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Several studies have shown that people who consume soup before a meal eat measurably fewer calories during the meal than those who have nothing prior to mealtime. Soup can be filling and satisfying without having an excess of calories. It can, inMoreSeveral studies have shown that people who consume soup before a meal eat measurably fewer calories during the meal than those who have nothing prior to mealtime. Soup can be filling and satisfying without having an excess of calories. It can, in itself, be a meal (or a snack).This cookbook has soup recipes which are generally lower in calories than their full-calorie counterparts. Avoiding fillers such as cornstarch and including healthy ingredients makes them more nutritious and less fattening. Even better, the recipes taste great, too! Time after time Ive received compliments on these recipes from people who are watching their weight, and people who arent (and seem surprised that theyre eating a lower-calorie recipe).So try these out, and enjoy!Important note: this is not a cookbook with zero calorie soups. Those looking for zero (or nearly zero) calorie soups can use commercially prepared low-calorie soups, broth, or bouillons. While the calories per serving of the soups in this cookbook are under 200 calories per serving, they arent zero. In particular, stews and chilis will never reach under 50 calories per serving due to the characteristic nature of their ingredients.Also, this the recipes are not necessarily low-carb. Because of all the vegetables, they have carbs, in some cases lots of carbs, but theyre GOOD, healthy carbs.In addition, this cookbook is designed for people who are busy and need to make a meal fast. Although there are some soups made from scratch, there are also recipes which are quick and easy to make because all thats needed is to open some cans and put some ingredients together.Disclaimer: The contents of this cookbook may not be construed as a medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, claim, or substitute for a physicians care. Consult a physician or other health care provider before starting a weight loss or exercise program. Joans results are not typical, and she cannot guarantee you will have the same results. Your results are up to you!