Who says soup diets have to be boring?
It may sound like another diet fad, but one cannot deny the effectiveness of soup in trimming off one's waistline-in a healthy manner, that is. According to a Huffington post interview with Kate Adams, health publisher at Penguin Books and co-author of The Magic Soup Diet, women in Mauritius have long relied on a vegetable soup-"magic soup" as they call it-to shed the pounds after giving birth. "It would give them lots of nutrition while also helping them to gently get their figure back too," Adams told The Huffington Post. Adams also shared that soup has helped her lose 2 and a half stone (15 kg) off her weight and she hasn't looked back since.
Another soup advocate, Fiona Kirk, author of Soup Can Make You Thin, strongly encourages dieters to eat more soup if they want to be on the right track with their diet goals. According to her, "hunger, cravings, diet boredom and lack of essential nutrients" prevent one from sticking to weight loss plans. Dieters can skip past these hurdles though with just a bowl of soup-which Kirk deems as a "miracle in a bowl for fat loss."
Soup provides the right mix of carbs, proteins, fats fibers, and other nutrients to fuel the body, Kirk enthused in an interview with The Daily Mail. Soup in itself can satisfy your food cravings and can fill you up longer as compared with eating food and drink separately. "Plus the water and water content of the vegetables in soup allows for efficient exchange of nutrients into body cells, greatly reducing the possibility of bloating," Kirk added.
Google "soup diet" and search results would likely bring up "cabbage soup", much to the nightmare of dieters who are feeling adventurous and would like to indulge in flavorful soup alternatives. Thanks to soup companies like Campell, Progresso and New York-based Soupman, Inc., however, they don't have to stick with cabbage soup. Below are some healthy instant soup flavors from Soupman that you may want to incorporate into your soup diet:
Crab and Corn Chowder
Just added to Soupman's grocery-available soup flavors is Crab and Corn Chowder, which features a delectable medley of premium crab meat and a merry sort of veggies such as corn, potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, peppers and celery. Meet your five-a-day needs with this delicious soup, with a creamy but light seafood broth to boot.
Jambalaya is one of Soupman's popular soups-immortalized in a Seinfeld episode ("Soup Nazi") where Newman happily mumbles "Jambalaya" to himself as he peeked into his takeout bag from the "Soup Nazi" shop. The Jambalaya offers a filling mix of whole shrimp, and generous bits of chicken and spicy andouille sausage simmered in tomato-rich broth with a dash of spice, onions, peppers and carrots.
Chicken Gumbo Soup
Enjoy the best of both worlds with Soupman's Chicken and Gumbo Soup. Savor the goodness of chicken breast chunks cooked with garden fresh vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, collard greens, bell pepper, okra and celery, and flavored with garlic, butter, chili peppers and spices. No need for an entrée-this soup can definitely hold its own!
Soupman's Skinny Soup line also offers healthy alternatives for dieters. The soup line consists of gluten-free options for its Lentil, Tomato Basil, Butternut Squash, and Vegetarian Chili soup flavors.
With Soupman's wide array of soup flavors, one will never run out ideas to liven up their soup diet menu. Know more about Soupman, Inc. and where you can buy its instant soup variants by visiting its website: originalsoupman.com.