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Recognizing Signs of Inadequate Protein Consumption: 6 Key Indicators

Published on March 7 by Anna

Maintaining energy levels, promoting muscle growth, and providing satiety, protein is a crucial nutrient often deficient in the diets of many runners.

According to Yasi Ansari, a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics serving as the national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, female athletes are more prone to falling short on their nutritional requirements compared to their male counterparts. This trend is particularly notable among runners who practice dietary restrictions, potentially leading to inadequate protein intake and associated risks.