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When you try to lose weight, this journey can be very difficult depending on your situation. You may feel hungry or deprived because you need to reduce your food intake and calories. In that case, soup can help you to counter that situation.

Soups can help you to fill up without adding too many calories to your body. It can also be your saviour when you go out with your friends because you can always order soups at restaurants.

It's good for you

If you eat two servings of low energy dense soups every day, you're likely to experience 50% more weight loss in comparison to people who consume the same amount of calories in a high energy dense snack.

However, it is very important to find the right types of soups because only they can be beneficial for you when you're trying to lose weight.

Soups are good for you because of their low calorie density and since they do not add more calories to your body when you're trying to lose calories, you can consume comfortably more. You can eat clear or broth-based soups. Soups will help you to control your weight better according to different scientific studies. There are also good for you because they will wide you with fibre and protein. That is why it is important for you to choose a soup with ingredients like vegetables, beans and lean protein.

Avoid these soups

There are some soups that you should avoid when you're trying to lose fat and weight. You need to avoid soups that are high in calories and are not very filling. It is better to avoid soups with cheese and cream-based soups. If you go out and order soup in a restaurant and the soup comes in a bread bowl, you should avoid the bread bowl because that will save you hundreds of calories. It is also better for you to avoid croutons, cheese, noodles and such high calorie toppings.

Low-calorie substitute

When you're trying to lose fat and weight, soups are good for you because they are a low-calorie substitute for the food that you otherwise would have consumed. You can always eat soup instead of high calorie foods of meals. There are some foods which may have high amount of saturated fat and cholesterol and such foods can be easily replaced with broth-based bean soup or any other soup. Instead of a large plate of pasta, you can always consume a tomato soup and thereby save hundreds of calories.

Nutritional benefits

You can always add nutrient dense, low-calorie ingredients to your soup. By doing that, you'll be able to get some essential vitamins and minerals from the soup. When you're trying to lose weight, generally you reduce your food consumption and during that time, getting all the necessary nutrients may be difficult for you. You can get more nutrients by making some healthy food choices. That is why, you need to add different healthy foods in your soup. Add carrots because it will give you potassium and vitamin A, barley because it is a whole grain and will provide you with niacin, lentils because they will provide you with iron, chicken breast because it will provide you with vitamin B12. Likewise, you can add other healthy ingredients to your soup and that will make your soup full of important and essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

References 1. 14 Day Rapid Soup Diet
2. Soup Consumption Is Associated With a Lower Dietary Energy Density and a Better Diet Quality in US Adults
3. Interested in Losing Weight?