Have you ever taken on a 10-day soup challenge? It promises to help you shift that stubborn weight around your waist, in as little as 10 days! Sounds good? Find out more …
Does the soup diet work?
Four years ago, I was out of action for 12 weeks due a major operation. My greatest concern was not my surgery but the weight gain due to lack of mobility. I promised myself I was not going to come out of this heavier than when I walked in, so I set myself a plan – go for a liquid diet.
It worked! At the end of the 12 weeks, I came out weighing 1.5 kgs less than when I went for the operation. I lost some muscle due to lack of exercise, but in the main, the diet worked.
How does the soup diet work?
I came across this article which I would like to share with you. It promotes the same concept – a soup diet to help you lose weight, without missing out on your nourishment. I did not stretch my diet to the limit, as is suggested in this article, but I did eat homemade soup for both lunch and dinner.
Obviously, if you eat nothing but soups, the weight will come off faster, but then you cannot live on soups alone long term. I chose to vary my diet – having porridge in the morning and a piece of fruit in between meals. I also cooked in advance so I could have different soups for lunch and dinner.
Soups in summer
You may associate soups with winter … true but not quite. There are a number of soups which can be served cold or chilled and there are others which can be enjoyed at room temperature.
Homemade soups are comforting and quick ‘n’ easy to make. A bowl-full of soup provides you with all your body needs – carbohydrates, protein, good fat and fibre – all in one. Opt for thick soups; they keep you satisfied for longer.
Soups can be made from various ingredients. You can have fish soups, chicken or meat. You can choose to go for vegetable-based soups which cover your five-a-day in a wink. Or you can opt for grains and pulses.
Would you like to shift those extra pounds / kilos?
Let’s do this together. I have figured out four options for you to choose from.
Option A – eating nothing but soups for 10 days
Option B – eating soups for lunch and dinner for 10 days
Option C – eating soups for dinner only for 10 days
Option D – eating soups for five days out of seven / repeat in week two
Go for it and let me know how much weight you manage to polish off. I am going with Option D – how about you?
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Mail Online for article by Ruth Styles; and
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