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The Cabbage Soup Diet

The Promise

Fans claim you can drop 10 pounds or more in a week. Some people use it to kick-start their weight loss plan, or to trim a few pounds for a special event.

But before you stock up on cabbage, know that this crash diet won't help you in the long run, and it doesn't give your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

What You Can Eat

Just like the name says, the bulk of this diet is fat-free cabbage soup, eaten two to three times a day with other allowed foods assigned each day. Here's what you can add:

  • Day 1: Fruit, except bananas
  • Day 2: Vegetables like leafy greens (not starchy), but no fruit
  • Day 3: Fruits and vegetables
  • Day 4: Bananas and skim milk
  • Day 5: Beef (or baked chicken without the skin) and tomatoes
  • Day 6: Beef and vegetables
  • Day 7: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices, and vegetables

There are different recipes for the soup, which is recommended every day of the diet. They all have similar ingredients, such as tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, and bouillon.

Level of Effort: Medium

Limitations: Your menu options are severely limited on this diet. It gets very boring, very quickly. If you want to try it again, it's recommended that you wait 2 weeks first.

Cooking and shopping: Get out your soup pot. You will need to make the cabbage soup and cook some of the vegetables recommended in the plan. Your shopping list will be very short for the week.

Packaged foods or meals? No.

In-person meetings? No.

Exercise: The cabbage soup diet doesn't include exercise, and working out at high levels isn't a great idea on such a low-calorie diet. Your body just won't have enough gas in the tank for exercise.

Does It Allow for Dietary Restrictions or Preferences?

There's not a lot of room to tweak the diet, since it's so rigid.

It is low in fat, because you eat mostly vegetables. But it's not vegetarian or vegan, since some meat is allowed.

What Else You Should Know

Cost: The only cost is for the ingredients, which you buy yourself. Some websites promoting the diet say you should take a supplement to make up for the nutrients you'll be missing from food.

Support: None. You do this diet on your own.

What Dr. Melinda Ratini Says:

You'll lose weight, but only in the short run. This is strictly a lose-weight quick scheme.

You'll likely get less than 1,000 calories a day on the limited menu. That's far fewer than the 2,000 daily calories recommended for most adults.

Since you're getting so few calories, the pounds come off quickly, but mostly you'll lose water weight. And chances are, you'll gain it all back as soon as you start eating a normal diet again.

Health experts don't recommend following very low-calorie diets unless you're under a doctor's care. A better bet is to aim to lose 1 to 2 pounds each week on a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Is It Good for Certain Conditions?

Because it includes so few carbs, this diet could wreak havoc with any diabetes treatment plan.

Salt is not addressed on the plan, so if you've been told to cut back on the sodium, you'll have to hold back on using the salt shaker and bouillon when making the soup or cooking your food.

Since you'll likely regain any weight that you lose, the diet won't have a lasting positive impact on heart disease, cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

Though this diet is fast, cheap, and simple, it's not easy to stick with. It will likely leave you feeling hungry, weak, and bored. You might even feel sick. And if you follow the Cabbage Soup Diet for more than a week, you could run short on key nutrients.

Nor does the diet encourage the necessary lifestyle changes you need to make in order to be healthier and have lasting weight loss.

The drastic weight loss you might experience with The Cabbage Soup Diet can cause health problems and can be dangerous even when it’s done under a doctor’s supervision.

Never start this diet without talking to your doctor first. If she thinks you need a very low-calorie diet, she'll likely show you a much healthier way to go about it.

News release, University of Florida.

Cabbage Soup Diet: "7 Day Plan."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI): "Aim for a Healthy Weight."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): "Very Low-calorie Diets."

Columbia University: "Reduced fat and calorie diets: How low is too low?"

The most effective way to kickstart a diet

A NUTRITIONIST outlines the easiest and most effective ways to kickstart your healthy eating plan for 2017.

Are you keen to kick those Christmas kilos? Here’s how to go about it. Picture: iStock Source:istock

CHANCES are you are keen to drop a little of the Christmas pud this New Year (and as quickly as possible).

While there are many diets out there, the basics never change. So here are the easiest and most effective ways to kick start your diet this January.

