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Is eating soup the same thing as "drinking your calories"

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 26, 2013 at 1:55 AM

You always hear warnings about drinking your calories because your body is not as equipped to handle them (as far as you are full signals). Does a thick pureed soup count in the same way?

edit to clarify

I dont mean satiety in the "I feel full" sense as much as I do in the actual chemical signals in your body that detect the amount of calories and tell you to "slow down" or stop. I am currently reading Salt Sugar Fat : How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss (2013) and he talks about the science behind it a bit. Pretty interesting stuff really. I dont want to turn this into a book review nor say that the author is right/wrong. It just made me wonder thats all.

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on April 02, 2013
at 03:00 AM

Why does grass fed heavy cream have "terrible nutrient density" travis?

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on March 26, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Jake: the pureed soup rebel

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:54 PM

i've been kicked out of every brasserie on the rue...

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on March 26, 2013
at 04:15 AM

Soup is good food.

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Lol, I used to drink straight cream or coconut milk in my days too, so I can't dawg on them too much anyways.

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:34 AM

Oh I am hardly qualified to say if the practice is healthy or not- more that its a lot of calories to be able to just drink and not feel full.

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:21 AM

How gauche! You wouldn't know a vichyssoise from a denouement!

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:17 AM

Lol, just laughing in my head at what a nutritionist might tell you after you tell her your friends drink straight heavy cream.

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:04 AM

Heavy cream has a terrible nutrient density.

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:01 AM

I know a few people who can finish off a ton of heavy cream without feeling it... that has no sugar in it

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on March 26, 2013
at 01:59 AM

Depends on what's in the soup I guess.

Generally speaking though, no. The best reason not to drink calories is because most drinks are just sweetened water and nutrient void. Drinking quality soup is fine and probably beneficial.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on March 26, 2013
at 02:34 AM

Oh I am hardly qualified to say if the practice is healthy or not- more that its a lot of calories to be able to just drink and not feel full.

Medium avatar

(39821)

on March 26, 2013
at 02:04 AM

Heavy cream has a terrible nutrient density.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on March 26, 2013
at 02:01 AM

I know a few people who can finish off a ton of heavy cream without feeling it... that has no sugar in it

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 26, 2013
at 02:17 AM

Lol, just laughing in my head at what a nutritionist might tell you after you tell her your friends drink straight heavy cream.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 26, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Lol, I used to drink straight cream or coconut milk in my days too, so I can't dawg on them too much anyways.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on April 02, 2013
at 03:00 AM

Why does grass fed heavy cream have "terrible nutrient density" travis?

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:30 PM

I'd say no, more because you treat the soup like a meal. It's easy to get 500 calories from Coke without noticing you're even drinking it, but with soup if you sit down and eat it as lunch, and pay attention to it as food in the way you don't with a can of Coke just sitting on the desk, I think it would make a big difference in the way you feel and your body perceives it.

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:03 AM

i don't think there's a right or wrong answer here, because satiety is somewhat subjective. personally, soup fills me up nicely. on the other hand, i almost never have fully pureed soups. cause (pardon me, people of france) i find it boring. but there's no health-based reason to avoid this.

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:54 PM

i've been kicked out of every brasserie on the rue...

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:21 AM

How gauche! You wouldn't know a vichyssoise from a denouement!

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(637)

on March 26, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Jake: the pureed soup rebel

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