The Cabbage Soup Diet

Here’s another fad diet that you might have heard of. It’s the famous cabbage soup diet. The principle is that you make a cabbage based soup which you can eat at any time of the day, whenever you are hungry. This is a 7 day diet and i’d take a bet that you would probably not want to eat cabbage again for a long long time after you try it. Here’s the cabbage soup diet recipe:


* 1 Green Pepper
* 1 Large Can Diced Tomatoes
* 6 Stalks Celery
* 1 Large Onion – Chopped
* 1-2 Cubes of Bouillon (if desired)
* 1 head cabbage. A nice, big green one.
* 48 oz. of V-8 Juice (low sodium works best)
* 4 cups of water
* 1 teaspoon of olive oil (no more)
* 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Cut vegetables into small pieces. Saute the onion in the olive oil for two minutes, then add the celery and peppers and saute for 4 minutes more. Then cover with the water and V-8 juice. If you want the bouillon add it now. Add the hot sauce and tomatoes.

Bring the whole mixture (which now includes everything but the cabbage) to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until vegetables are tender (about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how large you cut the celery).

Core the cabbage (take the stem out of it). Shred the cabbage and then add the cabbage and cook for another 10 minutes. Adding the cabbage near the end preserves some of its nutritional content and keeps your kitchen from smelling like a latrine.

During the Cabbage Soup Diet you can eat as much of this soup as you want, whenever you want it. Eat it all day and night if you want.

Diet Plan:

Day One:

Fruit: Eat all of the fruit you want (EXCEPT BANANAS). Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. For drinks- unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.

Day Two:

Vegetables: Eat until you are stuffed will all fresh, raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat leafy green vegetables and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the vegetables you want along with your soup. At dinner, reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter. Do not eat fruit today.

Day Three:

Mix Days One and Two: Eat all the soup, fruits (but not bananas) and vegetables you want. NO BAKED POTATO.

Day Four:

Bananas and Skim Milk: Eat as many as eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you would like on this day, along with your soup. This day is supposed to lessen your desire for sweets.

Day Five:

Beef And Tomatos: Ten to twenty ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomtoes. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water this day to wash the uric acid from your body. Eat your soup at least once this day. You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (but absolutely no skin-on chicken). If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef one one of the beef days (but not both).

Day Six:

Beef and Vegetables. Eat to your heart’s content of beef and vegetables this day. You can even have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with leafy green vegetables. NO BAKED POTATO. Eat your soup at least once.

Day Seven:

Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables: Again STUFF,STUFF,STUFF yourself. Be sure to eat your soup at least once this day.

There you go, you can try it out and see. If it does work for you please comment and let everyone know. The problem for me with this is that you are going to lose mostly water and muscle and very little fat so only do this if you are keeping muscle mass is not important to you. Goog luck with the cabbage soup diet.

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