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Don't starve to lose weight! & Broccoli soup recipe!

There are a number of buzz treatments and remedies out there for losing weight. We often hear: "I don’t eat till lunch time", or  "I only eat one meal a day’", or "I usually skip lunch to eat less"

It is a common misconception that starvation is a good way to lose weight.

Starving yourself, or eating irregular of infrequent meals, sometimes achieves short term weight loss. But less frequent meals may not necessarily be low in calories, and may also be low in vital nutrients. 

Starvation often leads to larger meal portions and irresistible cravings for processed food.

Your body needs carbohydrates, protein, fats, minerals and vitamins to function and keep you well. 

A healthy and balanced diet with regular small meals is important to prevent nutritional deficiencies and to achieve sustainable health outcomes. People who switch from starvation to more frequent small meals often say "I'm eating much more food than I used to, but now I'm losing weight!".

Sustainable weight reduction requires individualised dietary modifications and lifestyle strategies. It is worth considering consulting an Accredited Practising Dietitian for an personalised approach to achieve the outcomes you're looking for.

Winter Broccoli Soup Recipe

Healthy soups are a perfect way to increase your intake of vegetables when salads are less tempting in the cold weather! Snehal has provided this yummy broccoli soup recipe which is perfect for lunch on cold wintery days!

Serves: Up to 4


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium potato
  • 500g broccoli
  • ½ Cup Milk  (optional)
  • 1-2 glass water 
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Italian herbs

You will require a blender for this recipe.


  1. Cut the garlic, onion and broccoli in medium pieces. Cut potato in smaller pieces (because it tends to take longer to cook)
  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan.
  3. Add garlic and onion and saute gently for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add potato and cook for another 5-10min.
  5. Add broccoli and 1-2 glasses of water.
  6. Let it boil until the potato and broccoli are thoroughly cooked.
  7. Take the saucepan off the heat and blend until smooth
  8. Heat the blended soup until it thickens.
  9. Add ½ cup milk for a creamy texture if you like, and cook it for another 2-3 minutes
  10. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with italian herbs