could have been more fit than that.
So, the guys with good bodies didn't find my body attractive for hugging naked and spooning under the covers.
So, when I bought a $7-$10 bottle of Biotin every two months, I probably should have used that money to increase my protein intake.