Who doesn’t love a nice warm cup of soup on a chilly winter day? But did you know that soup can also help you stay on track of your weight loss goals? Soup keeps you hydrated and it’s super filling. So, how does soup help you with your nutritional goals?
Here’s the Science
Having a low-calorie vegetable-filled soup with your lunch can actually help you consume fewer calories during your meal and you’ll end up eating less throughout the rest of the day. Soup will keep you feeling fuller for longer and it’s more effective for weight loss than consuming a glass of water.
Which Soups Should You Eat?
Unfortunately, not all soups are created equally. In general, clear broth-based soups such as egg drop, chicken, and vegetable soups are lower in calories than cream-based, chowders, and pureed soups. Stick with broth-based soups for your first course and if you’re craving a thicker soup, make it your main course. Sometimes, we can’t resist a cream of mushroom soup. Just make sure the soups you choose are high in protein and low in sodium.