The Cabbage Soup Diet is a diet designed for fast weight loss, if you need to take off 10 pounds quickly for a special occasion. This diet lasts for 7 days and losing the 10 pounds can be done if you stick to the diet.
The soup is actually nutritious and very palatable, and you should lose right around 10 pounds in the 7 day period.
The cabbage soup is only part of what you are allowed to eat. For each of the 7 days you are allowed to eat specific foods.
Here is the recipe. You can add spices and other vegetables to suit your taste.
o 6 Large green onions or 3 medium white onions
o 2 Green peppers
o 1 Large can of tomatoes (diced or whole)
o 3 Carrots
o 1 Container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms
o 1 Bunch of celery
o One-half head of cabbage (or more to taste)
o 1 Package onion soup mix (you can use any soup mix you’d like)
o 3 Bouillon cubes – vegetable, chicken or beef
o 1 48 Ounce can of V8 juice (optional)
o 4 Cups of water
o Season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc.
Place washed and chopped vegetables in large stockpot. Add V8 juice and water, and stir in soup mix, bouillon and tomatoes. Add water to fully cover all the vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are soft.
The Diet Plan:
You can eat as much of the soup, fruits and vegetables as you’d like for all 7 days.
Fruit: You can eat all of the fruit you want with the exception of bananas. Eat the soup and fruit only for the first day. You can drink unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.
Vegetables: Eat as many raw or cooked vegetables of your choice as you’d like and the soup. Stay away from beans, corn and peas. You can add a baked potato with butter at dinner. No fruit allowed on this day.
Mix Days One and Two: You can have all of the soup, fruits and vegetables you would like to eat. No baked potato allowed.
This day is designed to curb your sweet tooth. Drink all the skim milk you’d like, and you are allowed to eat up to eight bananas, along with all of the soup you’d like.
Beef And Tomatoes: 10 to 20 Ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomatoes. Eat your soup at least once. Drink as much water as you can – 6 to 8 glasses is preferable. You can replace the beef with (broiled only) chicken. Also, fish can be substituted (broiled) for the beef on one of the beef days only.
Beef and Vegetables. You are allowed to eat all of beef and vegetables you’d like. No baked potato. Eat the soup at least once on this day.
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables: You can eat as much as you’d like. Also, eat the soup at least once on this day.
This is a very healthy diet in the short term. Hopefully after the 7 days, you lost the 10 pounds and are feeling very good about yourself – congratulations!
Here is a diet you’ll like for the longer term: