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Whey vs. Soy Protein

Monday, November 09, 2009

As the story goes, there are two sides to everything... This goes for whey vs soy protein. I mentioned before that I personally love soy protein bars. There seemed like some confusion though with responses though from other sparkies. I just wanted to spread some light on the fact that soy protein has been found to actually help build more lean fat mass than whey protein. Basically the studies say if you want to be a body builder try some whey protein (although soy also works) while my beloved soy protein is for woman that are not trying to win body building challenges. My idea is to get rid of the fat on my body and gain some lean muscle mass - aka not the muscle that turns into fat if you stop exercising. I've always had a problem with building muscles and then it turning to fat after a short pout of laziness. haha

So, if you are looking for a vegetarian or vegan protein you should try soy protein - it is better for you and does the exact same thing as whey protein. check out
for more information.

Always trying to information on scientific study research that is leading the way to a healthier vegetarian body! Try both and decide for yourself on the taste - only difference found is one's vegetarian and one is not. Keep Run ... emoticon


Free EAS Protein Bar!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Yes, you read that correctly there is a protein bar on the market that doesn't taste like paste from kindergarten! My husband is trying to gain some weight so about a few months ago we started in on EAS soy protein powder. We love the taste of the powder so we thought we would try another brand the other day because it was a lot cheaper. Let's face it, this stuff is not cheap! But, we found out that price does actually make a difference in this case. AKA do not buy the cheaper stuff unless you like the taste of thick guppy paste... I was looking over the EAS website the other day and found out that we could try out their protein bars for free! Yay! I have wanted to try them however I was afraid of the price tag and also getting addicted to it if I liked it. haha We purchased our normal protein powder (which is good for dieters to lose weight too) and got our free EAS Myoplex Lite Bar. There were about three choices in the store we went too and we chose the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crisp. I'm not a fan of chocolate however the others didn't sound as good. To my surprise the protein bar was very tasty and didn't seem like a protein supplement at all! I highly suggest going to and printing off your free coupon to try this tasty treat. Only problem now is that I am addicted even after the first one! Uh oh... emoticon

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LAURAKOHORST 11/5/2009 2:05PM

    I'm afraid that I am not able to metabolise soy. My kidney's start making stones and don't quit until all of the soy has left my system. Nasty stuff.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/5/2009 1:42PM

    Think I'll go check it out. Although I'm not a big fan of protein bars. I find I need more fiber, I get plenty of protein.

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    If you like that, you should try the Detour protein bars. They are soooooooo good!! The bigger bars have about 30g of whey protein, not soy, so it's very easily metabolized.

I've long preferred whey to soy - it seems to be much better at rebuilding the muscle than any other of the proteins I've tried.

Take care!

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10285115CS 11/5/2009 8:32AM

  i could never get used to the taste of protein bars.

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Revenge of the Weight Scale

Thursday, November 05, 2009

I know I know... Experts say to not watch the weight scale everyday - that is not how I like to play the game of life though. I need to look at the scale each and everyday (usually once in the morning and once at night) to keep my motivation up. I like to compartmentalize my weight issues into a tiny drawer under lock and key. The scale helps to keep things real and there is no hiding the fact of what the weight scale is showing me when I grudgingly step on it after saying some sweet encouraging words to it. I was shocked this morning to find that I had actually gained back my two pounds - I am really hoping that this weight gain over one day was not due to my lack of one night off from running but rather liquid retention.

It is all a learning game however I plan to keep a close eye on my abusive weight scale after mocking me this morning. Hoping the weight goes back off by tonight! Does anyone find that they retain water if they don't exercise? I love drinking all the water for my health and body so not drinking as much daily isn't a solution for me. Any suggestions?


S.P. Quiz Question Mistake

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

So, as a devote vegan for a lot of years I have just found a question on the quiz for today wrong. "Vegans need to take supplemental vitamin B-12." It stated that this was correct however studies have shown that vegans do not need to take B-12! I think S.P. should read all the recent studies to find out the truth of veganism before publishing false statements. Some of my favorites are seaweed and even yeast! Just wanted to state my point that not everything here is factual and to make sure you do your research before changing your diet. Bless the people at S.P. but everyone makes mistakes. emoticon

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PATTISWIMMER 9/3/2013 5:39PM

    Yes I have found several things they are wrong about....but they are right about a lot of things... when I do the quiz I have to think of the right answer and then I have to think of what sp thinks is right. emoticon

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LMSTALEY27 10/16/2012 10:21PM

  Thanks for the post. I am also vegan and I track my nutrient intake and it appears that I get enough Vitamin B12 from the foods I eat. Plus I drink Steaz Green Tea Sodas which have B12 in them.

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EMGERBER 1/19/2012 7:28AM

    Thanks for this post. It is very interesting I am going to do more reading on this topic.

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LAURAKOHORST 11/4/2009 6:30PM

    I got that one wrong a couple of weeks ago and was shocked. lol Goes to show that we are all human with failings. NO ONE is perfect. Hope you have a great day. emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/4/2009 3:57PM

    I wondered about that when I got the wrong answer on that question as well. Thanks for the information.

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Weekly Goal Met - 2 Pounds!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Although I forgot to change my weight tracker, I am happy to announce that my hard work has proven to work this week. I have lost two pounds and my upper arms (not sure how) lost one inch. I am now back to my lower s.p. weight that I had reached a few months ago. I was gone a few months because I was really busy with enjoying the nice weather and a friend's visit from Australia. So, at least I am not where I stopped a few months ago.

Today is a good day for me because I am full of energy. I am learning more about how to eat the proper way with having splurges. I am one of those people that normally goes full force -it's either black or white for me. But I have come to an understanding that I do not want to block every single thing out of my diet because I know that I will cheat. So, this morning my husband and I tried ourselves to caribou coffee and McD's Sausage McMuffins (no egg). I was a little sad to see that McD's had changed the Sausage McMuffin and had added cheese which boosted the sandwich up 170 calories for a total of 370 each! I was amazed and not sure why they really did this, I was loving the 200 calorie sandwich. As a new plan, I worked around my eating today so that I could have this special treat. After eating low calorie, vegetarian, vegan meals the entire week - I was ready for something with a little meat in it. Perfect!

Tonight I plan on weight-lifting and doing a little running. I am finding that the more I run, the more I want to get out there even through the 30 degree weather. I used to be a treadmill type of girl but now I love the outdoors! Thank the Lord for my health and ability to work along this healthy path before it was too late. God Bless all! Now get out there and add some miles to your exercise plan today! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PAMELARC 11/4/2009 3:16PM

    Congrats. emoticon

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