I have to admit that I really like The Cabbage Soup Diet. Not as a long term plan of eating, but more as a convenient, cheap and easy way to lose a few pounds in a hurry.
It’s only a 7 day diet, you go on it, lose 10 pounds, fit into that ‘whatever’ and go on with your life! Besides, the cabbage soup recipe itself is really good and I make it quite often. My kids love it as well!
Here is the Original 7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet Plan:
Day 1: Eat all the fruit you want (no bananas) and soup
Day 2: Eat all the vegetables you want (no starchy veggies) and soup. For dinner add a baked potato with butter
Day 3: Eat all the fruit, vegetables and soup you want. No bananas and no potatoes.
Day 4: Eat up to 8 bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you want, along with your soup.
Day 5: Eat 10-20 oz of beef and up to 6 tomatoes.And soup. Extra water on this day.
Day 6: Unlimited beef and vegetables and soup.
Day 7: Brown rice, vegetables and soup.
Pros and Cons of The Original Cabbage Soup Diet:
- Rapid weight loss (10-15 lbs)
- No weighing and measuring, so easy to follow
- Extremely budget friendly, especially in the fall!
- Not meant for a long term food plan
- Rapid weight loss can cause headaches, dizzyness.
- The same soup every day can make you a little crazy
Yes, this is a crash diet. But it can be a great kick starter to a long term plan to include more fruits and vegetables into your diet. The Cabbage Soup recipe itself has no magic, but it’s a great, economical staple soup to eat often. And studies show that if you start your meal with soup, you will have less room for other less healthy food.
I also love how budget friendly this diet is. So ya, I go on this diet here and there and I really like it!
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