Originally featured in the October 3, 2011 issue of Woman’s World magazine, the trendsetting Fat Flush Soup Diet has helped people beat bloat and toxins while emulsifying fat.
Inspired by a study at Penn State that found eating soup can trigger you to consume up to 448 fewer calories per meal, this satisfying soup is an easy go-to recipe to help jumpstart long term weight loss or bust through a plateau.
It’s Souper Easy!
The Fat Flush Soup is deliciously easy to make! The slimming ingredients include:
-Warming and earthy flavor-filled spices like cumin, for example, which helps the digestive system by relieving abdominal distention and gas and helps to alleviate migraines and headaches.
– Ample amounts of vitamin-rich veggies to fulfill your body’s nutritional needs, plus anti-oxidants that will protect your cells and slow the aging process.
– Lean ground protein (like beef, turkey or chicken) that is an important building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood .
– Fiber-filled beans to dramatically reduce appetite while regulating blood sugar and making you feel fuller—faster.
- Start the day with a protein rich breakfast in the morning. We suggest two eggs or a plant protein smoothie with 20 grams of clean vegetarian-based protein per serving to help kick-start glucagon, the protein-based hormone that mobilizes fat from storage.
- Savor the soup twice a day— preferably at lunch and dinner.
- Throughout the day, sip on herbal teas, hot water with lemon, Cran-Water or plain water. The key is to consume at least 64 oz. of liquid.
Personalized Adjustments and Additions
Our signature soup recipe goes on to the next level by individualizing weight loss and recommending very special ingredient “add-ins” that address the top four weight gain triggers most commonly experienced by frustrated dieters: a sluggish thyroid, burned out adrenals, a toxic liver, and yeast overload.
Boost mood and brain power: Feeling tired, blue, and foggy? Try adding a little seaweed gomasio. Seaweed, rich in thyroid-nourishing iodine, helps ensure healthy production of the thyroid hormone.
Kill carb cravings: Feeling carb cravings and GI distress? Replace the mushroom (which are a fungus and can increase Candida growth in people with sensitivities) with 1/2 cup of grated daikon (a mild Japanese radish). Daikon contains digestive enzymes that help break down fat and clear out toxins. You may also choose to double the garlic (4 cloves, total) or add 1 small peeled and chopped eggplant.
Amp up adrenals: Feeling stressed, light-headed, or craving salt? Add 4 to 5 cups of spinach or escarole while the soup is simmering. Stress causes the adrenals to increase their cortisol output (keeping stress levels high), but increasing levels of magnesium suspends the stress cycle and gives the adrenals a chance to recharge.
Take care of toxins: Feeling bloated or have reoccurring headaches? Increase the amount of cilantro to 1/2 cup. The herb binds to heavy metals and speeds their excretion via the kidneys (bypassing the liver, reducing its filter burden.) Also try adding 1 tsp. of turmeric to the basic recipe. It’s anti-inflammatory action restores the liver’s ability to clear trapped fat and toxins.