So what’s the hype about soup diets that is going on currently all about?
Most of them promise that you will shed quite a bit just by eating soup for about a week or so. Can this work?
Well the magic behind the magical soups is that they are low in calories, but still fill up your stomach while tasting delicious. As long as a soup has less than 500 kcal per serving it can be considered a diet soup. These soups are also very low in fat. And there are loads of diet soup recipes out there, which will make it easy for you to stick to such a diet as you can vary between different tastes and styles.
Soups that can be considered diet soups are for instance noodle soup, tomato soup, miso soup, greek chicken soup, minestrone, fish soup, bean soup,… There are so many different, delicious varieties of diet recipes out there.
You might want to try this yummy diet soup recipe that I found on this site.
Minestrone – An Italian Classic
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
- 1 chopped courgette
- 2 chopped large celery stalks
- Piece of diced swede,
- 2 peeled and chopped carrots
- 2 tbsp of tomato puree
- 1 litre water
- Black pepper
- 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
- 2 bayleaves
- 50g soup pasta
Place all the ingredients except of the pasta in a souce pan and bring to boil. Then let it simmer for 15 minutes. Finally add the pasta and let it cook until the soup pasta is tender.
This soup is extremely easy to make and tastes delicious. If you search online you will find hundreds of these low calorie soup recipes that just wait to be tried out in your kitchen.
Anyway, the most popular diet soup certainly is the cabbage soup. This diet where you eat cabbage soup for 7 days to shed some pounds is advertised everywhere. According to a lot of people the cabbage soup diet, which I have already written an article about, it really works.
Another soup diet that is quite popular is the chicken soup diet. Most people love chicken soup and it also reminds many of their childhood. Therefore, it is understandable that most of the people who start this diet are also able to stick to it for the 8 days that it lasts. You shouldn’t just eat the soup for losing weight, but you should eat chicken soup for the soul.
Another diet soup that has been around for some time now is the Sacred Heart soup diet that is also based on vegetable diet soups. Additional to the soup you can eat vegetables and fruit according to a strict plan. Like the cabbage soup diet it is a 7 day soup diet.
However, a lot of nutrition experts say that those soup diet plans often lead to the fact that you are not having a
healthy nutrition. Eating diet soups might not necessarily mean eating healthy. Nutritionists therefore claim that by adopting a healthy and balanced diets people can achieve much more than with such a crash diet. In fact they even claim that diets like the cabbage soup diet can undermine your health and also lead to physical discomfort.
These soups also violate the first principle of good and strong>healthy nutrition: include a variety of foods in your diet. Most soup diets are about eating one type of food the whole week and this certainly is no proper nutrition plus people get bored of the same type of food easily. Furthermore diet experts are opponents of diet soups as they lack relevant vitamins and fibers that should be contained in a healthy diet.
Anyway, it is proven that these soup diets bring at least short term success if you stick to them. And incorporating more low calorie soups in your nutrition plan can only be of advantage as they are healthy and good and will for sure help you on your way to diet success.
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