You will get the best weight loss results when you are able to follow a relatively strict regimen for a set period of time. This means at least 3-5 days without any extras rather than reverting to the “I have been good all day, so I deserve a treat at night trick”. The reason for this is that it takes several days of tight calorie control to induce fat loss which can be easily disrupted when little extras slip in every day.

Sorry, but if you’re trying to lose weight, carbs are not your friend.

A recent review completed by physicians at the Mayo clinic has confirmed what many of us have known for some time — when it comes to quick weight loss, cutting your carbs is the way to go. Not forever, but to get results initially and even for a period of 3-6 months, going easy on the pasta, rice, bread and potatoes does have its merits. And even better, you do not need to cut the carbs out entirely, a serve or two of fruit, lower carb bread or legumes a couple of times a day, along with an evening meal minus the potato, rice and pasta is all you need to do for a couple of weeks for a weight loss kick start.

The more vegetables and salad we consume, the better it is for weight loss and a simple and effective dietary strategy is to simply replace one meal a day with soup, salad or vegetables. Try a large salad for lunch, or swap dinner for a soup or plain vegetables. This simple strategy will significantly reduce your calorie intake for the day while you are still consuming three meals each day.


Water intake is key to weight loss. Source:istock

Most of us walk around dehydrated which can be one of the reasons we feel tired, lethargic and hungry. Drinking at least two litres of still or sparking water every day is a simple way to help manage your appetite and reduce the total amount of food you are eating.


Generally speaking we eat dinner much later than is ideal and for this reason, the later you have your evening meal, the lighter it should be. So if you are eating after 7pm or 8pm each night think omelets, soups, white fish and vegetables and salad.


Eating lighter meals at night is the way to go. Source:ThinkStock

The more calories you consume during the first 12 hours of the day the better it is for the hormones that control fat metabolism. This means breakfast by 8am, lunch by 1pm and dinner by 7pm to help allow 10-12 hours without food overnight.


A handful of nuts is a good snack during the day. Source:Supplied

Hunger is a sign your body is burning food efficiently and when we are in control of our calorie intake we should feel hungry every 3-4 hours. At times when you are trying to lose weight, ignoring extreme hunger may result in you consuming too few calories to efficiently burn body fat. For this reason if you genuinely feel hungry in between your meals, add in a small protein rich snack such as a handful of nuts, a slice of cheese or some Greek yoghurt to help the calorie burn.

When we team a low calorie diet with a lot of high intensity exercise the result can be a large calorie deficit between how much we are burning and how many calories we are eating. Too much of a deficit can slow down weight loss which is why plenty of movement when you are not eating a lot can trump exercise. This means lots of steps, at least 10000-12000 every single day.


You don’t have to deprive yourself of a celebratory glass of champagne with friends. Source:istock

Diets fail because they are not sustainable; we do not like what we are eating and we miss the foods we love. Simply factoring in regular portion controlled treats at least every second day is an easy way to help support dietary compliance. Good options include a small bite size chocolate, a small coffee, a glass of wine or a restaurant meal out once a week.

Planning is the key to dietary success — knowing what you are going to eat in advance so you are not tempted when high calorie foods cross your path. This means taking time out to order groceries online or to get to the shops; pack your lunch the night before and know what you are having for dinner before someone suggests take away. This way you remain in control of your food decisions rather than becoming a victim of your food environment.

7-Day Detox Plan to Kick-start Your Metabolism

by Lindsey Metrus

I'm a chronic "snacker". Whenever there are cookies, chips, or basically anything processed in sight, I'll eat it, then immediately regret it. I know I'm not going to feel good. Processed foods and foods high in fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol can quickly leave you feeling bloated, fatigued, and, well, blah.

I've decided enough is enough. I wanted to "detox" my body of all of the junk I continually put into it and flush out as many toxins as possible.

To help find the best detoxing plan, I turned to New York City dietitian Maria Bella, founder of Top Balance Nutrition in New York and Miami.

Bella first taught me that I should stop using the word "detox." She explains: "'Detoxing' has become such a fad lately, from juice cleanses to craze diets, but these often have no scientific research to back them up and leave you feeling tired and hungry. The scientific truth is your body has natural detox capabilities when your diet is full of whole foods including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats."

