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More on our MenopauseRx Big Belly Theory...

MenopauseRx offered a newsletter last month concerning weight gain with menopause. It was part 1 of your game plan against weight gain.

If you missed the first installment of this series you may click here to view the previous newsletter.


Part 2 - Can Menopause Weight Gain be reduced with Soy Protein?

Soy protein contains less fat and fewer calories than many other protein sources and research suggests that soy nutrition may help to fight menopause weight gain. A recent study reported that higher consumption of the soy was related to lower body weight, fat mass, and waist size. Similarly, it was reported that higher soy intake was associated with a lower body mass index (BMI). This relationship between soy consumption and body weight suggests beneficial effects of soy nutrition on menopause weight gain.

How Much Soy Do You Need...

Soy ProductsRecent clinical trials have also described the weight loss benefits of soy protein. Study subjects receiving 40-60 grams of soy protein daily lost more weight and fat mass compared to subjects receiving education only. Soy nutrition is an excellent part of any weight loss program designed to reduce menopause weight gain for a number of reasons. Research suggests that soy protein helps you feel fuller longer, by causing your stomach to send an "I'm full" message to your brain. This helps reduce the urge to snack between meals and late at night.

Additionally, soy products typically have a low glycemic index, which would lead to fewer blood sugar spikes and hunger cravings, and fewer calories being stored as fat, benefits for women looking to stave off menopausal weight gain.

Overall, studies on soy protein for weight loss suggests that soy nutrition may be an effective way to reduce menopausal weight gain.

One More Reason to Include Soy in Your Diet...

The FDA granted the following health claim for soy: "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease."

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