The cabbage soup detox diet is a popular detoxification diet that has been known to help people lose weight fast, about 10 pounds during its run.
The celebrity Jaime Pressly has reportedly gotten back her pre-pregnancy figure by going on the Cabbage Soup Detox Diet.
Since it’s a detox diet, it cleanses your body of the toxins which have built up in your tissues, organs, and cells over the years and makes you lose weight radically. The thing about the Cabbage Soup Diet that appeals to dieters is that you are allowed to have all the soup you want, plus fruits and even meat, rice, or potatoes on certain days.
There is little chance of starving because you still get plenty to eat. The types of food, though, have to be strictly followed to get the desired results. Bread is also not allowed, as well as any type of junk food, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.
Cabbage Soup Recipe:
Combine a can of beef broth, ¾ head of medium cabbage, chopped, 2 chopped white onions, 1 chopped green pepper, half a cup of chopped celery, and 4 cups of water in a saucepan. Add a 28-ounce can of tomatoes (chopped) and include the juice. Set on medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat and add 1 clove garlic, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and a dash or two of hot sauce, if desired.
Simmer until the ingredients are tender. Serve what you are going to have for a particular meal and keep the rest in the ref for future use.
Day 1: Cabbage soup, plus any fruit except bananas.
Day 2: Cabbage soup, plus vegetables, and a baked potato (you are allowed to have butter on it) for dinner. Note that potatoes are prohibited on other days.
Day 3: Cabbage soup, plus other veggies and fruits
Day 4: Cabbage soup, fat-free milk, and bananas up to a maximum of 6 pieces
Day 5: Cabbage soup, up to 450 grams of fish or meat, and 6 tomatoes
Day 6: Cabbage soup, plus vegetables and beef
Day 7: Cabbage soup, plus vegetables, brown rice, and fresh fruit juice
Advantages and disadvantages
People going on the cabbage detox diet successfully lose pounds because of the low-calorie nature of its base food. Your hunger pangs are alleviated, though, because you’re allowed to have as much soup as you want and as much of the food items indicated.
Another advantage is that you get to consume veggies from the Brassica family which has been proven to play a role in the prevention of cancer. Many people also say that they enjoy having the soup.
On the other hand, one disadvantage of this diet is gas. Some also say that the soup is a bit too bland for their taste, especially for those used to having spicy and richly seasoned foods, but fortunately, the menu allows for variations toward the end of the period. The diet also lacks good nutrition and is not recommended for long-term application. If you feel the need to detox regularly, once every 4 months would be sufficient.