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Weight Loss Soup Recipes for Overweight People

Are you trying to find recipes for weight loss soups that can offer benefits for overweight and obese people? Look no further, you have come to the right place! This section offers a repertoire of weight loss soup recipes that call for foods like apples, chili, broccoli and barley, which are considered some of the best foods for overweight people who are looking to lose excess weight.

But before you set free the health food guru in you and check out the recipes below, make sure you have already browsed the section Healthy Diet Tips for Overweight People as well as the section List of Healthy Weight Loss Foods which provide more general dietary advice for overweight people.

Apple and Onion Soup

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, goes the old adage. But did you know that apples can also keep excess pounds away? Apples contain pectin, a type of dietary fiber that limits the amount of fat our cells absorb. Also onions help keep excess pounds at bay: onions are one of the best dietary sources of chromium, a mineral that can help increase or maintain lean body mass and aid in fat loss when combined with exercise.
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Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress Soup (Dairy-Free)

This weight loss soup with an irresistible velvety texture is very low in calories; yet, it delivers a whopping amount of vitamin C. Research has shown a direct link between low blood levels of vitamin C and increased fat accumulation, particularly around the waist. Furthermore, thanks to the watercress, this soup is packed with calcium which has been shown to promote weight loss. Watercress is also low in oxalic acid, a compound that can inhibit the absorption of calcium from many other plants foods.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

Extremely low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, nettle is a great plant for anyone determined to lose fat. Be aware, however, that nettle has strong diuretic properties, and therefore some of the lost pounds will in fact be water. Also yoghurt—which is used to garnish this intriguing, jade green soup—helps boost the body's fat-burning powers and promote weight loss.
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Spinach Soup with Boiled Eggs (with dairy)

Be like Popeye and eat your spinach! Spinach is packed with nutrients that can boost your health – and help you lose weight. Also the eggs featured in this delicious soup can help you shed off extra pounds, especially if you eat this soup early in the day: research conducted at the Rochester Centre for Obesity in America found that eating eggs in the morning could limit the calorie intake throughout the rest of the day by more than 400 calories.
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Chicken Soup with Rice and Green Peas

Chicken and green peas pack a protein punch but have a very low glycemic index rating, making this savory soup ideal for anyone trying to shed off extra pounds. Chicken is also a good source of B vitamins, such as vitamin B3 and vitamin B6, which are important for successful weight loss.
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Hot Tomato Soup (with Chili)

This soup is rich in chromium, a mineral that may help increase or maintain lean body mass and aid in fat loss when combined with exercise. These effects of chromium on body composition are believed to result from the ability of this important trace mineral to enhance insulin's activity and to improve insulin sensitivity in the body. What's more, the chili and garlic featured in this weight loss soup are rich in phytochemicals that increase the rate at which your body burns energy.
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Lentil Chili Soup

This spicy soup can help you burn fat as it is rich in capsaicin, the ingredient that gives chili its pungent flavor. Capsaicin is famous for its ability to increase the rate at which the body burns energy, making it an excellent weight-loss aid. Furthermore, this soup is rich in protein and fiber which help keep your blood sugar levels on an even keel.
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Barley Soup with Carrots and Parsley (with yoghurt)

Barley is a superhero grain for anyone who wants to lose weight. Not only is barley low in calories, it also has the lowest Glycemic Index (GI) rating of all common grains. Low glycemic foods help keep the levels of fat-storing hormones low and reduce sugar cravings. Also the low-calorie yoghurt and the fiber-rich carrots in this soup add to the fat-burning capability of this healthy soup.
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Barley Soup with Beans and Basil

While low in fat, both barley and beans are packed with fiber, which makes this soup a great weight loss aid. Furthermore, recent research suggests that a certain enzyme present in white kidney beans can inhibit the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates in the intestines. This is of course great news for those who tend to gain weight when consuming lots of carbohydrates.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Both barley and broccoli, the two key ingredients in this soup, have a low Glycemic Index rating, which helps keep the levels of fat-storing hormones low and reduce sugar cravings. In addition, broccoli delivers plenty of vitamin C and calcium, both of which promote weight loss.
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Chicken and Barley Soup

Barley is a great grain for anyone wanting to shed off excess pounds. It is low in calories and has the lowest Glycemic Index (GI) rating of all common grains. The protein-rich chicken in this soup further lowers the glycemic load of this excellent weight loss meal.
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