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After Christmas Cleanse Day
After Christmas Cleanse is a day filled with cleaning your body of yesterdays sugar, fats and carb indulgences.
Even if you had a fabulous Christmas of healthy eating choices, the amount of food consumed was probably more than usual on any other given day. It’s just bound to happen with the joy of being with family and friends sharing a meal together. Even if you made all sugar free, natural sweetened treats for this day and enjoyed just a few, a cookie is still a cookie and those very healthy cookies may be staring at you today calling your name.
Are you going to indulge today as you did yesterday and continue every day until the New Year’s Eve party? Or will you give your body a much needed rest and detox with some healthy clean, fresh foods today?
I don’t know about you but for me all the food I ate yesterday didn’t seem like too much at the time, but with some bloated-ness by the time I went to bed I knew today needs to be a day of cleaning out the system or else the over-consuming today will continue and keep going until New Year’s. I don’t want to fall into that pattern, how about you?
Today is all about refreshing your body by eating healthy, fresh, but much lighter. You can do this just today or continue until New Years if you like. Make sure to get in about 30-60 minutes of sweating. Exercise is a great way to release the body of toxins and provides a wonderful energy boost, stress relief and makes you in a better mood releasing happy hormones called endorphins.
Finding 30 minutes today to relax is also important. Here’s a great article by Mark Hyman, MD on why detoxing the body is important.
Today is all about eliminating all sugars, flours, gluten, grains and dairy. Today is NOT about starving yourself! Just eating a moderate amount to help your body process everything it indulged in yesterday and helping it along so you avoid craving more of all those goodies today.
Here’s the menu plan I will be following today and I hope you’ll join me!
After Christmas Cleanse Day
Wake Up Beverage: 8 ounces water with juice of 1/2 lemon, stevia to taste if needed
Mid-Morning Beverage: 8 ounces water with juice of 1/2 lemon, stevia to taste if needed
Before Dinner Beverage: 8 ounces water with juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 cups romaine lettuce or baby spinach
- 2 cups fresh raw veggies (cucumber, carrots, celery, tomatoes) in salad, extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar and salt free spices to dress salad.
- 4 ounces cooked lean protein
- 1-2 cups cooked green veggies (spinach or kale, broccoli sauteed with garlic and olive oil)
- 3 hard boiled egg whites, 1 ounce of unsalted mixed nuts
Before Bedtime: Decaffeinated tea with ginger, lemon and stevia to taste
- If the idea of making soup for lunch is a turn off, just sub a salad instead.
- If you feel you need some protein at lunch, choose a lean protein and have 2-3 ounces.
- If you need a snack between breakfast and lunch, choose some hard boiled eggs or egg whites, raw veggies or nuts.
- You can also sub the avocado bean dip with some homemade hummus if you prefer.
Remember this meal plan is what I am having, you can make changes as necessary but follow the general idea here in my sample.
Throughout the day you can drink as much water as you want, just be sure to include the lemon at least 3 times as mentioned above. If you find yourself hungry at all today include another Smoothie into your day or increase your servings of soup or dinner or snacks mentioned above. Do not starve yourself! Please leave your comments on if you’ll be joining me today. If you are diabetic or have other medical issues be sure to check with your doctor before starting any cleanse type program. I’m not a medical doctor and can not offer any medical advice here. This is simply the cleanse I will be following today and I’m sharing it with all of you. Come back tonight and let me know how you are doing by commenting below and if you’ll continue again tomorrow.
7-Day Diet Weight Loss Cabbage Soup
“How I lose 10 pounds in 7 days with this cabbage soup diet AKA Military diet!”
Watch me make this cabbage soup from start to finish!
I’m going to Disneyland next week and decided that I didn’t want to take my muffin top with me, especially since I have this cute form-fitting shirt that I want to wear so bad…. WITHOUT SPANX!!
When I need to lose my gut or 10 pounds quickly I turn to 3 diets that never lets me down; my green monster smoothie diet, The 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse and my newest love, the 7-day cabbage soup diet!!
Here’s Why I Adore The Cabbage Soup Diet:
- It works!! It’s not science. Cut your calories, unhealthy sugar, starches, for a period of time while drinking lots of water and you’ll lose weight quickly.
- It’s quick!! By the morning of my 8th day, the scale is always 7-10 lbs lighter. My clothes fit differently, and my usually bloated gut is flat. I love it.
- I cheat!! I’ve discovered that I can cheat a bit on this diet. I’ve snuck a muffin in a few times. BEST. MUFFIN.EVER!! I’ve also used some condiments to spice things up.
