I am coming to you fresh off the Good Stock Good Start, and I gotta say, I am feeling pretty good! For those just plugging back in after the holidays, I helped kick off the Good Stock Good Start by eating nothing but soup and Bone Broth (ok, and coffee too) for the first three days of the New Year. I personally have a hard time saying “No” around the holidays, so I wanted (and needed) an easy reset. I’ll write a post on The Simmer with a full recap, but here are some quick thoughts.
One of the first things I noticed, and I wasn’t expecting this, was how much time I saved. Reheating our soup was a cinch, and I threw the soup in a travel mug to enjoy wherever I was later. It was so easy. Now, I think about food too much, but I easily saved myself over an hour each day by not deliberating, shopping, cooking, eating, and then cleaning.
Second, I felt really good almost right away. I only had two soups on the first day because I had about a pound of mac and cheese on New Year’s Eve. My body was loving the break. I had three pints of soup and Bone Broth on the second day, and the first time I got hungry at all was on this night. I’ve fasted before, but I think that mentally I was happy to know that I wasn’t starving myself. By the third day, I felt great. I think it was a combination of getting lots of vitamins, fiber, and minerals from the soups, cutting out most sugar and refined carbs, and giving my digestive system a break too by having mostly pureed soups.
My third day coincided with Friday, so by the time night rolled around I was a little hungry and more ready for wine and party food than soup, to be honest. But fortunately I had saved our most party soup - Red Bean & Chickpea Chili - for last. I loaded it with toppings, had a glass of wine, and had a lovely end to the Good Stock Good Start.
My biases (and ownership of a soup company!) aside, I highly recommend something like this, and I will work this into my monthly routine. It was so much better than fasting, so much more nutritious than juicing, so much easier than dieting. Do it with your own homemade soup, do it with Good Stock’s soup, or do it with whatever soup you love. But for a delicious and easy reset, just do it.
Thanks, and make this week souper!