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A sweetener extracted from fruits which is known to be the worst sugar source for overall health. Please Select Less than 10 10 to 15 More than According to the Kushi Institute, a number of studies have shown Medifast to be a capable and safe dieting program:. You stuck to facts and put things in perspective. I do not eat eggplant, tomato or green pepper. It is also recommended that you eat every two to three hours to keep your metabolism working.
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I felt and looked the best I ever had. I noticed my clothes were getting tighter and now 8 months later I am 10 lbs heavier than when I first started cutting. I still have fat on my inner thighs, hips, butt and stomach. I exercise about 1 hour per day and dance about once a week. What exercises and food do I eat to lose these hard to reach fat areas?
My diet at the moment includes a lot of rice and meat and sometimes Korean vegetables. I also forgot to include that my calorie intake is about per day. What do you think? You are eating too little. It says it all in the article. Increase your calorie intake and see what happens. My husband has lost over lbs in 9 months.. But i am concerned he is not getting enough nutrition. He now feels tired all the time noooo energy and moody and depressed…any suggestions.
Get his thyroid and adrenal results checked. Maybe he burned himself out? Did he have a sleep study before he stopped using the CPAP to make sure that he no longer needed it?
Is he still trying to lose more weight? Weightloss is like trying to kick a drug habit. It took me through all sorts of emotional rollercoasters. I went through withdrawals and kept having to bounce back. Its a very miserable experience, I mean, was a Bitch!
If you all are spiritual, use that! The process is just that, a process. After my weight loss, I was soooooo relieved! Because I was no longer eating minimum calories to lose weight. With losing that much weight that quickly, he is definitely lacking nutrients that his body needs to sustain him. He could be deficient in iron, I had similar symptoms a year ago, from eating too little and losing weight too quickly and once I got on medications for anemia, my energy and strength returned quite quickly.
Another issue to be aware of is potassium deficiency. Any micronutrient he could be lacking could cause these symptoms. Hi, My name is Katie. I am a 21 year old female who has been struggling to gain a few pounds for over 2 years. In high school I developed an eating disorder where I drastically reduced the amount of calories I was eating to lose some weight when I entered the modeling world.
When I realized I was too thin, I stopped modeling and started working out more and eating more. I also get full really easily. If you want to gain weight but get full easily, you should try eating more calorically-dense foods.
Loading up on healthy foods—e. Consider introducing more healthy fats into your diet. Avocado, olive oil, fish, nut butters, etc. Yes, I have had similar issues trying to gain weight back during sports seasons and high- intensity training while suffering with eating disorders. You need to eat enough fruits and vegatbales to get enough nutrition, without filling your stomach up.
Getting calorie dense foods, and eating high calorie meals and snacks is very important. Also,remember when you are eating and get full really fast that it will be a gradual change on expanding your stomach to eat a normal amount again, after suffering from your eating disorder.
I am a single mom of three small children, work full time, and just graduated from college. My busy lifestyle left me eating fast and convenient foods that are far from healthy. Now that things have calmed down a bit I want to focus on my health. Over the last few weeks I made the switch to mostly green veggies and protein. Despite the change in my diet the number on the scale has not changed.
This is so confusing to me because I feel so much better. Lost most of it 30 in 2 months via the Ideal Protein Diet. My two biggest stall foods are diet soda and dairy. Hello, if you eat in a calorie deficit all week, and you go over one day a week, will you gain weight? That should be ok, as a guy that is what I did to lose 25 stubborn lbs, intermittent fasting high protein low carb low fat 6 days, and then a carb feed, good high carbs, lean protein, moderate fat and would eat breakfast lunch dinner on that day.
I am a year-old female. Used to weigh about to — ate pretty clean and worked out by lifting and doing cardio. Did that for years. The last five years or so it has been more difficult to get to the gym but I still go and try and stay active. My son is older now so I can no longer take him to the daycare. Now that he is 14 I can get in there about 3 good days a week and supplement cardio at home. I hate working out at home. I am terrible about it and do better if I go to the gym. Anyway — I try and stick to a vegan gluten free diet due to food intolerances and the ethical environmental issues around eating animal products.
I was working out though. I have hypothyroidism too diagnosed at 27 but had for awhile before that. On synthroid now and feel much better though have never gotten back to normal. Anyway — when my grandfather died in I had been working out almost daily and eating VERY clean — the weight started falling off. I dropped to in about two or three weeks.
The beginning of December we went on a cruise and I weighed By the beginning of January I was down to about — and then by spring down to This was with no diet change really and working out semi-regularly. I was maybe eating cleaner?
But not counting calories or anything. I figured it was my thyroid. If my tsh is low or high I will gain. Optima for me is about 1. Anyway…I have remained ever since. With a little fluctuation during my period but I always go back to Enter the last couple of months.
My weight started creeping up — to Stomach very very sensitive. Then I started losing again. No appetite at all.
Stools are always loose. Occasional full blown diarrhea — occasional full blown constipation — but mostly really loose stools. This am I weighed I do have a tendency to lose weight when stressed — like literally five pounds overnight — I can feel the weight coming off — but I usually gain it right back when stress is over — and always I have to force myself to eat.
I have had lower back pain — like almost in the sacral area — feels kind of like a nerve pain — since October. Have never had that before. I eat Advil like crazy. And they are heavier and I have quite a bit of brown discharge. Wtf is wrong with me?? Big boobs and hips.
But I am afraid the scale will say 99 tomorrow!! Definitely get LEEP done. Get pelvic ultrasound or imaging of area your in pain.. Those symptoms back pain , can also be related to endometriosis, fibroids, etc.
I just had hysterectomy and feel great. Your story sound familiar. I am pre diabetic and may have irritable bowl syndrome and gluten sensitivity. My wt loss has to be due to diarrhea a lot of the time. Doctor does not know for sure. Hope you can find out what is causing the weight loss. Hi I would not like to reveal my name for certain reasons first of all.
