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I decided that I eat too much processed foods, especially soy products, the mock meats etc......so after reading the Fuhrman book I got really motivated to change my diet to a more whole foods diet, more fruit and veg, and no processed food.<br><br>
so anyway, i have been sort of following the fuhrman way, but have cheated, mostly with things like more bread and pasta than the plan allows, but anyway i cut out all processed soy foods, and most all processed foods and i have lost weight already without really following any type of strict diet,<br><br>
does anyone think the processed soy foods contribute to weight gain?<br><br>
I have just been trying to stick to more whole foods, but haven't really followed the fuhrman plan to a T.
 

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Not a big fan of processed soy products. The burgers are generally high fat vs calories and all of the products are sky high in sodium.
 

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Hmmm...You know that's why I like mock meats, because they seem like calorie dense foods (personal theory thing).<br><br><br><br>
I like tempeh. It's a convient easy to use soy product, but not as processed as mock meats. Tempeh is also supposed to be a better source of soy, but I forgot why. Tastes good with a little soy sauce on top. Recently I tried eating tempeh raw out of the package.
 
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<div class="quote-block">Recently I tried eating tempeh raw out of the package.</div>
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i've read that its a bad idea to eat tempeh raw, because its aged and fermented, and liable to give you an upset stomach. i've never eaten it myself (i don't do well with fermented stuff generally), but thats what i thought. though thinking about it now, people eat a lot of other fermented stuff and seem to survive, so i don't know anymore. thoughts/confirmation/clarification anyone?
 

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When I first went vegetarian I pretty much lived off of transition foods (soy burgers, soy nuggets, etc), and I weighed less than I ever have. Once I got the hang of things and started eating a more balanced diet, I gained weight.<br><br><br><br>
Honestly, I was happier with my body when I ate more processed soy products, but I don't think it's the healthiest thing to do...if that makes sense...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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I think processed soy products can be fine if eaten in moderation.<br><br>
I know for me, they are the lower calorie choice for sandwiches when I feel I need something that will stick to my ribs.<br><br>
I could either have a cheese and veggie sandwich (but I'm trying to cut out dairy), or I could have a sandwich with veggies and some yves cajun chicken slices.<br><br><br><br>
(And yes, I realise there are other options, but sometimes quick and convinient is the way to go for me).
 

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Really, thanks for the heads up..Guess I won't do that again.<br><br><br><br>
Besides mock meats I used to eat a lot of soy cheeses. Loved things like cheesey noodles, a mircowaved soy cheese bagel, soy cheese pizzas. I don't crave dairy products as much as I used to, so I no longer buy soy cheeses as much as I used to.<br><br><br><br>
A good sandwhich is a bagel, mock meat and a heap of sprouts.
 
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