The great thing about the soup diet is that it’s a ton of food, and usually well under 1000 calories a day. Most patients raid the grocery store shelves and pick up cans of Campbell’s and Progresso soup, anything that’s not milk or cream based, without rice, pasta, noodles, peas, potatoes or corn. If you want to be even lazier, soups with potatoes are fine – just don’t eat the potatoes. The most popular vegetables to add are brocolli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spinach, kale, celery, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, onionsm leeks, parsnips. Most patients simply steam their veggie of choice in their can of soup, and add more water to taste as necessary. That’s it. You can almost eat as much as you want, and still be way under 1000 calories a day. Most patients drop 3-5 pounds a week, and stay on my Soup Diet for a week or two. The diet is a bit low in protein, but generally safe to follow for a couple of weeks.