Soup cleanses are Winter’s juice cleanse. To be honest I didn’t even know this was a thing until this winter and it totally saved me. I couldn’t bear the thought of going hungry in the winter and drinking cold fruity juices. It seemed almost sacrilegious to the season itself. A cleanse of any kind is not a crash diet or a new way to live, it’s more of a reset button, a jumpstart to all the positive changes you are making. Get your vinas to join you by telling them this: a cleanse will not only help you lose weight but it will also boost your metabolism, skyrocket your energy, reset your taste buds, and adjust your relationship to eating.
SOUP CLEANSES ARE THE BOMB
- They’re delish. You literally get to eat flavorful, filling soup all day long. That’s amazing.
- Unlike juice cleanses they won’t flood your body full of sugar.
- They’re full of nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and actually fill you up.
- You won’t be starving and jittery.
- You will lose weight (up to five pounds in five days say some plans)
- There’s tons of variety and you can get really creative with your recipes.
- Did I mention they’re delicious?
READY TO TRY IT?
Try Soupure. This service delivers soups and cleanses to your door and you can also sign up for a monthly subscription. They also have a book out called, “The Soup Cleanse” if you’re interested in reading up and doing everything yourself.
Bembu has put together an incredible list of detoxifying soups that you can tailor make your own cleanse out of.
An age old soup cleanse that existed even before cleanses were a diet fad, is the Cabbage Soup Diet. My grandmother used to do it and this was my introduction to a soup cleanse. You make a big batch of this vegetable soup, but you add other specifics each day. The trick is you have to follow the diet to a T. The no sodium and strange carb cycling it has you doing is a part of why it works. The girls at Skinny Bitch have delivered a good version of it here.
So, I’m not sure there really is any convincing that needs to be done. A delicious, warm, and healthy diet that helps you rapidly lose weight? It’s a no brainer. Try out a three day cleanse first, or depending on your current eating habits just one or two days. Always listen to your body, never starve yourself, and drink tons and tons of water. The more you drink, the more you shrink!!