In the October/November 2009 edition of Fine Cooking magazine there is an article by Ellie Krieger, a registered dietician. In the article she makes the statement, "There is serious research showing that if you eat a bowl of vegetable soup before a meal, you eat less overall and you feel just as satisfied."
I'm going to go out on a limb and make an equally astonishing statement. I think if you eat a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs before a meal, you will eat less overall and feel just as satisfied.
What do you think?