I drink water occasionally and I tend to stay away from junk food. You need to have a certain amount of body fat or your body thinks there I not enough food around to support a baby and so keeps you from getting pregnant by stopping or delaying your monthly. Focus on eating higher quality foods, meats, eggs and vegetables, cooked in olive or coconut oil. If there is something physically ailing you when you eat, like nausea or a very full stomach, go see a doctor to see if you have some sort of digestive or obstruction issue.
I feel guilty when I eat more than I count. What should I do? Im not a professional but based on what it says in this article I think you should eat more if you lose weight when you do!
Actually most people think.. These are 0 fat foods which helps you get more fleshy and get a good shape of your body from home..! Only drinking around 2 and a half cups of water. For example i can consume 3 pizzas for dinner.
So i am getting really confused. For about a year or so I stayed around pounds. I started my period last week and the anxiety came back, but the weigh dropped again. Is there anything I can do to get my eating habits back? I used to eat a lot everyday and I was okay and I had no anxiety. So please, if you have any suggestions or know what I can do, please tell me. Depending on where you live you could possibly find a free psychologist.
Look after yourself x. Hi Emily, I had the same issues with anxiety and not feeling well after eating for about a year. I went an saw a Psychiatrist and was told it was caused by PTS. I was told to take gaviscon after each meal.
It worked pretty well tasted terrible But I also found that taking some calm breaths and not concentrating on what my stomach was doing seemed to help most of the time. I am fine these days, sometime it if I get stressed it happens, but I try to keep it together. I hope you are well these days. Although losing the weight feels great, I am kind of worried. The past few months my period was getting shorter and then last month it just completely stopped.
I have not been able to really sleep a whole night without waking up multiple times. My mood also changes so much! What do I do? I usually eat around calories a day. I tried increasing my food intake for about a week but I noticed I gained weight so I went to eating that amount of calories. Whenever I eat more more food, I feel like crap.
How can I continue to be healthy and not gain weight? Thats not enough your body is still growing and needs great nutrition.
Eat every hours check out trim healthy mama. Hi Brooke — Google Alisa Viti. I am 18 and I weigh 48 Kg which is lower than its supposed to be. I dont get tired or show any signs of illness though my sleeping is also regressing. But I am going through a lot of stress because of high school final throughout the month. Is this normal or should I ask a professional? Should I answer my hunger? Any advice would be great. Do you have a treatment team that you work with?
Your body is desperate to take in more nutrients in order to protect vital organs, return hormones to normal levels, and a variety of other things. Every person I went through treatment with felt exactly the same way. Imagine not being cold all the time, being able to think about something other than food, being able to concentrate better than a goldfish, being able to go out with friends and family without having to pre-plan every bite of food and just being able to enjoy it….
I noticed that when I go too long without eating I feel sick and shaky. And I get headaches. I do tons of walking. I reduced my calories to about per day. HI Lea, Letting your blood sugar drop too low can be what causes you to feelsick and shaky.
Dehydration could also play a part. Hi, I have been recovering from an eating disorder for about three years now and I recognize myself in almost every sign.
Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your article, it really opened my eyes and you just made me more determined than ever to change to a healthier diet. Is having a large stomach and smaller extremities also a sign of under eating? You need to take a good Probiotic anywhere from billion is what it says on bottle. Stress can also make the stomach get larger. And Preg of course. Stress seems to go straight to the Gut. Probiotics will help a lot in getting stomach down.
But stress is a ruling factor if you are stressed. I am so small I am losing weight so much I eat I sweat at night alot I urine a lot sometimes I have bad leg cramps joint pain vision not good sometimes I feel my heart fluttering what happening with my body. At my smallest size with flat stomach and in shape, I weighed lbs. My goal is to get back to to that. May I eat calories a day and still do my 6 days a week workouts that are zumba, aerobics and treadmill?
I also do not eat bread, rice, or potatoes except for 2 cheat meals a week. I also may have something sweet days a week in small moderation.
Last year I was constipated due to my bad diet of pizza and mars bars until I saw a dietician. She told me to eat fruit and veg, I also still have an anal fissure. But since then I lost 3 and a half stone, I eat Weetabix for breakfast, an egg sandwich for lunch and 6 peanut butter sandwiches and 4 granola squares for tea time. I also make 2 protein shakes 37 grams per shake each day. I literally cannot fit anything else in my stomach till at least 11am the next day usually after my 1st BM.
I have tried everything to gain weight but since the undiagnosed abdomen pain and rib pain I feel like I am struggling with weight gain. I am worried if this carries on my body will go into shutdown or anorexic mode. I believe because I eat so poorly my muscle fat is eating itself up inside as how can I remain the same weight eating so little and so poorly?
I had a CT Scan, an Endoscopy and the usual tests and all came back negative. So if anyone has any idea to what I could try I would be grateful please. Note that I do not drink milk or eat cheese as it causes my bowels to go crazy.
I have had enough now and I am a litte scared that I am becoming anorexic, but I feel no matter what I eat I just end up in the toilet all the time note that my BMs are 3 — 4 a day but always the next day not that night so my digestive system is working roughly on time. Sorry for going on but I just need someone who has heard of similar conditions and learn how to battle this.
Any male or female adult eating 1,, calories per day and doing crossfit days per week is guaranteed to lose weight, no exception. You have NO right making such an ignorant, umbrella statement like that, especially being a man.
I am not overweight and am a decent eater, though I could definitely eat more vegetables. My problem is under-eating and disturbed sleep. It can take me time to fall asleep and I can sometimes wake up early. I have and am in recovery severe anxiety, GAD and health anxiety. I often worry hunger will wake me up and cause my own cycle. I can be starving and be okay without food and then that hunger feeling fades. I am not trying to lose weight, I just forget to eat.
