I’ve read the articles that talk badly about soy and I’ve read enough proof to believe it somewhat. However, I have a delima.
For breakfast, I usually need something quick, ready and easy. Now, I used to drink a Meal Replacement shake, however, I found that after a couple of years of doing that, my body started to reject it. Not sure why, but I’d start to get stomach cramps and throw up after drinking any protein or meal replacement shakes. So, I stopped drinking them. I went to the Doc and we ruled out lactose intolerance. We actually couldn’t figure out what it was with the shakes, but we did narrow it down to the shakes that my stomach was rejecting. I tried everything from just Whey Isolate shakes to Muscle Milk, to a few other MRP’s that I found on the market. My stomach was rejecting ALL of them and I kind of got sick of throwing up after drinking a shake.
What I started eating in the morning was a South Beach Diet Meal Replacement Bar… They’re very yummy, not amazingly expensive and have 20 grams of protein… The only problem is that it’s 100% soy protein. So, I went out looking for an alternative… something with Whey in it. I found very few that weren’t crammed with sugar and if they weren’t crammed with sugar, they tasted like my remote control or couch.
I’d like to continue to eat the South Beach MRB’s, but I am worried about the effects of soy protein. I’m just curious if having 1 or 2 bars a morning would be enough to have a bad reaction to soy, or if it’s a legitimate amount? If so, can anyone suggest an MRB that tastes somewhat good, isn’t crammed with sugar and uses Whey or some other protein besides Soy?