The post carries the recipe for a Spinach Lentil Carrot soup that is 5-2 diet friendly for a fast day.
A lot of my regular blog readers are aware that I am a big fan of the 5-2 way of life and have been on it for a couple of years now. It is one of the more scientific, proven ways to lose excess weight, stay healthy and improve general well being. I have written in detail about my journey on the5-2 Diet in this post.
Soups are generally a good way to fill up on fewer calories and we are not talking about the soups hiding dollops of cream or fattened by deep fried croutons. These are plain and simple, unadorned soups, perfect to carry the nutrients offered by the vegetables at a very low calorie count. These soups fit into my fast days perfectly when the calorie allowance is 500 calories for the whole day.
I use the nifty soup maker to prepare them, but you can easily use a pressure cooker or saucepan with lid and blender, if you don’t have a soup maker.
I have been counseling and helping a few people this year on how to make 5-2 way of life happen and be successful at it. Most people are thrilled with the success and how it has enabled them to attain their weight goals.
It is essential that the ingredients for any 5-2 recipe be weighed out to avoid any discrepancies. I recommend an electronic digital weighing scale on the kitchen counter for fast day recipes.