Recipe This | My 7 Day Slimming World Speed Foods Soup Week (2024)

Slimming World Speed Foods Soup Week. Introducing you to my 7 day slimming world speed foods soup week. A fun thing that I first started back in 2013 that is ideal for adding more slimming world speed foods into your diet.

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Slimming World Speed Foods

My mum was the first person to ever introduce me to the Slimming World Speed Soup. I remember sat in the kitchen amused as she made herself a pot of soup and told me it was for fast weight loss on Slimming World.

She would reheat her speed soup in the microwave and have a good weight loss for the week thanks to the soup.

When I joined Slimming World a few years later, what always fascinated me was the Slimming World Speed Foods. As in eat more of these speed foods and you can lose weight easier.

As a 12 year old on Slimming World my brain darted to the strawberries. Two weeks later I was in a field with my mum strawberry picking.

That summer in 1994 I shed 2.5 stone on Slimming World in the six week school holidays. Ever since then Slimming World speed foods have been a big part of my daily diet.

Today is all about me sharing with you the slimming world speed foods list so that you can pick and choose your favourite speed foods, my speed food inspired soup week and the more about speed foods if you are not familiar with them.

What Are Speed Foods?

Speed foods are foods that are low in calories, extremely healthy and that are associated with a fast weight loss if you eat enough of them.

You are probably wondering what are speed foods on Slimming World? Well basically it is a big list of super healthy speed fruits and speed vegetables that can help you reach your weight loss goals.

When I was younger, they were always referred to as Slimming World super speed foods, but now most people just call them speed foods or speed fruit and speed vegetables.

Speed Fruit

Let’s start the Slimming World speed foods list with speed fruits:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Blackcurrants
  • Berries (all types)
  • Damsons
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Lime
  • Mandarins
  • Melon (All types)
  • Oranges (all types)
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pomelo
  • Redcurrants
  • Rhubarb
  • Star Fruit
  • White Currants

Though sadly, this speed fruits list does not allow blended, pureed fruit. So, no drinking blueberry smoothies every day!

Speed Vegetables

Here is the speed foods list of all the speed vegetables:

  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine/Eggplant
  • Baby Sweetcorn
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Capers
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Chillies
  • Courgettes/Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Green Beans
  • Garlic
  • Gherkins
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mangetout
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Onions (all types)
  • Pak choi
  • Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Runner Beans
  • Salad Greens (all types)
  • Samphire
  • Spinach
  • Squash (all types)
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Swede/Rutabaga/Neeps
  • Tomatoes (including fresh, tinned, and basic tomato sauce)
  • Turnip
  • Watercress
  • Water Chestnuts

Or the easy way of explaining the list is to say its everything but excludes:

  • Bananas
  • Potatoes
  • Garden Peas
  • Sweetcorn
  • Avocado

Or those are the foods I remember to avoid when following speed days. But just think how many curries and how many soups and how many salads you can make off the list above.

This graphic is also fantastic for printing off or printing to save for later:

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How To Eat More Slimming World Speed Foods?

I get it. A lot of people don’t like vegetables and don’t eat enough of them. So how do they get more speed foods in their diet?

Well, there are a few ways you can add more Slimming World speed foods:

  • Slimming World Speed Days – Where you eat just Slimming World Speed Days for 24 hours. Great for a quick boost in energy and weight loss. I always compare the SW speed foods to that of the daily allowed foods on the cabbage soup diet plan. It’s like sticking to the cabbage soup diet for one day only! You could also plan to do this for 3 days a week too if you wanted to.
  • Slimming World Speed Week – You can also create a few different versions of speed weeks too. I don’t recommend just speed foods for a week, but you can mix it up with the “p” protein foods too.
  • Slimming World Speed Soups – Probably the most common and just like the speed soup recipe we have on Recipe This. You use soups as your speed food and then binge on them all day long. You could have 2-3 speed soup days if you want. Or make yourself your own challenge.

Slimming World 7 Day Soup Challenge

Well, the Slimming World 7 Day Soup Challenge is what I am doing, and it works without making you feel deprived or without you craving other things. It’s a great way to eat more speed vegetables and easy to make ahead.

You replace 2 of your 3 meals a day with any type of speed foods that are made into the soup. It doesn’t just have to be the traditional speed soup if you don’t want it to be.

You can also load the soup into flasks for work, you can add seasonings such as making a curry soup.

Or if you get bored of soup you could just eat speed vegetables, such as making yourself a salad or enjoying some peppers or root vegetables.

Below you will find exactly what I ate during my slimming world speed soup week. It was great fun, and I can’t wait to do it again soon.

