• Lindsay O'Neill

We Both LOVE Soup

This is a line from one of my all time favorite movies, Best in Show... "We have so much in common, we both love soup and snow peas, we love the outdoors, and talking and not talking..." There is SO MUCH to love about soup, and it's super easy to make.

In the world of Culinary Medicine many clinical studies have proven the negative impacts of obesity, i.e. - diabetes, heart disease, stroke, thyroid, cancer, etc. As our National Obesity rates soar past 30% in adults, we see a crushing impact on our health...

Fad diets are created for mass-market adoption (and profit $$$$), and rarely work long-term for the individual. Also, they can be time consuming and costly. So, what options are we left with?

One small hinge that has worked for EVERYONE I've worked with is drinking smoothies and eating SOUP, to replace meals and infuse vital nutrition.

According to Campbell's clinical nutrition research there are Four Ways Soup Can Help Manage Body Weight:

1. Decrease hunger

2. Increase fullness

3. Enhance satisfaction 

4. Reduce calorie intake

Caloric intake is VERY important to reducing body weight (just ask Weight Watchers), HOWEVER, and this is a big BUT... the TYPE of calories is more important than the quantity. Replacing breakfast with a Snickers Bar and Dinner with a Starbucks Mocha Frappe is not the caloric reduction I'm talking about...