And now I am hungry and nauseous and I have had similar things like this before and food always helps because sometimes I revert back. Can eating more fix this problem? I seem to suffer with the same issue. I do so good all day. I eat low carb which I know people that are against but it has worked for me over the last 4 years but here lately with personal problems in life anxiety has caused me to not sleep very well.
I will end up snacking after midnight unlike you, I EAT! I will feel guilty about it and usually toss it moments later. I think Xanax will increase hunger or maybe not. It almost acts like Ambien, in that aspect. I guess I need not take that drug either and just stick to Melatonin 10mg and perhaps some Benadryl. At least this combination will eventually get you back to sleep… No scripts, no guilt!
Hope things get better for all. I want to feel and look awesome for years? Good luck on your weight loss journey! I am a 48 year old mom of 3. I was low carb, low calorie and high exercise for 4 years. During that time, I gained 35 pounds, and started waking up between 2 and 4 almost every night. Before that, I had never had weight, or sleep issues.
Although the weight gain and sleeping issues were frustrating, I felt that giving up grains and sugar, adding free range organ meats and bone broth, and continuing to eat lots of whole foods—mainly plants which I was already doing was a good idea, and so I kept on the same path, mystified by the constant weight gain.
One day I realized that I had stayed in a hungry state for the entire 4 years, and I decided to never let myself be hungry again and see what happened. In addition, it just felt really good to not be constantly hungry. I could not believe that doubling my calories was the cure to my issues! It was VERY frustrating to be so misunderstood—folks just assumed that I was overeating and under exercising. More importantly, it was frustrating to be working so hard to have good health and instead achieve poor results!
I am very happy to find this article! Thanks for getting the word out!!! I hope others who are struggling find this article before they give up. I feel like I am in the same boat. Knowing how much is too much is hard though! I have been struggling to find a happy medium to lose weight. I was puffy swollen and very irratabile.
Beings my thyroid was out of sync it threw my body for a loop. I switched from levothyroxin to nature thyroid in October a year later after my diagnosis. At my dr appointment in March my dr suggested I eliminate gluten and eat low carb high fat. When I say high fat I am not talking the bad for you fats but good fats olive oil, coconut oil etc.
I have lost 7. Works for me I am 61 years young and am getting my life back. I use my fitness pal to log my food and it helps with keeping track of my nutrition protein, fats, fiber etc. I also belong to a FB page that is amazing for low carb living. It will be my way of eating for life. My husband has also followed me and he has lost 20 pounds in 7 weeks seems men lose so much quicker. We do not restrict our calories either. Restricting calories and under eating is not the solution I can attest to that.
I eat more calorie wise than I ever have and am losing weight getting healthy and feeling great. One other perk for me I was always cold and very tired and I know this is all part of my thyroid disorder but since adapting this way of eating I have pretty much eliminated this all together. I try to keep my carbs around 40 per day.
My daily diet consists of lean proteins, eggs, vegetables, healthy fats, and I eat berries for fruit. Raspberries I had found are the best for low carbs.
Unfortunately a lot of fruits and vegetables are high in carbs. I try to get the bulk of my carbs from vegetables. I wish you luck as I know all too well how hard it is when you have thruoid problems.
Kiwi I am under the care of dr and I am following her instructions. Not sure what your referring to about fat and water…. Not everything works for all but I am very happy with how I feel and being able to feel good is even more important than the weight loss. This works for me.
I think we all have our opinions on different eating styles I am only sharing what has worked for me. I am a 70 year old female. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism many years ago and take. I am gluten and lactose intolerant and eat a very restricted low fodmaps diet as I had colon cancer 15 months ago and had 30cms of my colon removed which caused a lot of diarrhoea.
I now find that I am cold all the time, cannot get to sleep and if I do sleep it is only for 3 hours or so. I am never tired in the day either. I am losing weight now weigh 60kgs and wonder if anyone has any suggestions as my concern is lack of sleep. It completely suppresses my appetite to the point that I feel sick even trying to eat anything. The medication is necessary and a last resort after several others tried and failed. I have the same problem. Hi My name is Brittany. I am currently In September I started at I eat 6times a day.
I workout at least 2 or 3 times a week. But I have not lost a pound. Especially in my midsection. Then the weird thing is I start my morning with a flat stomach and by lunch I look pregnant lol. Have you had your thyroid checked. All the symptoms sound like you could have Hypothyroidisum.
I have it and all the symptoms you mentioned go along with it. I recently started a low carb diet which has helped me lose weight but you need to also be on medication if you have thyroid problems. Good luck to you. Hi Brittany, First of all—good on you to have not gained, and to have lost some weight!
I encourage you to get the following numbers about your health: You can google around and find the meaning of those numbers and what level they should ideally be. It sounds like you are struggling with insulin resistance.
If your fasting insulin is higher than 5, then this is most likely your issue…. Brittany, I was in your boat a year ago. I weighed more though: I got up to lbs before I decided that I needed a lifestyle change.
My problem was portion sizes. Without realizing it, I was eating twice as much as someone my height and age should eat! And I had to eat that much, just to feel full!
It has taken almost a year, but I am now down to , and all that I did was use a calorie counting app loseit some of my friends used fitness pal. I started logging all of my foods, and I realized that my portion sizes were causing me to overeat.
I used the app to help control how much I was eating, and I would exercise to pull my calories back down to my goal if I over-ate during the day. Running a calorie deficit works. Having little rewards every 5 or 10 pounds is important, and having someone who keeps you accountable besides just you is important as well.
My husband will purchase and play a new board game with me, every time I hit my 10 lb goal! I do not eat paleo, but I stumbled across this article while trying to find help. I started losing weight with diet pills and exercise and gradually losing through the years. The last 5 years I have focused on just eating lower calories and have made it as low as lbs.
