Have you heard of the 7-day Cabbage Soup Diet? Chances are you have. It seems everyone’s Mom or Grandma has tried it at some point. The reason that it is so popular is simple and it works.
We’ve tried the Cabbage Soup Diet and can tell you first hand that the results were nothing short of amazing. Whilst it’s been around for years, the success users enjoy is legendary.
7-day diets are a short space of time that most people can commit to. It’s the ultimate weight loss soup and it works!
We have included reviews for you further down our page. The other thing that works well is identifying your body shape.
Once you know yours, you can target the pounds by consuming foods that are specifically targeted for you. Your results will be so much better and more sustainable too.
Red Cabbage vs Green Cabbage
via Dr. Axe
We have included this excellent infographic from Dr. Axe that outlines the many beneficial properties associated with Cabbage. As you can see, there are also a number of differences between red and green cabbage.
We were surprised to see red cabbage has 10 times the vitamins of green cabbage which is good for eye, teeth, bone, and of course boosting your immune system.
How To Follow The Cabbage Soup Diet
via Dr. Axe
Personally, we found the Cabbage Soup Diet very easy to stick to. Within a day you are looking and feeling so much better. Your body is so much more energized and your skin will start to look more hydrated.
On the 7-day diet, you follow a specific eating plan that is restricted to certain foods It’s important that you keep your water and green tea up as the Cabbage Soup has excellent detoxifying properties too.
Cabbage Soup Diet Reviews
1 “I ate this soup for months when the recipe came out years ago. You have to eat nothing else to lose weight. I lost about 30 lbs!
I gave the recipe to everyone at work and they all lost weight too. Besides which, it is an excellent soup (not so much for breakfast as we did back then!) but I still like it. I have added chickpeas to the recipe for some protein. Also, lean hamburger goes well”
2 “I’ve been making this for my boyfriend for about three months now. The only thing I do differently is to add ground turkey. He eats a light breakfast of whatever he wants, a light sandwich for lunch and the soup for dinner.
He likes to add some heat in the form of Tabasco or different dried peppers as it heats on the stove EVERY NIGHT. He’s lost over 50 pounds! I’m sick of making it, but if it’s working and he’s enjoying it, I’ll keep a pot in the fridge”
3 “I would recommend NOT making alterations to this soup because the purpose of the recipe is to lose weight. I did lose weight when I made this (it was for a vacation), and it tasted great!
I checked with a local hospital, and they said this recipe is used for overweight patients to get them to lose weight rapidly to prepare for surgery. I would recommend this recipe to anyone!”
The above cabbage soup reviews are courtesy of Allrecipes.
Cabbage Soup Diet Ingredients
- 5 carrots, chopped
- 3 onions, chopped
- 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
- One large head cabbage, chopped
- 1 (1 ounces) envelope dry onion soup mix
- One (15 ounces) can cut green beans, drained
- 2 quarts tomato juice
- 2 green bell peppers, diced
- 10 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 (14 ounces) can beef broth
Cabbage Soup Diet Video Instructions
Diva’s can cook have made a quick 2-minute video that shows you how to make this infamous fat-blasting soup.
You will see incredible results within days of starting. It will become your new ‘go-to’ recipe for ongoing weight maintenance and you’ll never go hungry! To see how to make this wonder soup, click Play above ^
How To Make Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe
Place carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, and celery in a large pot.
Add onion soup mix, tomato juice, beef broth, and enough water to cover vegetables.
Simmer until veggies are tender. Cabbage Soup may be stored in the fridge for several days.
Cabbage Soup Diet Meal Plan
via Diva’s Can Cook
Divas Can Cook have an excellent infographic to accompany their video which is as follows:
Day One: Fruit: Eat all of the fruit you want (except bananas). Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. For drinks- unsweetened teas, cranberry juice, and water.
Day Two: Vegetables: Eat until you are stuffed will all fresh, raw, or cooked vegetables of your choice.
Try to eat leafy green vegetables and stay away from dry beans, peas, and corn.
Eat all the vegetables you want along with your soup. At dinner, reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter. Do not eat fruit today.
Day Three: Mix Days One and Two: Eat all the soup, fruits, and vegetables you want. No Baked Potato.
Day Four: Bananas and Skim Milk: 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: Beef or Chicken And Tomatoes: Ten to twenty ounces of beef and 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 this day.
You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (but absolutely no skin-on chicken). If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for beef on one of the beef days (but not both).
Day Six: Beef and Vegetables: Eat to your heart’s content beef or skinless chicken and vegetables this day.
You can have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with leafy green vegetables. No Baked Potato. Eat your soup at least once.
Day Seven: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices, and vegetables: Again stuff, stuff, stuff yourself. Be sure to eat your soup at least once on his day.
You can use chicken broth or vegetable broth with seasoned canned tomatoes to spice it up. It shouldn’t vary your results and will taste decidedly better.
Throughout the diet, season with salt, pepper, herbs and seasonings. This will take the edge of any blandness.
You will need to stick with the cabbage soup diet for 7 days and be sure to eat your soup at least once a day. You are not allowed to have bread, alcohol, or carbonated beverages, not even diet soda.
Whilst results vary, we tried this diet and lost around 8 kilos. You should easily manage to lose 5 kilos. Some have recorded more. 10 pounds would be a great result and is regularly achieved according to review sites.
This diet is designed for 7 days at a time. You should wait at least 2 weeks before recommencing. The Printable Diet Plan can be found on Diva’s Can Cook bere.
10 Pound 7 Day Diet
Healthy Homestead has also come up with an excellent meal plan to help you lose 10 pounds in a week and it’s a goodie.
Want More Ideas Like This?
If you would like another idea that can help you lose lots of weight in 3 days, check out the 3 Day Military Diet here.