Slimming World Speed Soup – Day 1

Its Monday morning and I am ready to give these Slimming World Speed Foods a great go this week.

  • Exercise – 36mins step aerobics & 36minute dog walk
  • Treat – 2 squares dark chocolate
  • Snacks – apple with cinnamon
  • Breakfast – air fryer pumpkin with cinnamon
  • Lunch – green soup with more pumpkin
  • Dinner – pulled turkey with cinnamon loaded steamed carrots
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As you can see, I love cinnamon and it is ideal for making basic fruits and vegetables less boring.

Slimming World Speed Soup – Day 2

Hello day 2 and can you believe I have made my own DIY version of slimming world speed foods that includes chocolate?

  • Exercise – 36mins step aerobics & 24minute dog walk
  • Treat – 2 squares dark chocolate
  • Breakfast – air fryer courgette, pumpkin, and peppers
  • Lunch – air fryer chicken burger, poached eggs and brussel sprouts
  • Dinner – cauliflower speed soup
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Note that over the last 2 days I have only had soup once a day, yet I have still had 2 meals a day of just speed foods. Change it suit what you have going on and what you like to eat.

Slimming World Speed Soup – Day 3

Its Wednesday and day 3 and because I am still having chocolate I do not feel deprived at all. It kind of feels like fun too.

  • Exercise – 36mins step aerobics
  • Treat – 2 squares dark chocolate
  • Breakfast – air fryer courgette, pumpkin, and peppers
  • Lunch – chicken breast, steamed prawns, and Brussel sprouts
  • Dinner – cauliflower soup
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What I do is load diced pumpkin, courgette and peppers into the air fryer and have them as a veggie breakfast stir fry. They don’t need oil and you can season them as you wish.

Slimming World Speed Soup – Day 4

I am finding myself repeating the meals, but I love them and they are easy and convenient.

  • Exercise – 36mins step aerobics
  • Treat – 2 squares dark chocolate
  • Breakfast – air fryer courgette, peppers, and tomatoes
  • Lunch – chicken burger, poached egg, steamed broccoli, and cauliflower
  • Dinner – cauliflower curry soup with extra air fryer pumpkin
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I love to cook air fryer pumpkin because it doesn’t need oil and you can just throw it into the air fryer and then toss it in your favourite herbs or spices.

Slimming World Speed Soup – Day 5

I have made it to day 5 and I am impressed with what I have eaten and how it hasn’t felt like an effort. If you have done the cabbage soup, note that its much easier than that.

  • Exercise – 36mins step aerobics
  • Treat – 2 squares dark chocolate
  • Cheats – Haribo sweets and paleo mayonnaise
  • Breakfast – leftover butternut squash curry
  • Lunch – turkey sausages with steamed baby carrots
  • Dinner – leftover butternut squash curry soup

First naughty treats today. I had about 5 of the kids Haribo sweets bag and a little healthy paleo mayonnaise. Sometimes you just want something to dunk into your sausages.

Slimming World Speed Soup – Day 6

Only two days left to go! And today I am having as a day off. That is because we are testing new recipes for Recipe This and they all include oil. Plus, I am having a baked potato which isn’t speed foods.

I do still have some pumpkin with cinnamon for breakfast though, so at least my day starts well!

Slimming World Speed Soup – Day 7

It’s the final day and what is it about Sunday’s and wanting to eat comforting food and not move from the sofa?

Well, its another recipe testing day so don’t stick to just speed foods. But I do enjoy plenty of soup maker speed soup and some of my favourite instant pot brown rice.

Slimming World Speed Week Results

As you can see from what you read above, I only stuck to my speed foods diet for 5 out of the 7 days. But quite often that is all you need to see good results from it. Plus, I find it easier to stick to during the week when kids are at school and you have a better routine.

A couple of weeks ago I did the cabbage soup diet plan and lost 5 pounds. I didn’t cheat, yet here I am on the Slimming World Speed Foods and I have lost 6.5 pounds.

Considering I did it for 5 days that is more than a pound off a week.

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Your Speed Foods Diet Plan

Now it is your turn to add more speed foods into your diet. It’s a great way to have a detox, eat more vegetables and shed a few extra pounds.

Here are a few things for you to read through before you do your speed week:

  • Soup Maker Speed Soup
  • Air Fryer Pumpkin
  • Instant Pot Detox Cabbage Soup
  • Soup Maker Cabbage Soup

And best of luck and do tell us how much weight you lose on your speed week.

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What is the 1 week soup only diet? ›

One of the most popular soup diets, the cabbage soup diet is a 7-day eating plan that involves eating a chicken- or vegetable-broth-based soup that contains cabbage and other low carb vegetables. In addition to cabbage soup, you can also have one or two other low calorie foods, such as skim milk or leafy greens.

