The Cabbage Soup Diet claims that users can lose 10 to 15 pounds in 7 days that includes following a strict meal plan that involves eating nothing but cabbage soup. This claim it simply outrageous. There is absolutely nothing magical about cabbage soup. It is physically impossible to lose that much weight in such a short period of time.
The weight that is lost is mostly due to water weight which will come right back once going off of the diet. One pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories. A good example to demonstrate just how much fat the cabbage soup diet claims is to compare this to sticks of margarine. In order to lose this much weight, it would by like losing 40 to 60 sticks of margarine from your body! It just isn’t going to happen.
Weight loss of 1 to 4 pounds per week is considered safe and healthy. People typically claim that the cabbage soup diet was developed at one hospital or another. Strangely enough, no one seems to know which hospital or person this came from. More than likely what happened was someone simply wanted to make a quick buck online off of their favorite vegetable soup.
The soup used in the Cabbage Soup Diet typically includes using cabbage, tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, celery, mushrooms, onions, onion soup mix, and canned vegetable juice. Certainly one bowl of soup a week would be healthy, however, eating this as your only source of nutrition can be very detrimental to your health. The combination of soup and boullion mix are very high in sodium and could pose problems.
The Cabbage Soup Diet
Day 1: Cabbage soup, plus any fruit (except bananas). Drink unsweetened tea, black coffee, cranberry juice and water.
Day 2: Cabbage soup, plus other vegetables (raw, boiled or steamed) and avoid dry beans, peas and corn. For dinner, eat a baked potato with butter.
Day 3: Cabbage soup, plus other fruits and vegetables.
Day 4: Cabbage soup, plus up to 8 bananas and fat-free milk.
Day 5: Cabbage soup, plus up to 6 tomatoes and up to 450 grams of meat or fish.
Day 6: Cabbage soup, plus meat and vegetables.
Day 7: Cabbage soup, plus brown rice, pure fruit juice and vegetables.
Also, people with diabetes, could agrevate their blood glucose level by only relying on cabbage soup. Besides cabbage soup, the cabbage soup diet typically prescribes other foods for each day of the weeklong program. These foods mainly include fruits and vegetables. By using the cabbage soup diet you are not providing your body with enough protein to build muscle and carbohydrates to provide you with energy. The cabbage soup diet is very bad and should not be taken seriously. It was simply originated to earn a quick buck.
Diet Zone Staff: Stay away from this diet. It is a joke!