is non-gmo soy okay to eat?

  • I'm a new vegetarian and I really don't want to go back to eating meat but I'm worried about getting enough protein in my diet while working out. If I can find something with non-gmo soy, would that be okay?

    pandles21   by: pandles21
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    KateHough  over 2 years ago by: KateHough

    Even if you do find non-gmo soy protein, it's still important to get off all soy for 21 days during the Ignite stage. When you enter the balance stage, then you can reintroduce non-gmo soy into your diet. Soy can cause many problems in people due to increasing estrogen levels in the body, which can hinder fat loss.

    For vegetarians like yourself, non-soy protein alternatives include rice and beans, eggs (if you are a lacto-ovo vegetarian), shakes with vegan protein powder, quinoa, broccoli, lentils, almond butter, and nuts.

    If you start your day off with a vegan protein shake with almond butter added to the shake, then eat 2 hardboiled eggs on a salad, then have nuts for your snack followed by a serving of quinoa for dinner, you should be getting enough consistant protein servings in. Adjust your serving size based on your protein needs of course. If you are doing DailyBurn Inferno for example, your protein needs might be higher, and 2 shakes might be better to have.

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