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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Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe

As I promised here is the cabbage soup diet recipe. You can find the recipe anywhere on the internet but I do substitute different things for my own taste buds and comfort! Some of the cabbage soup recipes online are really bland so feel free to play around with it and tailor it to your liking. But remember to stay away from anything high in calories or in fat as you don’t want to jeopordize your diet with a poor choice of ingredient.

What you need:

  •  Large green onions (also called “spring” onions) I substitute garlic for onions, as I don’t like onions
  • 2 green peppers (or red, your choice)
  • 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 container (10 oz. or so) mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • Half a head of cabbage
  • 1 package spice only soup mix (In the US, Liptons is a good choice) this is also optional although it does give your soup a better taste and it can be healthy if you find one low in sodium and low in calories
  • 1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
  • 1 48oz can Low Sodium V8 juice (optional) I use 12 cups of water instead as I don’t like V8 juice
  • Season to taste with pepper, parsley, curry, garlic, etc. (Little to NO SALT!)

Directions:

Slice green onions or garlic (as much as you feel necessary), put in a pot on medium heat and start to sauté with cooking spray, I use pam (extra virgin olive oil). Do this until the onions are whiter/clearer in color (about 4-6 minutes) and if your choosing garlic wait until they start to sizzle and turn darker.

Cut green pepper stem end off, then cut pepper in half to take out the seeds and membrane. Cut the green pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot or red pepper your choice.

Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, add to pot.

Clean carrots, mushrooms, and celery, cut into bite size pieces and toss them in. Add tomatoes now, too.

If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper now.

For seasonings, you can use a spice soup packet of your choice (no noodles!).  You can add any spices you like instead (make sure not to add much salt, if any at all).

Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the 48 oz of Low Sodium V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup simmer for a long time – about 2 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Enjoy!

My next post will be on how the diet works and it’s seven day plan to loosing weight!IMG_8075imagesimagesCA4TJSM7