The Cabbage Soup Diet is a FAD diet,
and has gained popularity because it allows you to
lose a few quick pounds by eating/drinking the cabbage
soup recipe! Please, for your own health's sake, do
not try the cabbage soup diet. It doesn't make nutritional
sense, it doesn't taste too good, and all the pounds
you lose from cabbage soup diet is all water pounds
- meaning all the weight you lose is water, not actual
About Cabbage Soup
Diet - If You Didn't Know
Here's a quick run down of the cabbage
soup diet for those of you who are not sure what it
is, and are interested. This 'diet' based on cabbage
soup 'claims' that the more soup you eat, that
more weight you lose. Doesn't that sound great? Who
wouldn't love to eat more and yet lose more weight?
The truth is, you just lose water weight.
The basis of this diet is that cabbage
soup contains very little calories, that it's a "fat
burning" soup. The dieters can eat/drink
all the water and cabbage soup they want, combined
with very few other allowed foods. (This is JUST NOT
healthy!) I suppose if you really wanted to lose a
few pounds real fast to fit a dress for a special
occasion, you might want to try this diet... But,
I highly recommend against it. It's just not good
common sense... And, there's no scientific support
for such a diet, and it's unhealthy.
Now you know what the cabbage soup diet
is about, here's the 7 day diet plan:
Day 1: Eat as much soup as you
want, but eat only fruits(no bananas), drink unsweetened
tea, black coffee, cranberry juice, and water.
Day 2: Eat raw or cooked vegetables
all you want, but avoid beans, peas and corn. No fruits,
and eat all the cabbage soup you want. Have a baked
potato with butter at dinner.
Day 3: You can eat as much fruit
and veggies as you want, but no baked potato.
Day 4: Bananas and skimmed milk
with as much cabbage soup as you want.
Day 5: Eat 10 to 20 ounces of
beef and up to 6 tomatoes. Eat cabbage soup at least
once, and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water.
Day 6: Stuff yourself with veggies
and beef. Eat the cabbage soup at least once. No baked
Day 7: Stuff yourself with brown
rice, unsweetened fruit juices and veggies. Eat cabbage
soup at least once. No bread, alcohol, or diet soda.
Why You Shouldn't
Try The Cabbage Soup Diet
Just seeing the cabbage soup diet instructions
should turn you away from it. It makes no nutritional
sense. The first rule of good dieting is provide your
body with good nutrition, and this is accomplished
by eating a variety of foods. The cabbage soup diet
severely restricts your food varieties each day.
Vegetables are important part of all
healthy diets. Cabbage is a very healthy vegetable,
but it's no super food. A moderate amount from all
types of food is the best way for healthy dieting.
Most importantly, for a diet to be viable,
you have to be able to stick to it. Most people can't
get through the 7 day cabbage soup diet. The weight
that you lose through the cabbage soup diet is mostly
water, and you'll easily gain it back.
Good health, personal wellness, and
weight loss is not achieved with fad diets like the
cabbage soup diet, but with old fashioned healthy
eating habits, and regular exercise.
If you insist on trying the cabbage
soup diet even after you've read all this, there's
not much I can do. But please consult your physician
or doctor before trying the cabbage soup diet. If
I've convinced you not to try the cabbage soup diet,
then I've accomplished something. Nevertheless, that
doesn't mean you can't serve the cabbage soup as a
dish for regular, healthy eating. Cabbage is very
good for you, when eating moderate amounts of it. Here's the cabbage