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Water-rich foods like soup are key for halting hunger. When foods contain high concentrations of water they dilute the energy density of your meal, meaning you get more food for fewer calories. And that means you fill up faster, too! Research shows slurping soup before a meal can result in eating 20% less of a main course. However, all soups aren’t created equal. Ditch the cream-based soups that ladle up a bowlful of calories and fat and go for clear broth fruit or vegetable soups like gazpacho instead. With very few calories per cup (around 50-100), it will fill your belly for fewer calories.