- Great for pre-diets! This diet is GREAT for the start of a real diet/eating plan. You know, one where you eat a variety of healthy foods and a decent balance of calories. Sometimes you just need a jumpstart, a cleanse, a boost of confidence on the scale. This diet does it!
Side Note: If you’re interested in trying the green monster smoothie, click here to see how I prep my smoothies!
I know some people HATE these type of quick diets, but I love them! They work well for me and the weight stays off as long as I eat a balanced post-diet. If you jump back to eating bad sugars and carbs right away, you’re going to gain the weight back quickly.
Pace yourself. I mainly use this diet for quick weight loss for an event, the week before Thanksgiving or to jumpstart my spring dieting before swimsuit season.
As always consult a doc before cutting your calories like this!
What is the 7-Day Diet (Cabbage Soup Diet)??
OK so let’s talk about the 7-day cabbage soup diet! It’s an old diet that has been around for YEARS and revised over and over again. You are likely to find several different versions online.
Lately, these 7-day diets have become popular. Even Dr. Oz has one. I first read about it on a blog I stumbled upon and thought I’d give it a try, didn’t expect much though. Now I’m hooked!
I NEVER thought I’d like this cabbage soup, but it’s so good!
How Do You Do The 7 -Day Diet?
On the 7-day diet, you follow a specific eating plan every day. Along with eating these foods, you are allowed to have cabbage soup aka wonder soup aka weight loss soup aka miracle soup aka weight watcher soup (so many names for this soup.) whenever you’d like.
This unlimited soup rule is what drew me to the 7-day cabbage soup diet. I love that I can eat this soup in unlimited quantities. I HATE being hungry, and I will not stick to any diet if I’m hungry. Point. Blank. Period. Don’t forget you MUST drink eight glasses of water each day. My results vary if I slack on water, but 7-10 pounds is what I usually lose.
The Cabbage Soup Recipe ( Wonder Soup)
Now about this weight loss Cabbage Soup (Wonder Soup), most websites featuring this diet says you should boil the vegetables in water, uh…no ma’am!! I’ve always used chicken broth or vegetable broth with seasoned canned tomatoes, and it has never hindered my weight loss.
There is NO WAY I would be eating this soup every day if I made it with water. Yuck! Throughout the diet, I also use salt (very lightly), pepper, lots of herbs & seasonings, olive oil, and a tad of butter on potato day. I also add 0-5 calorie flavorings to my water to make sure I get in all my water if needed. These changes have never affected my results.
Watch me make this Weight Loss Cabbage Soup Recipe (Wonder Soup) from start to finish!
(Get the printable 7-day Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe Below)
7-Day Diet Eating Chart
(Don’t forget to drink your water daily and eat your cabbage soup as much as you like!)
My 7-Day Diet Cabbage Soup Diet Journal & Meal Suggestions
(Update: I now add detox tea with a squirt of fresh lemon to my mornings. WOW is all I can say! Try it! I use Total Tea but any detox tea will work)
Day 1- Eat nothing but fruit today (except for bananas) and as much of the diet cabbage soup as you’d like. You should try to stick with fruits with lower sugar content like apples, blueberries, etc. I enjoy eating baked cinnamon apples (using gala or Honeycrisp apples) in the morning, a large fruit salad and cabbage soup for lunch, and cabbage soup and a melon salad for dinner. Get your crunchy fix with dried fruits. Snack on fruit throughout the day. Frozen pineapples and frozen grapes make delicious treats. Also, frozen watermelon blended makes a refreshing, natural slushy. Today wasn’t as bad as I’d expected.
Day 2- Eat nothing but vegetables (except corn or other starchy veggies). However, you do get to start the day with a baked potato (russet or sweet). You will LOVE having this baked potato trust me! I never thought I’d be so happy to eat a baked potato in the morning! I prefer a sweet potato. For breakfast, I dice my sweet potato into cubes, sprinkled with a little olive oil and cinnamon and roast it in the oven along with some bell peppers and onions. For lunch, I do the cabbage soup, and a salad sprinkled with salt, pepper and olive oil. It’s pretty good. For dinner, I do rice cauliflower topped with a stir fry of zucchini, roasted carrots, and bell peppers with light soy sauce (cheating). I snack on baked spinach chips. Today was ok.
Day 3- Today you eat fruits AND veggies (except bananas, corn, and other starchy vegetables) You also don’t get a potato today, sucks! I just do a repeat of day one and two for my foods.
