There are many different soup diets out there. I have tried a few of them myself. Many people dismiss these types of meal plans as fast diets, but I want to challenge that way of thinking. First, these diets are typically aimed at people who want to drop a few pounds quickly, perhaps because of a special event coming up. Second, while you will not eat soup every day for the rest of your life, the things you learn from these quick diets stick with you and can make their way into future recipes for meals.
If you look up soup diets, you are going to find results like the Cabbage Soup Diet and the 7 Day Vegetable Soup Diet. A word of caution: It is always best to make your own soups. Canned soups are fine, and they can be used, but there are many reasons why you want to handle your diet differently, if at all possible, and at least for the most part.
I have used canned soups before plenty of times when dieting. In fact, one time I used the soups in go cups that you sip without needing silverware. To each his own, but I will tell you that all soup diets by design tell you to cook the soups. It is about fresh, whole ingredients, no preservatives and essentially, just full control of what goes in the soups.
These soup diets do have particular recipes, and you want to make sure that you understand as much as you can about each type of diet. For example, with the 7 Day Vegetable Soup Diet, it is understood right from the get go that the diet lasts one week. To add, you are supposed to see significant weight loss during that week. Having tried these types of diets before, I can tell you three things.
First, these diets aren’t easy. Your motivation is going to be tested. Remember, this is a rapid weight loss diet. Also remember that no matter what, soup is good for you, and you can use the recipe for future meals.
Second, while these types of diets aren’t easy, they do work. People will of course net different results. However, without guaranteeing success, I want to say that in my experience, they do work. So we’ve established that the soup diets aren’t easy, but that they do work. What is the third thing?
These soup diets also typically make you think about eating more vegetables. No matter what type of soup diet you pick, vegetables are always a focal point. You will be reminded about vegetables that you have been missing out on, and you will start adding them more often to your meals.
What do you think about soup diets? It is easy to dismiss them as fad diets and think that you aren’t going to benefit from them. They have their place, and you might enjoy trying one out. I told you that I have, and they taught me something. What will you learn from trying out a soup diet?