26 June 2011

Cabbage soup diet

  • 6 large green onions (also called “spring” onions)
  • green peppers
  • 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • carrots
  • 1 container (10 oz. or so) mushrooms
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • half a head of cabbage
  • 1 package spice only soup mix (In the US, Liptons is a good choice)
  • 1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
  • 1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
  • Season to taste with pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc. (Little to NO SALT!)
Slice green onions, put in a pot on medium heat and start to sauté with cooking spray. Do this until the onions are whiter/clearer in color (about 4-6 minutes).
Cut green pepper stem end off, then cut pepper in half to take out the seeds and membrane. Cut the green pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot.
Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, add to pot.
Clean carrots, mushrooms, and celery, cut into bite size pieces and toss them in. Add tomatoes now, too.
If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper now.
For seasonings, you can use a spice soup packet of your choice (no noodles!) or use beef or chicken bouillon cubes. These cubes are optional, and you can add spices you like instead (make sure not to add much salt, if any at all).
Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the 48 oz of V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup simmer for a long time – about 2 hours or until vegetables are tender.
Source link: Original Ebook
This is nothing new for those who have tried or heard about it but for those who haven't this is a must to give a try. I found two type of soup for this diet; a super spicy and tomatoey soup and this clear cabbage soup. I can honestly say that this cabbage works better for me because I can actually gulp it down compared to the spicy tomato one. This cleansing diet is not best for those who don't like vegetables and I suggest you to not do the diet if you are planning to add any meat or chicken in it because you MUST follow the exact recipe in order for it to work. If you know anything about cabbage you should know that they are bland and this recipe don't call for salt. NO SALT is one of the rule but you can use knorr cubes which has some salt like taste and if you can swallow that then you wouldn't look for salt at all. I personally love cabbage because they have a slight crunch even after they have been boiled and a faint sweet taste to it so this don't bother me much. I just finished cooking my batch and ready for this Friday. I had to post pone because I had a grad party to attend yesterday and it was buffet haha. 
You must do the diet for a full 7 days and be sure to check your weight before and after that 7 days to see your weight loss result. Check out the link to see the meal plan but I must warn you, it seems easy and simple enough but it can be a bit hard if you're thinking about how much soup you have to eat. The key is to eat as much soup as possible; the more soup you eat the more weight you will lose. It is recommended to only do this 7 day cleanse with 2 weeks gap. If you follow each meal plan the right way and no cheating you can lose at least 8-10 pounds within that 7 days period. 
I will keep you all posted starting Friday and a day-to-day basis until the last day. Join me on my journey to start up a healthy diet after this 7 days. Hopefully more healthy meal rather than heavy creamed pastas and loads of carbs meals haha. 
Would you consider this diet to cleanse you and to start up your diet plans?

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