A diet to lose weight fast- the Soup Diet
“When it comes to getting our waistlines in order, soup is simply a miracle in a bowl.”
Fiona Kirk, ‘Soup Can Make You Thin’
In theory, soup is a complete dish, which can successfully combine all the groups of foods from the food pyramid, in the correct proportion. Soup satisfies hunger, is nutritionally balanced, fights water retention, and helps digestion. Judging from this point of view, a soup diet may be considered a healthy diet, which can help you shrink your waistline easily.
Following Fiona’s Kirk Soup Diet, dieters must eat only soups for 10 days. As a result, they will lose a significant amount of weight: up to 10 lbs.
The diet seems to be easy to keep because the wide variety of combination of water and solids can help dieters feel full for a longer period of time, without getting bored, because there are many recipes and soup combinations which are allowed.
Fiona Kirk believes that the daily meal plan should include a good selection of the “SuperSkinny Soups”. A Super Skinny Soup may be, for example, a vegetable soup made of carrots, potatoes, green beans, celery, corn, onions, lima beans, chicken bouillon and 1.5 cups of water or chicken broth. “SuperSkinny Soups” are recommended for those who want to lose weight fast, “Skinny Soups” to continue lose fat and “FatBustForever Soups” to maintain your new weight.
A typical daily meal plan for the soup diet:
Breakfast- One of the following options:
- Gazpacho-Style Soup/Very Quick Tomato Soup/ Light Chicken Soup
- Spinach & Watercress Soup/ Beef Broth with Pearl Barley
- Thai Curry Sweet Potato Soup/Spinach & Watercress Soup/Beef Broth with Pearl Barley
- Gazpacho-Style Soup/ Very Quick Tomato Soup/ Light Chicken Soup/ Chinese Little Gem & Chicken or Tofu Sou/ Miso Soup
- Pea, Mint & Lettuce Soup/Spicy Meatball Soup/ Gazpacho-Style Soup.
The Soup Diet is a low calorie diet because dieters will have, on average, 1000-1200 calories per day. The advantage of the Soup Diet is that the food eaten actually tastes good, and if you do not have enough time to prepare your soups, there are a lot of ready-made options to choose from. But if you decide to follow a canned soup diet, choose a soup which is low in sodium.
- Choose soups rich in protein or add protein toppings to keep full longer.
- Use healthy fats (ex: olive oil) to enrich your soups.
- Eat soup before bed for a restful and restorative night’s sleep.
- Make soup your snack of choice to avoid energy slumps during the day.
- Add herbs and spices to boost up your metabolism and cut down on salt.
- “Soup can make you thin”, Fiona Kirk & Jean Barr, Kindle Edition.