This has become all consuming. I was happier teetering around I do exercise ever single day for an hour and a half and keep my calories at ish. I have binges about every 8 days that easily go into the calorie mark. I have been living this way for far too long. I obsess over food to a grand scale and constantly think about it. When I am done with a meal I am actually sad. All I want to do is eat.
I never ever want to be fat again and find myself trying to get back and keep telling myself I will live normal when I get there, but I cannot get there. I am miserable and hate social gatherings and will cancel and avoid at all costs. God bless my husband who has been with me for 21 years, he loves me so much and I am making him miserable too.
I never leave the house EVER! I go to the grocery store on saturday morning and thats it. I dont want to be fat again, I cannot lose weight so therefore I cannot eat more cause when I do I gain. There is a great online community for Intuitive Eating as well. Please buy the book. I am rooting for you! Are you saying at lbs. Be lucky you are only a couple pounds overweight. I am a 58 year old male that always weighed about lbs. After 2 back surgeries and heart surgery I was bed ridden for 3 years.
I am finally going to lose that lbs. I am SICK of being a prisoner in my own body. Please Google Overeaters Anonymous. I completely relate to every word that you wrote.
I was pounds last month and now currently im Amorah I recommend that you eat a little more or add another snack you are feeling the way you are because you need more fuel to give your body more energy and since your young you burn calories faster because you are more active. I promise you will feel a lot better. Girls your age should eat no fewer than calories a day. That means you have even less muscle to help you lose fat in the future muscle is hard to get back!
Over the long term, under eating can be very harmful to your health. I am a 15 year old girl and I have been a good restricter for myself since third grade. I typically eat around calories per day and it seems like enough to me but I am and whenever I try lowering my calorie intake to lose weight which is always I can never lose any weight.
I realize now that I am not nearly eating enough along with excercising 5 days a week and I want to start eating more but I am afraid of gaining weight. I try to eat very healthy and protein packed food but no matter what I eat I still feel overweight and unable to lose weight.
What should i do? What does your typical menu look like? You could be underestimating how much you are eating. Eat more plant based foods. Peanut butter almond butter flaxseeds healthy fats. During the course of 2 and a half months, I went from pounds to There is no information on whether they operate these kinds of services outside of Canada.
The only available information listed is about their CEO changes, though they do offer contact details. My Ideal Protein is also offered which helps connect users with more information on the overall diet plan offered. Though to access this part of the website one first has to be a member. My Ideal Protein is more of a supplemental part of the overall diet which can be done online whether on a computer or mobile device. The company assists those who implement the plan with insights into how to properly manage weight after one has cut calories drastically.
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Vitakor is free of any artificial additives or stimulants. Unlike Ideal Protein it contains unprocessed ingredients and a blend of proven ingredients. To learn more about the 18Shake Diet click here. When i was on the diet i absolutely loved it - this is the first diet i have ever been on where i lost weight so quickly and from areas in my body that were never changed from other diets.
I was never hungry and it was exciting to see the changes in my body. I also had tons of energy. However this diet never really helped me control my eating after I ended the program. I started to gain the weight back so easily it was discouraging.
Also coincidentally me and a friend who also went on this diet was soon diagnosed with cancer a few months after we stopped. It's the only diet I have completed where I actually changed my body shape in 5 months because I lost mostly fat.
I did weight watchers and when I reached my goal took over a year I still had a lot of fat on me. Never had any side effects from their food.
Love, Love, Love the program. Lost 45lbs in 5 months. I am a power lifter and loss no strength. My ideal protein nutritionist and Doc told me to stop because for my size and workout routine I had lost enough.
I kept the weight off for almost 2 years. Got hurt squatting tore my abductor and had to stop lifting for 6 months and gained 30 lbs. Now I'm starting over. I am 74 years old and have been on the "ideal protein diet for almost 20 weeks. During that time I have had more energy and my joints feel a lot better.
I have lost in the 20 weeks over 75 lbs and taken 6 inches off my waist. The clinic I go to is overseen by a Dr. This diet is recommended in our area by the heart doctors and the orthopedic specialists. I say do it but you have to stick with the program and significantly change your eating habits after the program is over and you have reached your goal.
Hate the food if that is what you want to call it. Maybe a better word is protein replacements. No refund or exchanges, if you do not like it. Just a another scam to make you buy the products. As if doctors do not make enough. I went on this by dr. I love this diet I lost 85 lbs in 5 months and have kept it off. My doctor even approved of this diet. This diet helped me loose 85 lbs in 5 months and keep it off. I never had any side effects. And my doctor approved of this diet. Avoiding sugar and carbs is essential for me.
With O blood type hunter-gatherer the 8oz meat everyday makes quite a difference in how I feel. Getting into the state of Ketosis burning fat for energy as oppose to glucose and carbs is the key and facing someone monitor that condition is important too. Being able to eat unlimited nonstarchy green vegetables as well as 0 glycemic factor vegetables also helps.
This diet seems to be really working for me and my type of body. I lost 35 lbs in 8 weeks, gained muscle and lost inches all over in the process. Low calorie intake sometimes results in loosing pounds.. One thing I did notice, as our office used to run this program, is that a lot of people expect to keep the weight off after the diet.
It's very, very possible, but you'll find there are a LOT of people who believe that they are able to keep it off after by going back to the eating habits they were in before. Fast food, chips, ice cream? If your coach doesn't phase you off properly then yeah, I can understand the complaints. However, if you gain it all back afterwards, then why don't you tell me what you're eating and how much of it you're eating?
I used to drink 4 or 5 cans of mountain dew a day, a lot of carbs, and whatever I so pleased. I'm 5'4 and I was pushing at the time. I cut soda, I'm on a partial IP diet at the moment, started eating more veggies and protein, and I'm at If you wanna lose fast use IP. If you want to keep it off, I'm sorry, but you have to avoid everything that you love, save them for rainy days.
