Lots of people think that you will only lose weight from increasing your protein intake, but in fact, too much protein will not magically make you lose weight. It will also not just turn into muscle and is far more likely to be stored in your body as fat. Because too much of anything will be stored as fat in your body. Overconsumption of calories is what leads to weight gain, and at the end of the day too much protein, is just too much calories.
Heart Disease and Cancer Risk
In most cases people who eat too much protein get it from eating a lot of red meat every day. And studies show that eating a lot of red meat is directly linked to heart problems and increased risk of cancer. It’s much better to get protein from heart healthy foods like fish, poultry, nuts and legumes. But even then, just eat everything in moderation.