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Give these 5 soups a shot for weight loss

These soups are loaded with fresh vegetables and high in flavour, yet naturally low in fat and calories—perfect for weight loss journey.
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Adding moong dal soup to your winter diet is a great option! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 3 Jan 2022, 14:08 pm IST
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Are you looking to lose weight while eating healthy delicious meals? But did you know that soups can be magical for your weight loss journey? Yes, soups are not just delicious, but also healthy and filling.

Today, we bring some of the best soup suggestions which can help you drop the weight. Before that, let’s read why soups are a great option.

Are soups a good way to lose weight?

Soups are a fantastic way to lose weight, as long as your eating the right kind! Soups are naturally filling and can be low calorie so are a great choice when you’re wanting to drop a few pounds without too much effort. 

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Soups are the best way to weight loss. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

What types of soups are good for weight loss?

Plant-based soaps are the healthiest. They contain healthy vegetables, may contain pulses and grains and are made without dairy or heavy animal fat. When choosing a soup, it’s important to have one with lots of veggies. The fibre from veggies, plus a high water broth will help keep you full without adding excess calories. 

When made at home, soups are completely healthy and you can enjoy both chicken and vegetable soups for weight loss. 

So what are the healthiest soups that you can consume?

Aruna Mallya, Senior Dietitian, KMC Hospital, Mangaluru, suggests a bowl of high protein soup which can help in weight loss. She suggests avoiding a sweet corn soup or anything that has more calories – like potato soup which can lead to weight gain. Instead, nosh on cabbage soup, some clear broth or some multicolored vegetables like carrot, peas a chance because of antioxidants present in them which help in losing weight.

So, here are soups that you can enjoy for weight loss:

Aruna Mallya recommends these soups: 

1. Clear soups

You can boil the vegetables that you like to have but no underground vegetables. First cut them into big chunks and then boil it properly, after that just puree it. This soup will have a lot of fibre content in it. For flavour, you can add some pepper or garlic.

Also, read: Soups to salads: 5 ways to make the most of lemongrass

2. Chicken soup

Chicken soup is nothing but low-fat chicken pieces which should be boiled properly. Only strained chicken broth should be taken. Also, add some garlic tadka with a pinch of salt.

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Warm soup in winter can be very comforting. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Cabbage soup or multicoloured vegetable soup

Add carrot, peas, capsicum, also you can use palak. All the vegetables should be cooked in a pressure cooker properly and then they can be blended like a smoothie or paste. There is no need to add any thickening agent like cornflour. After it’s cooked properly, add a pinch of salt or tadka to the broth.

Also, read: STOP throwing coriander stems and make this lemon coriander soup instead!

4. Green veggie soup

Green vegetables are rich in fiber, which helps in faster weight loss. Ghee, butter, palm oil, are to be used. Just a pinch of salt to the broth can be added as more of it will result in water retention. Additionally, tofu can be added to veg soup. People craving for flavour, can try Kimchi soup which can be loaded with vegetables, little red chili flakes, dark soy sauce, pepper.

Helpful tips to make weight loss soups:

  • Always add veggies that you like most in the recipes. 
  • Add cabbage and celery as they’re known for their weight loss and detoxifying properties, also they make the soup healthier hence it will keep you fuller. 
  • To make the soup even healthier, you can replace the white potatoes with sweet potatoes. 
  • If you prefer you can add beans to the soup for extra protein. 

The benefits of these soups are that they taste great and they really do help you lose weight. The best part? This soup recipe is so easy to make, is packed with nutrients, making it a perfect option for weight loss. 

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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