What is the best speed food to lose weight? ›

Here are few foods that speed up metabolism and turn up your body's fat burn.
  • Spinach. This green powerhouse is loaded with iron. ...
  • Fish. Fish is a good source of iodine and selenium, minerals that promote thyroid gland function, which regulates metabolism. ...
  • Green tea. ...
  • Yogurt. ...
  • Water. ...
  • Grapefruit. ...
  • Avocados.
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What is speed food on Slimming World recipes? ›

Speed Foods are low-calorie, high-fibre fruits and vegetables, which should make up a third of each meal, according to Slimming World's head of nutrition and research Dr Jacquie Lavin.

Are bananas speed food? ›

There are lots of other fruit and veg which you can eat to your hearts content on Slimming World, like banana for example, but these foods are the speed ones which means they can be eaten on an SP day, and they're the ones that Slimming World recommends filling up at least 1/3 of your plate with!

Will I lose weight if I only eat soup for a week? ›

"The concept of eating soup to lose weight has spanned decades, but experts say an all-soup diet lacks nutrients and is not sustainable. They do agree it can be smart to eat vegetable-packed soups for some meals, though, as these are filling, nutrient-dense, and low in calories."

How to lose 10 pounds in a week? ›

To lose 10 pounds in one week, you'll need to burn between 3,500 and 5,000 calories more than you consume each day by restricting your diet to small portions of nutritious yet low-calorie foods, and significantly increasing your aerobic exercise with interval training, sports, and other vigorous activities.

How to lose belly fat fast? ›

8 Ways to Lose Belly Fat and Live a Healthier Life
  1. Try curbing carbs instead of fats. ...
  2. Think eating plan, not diet. ...
  3. Keep moving. ...
  4. Lift weights. ...
  5. Become a label reader. ...
  6. Move away from processed foods. ...
  7. Focus on the way your clothes fit more than reading a scale. ...
  8. Hang out with health-focused friends.

How to lose 5 pounds in a week? ›

Losing 5 pounds a week comes to reducing your food intake by 3500 calories over seven days. The value that represents the decrease in calorie intake is known as the calorie deficit. If you want to lose 5 pounds in a week, you will need to reduce your food intake by 17,500 calories, which is a huge calorie deficit.

What is not allowed on Slimming World? ›

Another fantastic thing about Food Optimising is that no food is banned. The key is moderation, which is why alcohol and foods that are high in fat or sugar have a Syn value. Slimming World members are encouraged to plan 5-15 Syns a day to keep their weight loss on track, without feeling like they're missing out.

What is a super free food on Slimming World? ›

The long list of Slimming World Free Foods includes fruit and veg, lean meat and fish, eggs and poultry, beans and lentils – and even pasta and rice! Find out more about Slimming World Free Foods and try some of our fantastically filling, completely Free Slimming World recipes.

Are grapes OK on Slimming World? ›

Fruit is one the Slimming World Free Foods, which means that you can enjoy as much as you like, without worrying about your weight loss.

What fruit helps with speed? ›

Bananas- This fruit is a portable and easy-to-digest carb source to give you fast pre-workout fuel. Even better, they're packed with potassium, an electrolyte you need to maintain normal fluid levels in your cells. Potassium also helps your muscles contract and supports normal blood pressure.

What foods are good for speed? ›

Foods for Runners and Joggers
  • Fruit and vegetables for vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Lean protein such as fish, poultry, beans, lentils and tofu.
  • Healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado and nuts.
  • Healthy carbohydrates such as rice, whole grain breads/pastas and oatmeal.

How much weight can you lose on a 7 day soup diet? ›

The Cabbage Soup Diet is referred to as a rapid weight loss diet. Proponents' anecdotal claims include following the diet for 7 days can lead to weight loss of up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg), which they believe can jump-start a longer-term diet plan. The diet involves eating homemade cabbage soup for every meal for 1 week.

Does the 7 day cabbage soup diet work? ›

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that the cabbage soup diet is safe or effective for weight loss. No health authorities recommend following the diet. Proponents of the cabbage soup diet also encourage people not to exercise while following it.

What happens if I eat soup everyday for a week? ›

By the end of the week, I felt lighter and a lot more energetic. While I can't say with complete certainty why I experienced this, I suspect it was because the soup provided me with tons of essential nutrients (like vitamins C, K, protein and more), and also kept me well-hydrated.

What happens if you only eat broth for a week? ›

Nutrient Deficiency: A diet consisting solely of water and soup broth lacks essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and healthy fats. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies, which can have serious health consequences.

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