Hello Loyal Soup People! As my daughter mentioned above, we’re so excited to announce our Non-Cleanse Soup “Cleanse.” I think it can help many people establish healthy eating habits. However, if the idea of a restricted cleanse is a bit intimidating to you, I wanted to share some other news. I just read about a research review in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers at Harvard University studied results of 12 diet-focused clinical trials. The results were startling! Vegetarians lost an average of 4.5 pounds more than those who were on non-vegetarian diets. Vegans lost more weight than lacto-ovo vegetarians (people who don’t eat meat or poultry but include milk and eggs in their diets).
The researchers hypothesized that one reason behind the weight loss discrepancies is that vegetarians and vegans include more viscous fiber in their diets. Foods with this type of fiber fill you up more quickly with less food which leads to consuming less calories. They also help keep you regular!
So, if you’re looking to lose a little weight, consider going plant-based! Even one or two days a week can make a difference! But remember – not all vegan food is healthy. A diet of bagels, Twizzlers, and deep fried tofu is not going to lead to weight loss! However, one filled with whole grains, legumes, and a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables probably will!
Create your own “cleanse!” Pick a few days a week (or all!) and try to focus on plant based food. You may be surprised with the results!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!