The Soup Cleanse Diet
How to Lose 15-20 Pounds by Eating Soup
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The Cabbage Soup Diet: For Weight Loss or Toxin Removal?
The cabbage soup diet is used to drop pounds quickly; some sites even promise that it will help you lose 10 pounds in one week. It’s generally considered a fad diet, in that it’s designed for short-term weight loss and requires no long-term commitment.
The question is should it be used to lose weight fast , or is it more effective as a natural way to jump-start a detoxing cleanse?
What Is the Cabbage Soup Diet?
The low-fat, high-fiber diet consists of a fat-free cabbage soup that is eaten one to three times a day. Here is a perfect example of a cabbage soup diet recipe. On each day, there are other assigned foods that are allowed.
Eat only the soup and vegetables all day, especially root vegetables . Avoid corn, beans and fruit. As an indulgence, you can end the day with a baked potato and butter.
Eat cabbage soup, fruits and green vegetables all day. Do not eat any starchy veggies, like potatoes.
Eat cabbage soup, bananas and skim milk. This day is supposed to decrease the desire for sweets.
Eat cabbage soup (at least twice) with grass-fed beef (or baked chicken without the skin) and nutritious tomatoes . Drink six to eight glasses of water.
Eat cabbage soup (at least once) with beef and vegetables.
Eat cabbage soup (at least once) with brown rice — not white rice — unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables.
How Does the Cabbage Soup Diet Work?
On the cabbage soup diet, you likely eat 1,000 calories a day. This is half of the recommend 2,000 calories a day, so you are going to lose weight. Because the diet consists of low-fat and high-fiber foods , you are going to lose plenty of water weight.
This diet also works as a liver cleanse because it rids the body of toxins that are built-up in the liver.
What Are the Limitations of the Cabbage Soup Diet?
Your options are very limited on the cabbage soup diet. It can leave you unsatisfied and bored. The pounds come off very quickly on this diet because you eating so little calories. But it’s mostly because you lose water weight, and when you start eating regularly again, the weight will most likely come back.
This is not a diet that can implemented into the everyday lifestyle; in fact, if you wanted to try the diet again after the first week, it’s recommended that you wait two weeks first. By then, you may gain back the weight you lost originally. The wait is because you need to fill up on key nutrients, being that the diet consists of very little.
Additionally, you don’t want to follow the cabbage soup diet long term due to the risks of low-fat diets .
My Cabbage Soup Diet Recommendations
Sometimes we need to press the restart button and give our bodies a chance to cleanse and re-emerage as a healthier and toxic-free vehicle. Every person’s health and well-being are dependent on how his or her body removes and purges toxins.
Cabbage helps avoid low potassium because it’s a high source of potassium, which helps lower systolic blood pressure, naturally lower cholesterol and support a healthy cardiovascular system, in addition to helping to cleanse your liver. The cabbage soup diet provides enough potassium to stimulate a liver detox, and for that reason I recommend that you follow the diet for three to 10 days. Keep in mind that this is not a long-term diet, and although it can be used for short-term weight loss, it’s also useful in for detoxification.
Cabbage is also a cruciferous vegetable , so it reduces inflammation, balances blood sugar, stimulates immunity, shrinks tumors and destroys cancer. A 2014 study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention suggests that cabbage is a source of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are related to the prevention of chronic diseases associated to oxidative stress, such as in cancer and coronary artery disease.
Another study published in the Western Journal of Medicine tested the efficacy of cabbage juice in treating peptic ulcers, which are ulcers related to digestion. The average crater healing time for 62 patients with duodenal (first part of the small intestine) and gastric ulcers was 39 days; some patients saw significant results within seven days of cabbage juice treatment.
Here’s the bottom line: The cabbage soup diet is not a long-term diet. In order to thrive, day in and day out, your body needs a healthy and well-balanced portion of every food group. That ensures you get the essential vitamins and minerals that you need.
As a way to cleanse the digestive tract, while providing an abundance of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents , I recommend the cabbage soup diet for a limited amount of time. Try it for three days and see how you feel; maybe you will want to stop there. If you decide to keep at it, make sure to stop after 10 days.
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'The Soup Cleanse,' a new cookbook, helps you lose weight fast
Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella, authors of “The Soup Cleanse.”
Souping is the new juicing.
That’s the piping-hot claim made in a new cookbook that swears you can lose five pounds in five days by sipping vegetable-based soups.
“Soup is food. It’s incredibly satiating, very nutrient- and vitamin-rich,” says Angela Blatteis, co-author of “The Soup Cleanse: A Revolutionary Detox of Nourishing Soups and Healing Broths from the Founders of Soupure.”
Blatteis is the co-founder (with Vivienne Vella) of Soupure, a Los Angeles-based soup company that will begin shipping nationwide in February.
