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Published on March 29, 2018 in Blog1, Picture Quotes, Revive
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If you have a special occasion coming up or you simply need to lose weight fast, the Cabbage Soup Diet may be just what you need.

Ingredients

½ head of cabbage, chopped

1 cup celery, diced

1 cup white or yellow onion, diced

1 cup carrots, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups chicken broth

14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes (optional, you can make this soup without tomatoes)

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

few shakes of black pepper

½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Instructions:

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.

Saute until slightly tender.

Stir in garlic.

Pour in chicken broth.

Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.

Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.

Cook until cabbage is tender.

Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)

Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.

 

If you have a special occasion coming up or you simply need to lose weight fast, the Cabbage Soup Diet may be just what you need.

Although not suitable for long-term weight loss, the Cabbage Soup Diet is a low-fat, high-fiber diet that will help you get into shape fast before you embark on a more moderate long-term eating plan.

 

Pros and Cons of the Cabbage Soup Diet

Pros: You’ll lose weight fast.  Although the diet is only for seven days (and shouldn’t be followed for longer), it provides a great “kick-start” for a more moderate diet.

Cons: Some people find the soup bland. Others report feeling light-headed, weak, and have suffered from decreased concentration (although I hear that many people think the diet is worth the effort anyway, since they lose so much weight!).

What the Cabbage Soup Diet is NOT

The Cabbage Soup Diet is sometimes referred to as the “Mayo Clinic Diet,” the “Sacred Heart Hospital Diet,” and by many other names. Interestingly, this diet is not affiliated with either the Mayo Clinic or the Sacred Heart Hospital system.

 

 

Six Keys to Success

  1. Follow the diet to the letter!
  2. Drink at least 4 glasses of water per day (or more!).
  3. Remember – it is only seven days long!
  4. Complement the diet with a quality daily multi-vitamin.
  5. Print information from this site and refer to it daily (especially the 7 Day Plan!).
  6. Eat plenty of soup – the more you eat, the more you should lose! Do not try to starve yourself or you’ll probably cheat (this is what we don’t want).

 

5 Comments

  1. Elaine March 29, 2018 Reply

    I do not like cooked carrots. May I eat them raw with the soup?

  2. LL March 29, 2018 Reply

    Good info

  3. Ramona March 29, 2018 Reply

    Add protein powder unflavored to each serving. Drink coconut flavored Bai or coconut water to lessen the headaches and bodyaches. You can eat this soup longer than 7 days if your not sick of it.

  4. Kimberly July 8, 2018 Reply

    Good idea to add the unflavored protein! Could either do that or just mix a scoop of preferred protein powder and drink on the side.

  5. Jube July 8, 2018 Reply

    so do you eat this morning, noon and night, or just for 1 meal a day for 7 days?

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