I’ve been putting on quite a bit of weight around the waist and tummy.Â Thanks to overeating and not exercising at all.Â Â But I’m not too concern about those extra inches.Â If I really want to, I can actually lose them in days.Â
I skip dinner for a couple of days and just drink soup.Â No rice, no other dishes.Â Just clear soup with some vegetables and maybe a bit of meat.Â It kills the hunger pangs and I get some nutrition at the same time.Â Easy peasy.
In fact, if you do a seach on the Net, you should even come across a cabbage soup diet, which is a fat-burning soup that contains negligible calories.Â This is actually a fad diet designed for short-term weight-loss without long-term commitments.Â Apparently, the more soup you eat the more weight you should lose.Â However, it is a seven days program which requires the dieter to following a diet plan.Â And this doesn’t work for me because I’ve no discipline whatsoever to follow a strict diet.Â Moreover, too much cabbage can cause uncontrollable fatulence, whichÂ we already already know is a major social challenge.
So I just do it my way by making my own soup usually with a tastyÂ broth using chicken, pork ribs and lately, the Japanese konbu (seaweed).Â I then add inÂ some veggie like carrots andÂ celeries,Â or corn and carrot,Â or potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes.Â It depends on my fancy.Â Â Sometimes I even make fish soup with fish meat and vegetables like tomatoes, spring onion and ginger.Â
And by exercising a little control and drinking these homemade soups for a few evenings, those dreaded inches around my tummy and waistline will be reduced.Â Nothing too extreme or difficult.