Vegetable soup diet: all the pros and cons of this particular food regime

Do you want to lose 5kg in a week? Then you have to follow the fat burning vegetable soup diet. Here’s how it works and how to follow it.

The vegetable soup diet is perfect to purify your body and get back in shape after binging periods, for example after the holidays. However, it is also a great way to get in shape quickly, perhaps before summer. It is a regime that not only allows to lose weight, but also cleanses the body and eliminates excess toxins.

The vegetable soup is a warm dish, perfect to eat during winter, and the protagonist of this diet. However, this is a hypoproteic and poorly balanced diet, and for this reason it has to last for a short period. Let’s find out more about it!

How the vegetable soup diet works

Vegetable soup diet: all the pros and cons of this particular food regime
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The vegetable soup becomes the absolute protagonist of your menu for the 7 days of diet. A fundamental requirement is to use fresh and seasonal vegetables or legumes. Avoid frozen, bagged soups and use them only if you don’t have time.

Other than vegetable soups, you also need to drink at least 1 liter of water per day and to exercise lightly. In order to monitor your progresses, you should weigh yourself the first and the fourth day. If you have already lost 5 kg, it is possible that you have eaten too few calories. In this case, you have to add to your diet pasta, rice or biscuits.

Vegetable soup diet: weekly menu

The weekly menu consists of 3 meals plus 2 snacks per day. Vegetable soup is almost always the main food, sometimes together with others. Let’s see a simple and organized weekly menu.

A note: this is a hypothetical and illustrative example. Before starting the diet, you should see your doctor or nutritionist to plan a diet suitable to your body.

First day

  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, coffee or tea
  • Snack: juice
  • Lunch: vegetable soup and a fruit
  • Snack: juice
  • Dinner: vegetable soup and a fruit

Second day

  • Breakfast: coffee
  • Snack: a fruit
  • Lunch: vegetable soup and steamed or boiled vegetables
  • Snack: juice
  • Dinner: vegetable soup and vegetables

Third day

  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, coffee or tea
  • Snack: juice
  • Lunch: legumes soup and raw vegetables
  • Snack: juice
  • Dinner: vegetable soup and grilled vegetables
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Fourth day

  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, coffee or tea
  • Snack: juice
  • Lunch: vegetable soup and fresh fruit
  • Snack: juice
  • Dinner: vegetable soup, ricotta cheese or another low fat cheese

Fifth day

  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, coffee or tea
  • Snack: juice
  • Lunch: steamed or grilled white fish (300 g) and vegetables
  • Snack: juice
  • Dinner: vegetable soup and 150 grams of fish

Sixth day

  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, coffee or tea
  • Snack: juice
  • Lunch: grilled steak (300 g) and vegetables
  • Snack: juice
  • Dinner: vegetabe soup and white meat (300 g)

Seventh day

  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, coffee or tea
  • Snack: juice
  • Lunch: vegetable soup with boiled rice and vegetables
  • Snack: juice
  • Dinner: vegetable soup with legumes and vegetables

Does the vegetable soup soup actually work?

As for all fast weight loss diets, this one also slims down. However, as for all the other similar food regimes, it would be difficult to keep your silhouette and do not regain the weight lost.

Even if it detoxifies the body, it is also true that this diet contribution of proteins, fats and carbohydrates is very unbalanced. So this diet can lead to problems, among the most common headache and tiredness.

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31-01-2019

Nicoletta Chiara Romano