Cabbage Soup 7 Day Diet Plan

Ok here it is, the 7 day plan to lose that extra budge! The steps are pretty standard but I like to switch them up   a bit according to my own taste.

Day One:

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. I usually stick to regular coffee with a tiny splash of milk–no sugar of course.

Day Two:

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. I usually don’t eat the baked potato as I am not a fan. I do saute a lot of broccoli and carrots in a sweet low fat sauce.

Day Three:

Mix Days One and Two: Eat all the soup, fruits and vegetables you want. No Baked Potato. 

Day Four:

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. On this day I usually make a peanut butter banana smoothie. The idea of eating milk and bananas the whole day grosses me out so I try to make it fun by making a smoothie out of it. The cheating part is using peanut butter, however I use organic peanut butter that is healthy fat it’s also sweet and very filling for day 4 of the diet.

In the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie I put:

Half or a full Banana

1 tablespoon of organic peanut butter

1 cup  or half a cup of soy milk or skim milk (its your choice depending whether you want the smoothie to be thicker or not)

Half a cup of ice

1 teaspoon of organic flax seeds

Put it all in a blender until it is one smooth drink! I usually have 2 of these this day plus the soup, I find it really satisfying.

Day Five:

Beef And Tomatoes: Ten to twenty ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomatoes. 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 beef on one of the beef days (but not both).

On this day I don’t eat any meat since I am a vegetarian. So instead I eat a veggie burger (with no bun or toppings), there are ones that are low in calories and full of protein (1 for 150- 170 calories). I also eat it with a side of tomatoes, along with the cabbage soup.

Day Six:

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.

On this day I eat grilled shrimp with garlic on a spinach salad with balsamic dressing and with tomatoes and cucumbers. This is my substitution instead of meat. I also eat one bowl of the soup.

Day Seven:

Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables: Again stuff, stuff, stuff yourself. Be sure to eat your soup at least once this day.

I substitute quinoa instead of brown rice as it’s a healthier choice and I eat it with my soup!

By the end of this 7 day diet you should lose about 7-10 pounds, it’s worked for me and many other people I know. Some of it is “water” weight but a lot of it is actual fat you melt off your body. However, be cautious of the fact that if you do not keep a healthy lifestyle after the diet you will put the weight back on. I think of this diet as a kick start to eating healthy and keeping the weight off, obviously you cannot eat like this forever. But it gives you a lot of motivation doing this diet after you see results and want to maintain them.

Goodluck! I would love some feedback on whether or not you tried the diet and how you found it!Sexy-Girl-On-The-Beach-1920X1440-Sexy-Wallpaper

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Diana ‘s Health & Fitness Tips

Here are some of the things I do to keep my body in shape. Lately I haven’t been following all these tricks but I am going to get back into the swing of it. I noticed that the more I eat crappy food the worse I feel. I tend to be low on energy and lazy. So really these tips I’m providing is something that I have done and for me it works and helps me live an energetic lifestyle. With a kinesiology background I believe I know what I am talking about;)

1. Burn more calories than you eat

This is something I recommend if you are trying to loose weight. If you are just trying to maintain your weight than I would burn about half of what you eat or less. You will notice that every time you eat that crappy food, its a pain in the butt to go work it off. So think before you eat that pizza!

2. Run Run RUN!!!!

Honestly, this is one of the best things you can do to burn fat and stay in shape. Running helps your overall body look fabulous, it gives you a wide-rang workout. So whether its running outside, or on the treadmill and elliptical …DO IT. I typically would run for about 6o minutes a day at least 5 days a week. That is hard to do…so try running for at least 40 minutes a day. Or break it up..do 30 min in the morning and 30 min at night.

3. Cardiovascular exercise

This goes in hand with running. Dieting often decreases metabolism, so the trick is to counteract that decrease by exercising and raising your metabolism.

4. Eat in moderation

Thats right….don’t eat like the world is about to end and you have to consume everything in sight. Eat slowly and small portions and you will notice how full you can actually get. Eat enough so you are content but don’t stuff yourself and get full to the point where you want to go to bed!

5. Stay away from fried food and junk food

Seriously, it makes you fat instantly. The second I eat fried calamari or anything fried for that matter, my stomach suddenly makes me look 5 months pregnant. A quick way to look and feel better, is to cut out the really crappy food. Don’t eat those chocolate bars, chips or any of that!! Not worth it! You feel gross after…yuck!

6. Eat Green..don’t miss out on Veggies

If it’s green….eat it. You can eat as much of it as you want, it’s super good for you. I usually stick to tons of spinach and broccoli. I also love carrots, if you are super hungry and are in the midst of making something, carrots are amazing to snack on.

7. Eat high fibre food

High fibre food keeps you full for a longer period of time. I get my fibre from oats, grains, oatmeal, apples….all sorts of things.

8. Bulk up on protein

I am a vegetarian so I don’t bulk up on meat. BUT I do eat lots of beans…lentils..love lentil soup so good and filling. I also incorporate tuna a lot into my eating ritual. Almonds are really great too. If you eat meat….don’t eat any meat when your out..lots of fat and grossness..yuck, cook it at home and stick to a lean chicken breast.

9. Stay away from cheese

You heard me. I know its so delicious but don’t eat it. It’s so high in calories and the smallest bite becomes addictive and it goes straight to your hips and bum.

10. Eat a minimum of carbs

I am not a carb hater. BUT if you are going to eat bread at least eat whole wheat or multigrain. And don’t eat carbs more than twice a day. SO if you have bread for breakfast or lunch..don’t eat pasta for dinner! Try to avoid carbs…there are lots of other tasty things you can eat. When I think of bread I think of cardboard. Its boring…and doesnt look that yummy.

Hope that helps, if you have any questions feel free to email me at diana_bozinovic@hotmail.com

I will be posting more on diet/health and fitness…stay tuned:)