TRUTH: Oh, Yes you can!!!!!
Too much protein can be a very bad thing. It can worsen kidney-function tests in people with kidney disease. Think that warning doesn't apply to you? A vast majority of people have kidney disease and don't know it yet. One in five overweight adults has at least a mild form of kidney disease. As for people trying to lose weight, eating too high protein diet puts their kidneys at risk. Overdoing it over the long term also causes calcium to be leached from your bones, increasing risk of osteoporosis and fractures. So, how much protein should we be eating? Here is a simple formula. Multiply your weight by 0.36. If you weight 150 pounds, for example, aim for at least 54 grams of protein daily. Over age 65? Multiply your weight by 0.5 instead.