Dr. Oz's devotees take the greatest diet trend of 2021 – a technique called time-restricted eating – to some totally new level. The key? First, you consume all of your food during the same eight-hour window each day, a method so good at transforming body chemistry, it's “the the easy way slim down, prevent disease and even live longer,” based on Dr. Oz.

And here's what's new: To make the approach shockingly easy, pair it with a lot of soup. “No other meal is much better at controlling hunger and crazy cravings,” insists 70-pounds-slimmer Philadelphia mom Carolyn Wilson, 50, who has appeared on Dr. Oz's show twice. And since soup also floods your body with slimming nutrients, it “helps you burn fat and raise your metabolism,” per Dr. Oz. No wonder people are suddenly dropping one, two, even three pounds each day!

One big reason time-restricted eating and soup speed off excess pounds: Eating for 8 hours means refusing to eat for 16 hours every day – a mini fast of sufficient length that your body uses up all its blood sugar levels and should start burning your stored fat for fuel, Dr. Oz explains.

There's more: Exciting new research from Japan's Kyoto University has found that periods of not eating trigger the discharge of 42 different body chemicals, including compounds which make energy soar, fight diabetes, ramp up immunity, plus much more.

Basically, it's the body's way of quickly turbo charging health to assist us survive and thrive during periods of scarcity, per lead scientist Takayuki Teruya, Ph.D. Like a slimming bonus, a number of the compounds released are recognized to specifically target ab flab. “Your waist will shrink constantly,” promises Carolyn. “I lost 14 inches from mine!”

Never Feel Hungry

Eat more soup, and you'll slim down faster, per Penn State findings. That's partly because soup provides the body a break from sugar and junk foods while flooding it with easy-to-absorb nutrients. For instance, soup can help you take in more thylakoids, compounds in spinach and kale that behave as fat blockers. And you'll get more flavonoid antioxidants from foods like onions and broccoli; that's great news since flavonoids improve blood-sugar control, speed metabolic process and activate “skinny genes.”

On top of that, soup causes it to be easy to cash in on the magic of time-restricted eating. Studies show the suspension of solid food in liquid broth “hacks” mechanisms your body uses to turn off hunger, which means you stay stuffed much longer than you'd eating the same ingredients in almost any other form. Soup is actually Mother Nature's appetite suppressant!

The Plan

Dr. Oz suggests eating all meals and snacks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Meals – both soup and “fork-and-knife” options – should include 1 serving of protein, 1/2 cup of beans, and 1 cup of greens. Add natural seasonings, veggies, and small amounts of healthy flavor boosters like olive oil, cheese, and nuts. To amp results, strive for soup at least once a day. Outside your eating window, sip water or coffee/tea with an optional shot of hunger-killing MCT oil. Get a doctor's okay to try any new plan.

Fat Burn Coffee – In vented blender, whip hot brewed coffee and 1 Tbs. MCT and/or coconut oil with optional cinnamon, nutmeg and stevia until frothy.

Lunch – Warm leftover protein, beans, greens, extra veggies (leftover or frozen) and seasoning to taste in broth; top with a little cheese, if desired.

Snack – Any small low-carb option, such as low-sugar fruit or low-carb crackers with 1 oz. cheese or a little guacamole or nut butter.