The Cabbage Soup Diet is a 7 day meal plan, aimed at achieving fast weight loss with use of a simple cabbage soup recipe.
It is not a long-term weight loss solution but is known to be effective over the short term.
Apparently it originally came from a hospital (Sacred Heart Hospital) to stimulate weight loss for surgery patients – but this cannot be verified.
- Fast weight loss.
- The change from some of our normally junky eating habits can be beneficial.
- Vegetables from the Brassica family (such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) have been found to aid in preventing cancer.
- Many say they enjoy eating the soup.
- Some complain that the Cabbage Soup a little too bland.
- Be prepared for gas…
- Requires will power.
- Lacks good nutrition
- High in salt.
- Not a long-term answer.
Cabbage Soup Recipe
6 large green onions
2 green peppers
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
1 bunch celery
1/2 head cabbage
1 package Onion Soup Mix
1 or 2 cubes bouillon (optional)
1 48 oz. can V8
Season to taste (salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc).
Note: There are a number of variations to this recipe.
Cabbage Soup 7 Day Meal Plan
Homemade cabbage soup, plus any fruit, apart from bananas.
Homemade cabbage soup, plus other vegetables, including a baked potato with butter for dinner (potatoes are off-limits on other days)
Homemade cabbage soup, plus other fruits and vegetables.
Homemade cabbage soup, plus anything up to 6 bananas and fat-free milk.
Homemade cabbage soup, plus 6 tomatoes and up to 450 grams of meat or fish.
Homemade cabbage soup, plus meat(beef) and vegetables.
Homemade cabbage soup, plus brown rice, pure fruit juice, and vegetables.
No bread, carbonated beverages, or alcohol.
Exercise Not Encouraged
Because of the very low calorie nature of the cabbage soup diet, exercise isn’t recommended. Going for a walk could be acceptable, but anything strenuous could be potentially dangerous.