Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cabbage Soup Diet

Cabbage Soup Diet
The infamous cabbage soup diet  - does it work?

If you want to drop a lot of weight quickly, you can do it with the cabbage soup diet. The diet is a 7 day plan. You should only follow the cabbage soup diet for one week and then wait a couple of weeks if you want to do it again for quick weight loss.

Why do people like the cabbage soup diet?
They like it because it’s structured – it tells you exactly what you can eat – in unlimited amounts and that’s it. You can’t eat anything not on the list but you can eat the things on the list as much as you want, whenever you want.
People like it because the cabbage soup diet works – you lose a lot of weight quickly. Will you gain it back? Most likely, yes- unless you change your diet and activity habits to maintain the quick weight loss.
People like the jump-start it gives them to lose weight quickly. There are better diets that will help you with long term weight loss and maintenance such as the Dukan Diet, the HCG diet or the Tracy Anderson Method or The Truth About Abs. However, if you need a crash diet to get into a pair of pants for a date or an event, you may consider the cabage soup diet.
Jillian Michaels
Why do people not like the cabbage soup diet?
People who don’t like cabbage or green vegetables tend to not like the idea of it. Some people find the cabbage soup pretty bland. Some don’t like the diet because it isn’t a long-term strategy for weight loss.
Here are the guidelines for what you can eat in addition to the cabbage soup on the cabbage soup diet. 

Click here for the Cabbage soup recipe
Day One: 
Unlimited fruit – everything except bananas is okay. Drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice and lots of water.
Day Two: 
Eat all the vegetables you like. Fresh, raw or cooked is fine. Don’t eat dry beans, peas and corn but the green, leafy, ultra healthy nutritious stuff is best –eat tons of those along with your soup. No fruit. At dinner – treat yourself to a baked potato with butter.
Day Three: 
Combine day one and two – fruits, vegetables and soup but no baked potato, no butter.
Day Four: 
Bananas and Skim Milk: Enjoy up to eight bananas and drink all the skim milk you want, along with your soup. Your desire for sweets should diminish this day.
Day Five: 
 Ten to twenty ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomatoes. Drink a lot of water -at least 6 to 8 glasses to your body of the uric acid. Eat your soup at least once this day. Baked or broiled chicken is okay to substitute for beef – but no skin on the chicken
Day Six: 
Eat all the beef and vegetables you want on day six. You can have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with leafy green vegetables. Eat cabbage soup at least once. No baked potato
Day Seven: 
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables: eat as much as you want until you are stuffed. Don’t forget to have at least one bowl of cabbage soup.

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