Friday, May 4, 2007

Cabbage Soup Diet – For Dieters who Don't like Cabbage!

When anyone starts dieting they want to see results quickly and that’s exactly what the cabbage soup diet achieves - but if you hate cabbage don’t worry, today many heath food shops are now offering pills with the same nutrients.

The Cabbage Soup Diet is a low-fat, high-fiber diet that will help you kick start your weight loss program. It also provides plenty of motivation - when anyone starts dieting they want to see results quickly and that’s exactly what the cabbage soup diet achieves.

There is a recipe for cabbage soup at the end of this article, but if you hate cabbage don’t worry, today many heath food shops now offering pills with the same nutrients, and lets face it there are a lot of people who don’t like cabbage!

Where the daily instructions mention cabbage soup, you can substitute cabbage diet supplement pills, if you prefer.

Following the cabbage soup diet. Follow it EXACTLY for a week and the pounds will melt away!If you don’t follow it exactly you will completely defeat the object of the diet - keep in mind it’s only for seven days and is well worth it. Here are the basics of the diet and some ways to maximize your results:

Day One: Fruit: Eat all of the fruit you want (no bananas). Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. Drinks - unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.

Day Two: Vegetables: Eat any fresh, raw or cooked vegetables and as much as you want. 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, a big baked potato with butter can be eaten. Do not eat fruit.

Day Three: Mix Days One and Two: Eat all the soup, fruits and vegetables you want but No Baked Potato.

Day Four: Bananas and Skim Milk: Eat up to eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skimmed milk as you want on this day, along with your soup.

Day Five: Beef And Tomatoes: Ten to twenty ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomatoes can be eaten. 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 (no skin-on chicken). If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on 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: As much as you want.

It’s over, and you will have lost weight! If it sounds easy, but wait until you try it! The cabbage soup diet is not easy for many dieters but the results are well worth the effort. One week only.

The Cabbage Soup Diet is full nutritious vegetables and fruit, and is extremely low in fat, but to stress again: This diet is for one week only. The cabbage soup diet is too low in complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals to continue for a long period of time. You need to resume normal eating patterns for at least two weeks before trying it again. Six things to keep in mind

1. Follow the diet EXACTLY - if you don’t, then it wont work

2. Drink at least 4 - 6 glasses of water per day

3. Keep motivated! - Keep in mind that it's only for seven days

4. Complement the diet with a multivitamin and mineral tablet

5. Eat plenty of soup - as much as you want! If you hate the soup use over the counter pills.

The cabbage soup diet is one of the most effective ways to kick start a weight loss program. It provides quick results and although not easy, dieters know they only need to do it for seven days and can have a break before resuming if necessary. Finally, it provides plenty of motivation to keep losing weight, once quick weight loss has been achieved. Here is a recipe for the cabbage soup diet:

Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe. Ingredients: 6 Large Green Onions, 2 Green Peppers, 1-2 Cans Diced Tomatoes, 1 Bunch of Celery, 1 Package Lipton Onion Soup Mix, 1-2 Cubes of Bouillon (if desired), 1 Cabbage Head. Directions: 1) Cut the vegetables into small pieces and cover with water, you can also use V-8 juice. 2) Boil the ingredients fast for 10 minutes. 3) Reduce to simmer and continue cooking the cabbage soup until all of the vegetables are tender. Season the cabbage soup to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, or whatever spice you want to add.