The Benefits of the Soup Diet

soup dietWith the first sunny days, people start thinking about those irritating extra pounds they have gained in cold winter days. Everybody starts talking about diets and weight loss tricks. One of the healthiest ways to lose a few pounds is undoubtedly the soup diet. What is it exactly?

The soup diet means integrating healthy soups into your eating plan in order to lose weight. Of course, there are some diet plans based only on soups, but they are rather extreme and difficult to follow. In addition, those “only soup diets” shouldn’t be utilized for more than a few days. A balanced weight loss plan should include soup, as well as other healthy foods.

Soups are usually low in calories and rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins, especially those containing vegetables and lean meat proteins. The idea of the soup diet is to eat more soup instead of other foods, such as foods with bad carbs and saturated fat. Soup diet is a great way to lose weight, but also to fight diabetes, decrease the risk of hearth diseases and high blood pressure. The best thing about the soup diet is that consuming soup improves the feeling of fullness at the end of your meal. This means you won’t feel hungry throughout the day and yet you will take in fewer calories.

The cabbage soup diet is undoubtedly one of the most popular “quick fix” weight loss plans people follow. However, for the healthy soup diet, it’s recommended to eat different soup (almost) everyday. Ingredients you should combine include celery, garlic, onions, carrot, zucchini, red pepper, tomatoes etc. By adding lentils, beans, chicken or fish, you make the soup richer in proteins, thus healthier.

Besides eating a lot of soup, the balanced eating plan should include 5 meals a day: a breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. Control your portions and ingredients and you’ll see the results very soon.