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Dieting Tip: Order Soup Before Main Course

Smarter Eats: Soak Up the Soup

If you're not a soup lover already, I've got yet one more reason to become one. Aside from all the flavorful Fall options served up during the harvest time of year, they can actually help you as a dieting tactic. When ordered before a main dish, tasty broths are shown to keep calories down. Julie Flood of Penn State said:

Consuming a first-course of low-calorie soup, in a variety of forms, can help with managing weight . . . Using this strategy allows people to get an extra course at the meal, while eating fewer total calories.

Having said that, she also advises people to stay away from heavy cream-filled soups that can often pack on more calories than an entire meal alone.

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Feesje Feesje 6 years
Soup addict here! I make soup on Sunday and freeze individual portions, so I can eat it every day of the week.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
In the fall and winter (and early spring, too) I eat soup about 4 or 5 times a week for dinner. It's easy and filling and so comforting. I usually make my own vegetable soup with V8 juice and chicken stock and just about any veggies I can throw in. Yummy!!
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