Our expert says:
Dear Soup Diet
If your friend eats only the soup you describe for a week then she will indeed lose weight because she will have reduced her energy intake significantly. The problem is that such a diet is not balanced (it lacks proteins, B vitamins, etc) and cannot be used for long periods of time. There is also the risk that after using a semi-starvation' diet for one week, that your friend will compensate in the next week by eating more than she normally would. So she will have to see how things go, but in the long run it is better to eat a well balanced, low-fat, low-GI diet and to do regular exercise to lose weight.
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