What you do after you're done is not their decision. I lost quickly and felt great during the process. It works great if you do it with fidelity. Several months before my 50th birthday, I made a very short bucket list. I wanted to read the Bible cover to cover, and I wanted to finally lose the weight I had accumulated over two decades.
I started Ideal Protein in late September, and phased off totally by my birthday, having lost nearly 70 pounds. It was not easy, but I am a disciplined, determined person, and this plan has the structure I like and needed to be successful. It was not cheap, but it was worth it.
I found it best not to get things that I had to prepare like their soups, pancakes, etc. I am not trying to make a sumptuous eating experience out of their meals.
Simply, they were there to serve a purpose, and that was to lose weight. I opted for ready to eat bars and other snacks. The only exception was the chocolate or vanilla powdered drinks.. I highly recommend it There are good weeks, and some not so good weeks. The results aren't consistent, but over time, you will be satisfied.
Best of luck to anyone trying Ideal Protein. Lost 23 lbs in 10 weeks. Nothing else will do that. It's hard but worth it.
Awesome diet, three weeks in and 13 pounds down. Easy to follow, my coach is fantastic. I feel so much better and my clothes fit better too!! Bring on the summer. I have lost 40 pounds on this diet. Started August of and am still on it, maintaining, in March , but I lost most of my weight by December. You weigh in weekly on a BMI scale and buy mainly breakfast, supplements and snack foods.
Depending on your exercise and work regime you eat between calories initially. My brain is a lot more focused, not fuzzy. I get a ton of complements and my joints no longer hurt. Does sunflower lecithin produce acetylcholine significantly?
I was diagnosed with CLL two years ago. I am still at O, it is not progressing so far. I started taking soy lecithin for short term memory loss. My question is will soy lecithin trigger my blood cancer into high gear? Consuming any soy isoflavones, disrupts endocrine activity, which in turn may have a carcinogenic affect. Joe — That is a really dangerous thing to tell someone. Especially if you are not a doctor. Ruth — There are alternatives to soy lecithin.
Still check with your doctor before taking any supplements. I have read through a lot of the comments but not all. It seems pretty clear that very many people have serious problems with soy full stop, and I think we need to be honey with ourselves as a race and say that ultimately it should be banne on this earth and not to seek to justify its use ever if there is any alternative, as a matter I principle even if we have no personal reaction to it.
However, I am flabbergasted to not have found ONE single mention here, especially by Chris Kresser although I may have missed it to sunflower lecithin, which has to be far superior and causing no problems for virtually all people. Again I may have missed it but it should not be hard at all to find at leat one reference to it, certainly in Kressers main article itself.
Am I missing something here? Lecithin is used as an emulsifier, to bring two liquids together that would not otherwise dissolve with one another. Soap emulsifies water and oil. Its in pain, Sheetrock, sheet rock mud. Killing America by soy. Mention was made in the third paragraph of the article: Most lecithin used in scientific testing yes. Then the food companies piggy back off this information that people blindly misinterpret and just assume that if lecithin is good; Soy lecithin must be too.
If you do a bit more research outside of government moderated websites and this one; you will find a whole lot of eye opening information to do with this harmful additive. There is no business in soy lecithin being inside our consumables other than the fact it lines the pockets of the companies which are spending much less money on purchasing this, over more of the whole food ingredients.
Like Chris says, keep things in perspective. Why does something with such little good benefit, and such large defects, be so widely produced and used?
Because soy is one of the cheapest and economic crops to run. No other crop would yield such a result. And if you want to look at it from a different perspective all together; thousands of soy farmers now, India especially, are taking their own lives due to crop failure from the failure brought about by the toxic waste sprayed, injected and genetically modified.
Another thing to consider is that, if you want to continue being a farmer in some situations, you need to buy a Monsanto GM seed to continue growing.
Think of nature too which is being affected. Once a grass eating animal, is now fed soy and other grains, which fattens then twice as fast and matures them significantly quicker too.
And in turn more and more soy is needed to be planted and harvested, in which forests are being destroyed in order to achieve this. I Think it should be removed from all our foods that we consume. I have had breast cancer twice, and this last time, it came because I was not aware of what soy does to your body, and I was drinking soy milk almost on a daily basis.
I now read all ingredients on many food packages, and try to eat only fresh as everything is made with soy. How many people are you saying have problems with it? I think he is just stating that it is very rare really. I am 40 and never heard of it till my daughter had soy sensativities!
But now I guess I know two people. You would be very surprised at how many people have this allergy it is becoming a very large number. I want it to alter my estrogen metabolism. Since I started eating soy and other foods high in phytoestrogens my hormonal cystic acne is gone and my cellulite has greatly reduced. I hardly have any cellulite now. Soybeans contain isoflavones, which are chemically similar to estrogens.
Soybeans are a complete protein source and a dietary staple in many cultures. Soy contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones that may mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in your body.
Your body was producing to much test testosterone if you a woman this is bad but if your a guy eating soy products because your slowly turning yourself in to an emotional re. Crazily enough — since I cut out soy my cystic acne is gone. Just goes to show that women are not one size fits all. Your improvements may be because of improved cell membrane function or better metabolising of fat, or other effects lecithin can have. Even allowed the sugar I can have..
But here is a brain thought for you. When you are born boys have sperm and girls also have eggs.. They have no eggs or something has just happened to change all that. I totally believe it is a additive that they are putting in the food. Also the theory of us being lab rats without consent is another thing I believe is happening. Thanks for the information you did a great job giving us the facts and I appreciate your time doing so.
I used to have candida about 10 years ago. Besides what you took away from your diet you should drink kefir. Stuff brought me back to normal. Also just an FYI, I had my child at the age of 33 which is well over 25 and I see a lot more women having kids older. Not sure why you see a decline. If one is not consuming these poisonous creations, it can be beneficial in the right not huge! I am recovering from estrogen-based breast cancer and my breast cancer surgeon told me to get rid of everything that has soy since it is a Phytoestrogen and creates estrogen.
