It seems a new fad diet pops up every day promising quick weight loss despite (usually) depriving the dieter of essential nutrients. “Souping” is one the latest diet trends, but how healthy is it…and will it lead to lasting weight loss? If you recently started taking Phentermine pills and are looking for ways to make over your diet, take a moment to learn about this trend.
Filling Without The Excess Calories
Soup provides a satisfying, often comforting meal without the extra calories.
“Soup can be a healthy and delicious way to create balance after a season of heavy meals or even a particularly indulgent weekend,” Robin Foroutan, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told CNN. “It gives your digestive system a chance to reboot and de-bloat.”
Not only do you consume less calories when you eat soup, you lower your calorie intake if you enjoy it prior to a meal. Studies have found soup provides a filling dish that makes it less likely to eat extra calories from main courses. Other studies note soup’s role in weight loss.
Why Does Soup Promote Weight Management?
Food bound by water slows down gastric emptying so you feel fuller for longer.
“The water in soup adds weight and volume so that you can have a satisfying amount without too many calories,” says Barbara Rolls, a professor of nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University.
A Top Food Trend
Souping become a top food trend in 2018 because unlike juicing, it retains its fiber content from vegetables, healthy fat, and lean protein.
“Soups still contains the whole food, so fiber is still intact, but it’s easier to digest because it’s cooked,” said Foroutan.