The soup diet is based, as the name suggests, on the consumption of soup for the different meals of the day.
What is a soup diet?
A soup diet is a 7-day diet based on vegetable soup or broth. Soups can be mixed or unmixed to vary the texture of the soup. However, a soup with whole vegetables provides a more satisfying effect.
The soup diet is complemented by:
- high-protein, low-fat foods (low-fat yogurt, fish);
- nutritional supplements (capsules, herbal teas, vitamins, minerals…);
- vitamin and mineral supplements
This diet is for people who want to lose weight quickly.
There is also a variant of this regime, which alternates between :
- a week’s supply of soup;
- a week’s stabilization.
The benefits of the soup diet
The soup diet has many advantages:
- rapid weight loss ;
- healthy eating ;
- no restriction on the amount of soup consumed;
- this diet detoxifies the body;
- it also cleanses the digestive system.
The disadvantages of a soup diet
The soup diet also has its drawbacks:
- it’s a very restrictive and monotonous diet;
- it should not be followed over a long period at the risk of creating a dietary deficiency, as well as muscle or bone loss;
- weight regain is inevitable at the end of the diet;
- it is essential to be voluntary and rigorous when following this diet, because the menus must be followed to the letter;
- Feelings of hunger are frequent and can lead to fatigue, loss of concentration and irritability;
- This makes the soup diet difficult to reconcile with a full-time job.
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