Soup Diet: Try Soup Diet for Weight Loss
The biggest problem in our way to lose weight is when we feel hungry we want to run to the nearest donut or fast food junction. Instead of hogging over the most unhealthy foods, Tim Crowe – Nutrition Academic at Deakin University and freelance writer at Thinking Nutrition says – one should simply have a bowl of soup, as this is a very effective way to curb appetite and promote feelings of fullness.
Most of us end up eating, due to our desire for a particular food or a need to feel ‘full’. Tim says - ‘Satiety is the term scientists use to mean the feelings of fullness we experience after a large meal. What drives satiety is a complex mix of psychological and physiological factors including physical stretching of the stomach and small intestine from food and a cascade of release of hormones that feed back into the brain to tell us we are full.’
One of the best ways to control how much a person eats is by choosing low energy density foods. Foods that are high in water content, rich in fibre and low in fat helps to decrease the energy density or calorie consumption of any meal. Besides, it also aids in providing satiety in just few kilojoules.
One of the best low energy density foods is soup, as they help to control satiety. Tim says - soup is mostly liquid, it can contain a considerable quantity of food nutrients as well. One assumption is that the food particles in soup helps to slow down the release of the soup from the stomach, thus giving a more sustained feeling of fullness, reduces the chance of overeating, and helps in our goal of weight loss.
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