Originally Posted by ishkrbibbl
I hear mixed messages about eating soy and having blood sugar issues - I am borderline and insulin resistant and I have been eating edamame for a snack for years - the number of people that are telling me that I shouldn't be eating soy has grown so now I wonder if I am doing something that is not so good.
I was Insulin Resistant and borderline Diabetes 2. My Insulin Resistance and Diabetes 2 have both improved dramatically, because of dietary changes and demanding physical exercise, and I have been able to increase the carbs in my diet without any increases in my blood sugar or symptoms.
I consume about 12 ounces of soy milk each day and have not noticed any problems with it. I eat a very healthy, low carb, low calorie, balanced diet; and do demanding physical exercise.
My Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) averages around 89; and my blood pressure averages around 122/72 all day long, 24 hours per day, year after year. My A1c, and my one hour and two hour Post-Prandial blood sugar readings are always at nice and health levels.
... yet every now and then I will just pick up a magical 5 to 6 pounds out of nowhere and ALL around my middle.
If you consume more calories than your metabolism can convert to energy, in any one meal, or for the day, then the excess calories will go to your waist, along with other places. Each one of us is different, so the maximum calories, per meal, for your diet would be different than mine. Also..... in order for the body to properly convert calories to energy, the diet should have a good balance between fats, proteins and carbs.
Best of health!