Absolutely souper: According to a new diet book, eating nothing but soup can make you slimmer in just 10 days…But are you brave enough to try it
14:12 GMT, 26 October 2012
Want to know the secret to staying slim According to a new book, the answer is simple: eat more soup!
As Fiona Kirk, best-selling author of diet books, So What The F**k Should I Eat, Eat Live & Lose The Flab, and now Soup Can Make You Thin, explains:
'[Slim people] know that a tasty bowl of soup fills them up, crushes cravings, keeps them energised for hours and is hard to beat for good all-round nourishment.'
Souper-food: According to Julie Kirk, eating plenty of soup really can give you the figure of your dreams
What's more, adds Kirk, sticking to soup can mean shifting those stubborn pounds in as little as 10 days.
So is this really something new or just
the cabbage soup diet in disguise Most certainly not, says Kirk, who
goes on to expound the virtues of variety – as long as it's soup.
She says: 'There are as many reasons why some of us struggle to lose weight and others don’t as there are varieties of soup to choose from but increasing evidence shows that the main stumbling blocks to getting slim and staying slim are hunger, cravings, diet boredom and lack of essential nutrients.
'Soup is simply a miracle in a bowl for fat loss. The combination of water and solids fills you up more effectively and for longer than if you eat exactly the same food but drink the water separately – plus the water and water content of the vegetables in soup allows for efficient exchange of nutrients into body cells, greatly reducing the possibility of bloating.'
In short, not only does soup keep you slim, but it keeps your nutrient levels topped up too – a double whammy of benefits according to Kirk.
Best-seller: Fiona Kirk (right) is the author of several best-selling diet books, including Soup Can Make You Thin
SOUPER-STAR: FIONA'S TOP TIPS
Choose soups rich in protein or add protein toppings to keep you nourished for longer while keeping the calorie count low. Add healthy fats such as olive oil to fill you up, keep you energised and stem cravings.Eat soup before bed for a restful and restorative night’s sleep.Make soup your snack of choice to avoid energy slumps during the day.Include herbs and spices in your soups to fire up your metabolism and cut down on salt.
'The wealth of ingredients in a bowl of
soup provides a good balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats as well
as the vitamins and minerals required to create energy and keep us
firing on all cylinders,' enthuses Kirk.
'Vegetables which are always in evidence in soup provide good levels of fibre to keep digestion in good shape and make getting our five a day a no brainer.
'And, soup is easy on the pocket, quick to make, widely available, easily transportable and diet boredom won’t be on the cards as the choices are endless.'
What's more, adds Kirk, you won't risk dropping the ball at breakfast because, surprise surprise, soup happens to be a brilliant choice for breakfast too.
Kirk says: 'Breakfasting on soup might be alien concept to many but once you have tried it you may never again want to run out the door on just a slice of toast!'
Luckily for those worried about getting soup fatigue, there are 26 different soup recipes in Soup Can Make You Thin, split into three categories.
SuperSkinny Soups are for when you want to lose flab fast, Skinny Soups for continued fat loss and FatBustForever Soups for when you are close to your goal and want to maintain your new lean look.
There are also plenty of recommendations about which ready-made soups to choose off the shelves and when eating out.
And, if you want to see rapid results look no further than the Flab Fighting Soup Diet which should see you losing around 10lbs in 10 days with barely a cabbage leaf in sight.
To find out more or to order and download your copy at the special offer price of 3.99 go to www.fionakirkbooks.com and key in the code SCMYT at checkout