For quite a while now, diet gurus have been praising the benefits of soups for weight loss. People who drink a cup of a low-calorie, broth-based soup before dinner tend to consume far fewer calories. Plus, the bulk of soup is liquid, which fills up your stomach faster and tricks your brain into thinking you’ve eaten more than you have. But not all soups are created equally. The best soups for weight loss use low-sodium ingredients to prevent bloating, are broth-based (no fattening creamy ingredients), and have more vegetables than noodles or starch. Check out this list of great soups for weight loss, or revamp your own favorite soup recipes using Dr. Gullo’s technique of food substitution.
Fall Harvest Soup (Just 103 calories per cup – this low-fat soup uses fruit to add a unique, pleasing flavor)
Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup (Just 204 calories per cup, but lower the calorie count even more by reducing the noodles by half and adding more carrots)
Butternut & Apple Soup (Butternut squash contains just 32 calories per half cup)
Vegetarian Split Pea Soup (Just 95 calories per serving, along with 6 g of protein – use low-sodium broth)
Tomato Vegetable Soup (Mix and match your favorite veggies with this soup, or follow the recipe exactly for just 80 calories per serving)
Chicken and Leek Soup (This recipe calls for mushrooms to boost your immunity for the winter months)
Acorn Squash Soup (Making soups for weight loss couldn’t get simpler – just 3 main ingredients plus seasonings for a quick, low-calorie dinner)