The cabbage soup is the soup diet that started the diet soup hype which also made chicken soup and celery soup popular as good soups for losing weight. The cabbage soup basically is a seven day soup diet where you eat nothing but cabbage soup and another viand. It’s high in fiber, low in fat, and people say you can lose up to 10 pounds.
Cabbage Soup Recipe:
Take 1 whole cabbage, 2 large onions, 16 to 18 canned tomatoes, 2 green peppers, 4 stalks of celery, 2 packages onion soup mix, black pepper, 6 carrots, and ½ pound green beans. Put in a huge pot and boil for 10 minutes. Season with pepper, any herbs you want, or (optional) balsamic vinegar.
Seven Day Menu
- Day one: cabbage soup and all fruit except bananas
- Day two: cabbage soup, vegetables, unbuttered baked potato, no fruit
- Day three: cabbage soup, vegetables, fruits, no baked potato
- Day four: cabbage soup, bananas, skim milk
- Day five: cabbage soup, beef and tomatoes
- Day six: cabbage soup, beef and vegetables, no potatoes
- Day seven: cabbage soup, brown rice, unsweetened juice, vegetables
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The Verdict: You’ll need to have very strict control over your food for seven days, making it unfeasible for those who are working. Consider doing it when you’re on vacation, or be prepared to bring a thermos with you. The lack of nutrients in this diet also means you shouldn’t do this for more than the prescribed seven days (aside from the fact that you’ll be sick of cabbage soup before you’re done).
Categories: short-term, high maintenance, regimented, body
Feedback: “The soup’s more palatable if you inject a little variety. Sometimes I’d serve it chunky, sometimes I’d puree it—just to get a different texture.” – Sally, (STATE). Other dieters suggest these “twists”: curry and mint leaves (Morrocan); cilantro, chili and cumin (Mexican); garlic powder, oregano and basil (Italian); shrimp or fish bouillon, soy sauce and bean sprouts (Chinese); chanterelle mushrooms and rosemary (French).