Originally Posted by edybean
thank you for your opinion.
as nice as i can say this, i have my goals...and they are mine.
Edybean, we all have our own goals, and that's a good thing. My point, however, was that our bodies often haven't read our mental goal book, and they have a nasty way of hyper-reacting when we attempt to continue to 'trick' them into our goals. The reality of metabolism is that there ARE ups and downs, and cycles, and while you can try
to trick your body into and out of cycles, your body often wins that competition in the long run, and the result is that you're forced to spend a lot of time healing your metabolism after your efforts to bypass its voice in your goal-setting. But don't take my word for it--you may want to do a little reading at www.nutritionandmetabolism.com
for some published reports about manipulating your body's response to weight loss.
You wrote in an earlier post:
> im sick of eggs, cheese and mayo!!! 2 days is ENOUGH!!!
so, tomorrow..im gonna add boca product...thoughts? <
> yeah, about the soy...i know for me it really messed with my TOM. my whole cycle wrapped around before i knew what was going on...and its actually the estrogen in the soy of tofu and everything else, soy, that gets women, especially, of course, off kiltered. so, i do tofu or what have you, pretty lightly. the perfect food for me is THE EGG! <
First, there's nothing wrong with including Boca products in your meals...but since most Boca products include some level of soy protein isolate, and you seem to think that soy affects your menstrual cycle, you might feel better adding something like Quorn, which is made of mycoprotein and depending on the product, some egg white.
Since you brought up soy..."the estrogen in the soy of tofu and everything else, soy, that gets women, especially, of course, off kiltered" is very much
a YMMV kind of thing. Some people are sensitive to soy; others aren't. Tofu *is* soy, so 'the soy of tofu' is redundant.
And tofu contains phytoestrogens
, not estrogen. You might want to check out this link from MedlinePlus which describes the differences between phytoestrogens and isoflavones and estrogen, among other things.
I've eaten around 25g of soy protein 3-6 days per week for the last 25 years or so...and prior to chemotherapy, I was certainly neither off course nor off kilter re: my cycles. Now chemo--THAT can mess up a cycle--but it has everything to do with toxicity and steroids.
The soy protein shake I used to make every day was one of the things that helped my chemo hot flashes tremendously. Prior to chemo my soy intake probably kept any perimenopause symptoms at bay, although I was 48--and my sister started having hot flashes at 40!
> i love to excercise...took a spin class this am and after i was 154.3!!! then..i ate...hahahaha i did think of getting whey shake and adding blueberries to it for a little am juice... or atleast after i did weights..which I AM going to start doing more often!!!! im so bad...i choose cardio EVERY day. <
Well, frankly, if you REALLY want to make a difference in your body and in your metabolism, you might focus on resistance training at least
as often or more often than you choose cardio. Resistance training is going to have a more lasting impact on your metabolism than cardio because it builds muscle...muscle will use nutrients differently, and far more efficiently.