Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The cabbage soup diet.

Cabbage Soup
Eat as much cabbage soup as you desire for seven days and you can lose 10 to 15 pounds. The recipe varies slightly, but basically includes a variety of low-calorie vegetables such as cabbage, onions and tomatoes, flavored with bouillon, onion soup mix and tomato juice. Each day of the seven-day program has specific foods that must be eaten, including potatoes, fruit juice, many vegetables, and on one day, beef.

Day One: 
Eat only fruit, all the fruit you want except banana.
Drink unsweetened tea, black coffee, cranberry juice and water.
Eat as much soup as you like.

Day Two: 
All you want - fresh, raw or cooked vegetables of your choice.
Stay away from dry beans, peas and sweet corn.
Reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter for dinner.
Eat as much soup as you like, but no fruit for today.

Day Three: 
Combine days one and two, eat as much fruit, vegetables and soup as you like but no baked potato.

Day Four: 
Eat as many as eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you would like on this day, along with your soup.
This day is supposed to lessen your desire for sweets.

Day Five: 
You may have 10-20 ounces of beef (300-500g) and a large tin or up to six fresh tomatoes.
Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water this day to wash the uric acid from your body.
Eat your soup at least once today.
You may eat broiled or baked chicken (skinless) instead of beef. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef.

Day Six: 
Eat beef and vegetables today.
You can even have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with fresh vegetables or salad.
Eat your soup at least once.

Day Seven: 
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables all you want.
Be sure to eat your soup at least once to day.

Cabbage Soup Recipe

1 - 46 oz. can V8 juice
1 - 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
6 medium stalks of celery (approx. 1 cup)
1/2 medium cabbage, red or green (approx. 6 cups)
1 medium onion (approx. 1 cup) (Lillie prefers the sweet onions such as Vidalia)
6 medium carrots (Or pre-sliced to equal 1 1/2 cups)
2 medium green peppers (approx. 2 cups) (red and/or yellow can also be used)
1 envelope of Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix 
1 - 14 oz. can Swanson's Lower Sodium Beef Broth
1 beef bouillon cube or package
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper... or to taste

Chop and dice veggies. Add all ingredients into a large stock pot. Add water if necessary to bring liquids to almost twice the depth of the veggies in the pot. Bring to a boil, and stir as needed. Cook on low heat for about 2 hours... or until all the veggies are soft.
Other seasonings such as curry, parsley, or any other spices or herbs to suit your taste. 
You may substitute Low Sodium V8 Juice and the resulting Sodium will be 321mg instead of 476mg per serving. 

Recipe makes about 18 - 1 cup servings

Nutrition Facts per Serving (one cup): 
Calories 50 
Calories from fat 2 
Total Fat 0.2g 
Saturated Fat 0g 
Cholesterol 0 mg 
Sodium 476 mg 
Total Carbohydrate 10.4g 
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g 
Protein 1.5g 

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