Can I Eat Avocados On The Cabbage Soup Diet
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The Cabbage Soup Diet
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?"
Yesterday I confessed to you all that I was going to torture myself with the Cabbage Soup diet. Understandably, I received a lot of flack. My friend Sarah yelled at me on Twitter. I knew she would. She solves women’s digestive problems. But I don’t have digestive problems. I have my-metabolism-hit-mid-life-and-decided-to-stop-working problems. It might have a lot to do with the amount of cheese I eat.
(Or it might be the wine I drink with that cheese.)
Anyway, I’ve decided good, bad or whatever to do the diet this week and journal about my experience here. (Lucky you!)
I think that Day One is the hardest day as it is fruit only and fruit is: a.) not filling, and b.) pretty gassy. Cabbage Soup Diet Tip #1: Gas-X is your friend. Take it first thing in the morning and take it as often as it says you can.
This is what I had for breakfast on Day One:
Yes avocado is a fruit!
Looks pretty tasty right? Pomegranate seeds, mango, grapes and half an avocado. Yes, avocado is a fruit. Sure, whoever created this crazy diet probably didn’t intend for you to have avocado, but while the diet strictly says no bananas until Day 4, it doesn’t say anything about avocados. Besides, I gave up coffee. And wine. I deserve something for that don’t I?
At 9:00 I was hungry again and ate more mango and grapes.
At 10:00 See above. (And so on and so on through out the day!)
For lunch I had some yummy Cabbage Soup Diet soup. Doesn’t it look delicious?
Well, just close your eyes and plug your nose and pretend it does like I do! (Actually, it’s not that bad. But like I said yesterday, by Day 3 or 4 it really does make you kind of gag.)
In all honesty I really wasn’t that hungry. I mean, yes, I was hungry, but I never felt like I was starving. Probably because I was literally eating all day long. And yes, in case you are wondering I did have the second half of that avocado as an afternoon snack. (Damn it was good!)
And I don’t think I was that cranky. (I tend to be when I’m hungry). Although I did snap at Dave at dinner, coincidentally while he was eating his second chicken burrito and I was slurping more soup. (Oops!)
I did roast some grape tomatoes for dinner. They were pretty tasty. Even without the olive oil I usually slather on before I roast them.
Tomorrow I’ll be eating vegetables all day and I get my baked potato! You’d better believe I’m looking forward to that! I’ll also be getting on the scale and see if I’ve lost any weight. (Yes, overnight. Shut up!)
But right now I’m going to take another Gas-X and head off to bed.
Cabbage Soup Diet
How To Lose Up To 10 lbs In A Single Week
Slim Down with Avocados!
Eat Avocados – don’t eat them – so much controversy about this dark green fruit.
Did you know that eating half an avocado daily in place of other fats can help you shed 2 pounds of water weight in 4 days! That’s amazing. According to research in the Nutrition Journal, avocados will also prevent unnecessary snacking later in the day.
We know the avocado has a lot of calories but the good news is that if you eat it in moderation it provides 20 essential health boosting nutrients. It can also help you to reduce your cholesterol levels within as little as one week, as reported by Medical News Today.
Here is a great breakfast idea for your tasty avocados:
Avocado toast: (My Chicago nieces love this!)
Simply spread half of a mashed avocado (lemon splashed in) on your toast. Then pick your add-ons:
- Red onions
- Capers and cilantro minced
- Smoked salmon bits
- Bacon bits
- chives and tomatoes
- Feta or goat cheese sprinkles
- Salsa or black olives
Have fun experimenting and please share your ideas with me at my blog page at: www.cabbage-soup-diet.com/cabbage-soup-blog/
PS: If you’d like to spice up your Cabbage Soup recipe and make it taste great, click here to checkout my two seasoning packs. It has been blended specifically for the Cabbage Soup recipe to make it zesty .
19.02.2018 10:49 pm Updated by Admin
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