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What is the Progresso soup diet?

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The Progresso Soup Diet is a low-calorie diet launched by the Progresso brand as a very effective option for short-term weight loss. The diet entails replacing two daily meals with Progresso's soups, which brings about weight loss by making the daily intake around 1,000 calories.

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What is the Progresso soup diet?
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The diet's success relies on reducing your calorie count by choosing one of Progresso's soups, most of which make for a fulfilling meal even though the total intake for most of their soup choices are between 50 and 100 calories. While the Progresso Soup Diet is not a weight-loss solution that falls into the category of being just another diet-of-the-moment based more on hype rather than actually being effective, it is not a practical diet for use in the long-term. It is recommended primarily for rapid weight loss within a short period of time.

In the long-term, a diet of 1,000 calories a day is not medically advisable; doctors agree that most adults need a daily intake closer to 2,000 calories to support a healthy lifestyle (this number varies according to gender and height). That being said, the Progresso Soup Diet should not be considered a replacement for higher-calorie diets in any permanent sense. Please note that keeping weight off that is lost with the Progresso Soup Diet is unlikely after returning to a more sustainable caloric intake.

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