For 2015, Bella wants us to focus on the "trend" of eating real food. If a whole year of whole foods sounds like a big commitment, Bella has created a "Seven-Day Plan" to recharge and refresh our bodies.

Here are some key concepts:

  1. Hydrate: Drink at least two liters of water a day. Drinking water helps flush out toxins and sodium that cause bloat. Also, thirst can be confused with hunger, so make sure to drink before and between meals. (Tip: A Venti Starbucks Unsweetened Green Tea counts as three cups of water.)
  2. Eliminate Sugar and Alcohol: For these seven days, challenge yourself to stay away from booze and sweets. Dare yourself to focus on filling your diet with whole foods instead. Once you let go of these empty calories, you will notice a huge change in the way you feel.
  3. Protein and Fiber: Your mantra for the next seven days (and ideally forever) is "protein and fiber, protein and fiber!" Pair protein and fiber with each meal and snack to keep your blood sugar levels stable and your appetite satiated. Fiber comes from fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Protein comes from lean animal sources, legumes, low-fat dairy products and nuts.
  4. Veggies, Veggies, Veggies: Unlimited veggies! For these seven days, make sure to eat lots of high-fiber, high-water vegetables (spinach, butternut squash, asparagus, artichokes and cucumber to name a few). These veggies will help promote a healthy liver, kidney, and gastrointestinal system—your body's natural detox systems.
  5. Fat Doesn't Make You Fat: This old idea has to go. Healthy fats, in moderation, help you lose bloat, lose weight, and offer many health benefits like heart and memory protection, bone health and more.
  6. Low Sodium: Stay away from prepackaged items and soups that add sodium to your diet. Reducing sodium will allow the body to get rid of excess water and reduce bloat.

Here are seven breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes to kick you off on your 7-day plan.

1 cup Greek yogurt + 1/2 cup pumpkin puree + 1/2 banana + 1 tbsp flaxseed + cinnamon

Egg White Omelet

1 whole egg + 1/2 cup liquid egg whites + 1/2 cup mixed chopped onion, tomatoes, spinach (all the veggies you desire!). Cook in 1 tbsp olive oil. Add herbs and spices, such as parsley, dill, cilantro, cayenne pepper or paprika. Serve with 1/2 grapefruit

Egg Avocado Toast

1 piece whole-wheat toast + 1/4 avocado spread on toast + 1 hard-boiled egg on top

1 hard-boiled or poached egg + 1/4 avocado + diced cucumber, tomato and parsley salad + 1 cup berries

Cheese and Turkey Crackers

3 oz sliced turkey breast (Applegate Farms is an all-natural brand) + 2 Laughing Cow cheese wedges + sliced cucumber, spinach and fresh dill on 2 whole-grain crisp crackers

1/2 cup oatmeal, cooked in unsweetened almond or skim milk + 1/2 cup berries + 4 walnuts + cinnamon

1 egg + 1 banana, mashed and cooked on pan sprayed with cooking spray. Add your favorite spices and top with 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, cinnamon and 2 tbsp slivered almonds

Creamy Green Soup With Turkey Sweet Potato Half Sandwich

Sandwich: 1 piece whole-wheat bread + 3 oz turkey breast + 1/2 sweet potato (microwaved for 7 minutes)

Butternut Squash Soup With Turkey and Asparagus

5 oz roasted turkey breast, no skin + 1/2 cup roasted asparagus

Spinach-Artichoke Pasta With Vegetables

Boil one pound of whole wheat pasta in a pot. In a saucepan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil + 1 large chopped shallot + 4 finely chopped cloves of garlic + 1 10 oz. box of frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and halved. Add one cup fresh spinach and ½ cup dry white wine, pour over drained pasta, and serve.

Season and sear 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast in 2 tbsp olive oil. Serve with 1/2 diced avocado, 1/2 diced cucumber, fresh cilantro and lime juice

Spaghetti Squash With Chicken, Mushrooms and Spinach

Cut a spaghetti squash in half length-wise, scoop out seeds, and place flesh-side down on a pan. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes, or until tender. Scrape out the squash with a fork and place in a bowl. In a separate frying pan, sauté cubed chicken breast and mushrooms until chicken has browned and mushrooms are tender. Wilt some fresh spinach in a steamer and add to the chicken and mushrooms for a few minutes. Pour over squash and serve.

