What is Cabbage Soup Diet?
The cabbage soup diet is a fad diet that is based on a so-called fat-burning cabbage soup, as well as a very strict 7-day diet plan. Cabbage soup is said to have negligible calories and dieters can consume unlimited amount of cabbage soup during the diet. “The more soup you eat, the more weight you’ll lose”. This should sound quite appealing to anyone who is on diet, as you can have unlimited amount of food while still losing weight fast. BUT, this only applies to the cabbage soup and plain water. Other than these two, this diet plan only allows you to have a very little amount of other foods and the choices are very limited too.
Cabbage Soup Diet Reviews
Though experienced cabbage soup dieters have claimed that this diet is effective for fast weight loss in a short period (about 10 to 15 lbs in 7 days), they too agree that their weight will rebound after normal dieting as the said weight loss is mostly the water loss. They also agree that it is NOT an eating habit for lifelong. Among the reasons given are they have grown tiresome on the soup after a few days, but the most important reason is the diet itself. It is NOT a balanced diet, thus it couldn’t provide enough essential nutrients to our bodies. If a person is to stay on the diet for a prolonged period, it may lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as well as malnutrition.
Should You Follow This 7-Day Diet Plan?
This diet is only recommended for you to kick-start the weight-loss process provided you don’t have any health concerns. Otherwise, you should consult your healthcare provider before dieting. It should not hurt if you are healthy and just stay on the diet plan for 7 days, then continue your life by following a healthy and balanced diet (BUT not overeating), at the same time exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water.
A Closer Look at the 7-Day Cabbage Soup Diet Plan
As stated earlier, the 7-day cabbage soup diet plan allows dieters to eat as much soup as they desire for the whole dieting period and it promises a loss of weight between 10 to 15 pounds. The cabbage soup recipe includes a lot of vegetables such as cabbage, onions, and tomatoes, which are low in calorie. The soup can be flavored with tomato juice and bouillon cubes, or with onion soup mix. For each day, there are specific foods to be eaten and dieters are encouraged to follow without cheating in order to achieve the weight loss.
Cabbage Soup Recipe
There are 3 cabbage soup recipes available here: the original cabbage soup recipe, new cabbage soup recipe (with various herbs) and spicy cabbage soup recipe (with hot minced chili pepper). You can try these recipes alternatively so that you won’t get bored to the single flavor.
Video instruction for Original Cabbage Soup Recipe
Video instruction for Spicy Cabbage Soup Recipe
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The Italian Version 7-Day Cabbage Soup Diet Plan
This Italian version diet plan is slightly different from the original version. It has listed out clearly the food for each meal for each of the 7 days, including some allowed substitutes, which need to be followed exactly by dieters. It claims that you may lose up to 12 lbs in a week.
Italian Cabbage Soup Recipe
The Italian cabbage soup recipe is also different from the original one. It has two versions, which is the winter version and the summer version. However, the only different between these two versions is the ingredients used for cooking the cabbage soup.