Protein malnutrition is a very serious issue, glad you are going to start upping your intake.. I am curious, what was your daily protein grams up till now?
I didn't even think to suggest low protein levels to your swelling issue as I just assumed you were likely taking in shakes! Almost no one early out can get enough from food alone, I still have one a day to hit my needs (and so I don't have to eat constantly!)
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