Losing weight can be a matter of straightforward math: Consume fewer calories than you expend, and the pounds should drop. But not all calories are created equal, says Jennifer Tyler Lee, a nutrition expert based in San Francisco and co-author of the forthcoming book, “Half the Sugar, All the Love: A Family Cookbook,” which is scheduled to be published on Dec. 24, 2019.
Certain soups are low in refined carbohydrates and saturated fats, and high in fiber-rich vegetables – a combination that can make them part of a weight-loss regimen. “A low-carb, plant-forward diet can be effective for people looking to reduce weight,” Tyler Lee says. She notes that research suggests shifting away from saturated fats, sodium and added sugar while emphasizing healthy ingredients like vegetables and polyunsaturated fats can positively affect one’s health, plus help with weight loss.
“The trick is maintaining that way of eating, so it’s important to include recipes in your rotation that you and everyone in your family will enjoy,” she says. “Soups are a great way to do that.”
Excerpted from U.S. News