Avoiding over-eating, while increasing physical activity is the key to losing weight. Soyfoods can aid in your weight loss program by saving calories and fat when eaten in place of food high in fat. Soyfoods contain fewer calories, less total fat and saturated fat, and more fiber than other sources of high-quality protein. For example, you can save 90 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat by substituting 2 soy links for 2 pork sausage links.
Soy and Weight Loss
Plant protein, such as soy, may play a key role in controlling calorie intake. Protein may increase satiety—or make you feel full—more than carbohydrates. This means that eating healthy soy protein, in the form of soyfoods, can make you feel full and limit your craving for more food.
Soy and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
Soyfoods can play a part in any healthy, well-balanced diet as they nourish the body with high quality protein that is low in saturated fat, full of nutrients, and cholesterol-free. SANA encourages individuals and families to take the steps to a healthier diet one at a time by choosing soyfoods as they seek a variety of lean proteins. For quick tips and meal ideas to incorporate soy into your daily diet see our Switch to Plant Protein Made Easy with Soy.