Traditional soup usually includes vegetables. However, the fibers contained in vegetables not only limit the absorption of fats and cholesterol, but increase the feeling full.
To reduce the urge to snack and fight the extra pounds, nothing like a plate of soup when you feel a little hungry! Better yet, served as a starter, it quickly satiates. If the soup does not make you lose weight in itself, it allows you to limit food intake during the rest of the meal.
The soup consists mainly of vegetables and water
The other advantage of vegetable soup when you watch your figure is thatit brings few calories (90 to 150 kcal on average for a bowl of 300 ml) in relation to the large quantity consumed.
Vegetables and water, which mainly make up the soup, are indeed low-calorie foods. They take up a lot of space on your plate and in your stomach, so they take longer to digest. They are therefore satiating better and longer than high-calorie foods.
A supply of essential micronutrients
Another significant advantage of the soup: she feeds vegetables, which provide the important and essential micronutrients to avoid any deficiency in vitamins and minerals during a diet.
The soup (or soup) therefore naturally finds its place in a diet when it comes to controlling your weight.
What to eat with soup for a balanced meal?
Nathalie Hutter, nutritionist, recommends eat soup three to four times a week minimum, even daily.
“The main thing is to vary the pleasures and innovate so as not to get bored,” she explains. Today we find a range of recipes for making soup, from the most classic to the most exotic, there is plenty to do! “
On the other hand, so that the soup remains the ally of a thin waist, do not combine it with any other food.
- If you eat the soup as a starter. A bowl of vegetable soup (leek, turnip, carrot, zucchini, cauliflower, celery, onion, tomato, sorrel, cabbage, watercress, broccoli, spinach, squash, pumpkin), followed by a dish of starch and protein (fish, egg, meat). Finish with a dairy product and a seasonal fruit, preferably raw.
- If you eat the soup as a main course. A soup made up of vegetables, a starch (potato, lentils, peas, vermicelli, bulgur and quinoa…) and a source of protein (ham, salmon…). Follow with milk and fruit.
Three tips for a healthy soup – Be thrifty in fat. To thicken and make a soup more creamy, replace the crème fraîche with a little milk, soy cream or cornstarch. – Avoid cheese, if you don’t want to boost calories. – Flavor with spices to limit salt intake. Also think about aromatic herbs which give flavor but without the calories. This tip also applies to all the dishes you prepare.
Slimming soup recipes
Two carrot and rosemary soup (78 kcal / person) A spinach soup with avocado (85 kcal / person) A kale, mint and sesame soup (91 kcal / person) Miso soup with seaweed (117 kcal / person) A mushroom soup (76 kcal / person) A smoked halibut lettuce soup (100 kcal / person)