Artichoke and Almond Stuffed Chicken Breasts served with healthy sweet potato fries

In a small bowl, combine the artichokes, spinach, almonds, Parmesan, orange zest, and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.

Cut a 2-inch pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast. Stuff a quarter of the artichoke mixture into each breast. Season the chicken with 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken breasts until golden brown and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

For the fries: slice 1 large sweet potato into 1/2 inch sticks. Spray with cooking oil and mix with ½ tsp dried basil, ½ tsp dried oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.

Combine 1 6-ounce can of tuna, 1 minced green bell pepper, 2 minced scallions, 1/4 cup salsa, 6 pimento-stuffed olives, 2 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise, 1 tbsp lime juice and 1/2 tsp cumin in a medium bowl. Mix with a fork; season with pepper.

Baked Salmon With Braised Baby Artichokes

Bake a 4-oz salmon steak topped with parsley at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes; serve with braised baby artichokes

Seared Tuna Steak With Vegetable Medley

Sear a 4-oz tuna steak in 2 tbsp olive oil; serve with 1 serving vegetable medley

Steamed Bass With Fennel, Parsley and Capers

Use an Asian-style metal or bamboo steamer to cook the bass, fennel, parsley and capers altogether

Oregano & Lemon Pork Kebabs

For the marinade combine 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp oil, 2 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp rosemary sprig, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1/4-1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper all ingredients in a resealable plastic bag or non-reactive bowl.

Trim the pork of all visible fat and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place cubes in bag and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes. (You can also toss the vegetables in if you like. Mushrooms and zucchini are especially good in absorbing the flavor.). In the meantime soak wooden skewers in water. Wash and cut vegetables for kebabs. Thread kebabs alternating between the pork cubes and vegetables. Depending on the size of your pork cubes and the length of the skewers, you will have 1 large or 2 small skewers per person. Place on indoor or outdoor grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

Beefy Corn & Black Bean Chili

Combine 1 lb of ground round beef and 2 tsp salt-free chili powder blend in a large Dutch oven. Cook 6 minutes over medium-high heat or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain and return to pan. Stir in 1 14-ounce frozen corn and black bean mixture bag, 1 14-ounce can of fat-free, less-sodium beef broth, and 1 15-ounce can of tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle chili into bowls. Top each serving with sour cream and onions, if desired.

Mediterranean Style Grilled Lamb and Veggies Over Greens

4 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tbsp fresh or dry mint, 1.5 lbs sirloin steak cut into cubes, 8 baby bella mushrooms, 8 small grape tomatoes, 1 medium green pepper cut into 1" strips, 2 small zucchini cubed. Marinate the lamb cubes overnight in a resealable bag (lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, mint, salt and pepper). Skewer the meat and the veggies, turning every 15-20 minutes. Serve over a bed of greens drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

Top a spinach tortilla with ¼ cup black beans, ¼ avocado sliced, handful of baby spinach leaves, 1/8 tsp garlic powder sprinkled on top, and 1 teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce.

6-oz Greek yogurt + 4 tbsp pomegranate seeds

10 raw almonds + 2 dried figs or apricots

1 Clementine + 1 hard-boiled egg

1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge on a whole-grain cracker with apple slices

Celery stalks topped with 1 tbsp peanut butter + 10 raisins

1/2 cup carrots and cucumber with 1/4 cup hummus

Smoothie with 1 cup raw spinach, 1/2 cup kale, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp flaxseed, 1/2 banana or persimmon, 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, water

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From low-carb diet, hi-protein diet, low fat diet and eating small meals 5-6 times a day diet, Fat Burning Soup Recipes is the only diet where I lost weight and most importantly kept it off!

Fat Burning Soups For Weight Loss

No massive shift in what you eat (you can still eat the same foods you do now).

No need to exercise or working out.

No silly dietary restrictions to follow.

No starving yourself and feeling miserable.

And just picture the envious glances you’d enjoy from the opposite sex and the astonishment of your friends because you’ve lost a total of 55 pounds.

Too good to be true?

That’s what Emily Sanders of Bristol in the UK though – until she actually achieved it.

Just look at her amazing transformation …

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