These include thyroid issues, digestive distress, and hormonal imbalance. When included in food in this very processed state, soy can increase estrogen levels (which causes a whole array of health issues) and can cause gastrointestinal issues as it is not well tolerated by the gut.

Here is a question: Do hormonal imbalance and a malfunctioning digestive tract sound like things that will help you to lose weight no matter how few calories you consume? The answer to this question is a definite, NO! Soy lecithin is one of the top 10 most used food additives. So, before you buy a food product that you think is healthy, check out the ingredients to see if this dangerous additive is included. Avoiding it could mean the difference between successful weight loss or staying overweight.