New York, NY, United States (4E) – Fiona Kirk, author of best-selling books “So What The F**k Should I Eat?,” “Eat Live & Lose The Flab,” and “Soup Can Make You Thin,” claims a soup diet can help a person lose weight in as little as 10 days.
This claim has raised some eyebrows with detractors saying a diet of mostly liquid soup deprives the body of much needed protein and makes a person more susceptible to uncontrolled cravings. It’s a good theory they say, but very bad in practice.
In fact critics of the once popular Cabbage Soup Diet dismissed the high-fiber diet as nothing but a fad and there was nothing fun or sexy eating on cabbage for days. Some experts pointed out that munching on cabbage simply removes water weight and does not eliminate fats at all. A person who is on this diet, experts say, is left with little energy and is actually famished.
But Kirk dismissed all these bad press against soup diet. According to her, many a weight watchers who tried soup diet are all in agreement that a tasty bowl of soup is enough to fill up an appetite, remove cravings for food and keep them energized the rest of the day.
To get the most benefit from a soup diet, Kirk suggests you eat a variety of soups that include essential ingredients to provide you with your daily needs of protein, fiber and energy, including vegetables, beans, healthy fats like olive oil and protein.
You can try different kinds of soups for breakfast, as a snack and before bed. A good soup also enhances a good night sleep, she said.
Proponents of soup diets say it works because soups contain both liquid and vegetables that are full of nutrients that are needed by the body. The combination of these ingredients allows the body to absorb the nutrients quickly resulting in drastic reduction of bloating. Plus your system will flush liquid faster because of the lack of calories. In reality, you will lose three pounds in three days.
At the same time the lack of calories flushes liquids from your system, which means that the three pounds loss you see in three days could just be from water.
Aside from losing weight, soups can also add to the well-being of a person and provide some relief from daily stress.
Jodie Rubin, who serves her magic soup at The Casino in Bodega, said, “Soup is the best comfort food in the world. I make soup because I love eating it. You can tell someone really likes you if they make you a good soup.”
Amongst the best-tasting and nutritious soups in the market for those who want to lose weight are soups made by Soupman, Inc. (OTCQX: SOUP). They have different variants such as the Manhattan Clam Chowder, Jambalaya and Tomato Zucchini. Most of Soupman’s soup recipes include staple ingredients like onions, garlic, peppers, celery, carrots, and corn which are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Gluten-free varieties such Vegetarian Chili, Tomato Basil, Butternut Squash, Garden Vegetable and Lentil soups are also available for those with gluten sensitivities