Cabbage Soup Diet 7 Day Results
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How to Follow the Cabbage Soup Diet to Lose Weight Superfast?
The Cabbage soup diet is an extreme weight loss diet that is designed for overweight individuals.
It helps in losing up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of weight in a week without adding any extra efforts like exercising to your daily routine. In this diet regime, you’re required to consume a low-calorie cabbage soup multiple times a day for 7 days along with a list of suggested foods.
In general, most of the diet programs to lose weight may take some time to show results. Only in some low carb diets like the GM diet, the results may be seen quickly (in a week or so). Here I would like to add a point that the General Motors diet is also known as the Cabbage soup diet in some countries. Both the diets are same, except their names. So, don’t get confused with the terms.
Will the Cabbage Soup Diet Help with Losing Weight?
Unlike the other fad diets which emphasizes on extreme limiting of food intake, the GM diet plan says otherwise. You’re not required to go on a hunger strike to lose weight. You can eat as much as you want, but with an exception that the foods you consume should be the list of suggested foods for that particular day.
Example: If it is day 1 of the diet plan, then you can eat unlimited quantities of fruits (excluding banana) along with the cabbage soup. But, you should not include other varieties of foods like vegetables, milk, chicken, etc.… on the first day. Likewise, separate rules should be followed each day depending on the program.
Benefits of the Cabbage Soup for Weight Loss
- Since the soup is high in fiber and low in calories, it is generally prescribed to obese patients. There are around 20 calories for every 100 grams of the soup, but provides more than 53% of the DA of C vitamin (recommended dietary allowance) every day. The fruits on days 1, 3 and 7 provide vitamins A, C and E. The tomatoes are rich in antioxidant, lycopene. The potatoes and mushrooms are rich in B-complex vitamins. The meat on days 5 and 6 is a rich source of iron and vitamin D. The skimmed milk on day 4 is high in calcium and potassium can be found in bananas.
- The cabbage soup is not prepared using cabbage alone and you’ll also need to add other healthy ingredients such as carrots, tomatoes, celery, green onions, mushrooms, green pepper & leafy vegetables etc… Adding a variety of ingredients not only enhances the taste but also improves the nutritional values of the soup.
- The recipe of the soup is very simple and can be prepared in just 15 minutes (see below for recipe).
- This soup can also be consumed every day, even while you’re not following the diet. I prefer replacing my dinner (last meal of the day) with the nutritious cabbage soup, so that I don’t have to sleep bloated with unhealthy foods.
- Since there is no restriction on the quantity of soup and recommended foods, you’re less likely to be suffered with hunger pains.
- You can give this GM Motors diet a try as it will help you lose about 10 pounds in just 1 week. So, it might be beneficial in kick-starting your weight reduction and also sets a path in transforming to a healthy lifestyle (eating habits).
It is not time consuming to prepare the soup and also very cost effective as the ingredients are inexpensive.
7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet Eating Plan
As I said earlier, you’re allowed to eat selected foods along with the cabbage soup every day. So, don’t try to skip your meals for losing weight as this is the best diet plan to lose 10lbs in a week without going on a hunger strike. Eat to your heart’s content and lose weight effortlessly.
Day 1: You’re allowed to eat all varieties of fruits (except banana) along with cabbage soup and water.
Day 2: Today, you should be eating only vegetables with an exception of Potato for just breakfast. Do not eat fruit today and only drink the soup and enough water. Remember that you can have the vegetable either in raw or cooked form (your choice).
Day 3: Mix of fruits and vegetables. No banana or potato on this day. Soup and water can be consumed.
Day 4: Skimmed milk and bananas. You can eat as many as 6 large or 8 small bananas and 750 ml of skimmed milk per day. When you’re hungry, do have the soup and water.
Day 5: Beef or Chicken or Brown rice and 6 tomatoes. You should drink more water today in order to flush away the uric acid from your body. You can have the meat in soup or grilled form. Have soup at least once this day.
