Vegetable soup has been shown to increase feelings of satiety and reduce calorie consumption during a meal. A study published in the “Nutrition Scientific Monthly” found that consuming vegetable soup before a meal led to a 30% reduction in calorie intake. This is likely due to the hot temperature of the soup, its dietary fiber content, and the liquids it contains which fill the stomach.
Another study showed that consuming vegetable soup before a meal resulted in eating 120 fewer calories compared to not consuming the soup. However, if you don’t feel like making vegetable soup, there are alternative options available. For example, a concoction of crushed tomatoes, boiling water, garlic, sucralose, dill, and dry onion chips can be heated and consumed for a similar effect.
Overall, these studies demonstrate the effectiveness of consuming an alternative hot, fibrous, and liquid-rich concoction before a meal to achieve feelings of fullness and reduce calorie intake.