Plus I have to take estrogen-blockers for the next years to keep the estrogen from coming back. When she told me to throw out everything with soy, I had no idea how much soy is in all of our food, hair and skin products, not to mention pet foods. Estrogen is now being linked to prostate cancer. Go through your cupboards and you will be surprised, actually frightened. Soy is one of the top 8 allergens but it is more than just an allergy it can cause loss of life if not caught in time.
Dont, chickens are fed soy, from experience. I cant eat more than one egg without having a soy reaction. I also had a bad reaction when I ate eggs. But I just bought a new chocolate chip that used sunflower lecithin instead of soy and I noticed I was still having my usual soy reaction. I was wondering if it was the lecithin I was reacting to. Have you ever noticed this? Because I have had cancer 12 years ago now and I did take estrogen before that , and more recently had two years of eczema, I had chemical patch testing done.
Robin, the 3 foods you just mentioned above have nickel in them. Soy oil, sunflower oils, chocolate. There is a while list of foods.
Still doing a lot of research though. Why write some stories as there are studies on the estrogen in soy lecithin. They say that part is removed, extracted and only the purest lipids are used.
The product is tested by several third party labs, nanograms of DNA are extracted from the product sample, cleaned, treated with the reagents necessary and amplified over 50 cycles.
They say to date from to current no gmo is detected in the final product. What is one to do???? I have retested after my final round of shots last month every 2 months for 12 months and have very few allergies now! After the 2nd shot I no longer had signs of eczema, inability to swallow, acid reflux, etc.
Arbonne products are soy, gluten, and GMO free! This article explained some things I was unaware of. I am hypothyoridic also and just discovered how much Iodine helps! And due to farming processes and it being taken out of bread and milk, almost everybody is way deficient.
The RDA is mcg when in fact we need as much as x that. And yes, I was wondering about soy lecithin affecting my thyroid. So thanks for clearing that up. My 5yo son has an allergy to legumes. Soy is a huge trigger food. He just started Kindergarten and wants to do everything all the other kids do.
It makes him feel different. He gets severe eczema when ingesting legumes. His entire infancy, he was covered head to toe in massive crusty rashes. Now I know and monitor his consumption and treat when necessary. So I picked a cookie that had soy lecithin as an ingredient near the bottom of the list and told her he could only have 2 on seldom occasion. My son also has the same reaction from beans, peas, peanuts, etc.
Why would the teacher request that of a highly allergic child? Screw her and make your own treat for your child. You are an amazing mum! Best luck to both of you!
For those who have a soy lecithin allergy, could you share your symptoms? I have been avoiding it for years because every time I eat something containing it bread, cheeses, chocolate, etc I develop a severe sinus infection within hours. But occasionally I would still get them in spite of avoiding those products. And I could have organic soy with no reaction. I recently learned that hexane seems to be the culprit.
I cut out canola oil, margarine, and a few other products with commonly high hexane carryover and it has eliminated the sinus infections, except for the occasional slip up. My body is so sensitive to soy that I will know by the best morning, at the latest, if I have consumed something with soy in it the night before. It is noticeable to people around me. It can be a few days for it to all go down. Sometimes a mild headache but it is more the swelling — I hate it. It has turned grocery shopping into a chore.
Even Whole Foods can be a 2 hour event. When I have reacted to soy lecithin I have had the same reaction I have when I have soy protein, hoarseness, throat closing, and slightly labored breathing I do have allergic asthma. Hi, did you ever consider that the allergic asthma you have is caused from wheat or gluten. I found out I have that purely by removing wheat and gluten from my diet. I also found out other proteins have a similar effect. Really breaks it down without being alarmist or pseudo-sciency.
Only issue is the comparison of gluten ppm to soy ppm. Allergens take different ppm to trigger reactions and that is dependent on the person with the allergy. The only way to know if soy lecithin is ok you have a soy allergy, is to try it, probably multiple times. Yes Karen, and from what I understand from the Allergist I took my son to years ago, you may not react to the offending food every time. It depends on what state your body is in and how much you already have of the allergen.
So there is a threshold affect. Not easy to calculate and could be dangerous if you have a severe and immediate reaction! In my opinion, throat closing, is getting close to dangerous!
For the last 10 years I have experiences a roaming itchiness that comes and goes and now is more here than not. I have tried an elimination diet so I can test foods but after weeks I still have the itching. My current diet contains bananas, coconut milk, apples, grapes, rice syrup, coconut shredded unsweetened , caffeine free herbal teas, water, chicken breast, veggies except tomato, peppers, eggplant, white potatoes , tuna in olive oil, no soy , avocado, cucumbers, olives, baking powder biscuits no gluten, eggs, dairy.
I have eliminated tylenol and ibuprofen even after dental surgery as I heard they can cause itching. I have eliminated beauty and cleaning products with sodium laureate sulfate.
I am elminating products with soy lecithin. I get horrible itches from my laundry detergent. Try using All free and clear. Everything that contains processed soy has been rooted out of my life. I finally feel normal. Tide free and clear and Kirkland free and clear work for me as well. Some people can only use Norwex laundry detergent. Canned tuna contains high levels of mercury.
When I eat it my face turns red and hot and my ear will swell up. I also highly recommend dandelion tea for any auto immune syndromes. Its my hero plant and has helped me with everything from arthritis to hypoglycemia. For me, even a single GMO grape makes my buttocks turn blue and double in size. Allot of tuna in the can contain soy products. It may be the coconut. I would try using only All free and clear and no fabric softener or dryer sheets.
