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The Cabbage Soup Diet

Jul 23, 2008
Nowadays everyone seems to suffer from a weight problem. In the quest to lose excess weight, we will try all sorts of diets. Sometimes we in our over zealous pursuit for the perfect diet, we lose sight of what is important, our health or our weight.

A good way to lose weight efficiently is the cabbage soup diet. It is low in fat and high in fiber content to help one shed excess weight. One has to follow the cabbage soup diet for seven days and no more than that. One requirement which one has to adhere to when adopting this diet is to drink lots of water.

When following the cabbage soup diet, it is also advisable to take multivitamins tablets as a supplement. Also to prevent that hungry feeling, you must drink as much soup as you need. Just so to break the monotony of the taste, you can add different spices to make the soup more appealing.

The soup itself, for the cabbage soup diet consists of cabbage, tomatoes, and onions, which are all high in fiber and help to burn fat. You can add any vegetables you wish, such as peppers or celery and season with whatever spices you have available. To add a little more flavor you can also add some chicken broth. Along with the soup you can have fruits of all kinds except for bananas, because they are high in sugar. On the first day of the cabbage soup diet you should drink unsweetened tea.

The second day menu consists of cabbage soup, vegetable and a single baked potato. It is up to you if you wish to add spices and onion to the baked potato. However try to abstain from taking dry beans, Corn and peas.

The 4th day of the cabbage soup diet you can have a banana and milk but keep on eating the soup and plenty of it; you want to make sure you are getting full. The 5th day you will add tomatoes, fish or lean meat and of course, the soup. On the 6th day of the cabbage soup diet you should have soup, many green vegetables and meat.

On the last day of your cabbage soup diet you can have soup, rice, fruit juice and vegetables. During you diet you can?t have bread, alcohol, carbonated beverages or even diet soda. What you can have is black coffee, black tea, unsweetened fruit juice, cranberry juice and skimmed milk. By following this diet you can easily loose 10 to 15 pounds in a week.

By following this diet religiously, you can easily and quickly lose up to 15 pounds in a week. But remember; only stay on the cabbage soup diet for a week, then off for a week and if you wish, you can do it again for another week. The cabbage soup diet is a sure way to drop those unwanted pounds in a healthy hurry.
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