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Soup Diet - Soup can make you thin!

by Maria Bell Published on 15/11/2012 at 00:00
Soup Diet - Soup can make you thin!

Want to lose 10lbs in 10 days? According to a newly launched diet plan, all you need to do is eat more soup.

Soup Diet - Soup can make you thin!

Sounds pretty easy doesn't it? But what does it involve?

Fiona Kirk, author of 'So What the F**K Should I Eat?" and "Eat, Live & Lose the Flab", says in her new book 'Soup Can Make You Thin' that a healthy diet of soup can make you lose a significant amount of weight in only 10 days.

Kirk's theory is simple. Eat more soup, weigh less.

Kirk's research into weight loss and nutrition has led to her believe that soup is where the secret to weight loss lies.

She says: "When it comes to getting our waistlines in order, is nothing short of a miracle in a bowl."

For 10 days dieters must eat nothing but soup (with a few exceptions here and there) and as a result will see a serious shrinking to their waistline.

However the fact that soup is a diet-friendly food source is no secret. For those of you wondering if this is the Cabbage Soup Diet in disguise, Kirk says otherwise.

She believes the main things that prohibit weight loss and keeping those pounds off are boredom, lack of variety, and one thing that the 'Soup Can Make You Thin' regime has, is a huge variety of foods you can eat.

So let's find out how it actually works...

How it works:

The diet is based around the fat burning qualities of soup where dieters eat a variation of soups for 10 days straight, for breakfast lunch and dinner (and the opportunity for two snacks in between).

This is a relatively flexible approach to the soups you eat but the only fixed thing that Kirk recommends is that you include a good selection of the 'SuperSkinny' soups that she outlines in the book in those first 10 days.

Kirk says that soup is the perfect fat buster: "The combination of water and solid fills you up more effectively and for longer than if you eat exactly the same food but drink the water separately". Makes sense right?

As well as this a combination of the fact that soup satisfies hunger, fights water retention, helps cholesterol, encourages better digestion, is a natural energy booster and is nutritionally a God-send makes it the perfect weight-loss tool.

However Kirk emphasises that this is not a crash diet but a way of life and her book ensures that with her guidance you will be able to keep off the weight by incorporating of all your new found soupy knowledge in your day-to-day!

She even includes a selection of recipes and guidelines of exactly which soups you should go for, for maximum effects - all you could ever need really.

A Typical day:

Breakfast: This doesn't necessarily have to be soup but if you really want to see results then opt for a variation of either:

• Gazpacho-Style Soup

• Very Quick Tomato Soup

• Light Chicken Soup

• Chinese Little Gem & Chicken/Tofu Soup
Mid morning/ Early-lunch snack: Have a bowl or mug of one of the following:

• Thai Curry Sweet Potato Soup

• Spinach & Watercress Soup

• Beef Broth with Pearl Barley
Lunch: This is the time of day that Kirk says soup is essential to fat-loss. So choose from:

• Thai Curry Sweet Potato Soup

• Spinach & Watercress Soup
• Beef Broth with Pearl Barley

Add a small mixed salad if needed. Lots of green leaves, lots of colour and dress with a good splash of olive oil and a little lemon juice.
Early Evening: This is the point where you will be most likely to snack so it is important to boost those energy levels with a high-protein soup. Choose from:

• Gazpacho-Style Soup

• Very Quick Tomato Soup

• Light Chicken Soup

• Chinese Little Gem & Chicken/Tofu Soup

• Miso Soup
Evening: This depends on what you have eaten in the day but the last meal should include a decent portion of protein and a load of vegetables.

Soups include:
• Pea, Mint & Lettuce Soup

• Spicy Meatball Soup

• Gazpacho-Style Soup

Kirk also states that you should never go to sleep hungry so if you get a little peckish before your head is about to touch the pillow then have a small portion of Turkey/Tofu & Spinach Soup.

Plus points:
One of the major plus points for this diet is that the food that you'll be eating will actually taste good.

You also get much more choice than most diets as well as hopefully never having to go hungry.

You're also given the choice to give your own spin on the soups you are making or follow the recipes in the book, so you can pick and choose (within reason) what you are eating.

Making soup can take some time but there are also ready-made options to choose from.

Find out more:

'Soup Can Make You Thin'
RRP: £5.41
Available from Amazon.

You can also check out all of the recipes online at the official websie SuperDupery.

More diets:
Want to keep your diet options open? Check out the rest of our diet selections on Sofeminine right here in our Diet A-Z!

Maria Bell
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