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Is there a limit to the amount of protein I should be eating if my goal is to lose weight?

I am 18 years old, female , 5'7" and 156 pounds . I am vegan and do I have a large amount of protein in my diet due to tofu and other alternatives. is there such thing as too much protein when trying to lose 20 pounds in 3-4 months!

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There is such a thing as too much protein anyways. Protein can stress your liver out if you over-indulge. That said, the PLANT based protein is good for your cholesterol, artery health, etc. - it attaches to and cleans out the "gunk." You want to make sure you have a good amount of protein, but also fiber. And remember those are your macros, you also need your micro nutrients from fresh veggies.

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kidneys?
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Yep kidneys too.
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Increase your daily energy expenditure - interval training (short bursts of high cardio exertion - 30 seconds - followed by a drop to moderate exertion - then back up - another 30 seconds - do this 4 times per session to start - 3 - 4 sessions per week - this is new research in exercise physiology - it's not about burning calories - it's based on a whole new paradigm of weight management techniques), resistance training, and on off days, cardio. Increasing your physical energy expenditure will increase metabolism rate and utilize free floating nucleotides (amino acids from ingested protein) - while mobilizing stored glycogen back to glucose - used to produce the energy molecule, ATP. You may also discover any excess weight is a result of water retention - sodium spares water (holds onto it) - which means you need to monitor your salt intake. Drop any sugars you can - sugar in serum is glucose - excessive glucose must be neutralized by pancreatic insulin - which can become overwhelmed. Insulin control is then had by cortisol - which has a nasty side effect of storing that glucose in lipids - you gain weight (a long time ago, before civilization, this mechanism kept humans from going extinct - but we no longer need it since the advent of agriculture, transport of food-stuffs, and culture to orchestrate the whole deal). Obviously there's a lot more - put some research effort into new discoveries in human nutrition and weight management (take a look at, for example, what "raspberry ketones" standardized to 20% or higher have done in clinical trials concerning weight loss).

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yes you should be eating, but healthier....

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When did I say I don't eat healthy?
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Yeah! When did she say she don't eat healthy, She said she's a vegan. Duh!
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Chillll gals..
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But you're so tiny!! Why would you want to lose weight at 156!! But anyways to answer your question yes you can intake too much protein. If you want a hit on losing weight though eat 3 meals a day at the same time each day. When your body knows that it will be getting its next source of fat soon it doesn't retain as much because it won't need it so the fat kind of just falls off and your body just uses and takes what it needs. If you skip or miss a meal don't panic yes your body will take more fat from the next meal but it shouldn't mess with your goal to much. Make sure to do plenty of cardio at home. Good luck!!

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I recommend you read J.J. Virgin's book; I thought I was eating right and could never lose the weight; I finally got it off easily with her guidance! It turned out I have many food intolerances like many other people and it completely clutters your system. For example: I found out that tofu, and soya in general, was really not working with me. Same with dairy in general, including yoghourt. I am 55 year old and I though it was because of aging, but it really has nothing to do with it! Still I don't think you are "big" at all being 5'7"" at 156 pounds, but defenitely look JJ Virgin up!
Plus I got so much more energy now; the first 10 days were though as the antibodies associated with your intolerance will tire you and give you cravings - as they are looking for the food they want to fight - but then it's just all good from there!
It seriously changed my life and I am so thankful; I just want to spread the good news!
Good luck!

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I don't know how you get too much protein, but it does have calories.

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i think , weight loss regims does not limit for protein. but have limit fir sugar anf fat.

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NO! Are you crazy!? eating protein is illegal in 47 states, only some(such as myself) take the risk of overindulging in protein...get on my level.

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Are you really a meat lover?
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this will tell you your daily required amount, http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html

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my mom does the same thing, and she told me that it is able to take a long time. be patient

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