Day 6: It is same as the day 5, but replace tomatoes with vegetables (no potato). The rest of the rules are same.
Day 7: Brown rice, fruits and vegetables. You can prepare brown rice with sprouts & veggies for better taste. Drink 2 glasses of fruit juice per day and have soup at least once.
P.S: You should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day as it will help in flushing out harmful impurities from your body, thereby helping you lose more weight.
Day 8 and Beyond: The cabbage soup diet should not be followed for more than 7 days at a stretch. Since, this is a low-fat, high fiber diet, it is advised to repeat this diet only after a gap of 1 week for better weight loss results. Meanwhile, you can follow the 1500 calorie meal plan in order to maintain your lost weight.
Cabbage Soup Recipe: How to Prepare?
Like I said before, preparing the cabbage soup is pretty easy and takes just 15 minutes to serve.
- Cabbage: 1/4 slice; chopped into small pieces
- Onions: 1/2
- Celery: 1 rib
- Carrot: 1/2 sliced
- Tomatoes: 2 small or 1 large
- Garlic cloves: 2; thinly sliced
- Mushrooms: 2 (sliced); optional
- Beans: 3 or 4
- Coriander leaves: As you like them
- Olive oil: 1 teaspoon
- Rock salt and Black pepper: For taste
- Water: As required
Cabbage Soup Preparation
- Take a pressure cooker and heat the Olive oil.
- Now, add the garlic cloves, onions and fry them until they turn golden brown. Follow with the rest of the ingredients (no particular order).
- Once you’re done with frying, pour enough water so that all the vegetables are immersed properly.
- Now, add some salt for taste.
- Put the lid on and wait for 3 to 4 whistles.
- Leave it for few minutes until the pressure is completely gone. Take the lid out, pour the soup into a bowl, add some pepper and lemon juice for taste and serve hot.
You can also add some sprouts to enhance the taste of the soup, but don’t go overboard as they contain calories.
That’s all friends! Follow the GM diet aka cabbage soup diet plan without cheating (skipping meals or replacing with unhealthy snacks) and you’ll definitely lose those extra pounds within a very short period of time.
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Cabbage soup diet: Quick results?
The cabbage soup diet, like most radical short-term diets, is not for everyone. Eating little but cabbage soup for seven days can produce amazing results, but it can also leave you feeling groggy, sluggish and unsatisfied.
That said, if you’re looking to shed those holiday pounds or lose weight quickly before an important event, the cabbage soup diet promises a 10-pound weight loss in just one week. Success on the cabbage soup diet depends largely on the individual.
Some may feel alienated by the boring and unappealing food selection, but others may find quick results to be motivating. It’s important to note that crash diets like this are not without health risks and should only be attempted under professional advisement.
With the cabbage soup diet, there is no calorie or carb counting and no recommended exercise regimen or lifestyle changes. Instead, the diet is based on a seven-day menu centered almost exclusively on a special cabbage-based soup.
The meal plan also includes a number of other dishes, such as low-calorie fruits and vegetables, lean meat or fish and brown rice. It’s recommended that these meals be eaten at home, since almost no restaurants will serve the specific soup and extra dishes. The diet is meant to last for one week, as it’s not high enough in nutrients to sustain healthy body functions for longer periods of time. If you wish to lose further weight, you are advised to wait a few weeks before attempting the diet again.
Although the diet is renowned for producing dramatic results, the Mayo Clinic notes that, since no changes are made to lifestyle and eating habits, the cabbage soup diet doesn’t help dieters sustain a healthy weight in the longer term.
The recipe for cabbage soup can vary slightly between different versions of the diet, but most include cabbage mixed with bullion and an array of other vegetables, such as carrots, celery, tomatoes, peppers and onions. A typical menu will read as follows:
- Day 1: Unlimited amounts of cabbage soup, along with any fruit except bananas, and black coffee, unsweetened tea, water or cranberry juice.
- Day 2: Cabbage soup as well as other vegetables including a baked potato with butter for dinner.
