5 Weight-Loss Truths Hidden in Trendy Diets
4. Soup Can Help You Lose Weight
The anonymous creator of the "Cabbage Soup Diet" was onto something: soup (based on a low-calorie veggie, like cabbage) may help you lose weight. Various studies show that soup is highly satisfying. In one study, published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, people consumed the fewest calories on days when they ate soup. Broth-based soups packed with vegetables and lean proteins or fiber-rich beans give you the biggest bang for your caloric buck.