This program, concocted by nutritionist Nathalie Négro, makes soup our best slimming ally!
Soups have many advantages: they provide vitamins and minerals without overloading the body, hydrate the body and promote the feeling of satiety. Studies have shown that a soup as a starter allows you to consume fewer calories during the meal, and even during the following meals! But, for an effective diet, do not settle for a lean broth or a freeze-dried bag full of additives. Consistent recipes must be integrated into varied and balanced menus, such as those proposed by Nathalie Négro, nutritionist.
Appetite suppressant legumes
In this soup diet, our expert gives pride of place to legumes (lentils, split peas, white beans, red beans …).
What for? “First of all for variety, in order to preserve the pleasure of eating,” argues Nathalie Négro. Then, legumes provide more fiber and protein than starchy foods, and stall well. Finally, they play a role as prebiotics, that is to say, they maintain our intestinal microbiota which intervenes in the regulation of weight. »
Commercial soups, I buy smart
I moderate the salt
When comparing soups, always take the less salty ones.
I bet on frozen pebble soups. Choose those that contain only the vegetable alone, in order to season them yourself.
I monitor fat
On nutrition labelling, locate them on the lipid line, which should be close to 0.
You can mix, in equal parts, a cooked soup and a brute, without seasoning.
The expert’s opinion — Nathalie Négro
Per meal, how much soup should be consumed?
A standard size bowl or 2 ladles, about 250 ml, no more, even if you are very hungry. If you fill your stomach with 1/2 liter of soup, on the spot, you will be full, but you may not eat enough other essential foods: starchy foods, meat or equivalent … We are then exposed to cravings and therefore snacking between meals.
Some diets only advocate broths. What do you think?
No interest! It starves and we compensate later. In addition, there is no chewing. However, it is essential to feel the pleasure of the meal and satiation. Finally, broths do not provide all nutrients, such as protein, hence the risk of muscle wasting. In short, we are satisfied with the broth when we want to have a light dinner, after a hearty meal.
Can we lose weight with such an attractive program?
Yes, because this is about finding a good food balance after a festive period. We do not remove any family of foods, we just learn to dose them well.