A recent study published in “Nutrition Scientific Monthly” revealed that consuming vegetable soup before a meal can significantly increase the feeling of satiety, leading to a 30% reduction in calorie consumption during the meal. This is due to the hot temperature of the soup, which stimulates the digestive system and promotes feelings of fullness, as well as the dietary fiber it contains, which slows down digestion and helps to keep you feeling full for longer.
Another study conducted by researchers found that consuming vegetable soup before a meal resulted in eating 120 fewer calories compared to not consuming the soup. However, if you’re not interested in making your own vegetable soup, there are other options available. For example, you can try a concoction made with crushed tomatoes, boiling water, garlic, sucralose (a zero-calorie sweetener), dill, and dry onion chips heated together for a similar effect.
Overall, while there may be no direct instructions for what to do if you don’t feel like making vegetable soup, these studies suggest that consuming an alternative hot, fibrous, and liquid-rich concoction before a meal can help to reduce calorie intake and promote feelings of fullness.