This excellent program includes consumption of the fat-burning cabbage soup for a period of seven days. What is amazing about it is that during this period, you are allowed to eat as much of the soup as you want, whenever you feel hungry.
The more you eat of this soup, the more calories you will lose since this soup won’t add any calories. Actually, it works as a meal with “negative calories”, so it will speed up your metabolism and as a result you will burn more calories than the ones you take in. In addition, you will also succeed to detoxify and slim down your body.
Take care not to skip a day, if you plan to travel or be somewhere else during the day, fill a thermos with your fat-burning soup and consume it as required in the diet plan explained below.
“This diet is derived from one given at the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital for overweight heart patients to lose weight rapidly, usually before surgery, and by Ed Kasper L.Ac, Acupuncturist and Herbalist.” (Food, by Rita, 7 Day Diet Fat Burning Cabbage Soup)
However, if eaten alone for indefinite periods, it may lead to malnutrition. During the course of this diet, you should drink plenty of fresh water, that is, ½ of your body weight in ounces of water. Optionally, you can also add kombucha to your diet for beneficial yeasts and bacteria for your digestive system.
This soup can be prepared in several ways, but this article offers you two, the original diet cabbage soup and one other, which is a modified version, but amazing one, for it is all organic, and does not include soup mixes or canned vegetables.
Original Diet Cabbage Soup
- 1 large head of cabbage, small chunks
- 2 (8 ounces) cans green beans
- 2 green peppers, sliced bite size
- 6 large green onions, chopped bite size
- 1 (1 ounce) envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 1 bunch celery, sliced bite size
- 3 lbs carrots, sliced bite size
- 1 (16 ounces) can of diced tomatoes
- salt and pepper
- Optional: beef bouillon, tabasco sauce, curry powder, chopped parsley, cayenne pepper,
The preparation of this remarkable soup is simple, just put all the vegetables in a pot, add the spices, cover with water and bring to a fast boil for ten minutes and then reduce to a simmer. The vegetables should be cooked until they become tender.
Organic Diet Cabbage Soup
- 1 large head cabbage, shredded
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 poblano chile, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 garlic bulb, sliced
- 1 lb shiitake mushroom, sliced
- fresh and pure water, no chlorine, or mineral-rich bone
- 1 kombu seaweed, rinsed and sliced
- 1 leek, rinsed and sliced
- 2 lbs tomatoes, crushed
- lots of herbs
- salt (optional)
In a small amount of vegetable or coconut oil saute all vegetables, except for tomatoes and cabbage. Next, put them in a pot, add the tomatoes and the cabbage. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables become tender and then add some fresh or dried herbs and simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste.
Also, you can prepare this soup in a crock pot for 6-8 hours.
7 Day Diet Plan:
Day 1: Eat soup and fruits only. You can also consume pure water, unsweetened tea, kombucha, or cranberry juice. All fruits can be consumed, but avoid bananas. You can eat more watermelon and cantaloupe a lot, since they are low in calories.
Day 2: Eat soup and vegetables only, and eat the vegetables along with the soup. Avoid dry beans, peas and corn and eat green, leafy vegetables. For dinner, you can reward yourself with a big buttered potato. No fruits are allowed.
Day 3: Eat all the soup, vegetables, and fruits you want, but you can have no baked potato for dinner. If you’ve followed the diet for three days, you can expect to have lost 5-7 lbs.
Day 4: The fourth day is banana and skim milk day! Both bananas and milk are high in calories and carbohydrates, but on this particular day your body will be in need of potassium, carbohydrates, proteins and calcium to lessen cravings for sweets. Eat as many as 3 bananas and drink as many glasses of water as you can along with the soup.
Day 5: up to 6 organic tomatoes, 10-20 ounces of beef, lamb, wheat gluten (seitan), aduki beans, chicken (no skin), or fish. Take note to consume a high-quality range fed animal protein free of antibiotics or hormones. Try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water in order to flush the uric acid out of your body. Eat the soup at least once during this day.
Day 6: You can eat as much as you want of beef, lamb, wheat gluten (seitan), aduki beans, chicken (no skin), or fish in combination with vegetables on day six. In addition, you can also have 2 or 3 steaks with green leafy vegetables. No baked potatoes today. Once again, be sure to eat the soup at least once during this day.
Day 7: Unsweetened fruit, vegetables and brown rice. There is no limit of the consumption of fruits and vegetables, but eat the soup at least once today.
Provided that you have followed all rules of the diet program, by the end of the 7th day you will have lost 10-17 pounds.
In case you have lost more than 15 pounds, make a 2- day pause and then resume the diet again from day 1. Always consider the fact that everyone’s digestive system is different and, therefore, this diet will affect everyone differently and can give different results.
If you follow it correctly, the Cabbage Soup diet will perfectly cleanse your organism of impurities. Furthermore, it will make you will feel lighter, more energetic, and healthier than ever before. What is great about it is that it can be used as often as you like. Continue this diet plan as long as you feel the difference both mentally and physically.
Important additional tips:
-Eliminate any bread, pasta, or fried foods of your diet
-eliminate any alcoholic beverages, due to the removal of the fat build-up in your body; end the diet at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol
-- stick with water, black coffee, unsweetened tea and fruit juices, cranberry juice, and skimmed milk during the diet and do not consume any carbonated drinks, including diet drinks
-- no prescribed medication can hurt you on this diet