The New Revised Cabbage Soup Diet

The New Revised Cabbage Soup Diet was the subject of an email by Carl Black.

The cabbage soup diet has been seen as a good way to jumpstart a diet. When using this method correctly, a dieter should lose between 10-20 pounds on the cabbage soup diet. One of the things that people enjoy about this diet is that you can eat the soup any time that you want. The soup itself doesnít contain many calories and acts like a filler, making sure you donít get too hungry during the diet. When attempting the diet, you should know that some people have felt light-headed and weak. This is probably due to the deficit of calories your body is recognizing.

Advantages to this diet is that you will lose weight at a fast rate, but it is only meant to be adhered to for a week. Anything longer could prove damaging because on a couple of the days, you will only be taking in about 1,000-1,200 calories. For example, this can be seen on the day where you are allowed to eat bananas and skim milk.

Below you will find two recipes for the cabbage soup diet:

Recipe 1


6 Large Green Onions

2 Green Peppers

1-2 Cans Diced Tomatoes

1 Bunch of Celery

1 Package Lipton Onion Soup Mix

1-2 Cubes of Boullion (if desired)

1 Cabbage Head


1) Cut vegetables into small pieces and cover with water, you can also use V-8 juice.

2) Boil fast for 10 minutes.

3) Reduce to simmer and continue cooking until vegetables are tender.

4) Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, or whatever spice you want to add.

Recipe 2


6 Large Green Onions

2 Green Peppers

1 or 2 Cans of Tomatoes (diced or whole)

3 Carrots

1 Container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms

1 Bunch of Celery

1/2 Cabbage Head

1 Package Lipton soup mix

1 or 2 Cubes of Bouillon (optional)

1 48oz Can V8 juice (optional)

Various Seasonings


1) Slice green onions

2) Put in a pot and start to saute with cooking spray.

3) Cut green pepper stem end off and cut in half, take the seeds and membrane out.

4) Cut the green pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot.

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

6) Clean carrots, cut into bite size pieces, and add to pot.

7) Slice mushrooms into thick slices, add to pot.

8) You can add beef or chicken bouillon cubes for seasonings, if you life.

9) Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the V8 juice)

10) Cover and put heat on low.

11) Let the soup cook for a long time. Two hours is fine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Diet Details

You must follow this diet as it is stated to work and remember that you can eat the cabbage soup any time during this week.

Day One:


Eat all of the fruit you want, except for bananas. Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. You can drink unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.

Day Two:


Eat all the fresh, raw or cooked vegetables you want. Leafy green vegetables are the best. Avoid dry beans, peas and corn. Do not eat fruit today

Day Three:

Fruits and Vegetables

Eat all the soup you want, as well as fruits and vegetables.

Day Four:

Bananas and Skim Milk

Eat as many as eight bananas today and drink as many glasses of skim milk. Keep on eating the soup. This day is supposed to suppress your desire for sweet treats.

Day Five:

Beef And Tomatoes

Eat 10-20 ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomatoes. You should also drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water to wash out the uric acid in your body. You should have at least one bowl of soup. If you donít like beef, you can eat skinless, baked chicken.

Day Six:

Beef and Vegetables

Eat all of the beef and vegetables you can. You must have a bowl of your soup at least once today.

Day Seven:

Brown Rice, Unsweetened Fruit Juices and Vegetables

Eat as much of the above as possible. You should have your soup at least once today.

A few books to check out that discusses the cabbage soup diet include:

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