They make us itch to death. Also, try only using cetaphil body wash. I used to itch every night all night and it is much better now since I switched to no fragrance products. I am an allergy queen, as I suffered immensely as a child and have had myriad treatments. I have done a lot of reading and trying things out over many years: I am almost 60 years old and have allergic daughters, though, not a severe as I.
I find that I cannot have anything fermented like soy sauce or wine or vinegar. I do not eat eggplant, tomato or green pepper. I take high quality vitamins and mineral and a daily broad spectrum probiotic. If I have milk product, they not only cause gastro pain, etc. I break out severely between fingers a day later. I can have a bit of dairy in baking, etc. This makes dining out difficult.
I usually have to have grilled protein and salad with oil only on the side. Try cutting out these foods for a month, and see what happens. Egg whites, if you are sure you are not allergic Yams — so neutral Cooked apples Chicken soup: Jewish pennecillin Grilled meat Chick peas Cooked green beans, green peas, spinach whole grain bread or cereal, if you are not allergic rice milk as a super mild substitute for milk, tho less nutritious than almond or soy.
These can be irritants. In flavored seltzer, for example. Have you tried a liver detox? They are absolute lowest on the allergen scale for fruit. But you have to peel the pears and make sure they are ripe. Find out about salicylates, oxcylates and amines. Please have yourself checked out medically for your continuing issue.
Tried it numerous times. I had eaten them all my life and at age 53 ended up in the hosital emergency room with hives covering most of my body. They are in the same family as rubber, latex, banana, allergies. I am also allergic to soy. Be careful eat eating them. I get sick from them if I use a knife. They have so much soy wax on them. Pealing them have kept the soy out of the mix. In response, I was prompted to this article while researching soy lecithin. I started doing so as a result of reading the ingredient list on my morning tea bag.
Surprisingly, it shows up there too. While it takes an exorbitant amount of time to shop, reading labels is the only way to sure when purchasing processed food. When someone has severe allergies, like our kids, even ppm can be deadly. Keep up the battle. I have found out that it is yeast that makes me itch!
Many items have hidden yeast… Grapes, stock cubes. I really recommend you try going strictly yeast free. Dysbiosis a balance of unhealthy gut flora can cause itching. Yeast overgrowth in the digestive system from lack of healthy bacteria probiotics and too many carbohydrates in the diet is often the reason.
A lack of calcium can also cause itchy skin. Marina, I know from personal experience that too much calcium can cause itching. I read about it and made the connection then dialed back the calcium and that took care of the itching.
The websites disagree on which foods carry more nickel, and it depends on the soil they are grown in which is annoying to no end , but if you have random contact dermatitis it could be cheap jewelry, drinks and food from a can or certain offending foods with nickel. The body absorbs nickel along with iron so eating a iron-rich diet can help and vitamin C also helps some people.
Thanks Paige — I have been wondering about nickel. A few years ago I discovered I am sensitive to nickel because of problems with my pierced ears and then started having trouble with canned foods.
This one took a while to figure out. I came to this site thinking I was beginning to have problems with soy lecithin, and it actually might be the chocolate itself due to nickel. PLP, is it possible you are reacting to what the chickens were fed? There are so many things to consider. I was eliminating foods like you are and still having reactions. Finally I went to an allergist and did a scratch test and found out I was allergic to a lot of the healthy foods I was still eating daily like apples, grapes, spinach, blueberries, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Processed soy make me sick. Until just last year I thought I was dieing out of the 6 years of being miserable. All my food I eat I have to ask about soy. Most medicines contain soy. I have to have all mine made at a compounding facility. I cant use most band aids, Neosporin contains soy. All Advil products contain soy. I feel like I live in a third world country.
If I eat anything containing soy lecithin, my body shuts down until it passes through my system witch takes hours unless I take a laxative. I became soy intolerant because I ate to much of it. I lived off of fast food for 10 years. Now I cant even touch it. I cant touch anything with soy or I risk the horrible side effects. I got on here to read about this because my 2 year old daughter has horrible food allergies.
It is scary and exhausting and so discouraging. I still give her cereal in her bottle because she wakes at night and it pacifiers her but I was just realizing that it has soy lecithin. She has lost almost All speech. She was saying everything at 18 months, counting along with us, saying the alphabet with us, etc. Her hearing has been an issue apparently.
I hope it helps her. Your daughter is having a serious intolerance reaction to food that she is going backwards in her development. She probably needs dairy, soy, wheat and eggs removed for at least a month. Find a Pediatrician who is not mainstream. Meaning a functional medicine or intervention medicine Pediatrician who will walk you through getting her healthy.
Yeah, and the cereal in the bottle has got to go. So please please see a developmental pediatrician AND call your local Child find esp. Allergies can aggravate developmental issues but they are rarely the only thing going on.
If hearing is an issue, that should also be addressed without delay because that alone can cause developmental delays at that age. I second the motion on the Gerson diet. Dr Gerson eliminated massive migranes that started during his med school training by starting from scratch with apples only, then adding other items like carrots, all organic foods only.
As a result, he found that the diet he created eliminated almost all chronic and simple diseases, including TB, migraines, Type 2 Diabetes, and today his clinic and others that follow the diet strictly have even eliminated terminal cancer. Make the body healthy, and the diseases go away. The bodies immune system, if made healthy, is designed to cure itself. Feel free to email me at: MLEE, regression and loss of previously attained skills are symptoms of iatrogenic vaccine injury.
There are holistic doctors who specialize in treating these injuries. Probiotics can help heal the entire body. You can have a hair analysis done on her and this may help to find her intolerances or allergies…it sounds like you might not want to wait to long, as her body is telling you that something is out of balance and her cognitive skills are being challenged!
All doctors are not created equal…. Hello John, May I make a suggestion? When you find you have accidently ingested soy, have you thought of treating yourself the way a hospital would?
