Have you been trying to cut some extra inches round your belly to fit into your favourite jeans? Are you regretting all your food choices and googling every easy hack on the internet to melt the fat? Well, you are not alone. A lot of us are on a constant look-out for quick and easy tips to cut the bulge, but let us also tell you that there are no shortcuts to sustainable weight loss. And no matter what the fad diets may claim, starving is definitely not an ideal strategy to achieve your weight loss goals. However, eating light and balanced meal may help a great deal. For the longest time, 'light meal' has been associated with all things bland and boring, but that is only because not many of us have explored enough options. Soups, for instance, makes for a light yet wholesome option for days you do not wish to tuck into something greasy but are craving something flavourful. However, if you are on a weight loss diet, it is better to opt for clear versions of soup over their creamy counterparts.
Soups are excellent bet for weight loss. In addition to being our best aides on a nippy day, soups help fill us up, because of its high water content. Since it is so high on water, your soup makes for a yummy low-calorie appetiser. Unlike juicing, soups also help retain essential fibres of all veggies that are used. Soups are not cooked on high flame, which helps retain nutritional content of veggies too. Experts often recommend clear soups over cream-based ones as dairy may prove to be fat inducing according to some studies. On the other hand, clear soups are easy to digest, are not heavy on the stomach and can help keep your tummy cool. Healthy digestion is key for fast metabolism and weight loss. Drinking clear soups also helps prevent dehydration and ensure steady inflow of nutrients. Many people who are undergoing a strong treatment or are healing from any post-surgery stress, they are recommended a clear liquid diet, of which clear broths form a crucial component.
According to the book '101 Weight Loss Tips' by Dr. Shikha Sharma, it is a good idea to have clear soups for fast and sustainable weight loss. She advises to have "clear vegetable/chicken soups and green salads with vinegar or olive oil dressing or a dip made with hung yogurt are healthy and low-fat appetisers"
Here are some clear soup recipes you can try at home.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.