Cabbage is full of vital nutrients, loaded with vitamin C, stimulates metabolism, improves heart health, and it helps in lowering cholesterol levels. This cabbage soup diet is an excellent addition to all weight loss plans. It can help you cut down on calories intake, sugar, starches, and will definitely help lose weight instantly.
Cabbage Soup Recipe
Many websites are promoting this diet on away like you should cook the vegetables in water, and keep eating the same food all over. This is complete foolishness. Though, who would eat the same soup every day?
- One small cabbage diced (20oz)
- Half cups chopped onion
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- Six oz. green beans
- Half cups diced 2-3 carrots
- Single-cup chopped celery
- Single Tablespoon minced garlic
- Single medium red bell pepper
- Single can petite diced tomatoes (15 oz)
- Six cups low-sodium chicken broth
- Two tablespoons seasoning (Italian)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Three tablespoons diced parsley
How to Prepare Cabbage Soup
Preheat the olive oil in a deep pot over normal-high heat. Next, add 1 onion, 1 carrot, and some celery chops, then saute six minutes. Add garlic and mix one-minute after. Then, Stir in green beans, cabbage, bell pepper, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, chicken broth, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Return stew to a boil, then decrease the heat to average-low, put the lid and simmer till all of the vegetables are soft about 15-20 minutes. Extend the soup with a few more veggies or water by a wish. Add the parsley and serve it lukewarm.
Fruits Day – Day 1
Eat only fruits, try to avoid bananas and as much as you can while on a cabbage soup diet. So just stick to the low sugar fruits like apples, blueberries, etc. We suggest for example eating baked apples with cinnamon for breakfast, then a big fruit salad and dish of cabbage soup for the lunch. For dinner eat cabbage soup and a melon salad also. Intake some carbs with dried fruits. As a snack, we suggest pineapples also frozen grapes, watermelon.
Vegetable Day – Day 2
Eat only vegetables, this time try to avoid corn or some other starchy vegetables. Nevertheless, you do get to start the day with a baked potato even that you will like having baken potatoes believe me. We suggest sweet potato chopped into cubes for breakfast, sprayed with light olive oil and cinnamon and cook it in the oven with some bell onions and bell peppers. Eat some cabbage soup for lunch, and a salad with pepper and olive oil. We suggest rice cauliflower topped with a stir fry of zucchini, for dinner, and also add some roasted carrots, and peppers with thin soy sauce.
Fruits and Veggies – Day 3
The third day of the cabbage soup diet is for fruits and veggies, again avoid bananas and corn, also can skip potatoes. So do a repeat the day one and two.
Bananas and Yogurt – Day 4
Who said no bananas, today you are going to consume only bananas and yogurt. It is not the tastiest day while on this diet, just by consuming bananas and unsweetened yogurt. Make a banana smoothie for breakfast containing bananas, almond milk, and yogurt. Eat some cabbage soup for lunch, and a large banana smoothie for dinner, if still hungry east some more cabbage soup.
Tomato Day – Day 5
Today eat only tomatoes (6-8) and protein like fish, turkey, and chicken. I had no problems with this day since I love meat and was happy to get it! I made turkey sausage patties for breakfast topped with tomatoes. For lunch, I had grilled chicken topped with tomatoes seasoned with salt, basil, pepper and cabbage soup. For dinner, I had more wonder soup, but I added turkey breakfast sausage to it and more tomatoes. Very filling. I got tired of the soup on this day. Ugh!!
Protein and Veggies – Day 6
Unlike yesterday you can eat different vegetables besides tomatoes. I had turkey meat and some roasted veggies for my breakfast. For lunch have a stir-fry with some chicken and veggies. For dinner have spaghetti squashed with tomato sauce also a ground turkey. Today is no cabbage soup day, but make sure you don’t overeat everything else.
Fruits, Vegetables, and Juices – Day 7
Day seven is only fruits, vegetables, and liquids, yes we know you don’t like these days. But try to survive this day, and tomorrow will check the results. For breakfast, we suggest veggie and add a huge fruit so spinach, apples, oranges, grapes, and water will be a great choice. It was so divine and sweet! It will keep you full until lunchtime! Have a large salad, cabbage soup, and a piece of watermelon for lunch. For dinner, do one more dish of riced cauliflower with roasted veggies. Baked cinnamon apples and some cantaloupe is an excellent choice for a snack.
Final Results – Day 8
Are the results visible now? We are confident that cabbage diet it’s not the easiest diets you have ever tried by surely its one of the most effective once. Especially when you need to lose weight in a short period. I have personally tried this diet and I dropped 9 pounds after one week.
Cabbage soup diet is quick, affordable, and easy, it’s not so easy to stick with. You will likely feel more hungry, weak, and uninterested. If you follow the Cabbage Soup Diet for more than 1 week, you could run short on key nutrients.