Healthy individuals should start by cutting 500-1,000 calories from their daily caloric intake to jump start their weight loss regime. You can do so by following a sensible meal plan that includes Naturade Total Soy:
Sample Meal Plan:
Breakfast: Mix 36 g (2 scoops) Naturade Total Soy with 8 oz. cold water or your favorite beverage of choice
Snack: 1 cup low fat yogurt with fruit
Lunch: Mix 36 g (2 scoops) Naturade Total Soy with 8 oz. cold water or your favorite beverage of choice, plus 1/2 banana or 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit
Snack: 1 cup raw vegetables, like carrots or celery 2 tbsp protein, such as hummus or peanut butter
Dinner: 2-4 oz lean meat or fish, 1/2 cup steamed vegetables, 1 starch (such as 1 oz slice whole wheat bread or 1/2 cup cooked potatoes or 1/3 cup cooked rice)
Be sure to drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day and get 30-60 minutes of exercise at least 4 days per week.
The key to success starts by making modifications to your diet to ensure you are eating right. Start by cutting out foods that add unnecessary and hollow calories to your diet, and increasing consumption of Soy Protein and Fiber. This is easier to do than you may think when you follow the Naturade Total Soy 4 Easy Steps® plan.
Body weight is one of the most basic issues of human life. Self-esteem, acceptance among peers– and perhaps lifelong success or failure—are, unfortunately, all tied to our physical appearance. Medically speaking, not all overweight people are obese. Obesity is defined as weight that exceeds 15 percent of normal weight for height and body type. “Morbid” obesity exceeds 20 percent of optimum weight. An obese or overweight person is at high risk for a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, varicose veins, dementia, psychological stress, depression, osteoarthritis, high cholesterol, and diabetes. The detrimental health effects of obesity are more than just a matter of weighing too much. Body composition–the amount of fat in the body compared to the amount of lean muscle–is also important. Body mass index (BMI) is associated with overall mortality.
Soy Isoflavones are a dietary supplement derived from soybeans containing phytoestrogens. These weak estrogens are chemically similar in structure to naturally produced estrogen hormones. Isoflavones are found in soy foods both with and without a sugar molecule attached. The two primary isoflavones in soybeans are daidzein and genistein and their respective glucosides, genistein and daidzein. Soy foods typically contain more genistein than daidzein, although this ratio varies among the different soy products. In cultures where soy products are consumed in abundance, women’s health problems, certain cancers, and cardiovascular disease are reported to be less prevalent.
A double-blinded controlled trial was performed to determine the effect of soy supplementation on abdominal fat, glucose metabolism and circulating inflammatory markers. Researchers recruited 39 obese postmenopausal women to take a soy supplement which contained 20 grams of soy protein and 160 milligrams of soy isoflavones or a casein placebo without isoflavones. Thirty-three women completed the study and were analyzed at baseline and at 3 months. The results were women given soy supplementation experienced a 7.5 percent reduction in abdominal fat, compared to 9 percent more abdominal fat in the placebo group. No differences were observed between the two groups for glucose metabolism, C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, leptin or adiponectin. The authors of this study also reported that Caucasians primarily lost visceral fat (fat surrounding the organs in the abdominal cavity) while African Americans primarily lost total body fat. In conclusion, soy supplementation was found to reduce abdominal fat in obese postmenopausal women.1
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology
1 Christie DR, Grant J, Darnell BE, et al. Metabolic effects of soy supplementation in postmenopausal Caucasian and African American women: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010.
A new study finds that the isoflavone in soybeans can prevent a second stroke in individuals suffering from cerebrovascular events. According to the study published in The European Heart Journal, isoflavone reverses endothelial dysfunction in stroke sufferers.
Similar to cholesterol-lowering drugs, the chemical, also known as a phytoestrogen due to its estrogen-like effects, can improve the arterial blood flow in patients with a positive stroke history. Previous studies had reported that soy-rich diets can lower blood cholesterol levels and help prevent breast and prostate cancers. Isoflavones are also effective in lowering the risk of arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular events.
University of Hong Kong scientists concluded that taking isoflavone dietary supplements can help reduce the risk of future strokes or cardiovascular events in stroke patients.
A new study suggests that soy supplements can help postmenopausal women shed off pounds, in addition to various health benefits reported.
Previous studies had reported that the high estrogen content in soy-rich products can help women during and after menopause in various aspects ranging from treating hot flashes to reducing heart attack risk factors like high cholesterol.
According to the study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, women following a diet rich in soy supplements have less abdominal fat in more precise computerized tomography (CT) scans. The efficacy of the diet, however, varies in different races. While adopting such a diet helps white women lose more visceral and abdominal fat, the use of soy supplements is associated with considerable reductions in the overall body fat in black women. Compared to white women, black women are also reported to lose more weight during the same time, the study found. Scientists, however, stressed that postmenopausal women should not start taking soy supplements just for the sake of controlling body composition or body weight.
Source: Press TV
Did you know you can quickly bake a brownie with Naturade® Total Soy? Mix 2 scoops of chocolate powder, 1/4 cup water in small bowl, bake in microwave oven about 2 minutes. Add a tsp. sugar free caramel topping and YUM – a chocolate caramel brownie for 165 calories.
- 2 oz papaya juice
- 2 oz coconut juice
- 2 oz orange juice
- 1 scoop ice cream
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Protein Powder
Pour juices into blender and turn blender on. Add 1 scoop of ice cream (experiment with different flavors for a variety of unique shakes). Finally, add your favorite flavor of Naturade® Protein Powder and blend until smooth and creamy. If you’re not near your blender, make this Fruity Island Delight in your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!
- 6 oz milk, soy milk or water
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp strawberry preserves (or any fruit preserve or jelly)
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Protein Powder of your choice
Pour milk, soy milk or water into blender and turn blender on. Add peanut butter and jam to liquid and continue to blend. Add your favorite flavor of Naturade® Protein Powder and blend until rich and creamy. You can also enjoy this Crazy Peanut Butter & Jelly Shake when you’re on the go. Use your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!
- 5 oz milk, soy milk or water
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Total Soy Bavarian Chocolate
- ½ banana
Pour milk, soy milk or water into blender and turn blender on. Add banana to blender, then add Naturade® Total Soy Bavarian Chocolate. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy this rich, chocolate-banana treat in place of one meal a day.
An American favorite! Make a great tasting, sugar-free, fat-free, banana protein shake with Naturade Total Soy Meal Replacement. This creamy drink isn’t too sweet, it’s fat free and is a healthy choice for breakfast or any time of the day. You can prepare a sugar-free banana protein shake in just minutes.
- 2 Scoops of Naturade Total Soy Vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of sugar free/fat free instant banana pudding (or your choice of flavors)
- 6 oz. water
- Several ice cubes
Mix in blender until smooth. Enjoy!
- ½ cup plain yogurt (4 oz)
- 6 oz orange juice
- 1/3 cup of your favorite Naturade® Protein Powder
Pour orange juice into blender and turn blender on. Next, add yogurt and continue to blend (also try vanilla yogurt or other flavor of your choice). Finally, add your choice of Naturade® Protein Powder to the blender and blend into a delicious creamy orange treat! If you want to enjoy your Classic Orange Cream Cycle Yogurt Shake while on-the-go, shake all in your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!