Including broth-based soups in your eating plan can help you to stay slim as they hold far fewer calories than the creamy-based ones.

Now that the days are becoming much cooler than those in the warmer months, you may find that your choice and preferences for foods are beginning to change too. For example, you may prefer a piece of warm roast chicken to a cold chicken salad, or a delicious bowl of malva pudding to ice-cream in a cone. Sound familiar?

Lower in calories than creamy soups

Soups can be a delicious starter to any main course. Opt for broth-based soups as they contain less fat and calories that the cream-based ones. Best of all is that they can support your weight-loss efforts by making you feel fuller quicker. You might then consume a smaller portion of your main course, thus helping you to keep the calories down.

If you have not prepared a broth-based soup before, do a little research of your very own. Use the internet and look through several different recipe books. Get ideas about which food flavours go well together. Remember that you can also experiment and put your cooking skills to the test. Have fun and enjoy.

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal or snack plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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