The Cabbage Soup Diet is based on a 7-day diet program that allows a person to eat as much cabbage soup as they want while greatly restricting the intake of high calorie foods. It is a classic example of a “starvation diet” and it is not recommended. Even if you do decide to try this starvation diet, you should never ever do it longer than 7 days.
Cabbage Soup Recipe:
- 5 green onions.
- 1 green pepper.
- 1 can of diced tomatoes.
- 4 carrots.
- 1 container of mushrooms.
- 1 bunch of celery.
- 1/2 head of cabbage.
- 1 package Lipton soup mix.
- 1 cube of beef bouillon.
- 1 48oz can of vegetable juice (like V8.)
- 8 cups of water.
- Season to taste with salt, pepper, and any other spices you may like.
This is only a basic recipe, you can really add & subtract things based on your own experimentation, to see what you like and what you don’t like. The directions are simple. You throw all of these ingredients together in a big pot and let it cook on low heat for about 2 hours.
Cabbage Soup Diet Day By Day Guidelines
(Eat all of the cabbage soup you want, every day.)
Day 1: Eat all of the fruit you want except bananas. You can eat nothing else but fruit & your soup.
Day 2: Eat all of the vegetables you want except for peas, corn, and potatoes. Eat only vegetables & your soup.
Day 3: This day is like a mix of Day 1 & Day 2. You can eat both veggies & fruits along with your soup. Again avoid peas, corn, potatoes, & bananas. Nothing else!
Day 4: Eat as many as 8 bananas & drink as many glasses of skim milk as you want. You eat only bananas & your soup along with drinking your skim milk.
Day 5: This day is all about beef & tomatoes (and the soup!) You should eat between 10 and 20 ounces of beef and up to 6 tomatoes. Don’t eat any veggies or fruits other than tomatoes.
Day 6: Eat all of the beef & veggies you want along with your soup of course. Again do not eat peas, corn, or potatoes.
Day 7: Eat brown rice & vegetables along with your soup. No meat & no fruit.
Hopefully having seen what this diet consists of you realize that it is not right for you. A crazy starvation diet like this will only slow down your metabolism and cause you to gain more weight in the end. You should choose a sensible diet that will have long lasting results instead.