For decades hospitals have treated poisonings with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal adsorbs toxins not absorbs right out of your system and its saved many a life. Its totally non-toxic and so safe you can brush your teeth with it. Its cheap and available at most all drug stores, health food stores, Amazon, even WalMart, in both caps and powder.
You might shorten your recovery time by trying it too… http: Its funny you should suggest that. The covering of the pills contain soy. When I digest it, laxative are the best solution, in its self most laxatives contain soy. I just deal with the issue until it passes through my system. Unless its compounded I cannot and will not take it. I cannot take most Antibiotics, the pills contain soy.
Unless it can be compounded there is no use in me taking it. I live in Texas, might as well live on a small Island. I have very few foods I can eat. Even the ones from the grocery store have a soy covering.
Unless I start going my own foods, I will never enjoy a good apple any time soon. It causes tumors to grow anywhere there are nerves.
Soy can mimic estrogen which feeds tumor growth, so I try and avoid it. I also started taking a turmeric supplement for anti-inflammatory purposes. Would you recommend NOT taking these? The pills are expensive and much less effective than making your own paste and making golden milk or put it in a smoothie or something. Or turmeric user group in Facebook..
Anne, I buy fresh organic turmeric rhizomes from the grocery and use them for tea, broth, etc. Before I found those I just used the organic powdered form in the spice section. Stay away from supplement form if you can. I have hypothyroid disease and generally avoid soy because of the disease.
How is this different then the soy that is in food that I avoid. If my multi-vitamin has soy lecithin in it should I also avoid that multi-vitamin since I avoid most of the soy I find in ingredients for my food? I, too, have hypothyroidism autoimmune and I would like to know the answer to this, as well. I have read that there are many benefits from taking lecithin supplements but, from this article, it sounds like choline is actually doing the body good.
My biggest symptom was severe sinus inflammation which were so severe that we believed to be migraines for the first few years. For severe chronic sinus problems, read up on serrapeptase.
I just recently started taking it so its too soon to tell but the information looks promising! Chronic sinus problems are also linked to dairy and gluten sensitivity. Try eliminating both of these for a month and see if there is an improvement.
If either are the culprit it will take this long to find relief with a strict diet excluding both. All the above stopped when I found out I have a Gluten Intolerance problem. Been GF for over 4 years and have never been sick since then.
As for diary,Ive known the dangers of consuming that since I was a kid. Our Doctor when I was little told my Mom to keep it away from us. Casein in milk causes blocked sinuses. Those intolerant will find the symptoms pronounced if they supplement with Micellar Casien as found in protein shakes used by fitness enthusiasts.
Similar reactions to other cassienates found in these shakes. A few days off it and the blocked noses clear up. Soy lecithin is a compound produced from soybean oil. Soy lecithin supplements may help decrease the symptoms of certain medical conditions and are often marketed commercially as a weight-loss aid. However, there is little reputable scientific evidence to indicate that using soy lecithin regularly has any beneficial effect on weight.
Talk to your doctor about the possible drawbacks of making soy lecithin a part of your weight-management regimen and about other lifestyle changes that can contribute to enhanced health and sustainable weight loss. I wonder if this research, refers to the promising studies surrounding the use of D Chiro Inositol, which have suggested improvements in insulin resistance for women with PCOS and Type 2 Diabetics.?
Soy Lecithin is a dietary source, high in D Chiro Inositol. Taking mg 2 pills with each meal along with Vitamin E and Omega-3 has been a miracle at disintegrating gall stones over the course of a couple months.
So glad to have avoided gall bladder surgery. Please tell me if you take organic tablets, and what make? I would like to know, if it is chemicals, mostly vitamins or is the soy organic.
The product is MediFast. Medifast is soy based. I lost a lot of weight on it but then was diagnosed with estrogen positive Breast cancer and gained all my weight back! Do you know if that include soy lecithin?
I am soy allergic and I have had reactions to both spy oil and Soy Lecithin. Just this past week another one to Soy Lecithin in a bread that did not have it before but they now they added it to the bread recently.
Had a reaction a few months back when someone use a can of supposed canola oil spray and yup they also had started adding Soy Lecithin to it as well I get fairly severe reactions so all these manufactures using Soy Lecithin in everything they make is a real issue for me and others with severe Soy Allergies.
It may be worth looking into Hexane sensitivity if you have an allergy soy lecithin but not to whole soy. I traced my sinus pain, asthma reaction, and vertigo back to consuming soy lecithin years ago but would still ocassionally have reactions in spite of avoiding soy lecithin.
Would you recommend a person with a history of thyroid disorder particularly thyroid nodules stay away from daily supplements that may contain soy lecithin? In regards to whether it is safe to use soy lecithin if you have hypothyroidism. It should be safe. I would refer you to the following website. Thanks for the run down. I have an allergy to soy, such as tofu, edamame, soy milk. I have many other allergies and I know it depends on the amount and form of proteins — I have a severe reaction to some things raw, but once they are cooked beyond recognition I can tolerate them.
So for almost Our body struggle to survive in nature because the nature is not specifically designed for us. Better stats when comparing longevity, whether it be between our ancient brethren and us or across the last century years is to compare adult death rates, not general populations that include infants and the young. Childhood illness, accidents etc. Adult comparison from age 20 gives about the best comparisons of longevity across the ages.
Using this measure, our grandparents actually did very well compared to us death rates and now. Cancer rates and heart disease in the adult set were very uncommon until the s when they began to rise dramatically, due to denuding of grains in processing another factors chemicals for one ; today, both heart disease and cancer rates are skyrocketing and a decline in longevity is happening.
The real boost in the last century to longevity were modern cleanliness, antibiotics and work related laws. Remember, survival depends on knowledge from the older generations, a vital link to past dangers. If few lived beyond age 30, it is unlikely our species would have survived. Namaste and care, mhikl. Well, nature was made for us to enjoy! Its as simple as Adam n Eve who sinned and did not listen to God.