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How to Deal With the Cabbage Soup Diet

Sep 2, 2008
This is the gist of the Cabbage Soup Diet plan. Although the diet may look and sound simple (as it is designed to be simple), following it to the letter is very difficult. The diet requires commitment and dedication and people without these two will experience a lapse in the diet often eating and feeling guilty about it afterwards.

Day One
Eat all of the fruit you want (except bananas). You can also have as much of the cabbage soup as you want. Drink water, fruit juices and unsweetened teas.

Day Two
Eat any type of vegetable you want (except corn, peas or beans), raw or cooked. Eat more of the leafy vegetables and have your fill of your cabbage soup. You can have a baked potato in the evening. Do not eat fruit today.

Day Three
Eat all the fruit and vegetables you want but no baked potato at the end of the day.

Day Four
Today, you are allowed as many as eight bananas, all the skimmed milk you want and your cabbage soup. No baked potato today either.

Day Five
You can have ten to twenty ounces of beef and six tomatoes. Drink at least eight glasses of water which will wash the uric acid from your body. Also, as an alternative to beef, you can have skinless chicken, preferably broiled or baked or fish. Remember to eat your cabbage soup at least once a day.

Day Six
Today, you can have as much beef (or chicken or fish) and cabbage soup at least once a day.

Day Seven
The cabbage soup can be eaten only once today along with brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables. You can stuff yourself with these foods to your heart's content.

The diet is a very strict one so if you plan to lose the weight, be realistic about it and expect it to be difficult. You can also expect to shed almost ten pounds if you adhere to it. To help you deal with the diet, here are a few tips straight from Cabbage Soup Dieters:

1. Be prepared to have your kitchen and probably your whole house stinking of cabbage. You will be eating cabbage soup the whole seven days so you will have to make lots of it. Some people who have been on this diet say it tastes like Campbell Vegetable Soup which isn't pretty bad.

2. Be prepared for the gas. One disadvantage of cabbage as food is its tendency to make the dieter pass gas. Flatulence is a common side effect. It may be a little overwhelming to have the smell of cabbage and gas in the same place for seven days but you can always turn on the air ventilator.

3. Be prepared for the constant trips to the bathroom. Some fruits and vegetables have the effect of improving bowel movement and in this case, bowel movement is more than improved. Also, the water content of the fruits as well as the water you will be consuming (to relieve the feeling of hunger) will have you going to the bathroom dozens of times a day. This can however, have the added bonus of making you feel better and lighter with the toxins leaving your body faster.
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