The Cabbage Soup Diet

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It is rumoured that hospitals use the Cabbage Soup Diet for patients who need to lose weight quickly, prior to an operation or similar.

Based on a soup made of fat burning ingredients, if you stick to this for one week, you will lose between 5 and 10 lbs. I lost 8lbs with the diet.

The cabbage soup diet is quite difficult to stick to as one tires of the cbbage soup very quickly! it is also a pain to prepare, and the smell alone can be quite off-putting.

I found it easier to juice the ingredients, and would drink a small glass five times a day.

cabbage soup diet

The humble cabbage has amazing fat burning properties

Ingredients for Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

1 large head of cabbage

1 or 2 large cans of tomatoes

2 green peppers

1 bunch of celery (run through blender)

Season with salt, pepper, parsley, etc. If desired 1 pkt. Lipton onion soup mix or 6 bullion cubes

6 green onions


Cut vegetables into small to medium pieces and cover Ĺ way with water. Boil for 10 minutes, reduce to simmer and continue cooking until vegetables are tender. The cabbage soup can be eaten any time of the day. The cabbage soup will not add calories: the more you eat, the more you lose. Fill a thermos in the morning with the cabbage soup if you will be away during the day.

DAY 1.

You may eat all fruits except bananas. On the first day eat all the fruit you wish. (Cantaloupes and watermelons are lower in calories than most fruits). Eat only the soup and as much fruit as you wish.

Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.


All vegetables are permitted. Eat until full with fresh or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas, or corn. At dinner time reward yourself with a large baked potato, buttered. Eat all the soup and vegetables you want; but donít eat fruit.

Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.


Mix days one and two. Eat all the soup, fruits, and veggies you want. No potato today or bananas.

Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.


Eat only bananas and skimmed milk. Eat as many as 8 bananas and drink as much skimmed milk as you can, along with your soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, proteins and calcium, and will lessen your craving for sugar and sweets.

Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.


Today you may eat beef or skinless grilled chicken and tomatoes. You may have 10-20oz of beef, and a can of tomatoes or as many as 6 fresh tomatoes. Drink at least 5-8 glasses of water to wash away the uric acid. Eat your soup at least once today.

Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.


Beef or skinless chicken and veggies. Eat to your heartís content of beef and vegetables this day. Green leafy vegetables preferred. No potato. Eat your soup.

Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.


Today, on the final day of the Cabbage Soup Diet, you may eat brown rice, unsweetened juices and vegetables. Again, stuff yourself and be sure to eat your soup at least once today.

Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.

After seven days, if you have not cheated, you will lose between 7 and 14 lbs. If you lose more than 15 pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming it again from day one. This seven-day eating plan can be used as often as you like. As a matter of fact, correctly followed, it will clean your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being as never before.

After only 7 days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 and possibly 17 pounds and have an abundance of energy. Continue this plan as long as you will and feel the difference. This diet is a fast, fat burning diet and the secret is that you will burn more calories than you take in.

This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time because the removal of fat build-up in your system. Go off the diet at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol. Because everyoneís digestive system is different, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy, if you stick to it. After being on the diet several days, you will find your bowel movement has changed. Eat a cup of bran and fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you donít need caffeine after the third day.


The basic fat burning soup can be eaten at anytime, when you feel hungry. Eat all you wish, as often as you want. This soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more you lose. You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (absolutely no skin on the chicken). If you prefer, substitute broiled fish for the beef on one of the beef days. You need high protein in the beef on the other day. Any prescribed medication will not hurt you on this diet. Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel the difference in both mental and physical disposition.

There is no doubt about it, the Cabbage Soup Diet WORKS. However, although it sounds easy, (as one is not restricted by portion control), after the first few days it becomes a bit of a nightmare... the soup that tasted quite delicious on the first day begins to look and smell like something the cat brought up.

But, don't despair! If you try it and cannot stick to it there is an easy solution.

Marjorie Daniels has recently released a fantastic book of recipes within the boundaries of the Cabbage Soup Diet. Subsequently, the diet is easy to follow, not at all boring, and your house will NOT smell of cabbage soup!

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