“Juice was not designed to be a meal — you’re flooding your body with sugar,” Blatteis adds, fed up with fruit juice cleanses that she says left her starving and jittery.
She may be on to something.
“The allure of souping continues to grow,” says Dr. Nada Milosavljevic, director of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. “Not only do the herbs and spices have a host of health benefits, but the vegetable pulp contains fiber which can increase our sense of satiety.
“Further, the lower sugar content of vegetable- and nut-based soups is another advantage,” the doctor adds.
Pressing juice removes the fibers and pulps of fruits that are meant to be consumed, while soup generally packs more protein and fewer carbs than a green juice and is less likely to cause blood sugar levels to soar or plummet.
“The Soup Cleanse” diet packs about 1,200 calories a day, along with 60 different nutrients and a whopping 30 grams of fiber.
The cleanse is designed to combat inflammation, heart disease, weight gain, fatigue and joint pain while promoting better-looking skin, hair, and reduced stress and improved memory. Each recipe lacks gut-busting foods like gluten, dairy, corn, and processed soy and sugar.
The cleanses feature a combination of seven different soups, smoothies and drinks packed with veggies, spices and ginger that should be consumed within an hour of each other. If you’re still hungry, Blatteis says you can add a handful of whole foods like almonds, celery sticks, or cucumbers to snack on.
A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have tried soup cleanses. And actor Michael Chiklis, an investor in Soupure, says he did a soup cleanse to lose weight for FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”
“You don’t feel deprived at all,” Chiklis, who says he lost 14 pounds in two weeks while souping, tells the Daily News.
“You’re just eating really clean, good food that’s delicious,” he adds.
To give the diet a shot, try this one-day soup cleanse.
Recipes reprinted with permission from “The Soup Cleanse: A Revolutionary Detox of Nourishing Soups and Healing Broths from the Founders of Soupure" by Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella.
1. Morning Starter:
Start your day with 16-ounces of room temperature water with lemon to flush out toxins.
Prepare your body for the day with hot broth such as miso, which is packed with enzymes and protein, or roasted vegetable, chicken or beef. If you don’t feel like making your own, Blatteis recommends picking one up at Brodo (200 First Ave.) in the East Village, a sipping broth takeout window that slings cups of Organic Chicken broth ($5.50 for 10 oz.) or Gingered Grass-Fed Beef broth ($6.50 for 10 oz.).
3. Breakfast or post-workout:
Sip a cold smoothie comprised of anti-inflationary ingredients such as nut milks, dried fruits like apricots and dates, chia seeds or dandelion tea. Here’s one example.
1 small (5.6-ounce) can coconut milk, chilled overnight
Pumpkin Miso Soup
Cauliflower Lemongrass Soup
Pumpkin Miso Soup (L.) and Cauliflower Lemongrass (R.).
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For best results, place the bowl of an upright mixer or medium mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes. Skim the thick heavy cream off the top of the coconut milk and add to the chilled bowl. Add the vanilla and whip with a mixer or whisk until the milk thickens and forms semi-stiff peaks.
4. Hot Lunch:
Soups like cauliflower lemongrass are creamy in texture and help you feel fuller, longer. It’s packed with antioxidants and B vitamins that are anti-inflammatory.
1 (1½-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 medium shallot, coarsely chopped (about ¼ cup)
1 to 2 Thai chilies, stems removed and halved
2 stalks lemongrass, tough outer leaves removed, bottom trimmed, and cut into 3-inch pieces
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 cups Chicken Broth, Roasted Vegetable Broth, or store-bought low-sodium
2 fresh kaffir lime leaves, torn
1½-pound head of cauliflower, stem removed and cut into quarter-sized florets
8 ounces (about 1 cup) cherry tomatoes, halved, 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
¾ teaspoon coconut sugar, plus more to taste
8 leaves Thai basil, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place the ginger, garlic, shallot, Thai chilies, and lemongrass in a food processor or blender and pulse until the mixture has a coarse texture. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the mixture from the blender. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture releases some of its moisture and becomes aromatic. Do not brown. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the kaffir lime leaves and simmer for 15 minutes.
5. Chilled snack:
Have a cup of cold soup for a quick boost. Try pineapple, papaya and fennel cold soup for a a dose of vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants.
1 large fennel bulb, quartered
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the goop markt grand opening at The Shops at Columbus Circle on December 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/WireImage)
Cauliflower Lemongrass Soup
Gwyneth Paltrow raved about souping on her lifestyle blog Goop.
1 medium ripe pineapple (2 to 2 1/2 cups), skinned and sliced
1 unripe papaya (1/4 to 1/2 cup), seeded, skinned and sliced
1 cup organic and raw coconut water, not from concentrate
1 1/4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 1/4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
Pinch sea salt, to taste
Remove the fronds from the fennel bulb. Add all the ingredients to a blender, except the lime zest, 1 cup coconut water, and salt. Blend on high until smooth, one to two minutes. Add the lime zest, coconut water, and salt to taste and combine on low.
