The short answer from a dietitian

Q: Is it possible to eat too much protein?

A: Like other food sources, too much of a good thing is not good at all. High protein intake also means ingesting excess calories and placing strain on your kidneys.

Eating too much protein in one sitting over and over again can stress your kidneys which could lead to dehydration. So make sure you are distributing your intake evenly throughout the day.

How do you know if you are eating too much or too little? Following the standard rule of 0.8 grams of protein per 1 kilogram of body weight is suggested. If you’re physically active, it’s OK for your intake to be a little bit higher to help with muscle repair and gain.

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