If you are reading this page you are most likely like me and LOVE soup, but did you know that you can actually lose weight eating soup? Oh Yes! It’s true. Soup is incredibly filling and, if made correctly, incredibly healthy. It’s also an easy way to get in added veggies without noshing on them raw or steamed. There is more to using soup for weightloss then just whipping up a batch of ingredients though – the science behind a properly made, weightloss soup is staggering in it’s benefits and fat burning capabilities….
~~What If Losing Weight Was Easier…? Should we dare to dream?
~~What if losing weight wasn’t about starving yourself or telling yourself “No…?” Wouldn’t that be nice.
~~What if you could eat the same foods you love, everyday, except one meal that you can guarantee is loaded with fat burning ingredients…? Is this even possible?
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT DELICIOUS SOUPS CAN ACCOMPLISH ALL OF THIS AND MORE -Yes I was shocked too!
…..After doing me research I found out the answers to what we are all asking, “How?”, let me share them with you…..
5 Ways –The Right Soup – Can Help You Lose Weight
Lets get all sciencey first… What is Thermogenics? The energy your body uses to digest food is known as thermogenesis, also known as the thermic effect of food (TEF). To make it simple, when your body is in digestion mode, your core temperature increases (thermal) and this in turn burns calories (YAY!). The secret to making soup thermogenic is to use a combination of natural fat burning ingredients that naturally speed up your metabolism and burn calories. Such ingredients will increase your metabolism and turn you into a fat burning machine!
2.) Reduced Calories AND Not Feeling Hungry
Good soup recipes are usually much lower in calories than a full plate of food. That’s because many of them will contain water rich foods which help keep you hydrated and more satisfied, these types of foods are naturally lower in calories. In a study published in the journal Appetite in 2007, 60 normal-weight adults received a “pre-load” of low-calorie soup before lunch for five weeks. After the soup, they were served their main meal. In the group that ate their soup first, researchers found that the subjects consumed 20% fewer calories at that particular meal — and because the soup was low-calorie, they reduced their caloric intake overall. The conclusion was that adding soup to your diet can be an effective means of curbing calories. In a nutshell, making it a meal or opting for soup as a starter when trying to lose weight will help you to eat less of the main course – and filling you up so you don’t have room for dessert.
3.) You Generally Eat Slower and Feel Full Faster
Having soup before your meal may also force you to slow down (assuming you aren’t guzzling your soup like a 5 year old drinks it’s milk from their cereal bowl). Slower eating is another technique shown to reduce overall food intake. The main reason behind this is found in the brain – you generally are full much sooner than you realize, but it takes time for your brain to get the signal and react by telling you to stop eating. You are sure to slow down the eating process by eating spoon by spoon and since soup is easier to digest the signal to your brain will generally happen much faster.
4.) Soup Is Simply Filling
Here is something very interesting. We are all told to drink water before a meal right? This method is highly reccomended and although effective, I find it to be short lived. This technique is better with soup! Why? You definitely always want to stay hydrated but having your “water” from a source like soup instead increases satiety (feeling of fullness). It’s thought that when water is consumed separately from food it satisfies thirst not hunger. But when it’s mixed with chunky ingredients, the body handles water like food. It’s like a 2 for 1 deal. 🙂
In a study from Pennsylvania State University, researchers asked women to eat 1 of 3 things: chicken casserole, chicken casserole with a glass of water, or chicken casserole with the same amount of water added to make a soup. They were then allowed to eat whatever they liked for lunch. The women who ate the soup consumed about 100 fewer calories at lunchtime – that’s enough to unload 10lb in a year! The best part is they also didn’t compensate by eating more during the rest of the day. Score!
5.) It’s a Delicious Way to Add in Healthy Foods Your May Not Otherwise Eat
Let’s be honest sometimes it can be hard to eat a lot of veggies, but eating soup can seriously help in this area. Veggies can be masked with other flavors and foods to make it much easier to get in those 5 cups of vegetables a day! You can also satisfy cravings with soups by making them nutrient dense, and by healthifying some of your favorite comfort foods. (Like my recipe for chicken noodle soup with Homemade condensed soup) When your body gets the nutrients it needs and deserves, cravings tend to disappear.
So Which Soups Should You Eat for Weight Loss?
Ultimately, what is most important when you’re slimming are 2 things: the overall calorie content of the soup AND it’s ingredients – these calories still count! Not only that, rich fat burning ingredients are a must if you want your soup to be “Fat Burning”. To lose weight it has to be filled with thermogenic foods if you want it to do the fat burning for you.
There are THOUSANDS of recipes out there – it’s actually overwhelming. So what do we do? How do you know the soup recipe is loaded with these thermogenic, fat burning foods? Well unless you are a Dietitian more than likely you have no way to know. But you can get hundreds of these particular fat burning recipes if you look in the right place.
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