Day 4- Today you eat only bananas and milk/yogurt. This day is the DUMBEST day by far. I hate it. You can just have bananas and milk or unsweetened yogurt. Boooooo, but let’s make the best of it! For breakfast, I do a banana smoothie made with bananas, almond milk, and greek yogurt. For lunch, I eat cabbage soup. For dinner, I do another large banana smoothie and more cabbage soup. I make banana ice cream, by freezing banana slices and then blending them. I also eat some dried banana chips. It’s not that difficult of a day, very dull and if you hate bananas, I feel sorry for you babes.
Day 5- Today eat only tomatoes (6-8) and protein like fish, turkey, and chicken. I had no problems with this day since I love meat and was happy to get it! I made turkey sausage patties for breakfast topped with tomatoes. For lunch, I had grilled chicken topped with tomatoes seasoned with salt, basil, pepper and cabbage soup. For dinner, I had more wonder soup, but I added turkey breakfast sausage to it and more tomatoes. Very filling. I got tired of the soup on this day. Ugh!!
Day 6- Today its protein and veggies- Unlike yesterday you can have other vegetables besides tomatoes. I had turkey sausage and roasted veggies for breakfast. I had a stir-fry with chicken and veggies for lunch, so good. I had spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and ground turkey for dinner. Spaghetti squash is off limits (starchy), but I had to have it! Today was the best! I didn’t have any cabbage soup today. I was feeling over cabbage.
Day 7- Today it’s just fruits, vegetables, and juices. Booo. I hated today. I wanted more meat. Thank God it’s the last day. The scale says I’m 7 pounds lighter this morning, so that was great to see. I feel clean inside. I’m hungry today though, super hungry! For breakfast, I make a huge fruit and veggie smoothie using spinach, apples, oranges, grapes, and water. It was so divine and sweet! Kept me full until it was time for lunch! For lunch, I do a large salad, cabbage soup, and watermelon slushie. For dinner, I do another riced cauliflower stir fry with roasted veggies. I snack on baked cinnamon apples and cantaloupe.
Day 8- 10lbs down this morning and I can see it!! Tummy is nice and flat, and my face looks much slimmer. My husband notices my weight loss too. He’s not happy that my booty looks smaller. Neither am I! My fingers are slimmer, and my wedding ring fits different. Today I paced myself with food and will do so for the next week while on vacation. No sugary foods or bad carbs. I continue with a diet full of fruits, veggies, and lean meats. I incorporate eggs, oatmeal, & whole grain pasta and bread, honey and stevia as a sweetener. My calorie intake is now at it’s recommended level for a healthy weight-loss w/ exercise. I FEEL GREAT!!
Don’t Mess Up Your Beautiful Results.
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7 Simple Steps for a Post-Holiday Health Detox
Wouldn't you love to spend the next week at a luxurious spa to shed those holiday pounds? Impractical? Okay, create a "home health spa" with my post-holiday detox plan, and you can get pretty darn close to feeling like you are visiting a real spa.
The Battle of the Bulge is won at the margins. Sweeping dietary overhauls are impractical and don't work over time. Instead, shrewd, small, concrete changes that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine will lead to success. For a fast approach, try the following four tips.
- Eat a large, balanced — delicious — breakfast that you enjoy, comprising at least one third of your day's calories.
- Add any veggie soup (no, it doesn't have to be cabbage soup!) before each lunch and dinner. Try the recipe for Katherine's "Cleansing" Veggie Soup.
- At lunch and dinner, eat only lean proteins — such as seafood, poultry, extra-lean red meat, fruits and veggies (fruits and veggies are an unlimited item in your menu). Banish refined starchy foods and sugars from lunch and dinner until you lose your desired weight.
- Eat plenty of yogurt. Why yogurt? A body of scientific evidence is building that yogurt may help keep you lean. A Harvard study found eating yogurt is correlated with lower body weight. A more recent study found changing the bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract to healthier strains may make it easier for some people to lose weight. Yogurt contains probiotics which provide beneficial bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract that help your immune system and may even keep you lean.
- You must build up to at least 10,000 pedometer steps minimum — but 12,000 to 15,000 steps per day average — to lose weight and transform your health with ease.
These detox tips contain real food you can actually chew … Delicious, satisfying, loaded with nutrients and naturally fiber-rich, for natural "cleansing!"
All of these goals, along with recipes and tips, came from Diet Simple, which also includes batch recipes to stock your home and office with healthy foods, creative ways to boost physical activity, and tricks for handling situations — and people — who become obstacles to your health goals.
24.10.2017 4:1 pm Updated by Admin
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