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There is no single Cabbage Soup diet, but multiple versions which have been circulating for years. It's a strict, very low calorie diet for quick weight loss and it's not a healthy way to lose weight.

It promises a 4.5 kg (10-pound) weight loss in 1 week. After that you are advised to come off the plan.

What you can eat

The 7 day Cabbage Soup Diet plan promises all you can eat - as long as you stick to the small list of foods permitted on alternate days, along with two daily bowls of fat-free cabbage soup. Other specific foods that must be eaten include fruit, vegetables, skimmed milk and meat. Dieters are also advised to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.

Here's a sample Cabbage Soup Diet plan:

Day 1: Cabbage soup and all the fruit you want except bananas. Drink unsweetened tea, black coffee, cranberry juice, or water.

Day 2: Cabbage soup, all the low-calorie vegetables you want (except beans, peas or corn) and a baked potato with butter.

Day 3: Cabbage soup and a mixture of the above fruit and vegetables.

Day 4: Cabbage soup, up to eight bananas and two glasses of skimmed milk.

Day 5: Cabbage soup, a little over half a kilogram (20 ounces) of beef, chicken or fish, up to six fresh tomatoes and at least six to eight glasses of water.

Day 6: Cabbage soup, up to three beef steaks and unlimited vegetables.

Day 7: Cabbage soup, up to two cups of brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and unlimited vegetables.

Cabbage soup recipe

The recipe for the cabbage soup varies slightly among different versions of the diet. However, it generally includes cabbage and assorted low-calorie vegetables such as onions and tomatoes, and is flavoured with onion soup mix, bouillon and tomato juice.

Here's a typical recipe for the soup:

  • One packet dry onion soup mix
  • Two stock cubes, either chicken or beef
  • One celery stick (not the whole stalk), diced
  • One/two head(s) green cabbage, diced
  • Three carrots, sliced
  • Two peppers, sliced
  • Six large spring onions, or one large yellow, white or red onion, diced
  • Two tins of tomatoes, diced or whole
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, soy sauce to taste, or any other seasoning you like

Spray a large pot with cooking oil spray and sauté all vegetables except cabbage and tomatoes until tender. Add cabbage and about 2.9 litres of water. Toss in stock cubes, soup mix and seasonings. Cook until soup reaches desired tenderness. Add tomatoes.

How it works

The Cabbage Soup Diet is essentially a modified fast and contains so few calories dieters will lose weight rapidly. The diet makes no scientific claims about how it works and there is nothing magical about cabbage or cabbage soup that leads to weight loss. It is the low-calorie nature of the diet plan that does the trick.

While several versions of this diet exist common to all is the idea that if you eat lots of cabbage soup when you're hungry, it will keep you satisfied enough to manage the plan for a week.

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 Original Cabbage Soup Diet

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The Original Cabbage Soup Diet

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 head cabbage, chopped
  • 6 onions, sliced or chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 bunch celery, chopped
  • 1 bunch shallots or 1 bunch green onion, sliced
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope onion soup
  • 1 ⁄2 cup balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 48 ounces V8 vegetable juice
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed

Directions

  1. Place all in large stock pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Refrigerate all leftovers.

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Nutrition Info

Serving Size: 1 (281 g)

Servings Per Recipe: 20

Amt. Per Serving % Daily Value Calories 67.5 Calories from Fat 4 6% Total Fat 0.5 g 0% Saturated Fat 0.1 g 0% Cholesterol 0.1 mg 0% Sodium 277.5 mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 15.2 g 5% Dietary Fiber 3.8 g 15% Sugars 8.1 g 32% Protein 2.7 g 5%


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