when do u eat soup?

China
July 16, 2009 5:23am CST
there is a saying here, if u want to be thinner, to eat a bowl of soup before the dinner, but if u want to add weight, a bowl after the dinner. because the soup is rich of nutrition, eating before dinner can help u eat less rice and food later, while not reduce the nutrition. the cantonese is very good at cooking soup. i'm only here, and begin to learn to enjoy and cook such a dish,lol... well, do u cook soup each day? and do u like eating soup? if so, when do u eat the soup, before the meal or after or just in the middle time?
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22 responses
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Really? Can eating soup after a meal cause you to gain weight? I don't think I have ever eaten soup after dinner but sometimes I have soup and salad for dinner. I wonder if it makes you gain weight to eat the soup after the salad? Maybe I should eat the soup first and THEN the salad. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
• China
20 Jul 09
haha...schulzie it seems u want to lose weight, right? lol... if enough salad first, then add soup again, maybe will add some weight, i feel, wink...
• United States
17 Jul 09
I never heard that saying before. I like that. It is easy to remember. If I do eat soup I always eat it before my meal. I don't think I have ever eaten soup after a meal. I don't eat soup every day but I do enjoy soup if I am not feeling well. Especially if I have a sore throat or something. That is when soup is really great!
• China
17 Jul 09
Hi,I am a cantonese too.My hometown is in Yunfu City.Have you ever been there?In my hometown,soup is also important to us,especially in summer.In my family,my mother cooks soup once a week in summer,once three weeks in winter.In summer,my mother also vegetable soup almost everyday.I always eat some soup before dinner,then after dinner,I continue to eat some soup.I like soup very much.I am a university student,during the semester,I seldom eat the soup in the school canteen,because it is slipslop and do not taste delicious.Generally speaking,I seldom eat soup in the middle time unless it is very delicious and atract my whole attention .
• China
17 Jul 09
hi,Sylvia i heard of Yunfu city, but never been there.hehe...i'm now working in shenzhen. well, how abt the sight there? maybe will go there for a visit some day, wink... if so, u must be very good at cooking soup, right? hehe...well, i really feel strange, why eat soup more in summer than in winter? soup is nutritious, according to it, to eat more in winter will help absorb more nutrition, cause when is the best time to absorb for the body, right? happy study,wink...
• China
17 Jul 09
Hello!My hometown is located in a remote townlet of Yunfu City.Actually,it is a poor town in the city,which is famous for its fruits,such as litchi,wampee. As we konwn ,summer is very hot,just like a steam box.We lose a lot of water from our body,so we need to suplement a part of water to our body.In our traditional view,soup is more nurtrious than bioiled water,so we prefect soup to boiled water.Besides,people exhousts less energy in winter.Therefore,we eat more soup in summer than in winter. To be frank,I do not know how to cook delicious and nutricious soup though I eat a lot of soup through the year because my mother do not need me to help her with the dinner and I seldom have the oppotunity to cook for myself.hehe.... Happy working...
• China
18 Jul 09
Sylvia tks for ur wonderful explanation. now i do know why,lol... well, the wampoo, i ate it the first time here in shenzhen, very special taste,lol...
• United States
17 Jul 09
I love to eat soup, but usually only out at restaurants. But im getting ready to start watching what I eat, to lose some of the baby weight, so im going to start eating alot more!
• China
17 Jul 09
hehe,maybe u can eat some tea. it can burn some fat in ur body.
• United States
17 Jul 09
What kind of tea?
• China
17 Jul 09
most of the tea. maybe u can ask for the details when in the shop,hehe just give a clue, wink... but in china, the puer tea and wulong tea , and others are good. sorry, i just know them in chinese. but remember, dont drink when empty, better to drink more than half an hour after meals.
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
So, that explains why most of Chinese people are slim. I usually prefer it at any part of the meal. I love putting the soup right on top of my rice because the rice would taste better. I don't cook soup each day though.
• China
16 Jul 09
lol...u mean u Filipino are fatter? i feel ur soup is not what i mentioned. it will be cooked for longer time than the usual food. maybe not delicious with the rice.
• China
27 Jan 10
hehe...i think u'r still have the impression on chinese that lived in the past. if u were here, i think u wont say so that they are slim, except some girls. some foreigners come here and also feel very strange, why the girls are slim, becasue the family treat them badly? in fact, all becasue they think nowadays the slim is a beauty. really not very healthy idea, i think so too.
@FlaKNMB (831)
• United States
19 Jul 09
When I eat soup, it IS my meal. I like hot soup except during the summer. It gets over 100 degrees here in Florida and the thought of something hot isn't appealing. I like soup because it tastes good, is inexpensive and can help one lose weight.
• China
20 Jul 09
hi, FlaKNMB if so, maybe u can freeze the soup in the fridge first before u eat them. or use the fan, hehe...
• United States
18 Jul 09
Actually, I just finished a bowl of soup! I make soup almost every day now. I only have a microwave available for cooking or a very small crock pot. I use the crock pot to make my soups in. I have just discovered many spices that actuallly make the soups good and tastey! I am enjoying making soups!
• China
18 Jul 09
the crock pot is really a good tool to cook soup, i guess. it will bring a better taste compared to other tools to cook soup, right? happy weekend and enjoy ur soup every time,hehe...
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 09
yolanda19191.. I love soups, and in my family, we will have soup everyday. With the variety of soups available, we will never get bored of it. I love to have my soup after meal, however I heard from others that it's better to drink before meal... sometimes, I will also drink soup while having my rice. I also like to have soup flood my rice.