- Day 3: Cabbage soup and a mixture of approved fruits and vegetables.
- Day 4: Cabbage soup, six to eight bananas and two glasses of skimmed milk.
- Day 5: Cabbage soup, 15 to 20 ounces of beef, chicken or fish along with six tomatoes and six to eight glasses of water.
- Day 6: Cabbage soup, along with beef and low-calorie vegetables.
- Day 7: Cabbage soup, brown rice, pure fruit juice and vegetables.
In order to achieve the best results, dieters should be vigilant about sticking to the meal plan exactly. If you wish to maintain your new weight, consider a diet that includes more long-term lifestyle and dietary changes.
My 7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet Results
Hi everyone! I decided it was high time I gave you guys my 7 day cabbage soup diet results! I know it’s been a while since I actually finished my experiment. My dad was here for a few weeks and I got a little bit preoccupied with doing stuff with him, so I fell behind on my posts and videos for a little while.
I think in one of my videos – probably the last one (from day 5) I had mentioned to you earlier that I had only done the soup diet for about five and a half because I wound up going away for that next weekend and then my dad came in, but I did have some results.
Some of the cabbage soup diet results seem to be sticking!
Here are a couple of things that I feel I’ve been able to change as a result of trying the protocol. One thing I did is during the soup diet was cut out all dairy products. Hoang from the Total Recovery practice (he’s got his office next to the gym where I work out) had told me to not have any milk products during that week.
And, over the years, one of the things I had always consumed was had half and half in my coffee.
I decided to see if I could just switch to black coffee, and low and behold I have not had any half and half in my coffee since then.
I simply switched to black coffee – and I’ve stayed with it since then (and it’s been close to a month now). The carton of 1/2 and 1/2 says that there are 40 calories in two tablespoons. Well, I can tell you that I typically use more than two tablespoons in a cup of coffee. I’ll bet that I was using at least 100 calories of half and half a day. I stopped, so right there there’s 100 calories less that I have to battle every day!
I recall that years ago I used to drink my coffee black, so I don’t know what made me go back to using cream. Anyway, that’s 100 calories a day right there. If I don’t have half and half every day and I’m saving 100 calories a day that’s pretty good. That’s over 3,000 calories in a month. And of course over 36,000 calories in a year!! That’s that much of less that I have to contend with at the gym, for example.
Another thing that I was able to really cut back on and that’s also staying with me is not eating as much chocolate. I was having only two little bars, two little squares of Lindt chocolate almost every day, and that’s over 120 calories, or about 125 calories I figured because I went with the dark chocolate. So far I haven’t been going back to that on a daily basis either.
I was getting way into ice cream because I hadn’t been drinking as much so I kind of cut back on that too.
What about actual weight loss as a result of the diet?
The weight loss that I had over the course of that week (it was only about five or six pounds), was probably mostly water weight. We’ll see what happens. But, I think I’ve actually kept some of that weight off.
With my dad here for a couple of weeks, I wasn’t tracking myself much, and didn’t weigh myself either. But I don’t think I really gained that much back. I’ll report more on that in the next week or so.
I can’t really think of anything else that changed dramatically as a result of doing the cabbage soup diet, but I do like the soup itself.
I wound up making it twice while my dad was here, and he loved it! So that was just a natural part of some of our lunches and dinners while he was here.
And I’ve decided that I’m going to just be making it again more often – if only to kind of take a break from the heavier types of foods that I might normally be having. Like, if I have too much meat or fatty foods- it will be a nice break on occasion.
I’m going to have that as a more standard part of my diet going forward, if maybe just for a rest day or combined with some intermittent fasting, which I do do once in a while as well.
I did want to just give you that update, so thanks for bearing with me through all these little experiments that I’m doing! In all seriousness – a person can make “cabbage soup diet results” only SO interesting or entertaining…
I’ll be back with you again soon with some more posts, and also videos of product reviews. Thank you so much for joining me!
07.07.2017 1:53 pm Updated by Admin
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