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September 22, 2003



The tomato soup sounds terrific - and you can make it dramatically different by adding basil or dill or garlic. I heart tomato soup. :)


Thanks for these recipes! I just had the tomato soup - it's to die for. I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes with green pepper and it gave the soup a lot of extra ooomph. God knows I like my ooomph.

The Soup Lady

That is an odd side effect of the Somersize plan - a craving for ooomph. The Soup Lady must now buy her hot sauce in Sam's Club in a 1/2 gallon size otherwise we run out too soon.


weight loss??.....cabbage soup

anne satterfield

Great recipe! If you're interested there's great low fat pumpkin soup recipe at http://www.joannehudson.com

very seasonal! either way, keep the great recipes coming!


I really wanted to lose weight very fast, Help me...


Please sign me up

ha le

I really wanted to lose weight because my BMI is over 26. I'll try these soups.


Great soups! Loved it! Is there an alternative for heavy creams n' butter? Thanks a mil'for soups!!! Devon


i sure hope these soups work!!! i will let you know



Nikki Perry

The link for Suzanne Somer's Fast & Easy is not working!


I did not know Suzanne Somers was also jumping on the Adkins bandwagon. Cool. The more recipes we can get the better. I'm going to try the soups and see how they work. After years of yo-yo dieting, I finally found something I can stay with, lose weight and KEEP IT OFF. I have lost 68 pounds in the past year. I could lose more but I'm doing this very slowly so I'll stay both on the diet and on the weight loss. I'm 53 now and would like to be well.
Thank you and Dr. Adkins for the help.


I need most useful information


i just made the creamy tomato soup, and it was wonderful! i am also somersizing and its making me feel a billion times better! thanks for the recipe!!!

Larry M.

Plastic and the Microwave

It is amazing what a curious student can learn... As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that di(ethylhexyl)adepateDEHA), considered a carcinogen, is found in plastic wrap. She also learned that the FDA had never studied the effect of microwave cooking on plastic-wrapped food. Claire began to wonder: "Can cancer-causing particles seep into food covered with household plastic wrap while it is being microwaved?"

Three years later, with encouragement from her high school science teacher, Claire had an idea for studying the effect of microwave radiation on plastic-wrapped food, but she did not have the equipment.

Eventually, Jon Wilkes at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas, agreed to help her. The research center, which is affiliated with the FDA, let her use its facilities to

perform her experiments, which involved microwaving plastic wrap in virgin olive oil.

Claire tested four different plastic wraps and "found not just the carcinogens but also xenoestrogen was migrating [into the oil]...." Xenoestrogens are linked to low sperm counts in men and to breast cancer in women.

Throughout her junior and senior years, Claire made a couple of trips each week to the research center, which was 25 miles from her home, to work on her experiment.

An article in Options reported that "her analysis found that DEHA was migrating into the oil at between 200 parts and 500 parts per million. The FDA standard is 0.05 parts per billion."

Her summarized results have been published in science journals. Claire Nelson received the American Chemical Society's top science prize for students during her junior year and fourth place at the International Science and Engineering Fair (Fort Worth, Texas) as a senior.

Carcinogens-At 10,000,000 Times FDA Limits" Options May 2000.

Published by People Against Cancer, 515-972-4444 On Channel 2 (Huntsville, AL) this morning they had a Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle Hospital on the program. He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital. He was talking about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said that we should not be heating our food in the Microwave using plastic containers This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxins into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Dioxins are carcinogens

and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies.

Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results without the dioxins. So such things as TV dinners, instant raimin and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper Just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware,etc.

He said we might remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

To add to this: Saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food!

Use a paper towel!!

You might want to pass this on to your friends...I just did!!


fun website...!! but the SOUP LADY may want to consider using "spellcheck"...


Sausage and Spinach Soup sound good, can't wait to try it. But question...in your recipes could you please notate the carb and fat count? I am a diabetic and need to know these two for my food plans. Thank you.


what doihave for breakast and how quick will i lose the weight

soup guy2004

another very good low cal soup is grated carrot, zuccini, and celery. add some season salt and diced tomatoes for flavor. very good

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