I still remember the soup my grandmother used to make me back in the days when I visited her as a kid. A good old fashioned vegetable soup made with chicken leftovers, like skin, bones, and sometimes even the head.
It had been simmering on the stove for a couple of days, and when you got the first spoon of grandma’s soup, it took you right to heaven. The taste and flavor were unbelievable, magnificent and not like the stuff you are getting today.
Do you remember your soup moments with your grandma?
Honestly, it was such a special time, that has been completely forgotten nowadays. It is sad because an excellent hot vegetable soup carries a lot of health benefits including help you to lose weight.
How Can Soup Help You Lose Weight?
So how is this possible? Many of you probably think that soups must be avoided because they contain additional calories?
Yes, many soups do contain unnecessary calories. Like the ones based on creams like the tortilla or the creamy tomato soup!
Yes, I know there is nothing better than a creamy Tortilla soup but stick to them on Sundays where you have your day off from dieting.
However, on weekdays you can have all the vegetable soup you want. You can even squeeze some lean chicken meat or some beans in it if you want. It will still help you to lose weight.
For example, dinner, start having a cup of vegetable soup before having your main meal. Soups are very low in calories but still very dense in its taste. It means they will suppress your appetite so you will feel full and satisfied faster.
After having a cup of soup as a starter, you will be less hungry and take in fewer calories with your main meal, sometimes one cup of soup will even be enough for you to eat, depending on the ingredients.
What About Going All in On Soup for Weight Loss?
If you have a mind of steel and really want kick it hard for a couple of weeks losing weight, you can go all in doing a soup weight loss diet.
If you do it right, you will be able to lose a lot of weight in a short period. So, if you are looking for crash diet because you have an essential event to attend to? The soup diet might be the answer!
And remember you can combine it with Green Coffee Plus if you want to get the extra weight loss boost.
When You Vary Your Soup Selection
When you vary your selection of soups and put some effort into making them yourself, you can have soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You can even have the creamy soups like a good Tortilla or Asparagus soup for dinner if you want. They will not be enough to cause a weight gain.
A Little Inspiration
Not sure where to start when it comes to soup for weight loss? Below you will find some inspiration and some of my favorites.
The Classic Mexican Tortilla Soup
My personal favorite, classic Mexican Tortilla Soup. However, I do limit the amount of cream I put on the top. Feel free squeeze as much lime as you want.
In a 12 oz. serving you will get 200 calories, containing 9 g of fat, 24 g of carbs, and 7 g of proteins.
Minestrone is perfect for those of you who are not getting enough vegetables from their diet, which is around 9 out of 10 Americans.
Rich in flavor and overpowering with vitamins and minerals.
In one bowl you will get around 110 calories which makes it a perfect choice to have as a starter. The level of fat you are getting is only 2 g. Carbs are 18 g and proteins 5 g.
Chicken and Rice Soup
This soup is the favorite among many. It fills up your stomach without adding too many calories. Look at the delicious bread on the picture; you can have that as an extra treat when you want to spoil yourself 😉
One cup of Chicken and Rice soup gives you 101 calories, 1 g of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates, and 7 g of proteins.
Thanks to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ for giving us the nutrition values on the above soups.
If you want more soups and learn how to cook them please check out this article 20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups
Finally on Soup for Weight Loss
So using a soup for weight loss is a great way to lose weight. You can either use them as an appetite suppressant so you will eat fewer calories or you can decide to go all in.
Only consuming soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is a great way to ensure you are getting all the important nutrients, vitamins, and minerals your body require. And you can spoil yourself a little sometimes with a delicious piece of bread.
More Reading To Do
Ok, so soup for weight loss is a good idea! What about Dinner After 6 Good or Bad When I Want to Lose Weight? Read the article and learn why you should enjoy your dinners.
Finally, we also recommend you to take a closer look your breakfast in the article Eat Breakfast Like a King – 5 Tips For a Better Breakfast and Still Lose Weight! It is the most important meal of the day!