• China
18 Jul 09
cwong tks for ur respond. well, u flood ur rice with soup, then u can eat the rice easily, right.heheh... if the soup is a heavy taste, then maybe the rice will become more delicious, i guess.
@vandhu (432)
• India
17 Jul 09
i generally take soup before my dinner... yup tats a true saying... i have lost over 25 kgs on consuming healthy soups every night... i love soups!!!
• China
17 Jul 09
my god, vandhu, is that true? i only heard of such a saying. u prove it right here? 25kgs, it's an amazing number. i'm sure there are a huge group want to hear ur success experience and some details. hehe... tks.
• India
17 Jul 09
I love chicken soup, be it from a can, my mom's version, or my own. How do you make a satisfying bowl of chicken soup? I add red rice, avocado, cheese, lime juice and make sure it has potatoes and carrots. And I can't eat it without fresh tortillas or if I am in a hurry, chipotle flavored tostadas.
• China
17 Jul 09
wow, bhojarajan i feel u and ur mom are very excellent cook,thumbup i never saw such a rich soup. i seldom cook,wink...but my mom knows some. chicken with all kinds of herbs, (i dont know how to type them in english,hehe...) or chicken with radish and other stuffs in the pot. well, to cook soup with pot and with light fire, the taste will be much more delicious, right? hehe...
• Jamaica
17 Jul 09
Well in my culture soups are normally served as an appetizer before the main course, hence I eat the soup before dinner. I guess what you are saying is true, because I am relatively thin! :) I love eating soup, and sometimes I will have soup ALONE for dinner! Especially on rainy or cold days :) Happy myLotting
• China
17 Jul 09
if so, u can change to eat the soup after meals, lol...
• China
17 Jul 09
I love soup...because my dad is very good at cooking :) But there is not a custom in my family to eat soup before dinner...we just eat whener we want...if it really helps to lose or keep weight for eating soup before rice, I'll try...
• China
17 Jul 09
hi, AlleyZhou normally, at home, the mom is good at cooking soup, while u'r so lucky to have ur father with such a good cooking skill. hehe... enjoy it, no matter if it can help u keep ur weight or not, but it must can be healthy to ur body.
• China
17 Jul 09
oh i have long time not eaten any soup and i even can't remember what's my last time now. the weather is hot here and that would better to eat some soup but seems we have no time to cook some soup recently.. then you are from Gungdong province and good at cooking soup? what kind of soup you often cook and would you share some way here?
• China
17 Jul 09
lol...celebratelifeh i'm not from Guangdong, but hunan. i hope i can be good at it afte learning soon,lol... but i ate the corn or white gourd or kelp with chop soup, chicken with herb soup, etc mostly in daily life here. while in the hotel, there are some much more luxurious soup, also much more delicious, wink... well, when i know how, maybe i'll post some discussions here to tell u how to cook, ok? lol... tks for ur respond.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Jul 09
I love soup. I will eat it anytime, anywhere, with anybody and made of almost anything. My preference is either before my meal or as my meal!
• China
17 Jul 09
lol...lol... laglen, u treat the soup as a snack? anytime, anywhere, anybody,...interesting person, thumbup...
• India
16 Jul 09
I love to have soup before my meal starts as it reduces the intake of rice and other rich food.. i like mysoup to be light and less oily and with lot of healthy vegetables so that i receive all the nutrients that my body requires...
• China
17 Jul 09
hehe...midgefaria we have the same opinion of the soup.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
16 Jul 09
Hello yolanda19191 this is checkmail and often do prefer to have soup, its good for health in many ways.Mostly have soup as a starter before eating up meal in restaturants and at home when just feeling cold effects.Mostly use to have vegetarian soups at home and chinese restaurants, but still enjoys chicken soup at sundays when it is prepared for meal.Preferable considering to choose soup is only in some conditions, headache, fever, weakness, caught cold, etc.Its also a refreshing in nature so instead of coffee, prefer soups.It also can be cooked in diferent varieties so its just awesome, tasty, and easy to consume. Soups are the best part of a diet to keep you healthy. Goodluck.
• China
17 Jul 09
hi, checkmail it seems u know a lot abt the soup, thumbup i do also think it's healthier to health compared to the coffee,lol... there is a soup, chicken with herb, cooking slowly in winter, it's very wholesome.hehe...
@pyre82 (103)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
my grandmother taught me that soup should be served before meal time for it will be a good appetizer.I love eating soup but i don't eat it everyday for we don't have much time to cook it.
• China
16 Jul 09
really so, not enough time to cook it, maybe 2 to 3 times a week is enough. i also feel ur grandma is right.hehe...
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
I was brought up in a family that loves soup, I love soup and also my little boys. We always have soup included in our meal. We have soup WITH our meal hehehe, not before or after the meal. Sometimes, the soup itself is the viand. My youngest would request his rice to be placed in the bowl with the soup. Its great to sip on hot soup especially when the weather is cold or if its raining.
• China
16 Jul 09
it's a new idea to me, to sip soup in the raining days and with a special feeling ,hehe... tks for respond.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
16 Jul 09
I like soup.I can eat it everyday particular in the dinner. I like to eat hot soup in the cold weather.
• China
16 Jul 09
Hmm, it's really a wonderful meal to eat hot soup in the cold weather. it will bring u the comfortable warmth. thumbup...
• India
17 Jul 09
when i feel cold