June 30, 2014

6 LBS in 5 DAYS

I will try anything for a WEEK so I gave the cabbage soup diet a try. I must admit that I did not follow it 100% but  I was pretty close. It is said that doing this diet you will lose 10 lbs in 7 days and I can honestly say that I am a believer. You should know that this is not a long term diet and you will gain back some of the weight. You will lose mostly water weight, but if you need to shed a few quick pounds and slim down your waist & tummy this diet is perfect. This diet works because it is a high fiber, low fat, low sodium and low sugar diet. I plan to do this diet once more before my mini vaca with the lades and I think I may go the whole 7 days.

Cabbage Soup Diet

Cabbage Soup recipe: Dice all of your veggies and heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add your diced onion, celery, carrots and bell pepper to the hot pot. Sauté  until slightly tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add your roasted garlic and let simmer for about 2 minutes. Add your chicken broth and canned tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. Add your seasonings and cabbage to the pot and then reduce the heat to medium low. Let the cabbage get tender, it only takes about 5 minutes or so. Taste the broth and adjust the seasonings to your taste. Enjoy!


1 head of cabbage
1 cup of yellow onion
1 head of roasted garlic
1 cup of celery
1 cup of carrots
12oz can of Hunt's diced basil, oregano & garlic tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
4 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
1 tsp oregano
1 tbs onion powder
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs black pepper (optional)
1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Cabbage Soup Diet Eating Plan

*Do not add any salt or sugar to any of your food for 7 days. No sauces or seasonings that contain sodium. This includes your cabbage soup. 

Day 1
Fruit: Eat as much fruit as you want (except bananas). Eat only your cabbage soup and fruit. Drink at least 4-5 glasses of water and you can drink unsweetened tea and cranberry juice.

*I made fruit smoothies, baked cinnamon apples, and had lots of fresh fruit on hand.

Day 2
Veggies: Eat as much raw or cooked veggies as you want. Do not eat dry beans, peas or corn. Eat only veggies and your cabbage soup today. At dinner reward yourself with a baked potato with butter. 

*I roasted veggies, had organic veggie juices, made a salad, and ate raw carrots and bell peppers. I also made my own roasted garlic butter (search butter on the blog for the recipe) to go with my potato.

Day 3
Mix days one & two. You can have your soup, fruit and veggies today. No potato today… sorry.

Day 4
Bananas, Skim milk & soup. Today you can eat up to 8 bananas and have as much skim milk as you like along with your soup. This is supposed to curb your cravings for sweets.

* I do not like skim milk or bananas very much so I made a smoothie. I used two bananas, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. It was yummy!

Day 5
Today is beef & tomatoes! You can have 10-20oz of beef and up to 6 tomatoes. Drink at least 8 glasses of water today to flush the uric acid out of your body. Eat your soup at least once today. You can substitute the beef for broiled chicken (skinless) or fish.

Day 6
Beef and veggies today. Don't forget to eat your soup at least once and drink lots of water.

Day 7
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and veggies. Make sure you eat your soup at least once.

*This diet is not recommended for longer than 7 days. Remember to drink lots of water and the more soup you eat the more weight you lose. Enjoy!

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