Following these guidelines, many male competitive bodybuilders or people on low carbohydrate diets consume as much as 250-350 grams of protein per day or more. Women often consume as much as 175-225 grams per day. This often raises the question, "Isn't this much protein bad for you?" If you have any kidney problems, you should avoid high-protein diets and you should always check with your physician before making any major changes to your diet. However, the idea that a high-protein diet is bad for you is a myth. It's a myth that never seems to go away, so let's take a closer look at the truth of the matter.
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