The Cabbage Soup Diet is basically a low fat, high fibre 7-day diet that is best suited to you if you want to lose weight fast and help get a flat tummy for a special occasion or something. It isn't recommended to be a long-term diet.
If you have a special occasion coming up, or you simply need to lose weight fast, this may be just what you're looking for to help lose belly flab. For how to follow this diet and the recipe, see below.
The cabbage soup diet helps you to lose weight fast
Eat as much of the foods in the diet as you want
Good kickstart to moving to a more suitable long-term diet
Some say the Cabbage Soup tastes bland
Some reports of light-headedness
Some reports of decreased concentration
CABBAGE SOUP DIET RECIPE
6 large green onions
2 green peppers
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
1 Container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms
1 bunch of celery
1/2 a head of cabbage
1 package Lipton soup mix
1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
Season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc.
Slice green onions, put in a pot and start to saute with cooking spray.
Cut green pepper stem end off and cut in half, take the seeds and membrane out. Cut the green-pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot.
Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, add to pot.
Clean carrots, cut into bite size pieces, and add to pot.
Slice mushrooms into thick slices, add to pot.
If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper now.
You can use beef or chicken bouillon cubes for seasonings. These have all the salt and flavors you will need.
Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup cook for a long time - two hours works well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Remember: The cabbage soup diet should only be followed for 7 days at a time, with at least two weeks in between.
Fruit: Eat all of the fruit you want (except bananas). Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. For drinks- unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.
Vegetables: Eat until you are stuffed will all fresh, raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat leafy green vegetables and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the vegetables you want along with your soup. At dinner, reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter. Do not eat fruit today.
Mix Days One and Two: Eat all the soup, fruits and vegetables you want. No Baked Potato.
Bananas and Skim Milk: Eat as many as eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you would like on this day, along with your soup. This day is supposed to lessen your desire for sweets.
Beef And Tomatos: Ten to twenty ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomtoes. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water this day to wash the uric acid from your body. Eat your soup at least once this day. You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (but absolutely no skin-on chicken). If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef one one of the beef days (but not both).
Beef and Vegetables: Eat to your heart's content of beef and vegetables this day. You can even have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with leafy green vegetables. No Baked Potato. Eat your soup at least once.
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables: Again stuff, stuff, stuff yourself. Be sure to eat your soup at least once this day.
Follow the cabbage soup diet to the 'T'
Drink at least 4 glasses of water per day
Keep in mind that it's only seven days
Take a good quality daily multivitamin tablet
Try adding different herbs or spices to make the soup more tasty or appealing
Eat plenty of the soup - as much as you want
Do not try to starve yourself or you'll probably cheat and break the diet