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Soy – A 30 Day Experiment – Week 3

September 24th, 2009

My third week of being soy-free has ended and I can nearly say that if I should be able to notice any changes related to the issues with consuming soy then those issues are myths.  I have no increase in energy and no change in weight.  I have noticed not one single change.  I have one more week to go and without noticing any changes I will be going back to my soy-eating ways.   I may cut down on the processed soy only for the desire to cut down on it.

The past week has been quite uneventful unless you consider the usual trip to the grocery store and looking at labels more intently than a cat looking at a bird.  I did pull off a Thai Green Curry dish that was easily soy-free but little else was out of the ordinary.  My garden is still overflowing with okra so I’ll be frying that up soon.

I’m still looking for that soy-free soy sauce replacement.  Any ideas?


Soy – A 30 Day Experiment – Week 2

September 14th, 2009

Week two of my soyless existence has passed.  Most notable in changes I have noticed is the fact there are none.  I have lost a couple of pounds but I attribute that to my eating less processed foods.  I am eating more fresh now and even eating out less so the lack of soy can’t take credit there.

It seems eating Asian it very hard to do on a soy free diet.  he one thing I have searched for is a soy-free soy sauce substitute.  It just doesn’t exist, at least it doesn’t exist anywhere near me.  I have stuck with sweet & sour sauce and Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce.  Both are sugary but have some of the flavor I’m looking for.  I did get treated to an apple pie over the past week as well as German Chocolate Cupcakes.  My wife is the greatest vegan baker and we are usually well stocked with vegan sweets and goodies in the house.  With apple season starting up, I hope for one of pies once a week!

Vegan German Chocolate Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Apple Pie

Apple Pie

It may have been a good idea to have had blood work done prior to starting this event but since I only wanted to gauge my energy levels and weight fluctuations I didn’t think it would be needed.  I don’t have a fondness for needles, either.  If there were any changes in my body that aren’t as evident I’m sure blood work would have showed them.  Otherwise, no changes as of yet but there are two weeks to go.