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Is soup more filling than regular food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2013 at 12:24 PM

For weight loss, would soup be the best go-to? Is it more filling then chewing solid food? Could you just mix your solid food in a blender to make the soup? :)

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 21, 2013
at 05:53 PM

What you describe, I would refer to as stew. But I would agree.

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on August 21, 2013
at 05:10 PM

I will agree with this, noting that if you make soup with hunks of "real food"- real hunks of meat, veg, sweet potatoes- you're getting the best of both worlds, imo. There are definitely nutritional benefits to bone broth, and I think the calories are worth it. Nothing fills me up (and keeps me full) like a bowl of beef cabbage soup in bone broth and a leafy salad on the side.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 25, 2013
at 06:17 PM

Not saying it is bad -- just not necessary.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 25, 2013
at 04:58 PM

@NBS -- first link doesn't work. Second link is only over two hours and the variance is huge. I cannot fathom how they go to their "statistically significant results" when the margins are well within the variance especially with an N=12 study...

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 25, 2013
at 03:26 PM

I resemble that remark! (The chugging coconut oil reference.) Though I don't "chug," I do take a swig now and then. It's just so darn good!

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on June 25, 2013
at 02:09 PM

Several studies have shown that soups generally produce more satiety per calorie than solids foods (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/156391590). The mechanism for this is thought to be delayed gastric emptying (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23093339).

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 23, 2013
at 09:33 PM

Soup is more filling, but not more satiating. Your stomach will feel full with less total caloric intake with soup, but you will be hungry sooner, as your body will not sense it has received adequate nutrition. Just eat real whole foods, leaning heavy towards non-starchy vegetables and a variety of (preferrably pastured) meats and wild caught fish. Anything to try and "trick" the stomach into feeling full will not be sustainable, because you can't fool the body long term. Eat your calories, don't drink them. Animals given processed chow gained weight compared to animals given solid food sources of equal calories.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 21, 2013
at 05:53 PM

What you describe, I would refer to as stew. But I would agree.

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on August 21, 2013
at 05:10 PM

I will agree with this, noting that if you make soup with hunks of "real food"- real hunks of meat, veg, sweet potatoes- you're getting the best of both worlds, imo. There are definitely nutritional benefits to bone broth, and I think the calories are worth it. Nothing fills me up (and keeps me full) like a bowl of beef cabbage soup in bone broth and a leafy salad on the side.

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05b7714f0b6942fc350e4271c6382c46

(125)

on July 09, 2013
at 06:09 PM

No. Eat whole foods, try not to drink them (Ex. Juices and soups). :)

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 25, 2013
at 12:40 PM

typically, in the long term, soup is not as filling as whole foods.

Soup does have more volume, so it fills up your belly, but the body excretes liquids much more efficiently (in terms of time) than solids. So you piss out the liquids and are left hungry again --- sooner...

For weight loss, focus on high quality vegetables and protein. Do not eschew the fat, but it is also not necessary to focus on fat either (i.e. no need to chug coconut oil -- but no need to trim the fat off the beef either).

And eat until you are 80% full. Don't eat to excess, eat until you are content and then stop. Then don't eat again until you are hungry.

Also, for weight loss, interval training (especially on foot) and resistance training are will enhance your weight loss.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 25, 2013
at 06:17 PM

Not saying it is bad -- just not necessary.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 25, 2013
at 03:26 PM

I resemble that remark! (The chugging coconut oil reference.) Though I don't "chug," I do take a swig now and then. It's just so darn good!

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