FORT MYERS, Fla. “Souping” is now the new juicing.
You’ll find recipes online, books about the subject and companies offering premade soup concoctions to go. Advocates for a soup-based diet are sipping flavors like “beans and greens,” “parsnip apple” and “organic carrot coconut lime.”
“There are a lot of companies marketing souping as kind of like a cleanse or a detox,” said Alissa Rumsey, a retired dietitian.
But it’s still possible to go overboard, Rumsey warns, if you’re eating nothing but soup one or two days a week, as some companies suggest.
“These souping days are really too low-calorie,” Rumsey said. “Most of them clock in at less than 1,200 calories a day, and for most people, especially people who are active, that’s just not enough.”