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You Crave Sweets

One of the first signs you’re low on protein: You start craving sweets and feel like you’re never quite full.

Your Brain Feels Foggy
Balanced blood sugar is essential for staying focused. So when you’re protein-deprived and your glucose levels are fluctuating constantly
Your Hair is Falling Out
Protein is the building block of all of your cells—your hair follicles included. “If your hair follicles are strong, they keep your hair on your head, despite the tugging we do all day and the wind going through your hair,”
You Feel Weak.
We all know that protein is essential for building muscle. And if you don’t get enough of it, your muscles may start to shrink over time,

You Get Sick Constantly

Your biceps aren’t the only thing that protein reinforces. “Protein is needed to build all the compounds in our immune systems , So if you seem to catch colds or infections more often than everyone else—and you’re otherwise in good health—a protein deficiency may be to blame.