Can You Soup Yourself to Weight Control?

The Serotonin-Plus Dietary Plan preaches “high protein/high vegetable-low carbohydrate/low fruit/low fat” intake. So, where does soup fit into this scheme? Well, this will depend on the type of soup we are discussing.

Let’s first look at that great tasting French onion soup…you know, the one with that comes in the crock with the melted cheese hanging over the edge with the croutons. The nutritional content for one serving includes 190 calories, 21 grams of carbs and 9 grams of fat.

How about New England clam chowder? 230 calories, 13 grams of fat and 13 grams of carbs. Now let’s look at tomato basil soup: 9 grams of carbs and 20 grams of fat with a calorie count of 213. Pho without the noodles: 12 grams of carbs, 3.3. grams of fat and if chicken is placed, 35 grams of protein.

The “best” soup to eat with the most compatible admixture of food groups is one that is a light broth with vegetables and protein. Rather than opening up a can of Chunky soup, concoct your own combination of a light broth, fresh vegetables and a large amount of protein of your choice.

Soup can be a good addition to your quest for long-term weight control, but strive for the ones that provide lots of protein/vegetables while minimizing the carbs and fat. That’s the soup….oops, I mean scoop.

Author
Dr. Robert Posner One of the world’s leading medical weight loss researchers, Robert Posner, MD, operates his state-of-the-art weight loss clinic, Serotonin Plus, in the heart of Burke, Virginia, in the suburban Washington area.

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