You’ve heard of the many “soup” diets which promise to help you to lose weight quickly, and you’re intrigued. It sounds simple: drink soup for a few days and lose weight.
The soup diets are simple, and they certainly can help you to lose weight. However, they’re not a miracle dieting solution. You can’t live on soup forever. They help you to lose weight in two ways: they can kick-start your diet, and they can help you to get off a diet plateau.
Let’s start by looking at a couple of recipes which I like and use myself.
The Popular Cabbage Diet Soup – Vegetables With A Dried Soup Base
This diet has as its base packet onion soup mix, or any other dry packet soup which appeals to you.
Here’s how to make it. Shred one CABBAGE into a large pot. Thinly slice other vegetables you have on hand: ONION, CARROTS, GREEN BEANS, and TOMATOES and add those to the pot too. Add the dry soup mix (one packet or two) and a tin of CANNED TOMATOES. Add water. Stir, and bring to the boil; boil for five to ten minutes.
Turkey Taco Diet Soup – Hot, Spicy, And Satisfying
The base of this diet is taco seasoning mix. You can add half a pound of minced turkey or chicken if you wish. The main ingredients are three large tins of kidney beans (drained and rinsed), two large tins of diced canned tomatoes (added as-is), and a diced onion. Add everything to a large pot with a cup of water, and stir. Heat to boiling, then simmer for around 40 minutes.
Feel Full And Lose Weight – You’re Never Hungry
The main benefit of the diets soups is that they fill you up for minimal calories. You can eat as much of the soups as you want for your main meal of the day; if you feel hungry between meals, have a cup of the soup. You can also take the soups to work with you.
As we’ve said, the soups are not a quick fix. They will help you to lose weight if you use them sensibly: to get started on a weight loss program, or to get off a diet plateau. Don’t use them as a mainstay of your diet for more than five days. You can however make them up and keep them in the fridge and the freezer so that if you’re very hungry you’ve always got a meal handy.
Enjoy your diet soups.