I’ll be the first to admit it – I don’t like the Cabbage Soup Diet. But you, like a lot of people out there, are looking for a quick way to lose weight and you heard that this fad diet is the way to do it.
Now as a responsible person who has some knowledge about weight loss, I should talk you out of it. I should tell you that this particular soup diet has been around for ages. Countless people have tried losing weight with cabbage soup diet recipes, and while some have succeeded, others have failed miserably.
So, you’re probably thinking that because some people have lost weight on the cabbage soup diet that means that success is possible. And I bet you’re also thinking that all diets do not work for all people. Well, you’re right about that. Dieting is not an exact science. What works for some won’t work for others.
Okay, so what’s my problem with the cabbage soup diet?
I think this diet is an extremely short-term solution to a long-term problem. Like most fad diets, you’re guaranteed to lose some water weight, which is pretty easy for most people to lose. This fact makes people think that it works miracles.
However, keep in mind that losing water weight is different than losing fat weight. Fat weight is what you really wanna lose. Fat weight is what’s making your stomach bulge and slowing your energy down.
The cabbage soup diet is going to zap you of energy and make you feel cranky and tired. Maybe not the first day or so, but stay on it for a while and you’ll see. You won’t be feeling so well. Plenty of people have done this diet and reported feeling lousy on it, but hey, maybe your experience will be different.
Okay, but does the cabbage soup diet work?
I know you’re really excited about this diet right now, but the responsible side of me just has to let you know that there are healthier ways to lose weight. Cabbage soup is tasty and can be added to a healthy meal plan, but overdoing it is not a good idea. A healthy weight loss plan contains many food items that give you protein, fruits, vegetables and yes, carbs.
Your body needs these things everyday in order to function properly. Eating cabbage soup for days on end will send your body a signal that you’re trying to starve it of nutrients. This will cause your body to react in exactly the opposite way you want. Your body will retain fat, calories and even water to protect itself from starvation.
After you go off this soup diet, every single calorie you eat will continue to be retained because your metabolism will have slowed down. This reaction may cause you to gain back what you lost and even gain a few more extra pounds on top of that. This is how your body works and there’s nothing you can do to get around it. That’s why most fad diets don’t work.
Okay, I’ve said my piece. If you still want to do the famous cabbage soup diet then go right ahead. You’re perfectly capable of making your own decisions about how you desire to lose weight.
Therefore, I’m giving you a free recipe for cabbage soup diet. I hope you like cabbage because for the next 7 days you’re going to be eating a lot of it. The plan allows you to eat some fruits, veggies and drink skim milk. On day five and six you can have beef or chicken.
So what’s the challenge?
I challenge you to eat this cabbage soup for 7 days straight and lose 10 pounds. I then challenge you to keep that weight off for another 10 days, without going back on the diet.
If you accomplish this goal, then you will have succeeded in proving me wrong (at least in this case). If you don’t succeed, then that’s okay too. I hope you visit my website and look over some healthier options for losing the weight you want.
In either case, I wish you good luck in losing those unwanted pounds for good.
Famous Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe
6 large green onions
2 green peppers
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes, diced or whole
1 10 oz. container mushrooms
1 bunch celery
1/2 head cabbage
1 pkg. Lipton soup mix
1 or 2 cubes bouillon, beef or chicken (optional)
12 cups water
1 48 oz. can V8 juice (optional)
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, curry (to taste)
Slice up the green onion and put it in a pot that’s been prepared with cooking spray. Cut up the green pepper, cut the stems off and take the seeds and membrane out. Cut the pepper into bite-sized pieces.
Saute the onions and green pepper in the pot.
Take off the outer leaves of the cabbage and cut the cabbage into bite-size pieces. Add cabbage to the pot.
Clean the carrots and cut them into bite-size pieces. Add carrots to the pot.
Slice the mushrooms and add to the pot. Add soup mix.
Add in the bouillon cubes, if desired.
Add in either the water or the V8 juice (do not use both). Cover pot and cook on low heat for 2 hours. Add seasonings to your taste.