Cabbage Soup Fat Burning Diet
The Cabbage Soup diet plan involves, as you would imagine, eating large quantities of soup – not just any soup but soup with cabbage in it.
Of the hundreds of diets and diet plans available to us this has to be the most unappealing. It must be stressed that the cabbage soup diet it not a diet plan to used indefinately. It is recommonded that a 7 day regime is more than long enough – any longer and the opposite effect may occur, you may start to put on weight, then start to feel exceedingly weak. Cabbage soup is not responsible for fat burning as sometimes suggested.
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So, good for fast quick short term weight loss but not sustainable as a sensible long term diet.
Interestingly it is hard to pinpoint exactly who was the originator of the cabbage soup diet. One thing is certain there is not a lot technique involved – just a case of eating soup at the recommended intervals throughout the day.
So it is strongly advised NOT to buy any cabbage soup diet related products for whatever price – Do not be tempted by the Buy Cabbage Soup type advertisements that you may come across. Merchandise and products relating to this genre of diet have around 90% filler or fluff content.
Cabbage Soup Diet Explained
A very simple diet with the key being to follow exatcly what is says on the tin – ie do not eat anything else that is not highlighted. It is one for the purists not for the feint hearted. If you cannot last a week without alcohol…forget it. There are no concessions.
A very simple breakdown of what you need to do is detailed below. (ie Day 1, Day 2 etc)
- Eat as much cabbage soup as you can – cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You are also permitted to eat fruit (no bananas though) and drink plenty of water.
- Soup again – with a moderate sprinkling of vegetables and maybe a jacket potato.
- More cabbage soup – no potatoes today though.
- Yet more soup three times a day as normal – today you should eat at least 6 bananas.
- Cabbage soup again – but for dinner have a small portion of beef (15-20 oz) and a dozen tomatoes
- More soup – plus a generous helping of beef for lunch with vegetables (excluding potatoes)
- Cabbage Soup – with brown rice, vegetables (excluding potatoes) and fruit juice.
You may come across different variations of the theme – unfortunately cabbage is the constant. Do not eat anything else that is not on the weekly diet plan.
Does The Cabbage Soup Diet Work
A majority of dieters who choose this diet program will lose weight initially – as normally expected with starvation diets. The reason for the quick weight loss is that your body will not recieve enough nutrients for the duration and so the typical result is weight loss. So it could be argued that is not the cabbage soup that is producing the weight loss, more a case of under eating.
If by some chance you wanted to continue with the diet plan and participate longer than the recommended week the results are counter productive. After a period of under nourishment the body can go into starvation mode and be protective of its fat reserves. The soup diets tend have an effective on water rention and for short periods only.
Side Effects Of Cabbage Soup Diet
No harmful side effects as such – can cause under nourishment, lack of energy and embarrassing wind.
Should I Try The Cabbage Soup Diet
If you have an important event to attend ten plan to take this diet a 8 or 9 days in advance. The consequences though will be that more than likely you will be ravenous after a week and high majority of dieters will put the weight lost straight back on – and more.
Not ideal for long term weight loss – temporarily papering over the cracks.
Other Diets To Consider
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