Cabbage Soup Diet Review
Have you ever heard of the cabbage soup diet?
This diet has been around for a long time and keeps getting revived every once in awhile.
The cabbage soup diet owes its success to quick weight loss in a short amount of time. I tried this diet many years ago with great success.
This diet has also been called the model’s diet.
After a week or 10 days you definitely get tired of eating cabbage soup even though you have other things to eat also. But, the results are worth it.
The cabbage soup diet owes its success to quick weight loss in a short amount of time. It’s usually recommended that you stay on it for a week. You can expect to lose 10 lb in one week if you adhere to the diet and need some weight to lose.
If you need to lose 10 lb in a hurry the Cabbage Soup Diet might be just for you. I don’t even like cabbage, but I love this soup.
If you’re going to a special event like a wedding or on a vacation, then this diet will help you get in shape for that, quickly. But if you want it to work at it’s best, don’t cheat. It’s quite restrictive and that’s why it works. But you really need to not cheat.
So let’s get started
How does this diet work? This diet is for 7 days only. You follow a specific eating plan and don’t deviate. You have a variety of different foods each day along with the cabbage soup.
You can eat the soup in unlimited amounts so you never are hungry. Also, water is very important on this diet. You need to drink at least eight to ten glasses a day to help flush out your system.
So, let’s get started and see what you can have on this diet.
Day 1. Eat only fruit for your first day and as much of the cabbage soup you want. Try to eat fruit with the lowest amounts of sugar, like blueberries, apples, melons.You can eat as much fruit as you like as long as it isn’t loaded with sugar.
Day 2. No fruit, just vegetables. No starchy vegetables, like winter squash, carrots, corn,or peas but you can have a baked potato or sweet potato.
But, only on this 1 day. Also salads are good, zucchini, cauliflower, bell pepper, will work. Non-starchy vegetables are good, so eat to your heart’s content. And, don’t forget the cabbage soup. You can have that at anytime during the day.
Date 3. Today, you can splurge, you get fruit and veggies but no baked potato. Also make sure your fruits have low sugar content and your veggies are not starchy.
Day 4. Today you eat only bananas and yogurt. Use unsweetened yogurt almond Greek yogurt is good and your cabbage soup. You can make a smoothie from the bananas, milk and yogurt. It’s not too bad, but, very filling oh and all the cabbage soup you want.
Day 5. Tomato and protein day. You can have chicken, turkey or fish. 10 to 20 ounces and you can have up to six tomatoes and that’s all you eat on day 5
Day 6. More protein and veggies. You can have beef, vegetables and don’t forget your cabbage soup and plenty of beef. But, you may substitute fish for one meal. You can also include a salad but go very light on the dressing.
Day 7. You are allowed unsweetened fruit juices, vegetables and brown rice. Make sure the vegetables are not starchy, but fill yourself up, of course on the soup.
Can you change anything on this diet? Not, if you want to see good results. Try to stick with the diet plan so you will see good results. You will see up to a 10 pound weight loss, if you have a substantial amount of weight to lose. The water will flush out your system, and if you want to have coffee or tea, don’t put cream or sugar in it. For variety try Matcha green tea for a change.
Here are some tips to help you succeed.
- Stick to the diet closely, stay away from starchy vegetables.
- 7 days is all it takes to help you break the bad habits and add new and better ways to eat.
- Make sure to follow this diet closely to see good results.
- This is not a long-term diet but a good starting off place to kick-start your weight loss program.
- Adding some form of exercise is very helpful.
Once you see quick results it will give you the needed motivation to continue on your weight-loss journey to get that weight off for good. Good Luck!
Cabbage Soup Recipe
One green pepper
One large can of diced tomatoes
Six stalks of celery
One large chopped onion
One head of cabbage large and green
48 oz of V8 juice
4 cups of water
1 tbsp olive oil
Wash all the vegetables and chop into bite-size pieces
Sauteed chopped onions in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add celery and pepper and cook 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Add water, V8 juice bouillon cubes and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer until vegetables are tender about 15 minutes
4. Core cabbage, shred and add to the pot. Cook for 10 minutes, adding the Cabbage last helps to preserve nutritional value.
Enjoy and good luck with your weight loss program.
Thank you for reading this article and if you have any questions, please ask them below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks, Deanna