6. Hot Dinner:
The Miso, kombu and shiitake mushrooms used in this Pumpkin Miso Soup recipe help fight disease and infection. The kabocha pumpkin — an Asian variety of winter squash — is packed with fiber and the inflammation-fighting ginger helps your circulatory and respiratory systems.
3 cups peeled and sliced kabocha pumpkin (from 1 medium pumpkin)
1 (2-to-4-inch) piece of kombu
½ cup shiitake mushroom caps, cut into ½-inch slices
3 teaspoons low-sodium tamari
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
2 tablespoons miso paste, preferably white or yellow
Wrap the pumpkin in foil and bake until tender, about 40 minutes. Set aside. Make kombu broth by adding 3½ cups water to a small saucepan and heating it over medium-low heat. When it comes to a gentle simmer, add the kombu. Allow the broth to simmer gently for 1 hour. Remove from heat and strain out the kombu into a measuring cup. If any water has evaporated, add more so there are 3½ cups. Set aside. Add the shiitake mushrooms to a saucepan with the tamari and ¼ cup water and cook over medium-low heat (do not boil) for 1 hour. Add more water if necessary to keep the mushrooms from burning. Set aside.
Have a mug of Lemon Ginger Tea or any herbal tea.
Detox Diet Soup Cleanse Recipe
Oh, boy. This holiday season has really thrown my body for a loop (hello, cookie exchange party?!)
It left me in serious need of a detox diet and cleanse. So, I went to the grocery store the day after Christmas to stock up on a ton of fresh veggies and clean, healthy foods. When I came home, I made this cleansing soup that is the perfect way to kick start a detox diet.
This soup came out so good. I was kind of skeptical about putting all of these veggies and spices together, since I wouldn’t normally purposely try to eat these flavor combinations. However, it was great. I’m starting to feel better, and more hydrated and well nourished. Even my husband loved this cleansing soup, and asked for the leftovers!
This soup is jam-packed with fresh ingredients to help aid in the detoxification process. Back when I lost nearly 100 pounds (you can read my journey here), my diet was super clean and filled with so many naturally good foods. This season his really side-tracked me, but I am human after all. So, this soup detox recipe is like a natural remedy to help detoxify my system. Pretty much my way of apologizing to my body after the holidays!
This cleansing soup recipe will also help to jump start your body to prepare for a weight loss diet. (Remember, I am NOT a doctor, just a blogger! Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program or detox diet program.)
Are you ready to feed your body lots of delicious detoxifying nutrients with this soup cleanse recipe?
Here’s what you’ll need to make it…
(As a side note, it was important to me to use organic ingredients to make this soup, since this was designed to be a detox diet recipe.)
Detox Diet – Soup Cleanse Recipe
1 red onion – diced
3 garlic cloves – minced
5 celery stalks – chopped
2 heads of broccoli florets (stalks removed)
2 medium zucchini – chopped
1 cup fresh tomatoes – chopped (approx. 4 small tomatoes)
1 tsp fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
1/2 tsp cayenne powder (or to taste if you don’t like spice)
1 head of kale (approx. 2 cups) – stems removed and torn into small pieces
1/4 cup fresh squeeze lemon juice
1. In a large pot, warm 1/2 cup (of the 6 cups) of water on medium-high heat. Add in onion and garlic.
2. Once the onion has softened a bit (after about 2-3 minutes), add in the rest of the water.
3. Then, begin adding in the rest of the veggies and spices (except kale, lemon juice, and vinegar), and bring the soup to a boil.
4. Reduce the heat to medium-high, and allow the veggies to simmer and soften for around 10-15 minutes.
5. Add kale, lemon juice, and vinegar into the detox soup. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
6. SERVE and BE WELL!
- 6 cups water
- 1 red onion - diced
- 3 garlic cloves - minced
- 5 celery stalks - chopped
- 6 carrots
- 2 heads of broccoli florets (stalks removed)
- 2 medium zucchini - chopped
- 1 cup fresh tomatoes - chopped (approx. 4 small tomatoes)
- 1 head of kale (approx. 2 cups) - stems removed and torn into small pieces
- 1 tsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (or to taste if you don't like spice)
- 1/4 cup fresh squeeze lemon juice
- In a large pot, warm 1/2 cup (of the 6 cups) of water on medium-high heat. Add in onion and garlic.
- Once the onion has softened a bit (after about 2-3 minutes), add in the rest of the water.
- Then, begin adding in the rest of the veggies and spices (except kale, lemon juice, and vinegar), and bring the soup to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium-high, and allow the veggies to simmer and soften for around 10-15 minutes.
- Add kale, lemon juice, and vinegar into the detox soup. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- SERVE and BE WELL!
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