Work Smart – With Our Diet Tips

Cabbage-Soup-9374Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages.

Eat less but more often. – Studies show people who eat 4-5 meals or snacks per day are better able to control their appetite and weight.

Make you diet public – this will increase your accountability and thus success rate.

Eat vegetables before the main course – vegetables are low in calories and fat, they are good for filling up your stomach.

Enjoy your diet by adding your favorite foods into your meal.

Weigh yourself everyday to make sure your are on the right track.

Brush your teeth early – Ha..ha…. this is tricky but certainly works as you tend not to eat after brushing your teeth.

Add spices to your food for a flavor boost can help you feel satisfied.

The B-Vitamins give you more energy and increase your metabolism – Make sure your daily supplement incorporates B-Vitamins and in particular B-12.

Eat slowly – When you eat fast, you end up ingesting more food before you body has a chance to figure out that it is full.

Increase your muscle mass with physical activity – Muscle burns 90% more calories than fat, adding 5lbs of muscle will help you burn another 250 calories a day!

Drink Green Tea – Green tea regulates blood sugar levels by reducing the amount of insulin produced. This prevents fat being stored and keeps your appetite under control.

Decrease your alcohol consumption – Studies show that alcohol suppresses the body’s ability to burn fat.

Snacks can be benefit to any weight loss diet plan as long as you make a healthy choice and do not overeat.

How To Make Your Cabbage Soup Diet Plan More Fun And Healthier

picvAxByQCabbage soup diet is an easy to follow diet plan that requires very little preparation. Other than the strict diet menu, there are not many rules and regulations to follow. Here are some helpful tips that can make the diet program more fun and healthier:

you may experiment with different spices and herbs that suit to your personal taste.

if you do not do well without protein, add half a pound boiled, shredded chicken breast to the soup.

be more creative, replacing some base foodstuff with snack can make your diet more fun. For instance fruits can be replace by fat free fruit pudding.

to improve your nutritionally balanced you may take multivitamin supplement during the week.

choose organically grown vegetables in your recipe as their phytonutrients levels are primarily higher.

physical activity and exercise can help to increase your weight loss as well as maintaining your health.

cabbage soup can be serve hot or cold, if you are too busy, stocking them in refrigerator may help you save the time to prepare it when needed.

look at it as a short term flush type diet, use the diet periodically to get you back on track and to make yourself feel good.

Classic Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe

imagesererdfdfThere are many different version of  cabbage soup diet recipes. However the classic cabbage soup diet recipe includes the following ingredient:

 Half of a cabbage head
 6 softball size green onions or 10 medium sized ones
 1 to 2 standard size of tomatoes
 3 carrots
 10 ounce can of mushrooms
 1 celery bunch
 1 pack “Lipton soup mix”
 2 large green bell peppers
 1 to 2 bouillon cubes (optional)
 Herbs, salt and pepper, parsley, garlic powder, curry, etc. for added flavor

Points To Remember Before You Start Cooking :

  1. Choose organically grown vegetables in your recipe.

  2. Organically grown vegetables may have some signs of worms or insects, soak them in vinegar water or salt water for 15-20 minutes.

  3. Use stainless steel knife for cutting the cabbage since the phytonutrients that cabbage contains react with carbon steel, turning the leaves black.

  4. It is recommended that cabbage is sliced or chopped and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes before cooking to facilitate the production of the most glucosinolates.

How to make Cabbage Soup:

 1. Chop green onions. Place the sliced onions in a saucepan and sauté the onions adding a little bit of cooking oil spray.

 2. Prepare the green peppers by taking out the seeds and membrane. Chop the green pepper into small bite sized cubes then throw them in to the saucepan together with the sautéed onions.  

 *3. Peel off the outside layers of the cabbage and cut the leaves into pieces roughly the same size as the peppers, then add them to continue sautéing.

 4. Clean the carrots. Peel and chop them and add them to the saucepan.  

5. Keep the mushrooms a good size, you can cut them in halves or thirds before throwing them in to the saucepan too.

 6. Cayenne pepper or a little bit of curry powder can be added to the brew to give it a little kick. That is, if you want you soup to be a little spicy.

 7. The bullion cubes can be used to add flavor to the dish. If you do choose to add this to your cooking, it eliminates the need for additional salt.

 8. Add about 12 cups of water and pour inside the pot. Turn the heat to low and let the soup simmer. A two hour period is recommended to make the soup most effective. Add additional salt and pepper for taste.

7 Days Cabbage Soup Diet Plan

7 Days Cabbage Soup Diet Plan

Daily Plan Other Details
Day 1 Cabbage Soup Diet PlanFruit: Eat all of the fruit you want, but you can’t have Bananas!! Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. You can drink, unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.

 

  •  You may eat as much cabbage soup as you want
  • strictly no banana
Day 2 PlanVegetables: Eat all the fresh, raw or cooked vegetables you want. Try to eat leafy green vegetables, and avoid dry beans, peas, and corn. Eat as much as you want, all the veggies you can handle and all the cabbage soup you want. At dinner you can have a baked potato with butter. You can’t have any fruit on this day, so just stick to the vegetables.

 

  • You may eat as much cabbage soup as you want
  • You may NOT eat fruits all day
  • You may NOT eat sweet corn, beans, and peas
Cabbage Soup Diet Day 3 PlanMix Days One and Two: Eat all the soup, fruits and vegetables you want, but you can’t have a baked potato.

 

  • You may eat as much cabbage soup as you want
  • You may eat as much fruits as you like except banana
  • You may drink unsweetened drinks: coffee, tea, water or cranberry juice
Day 4 PlanBananas 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.

 

  • You may eat as much cabbage soup as you want
  • You may eat as many as 8 bananas
  • You may drink as much low-fat milk as you like
Day 5 PlanBeef 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 the beef one one of the beef days (but not both).

 

  • You may eat cabbage soup at list once a day
  • You may have up to 6 fresh tomatoes
  • You may have up to 10-20 ounces of beef
  • You have to drink at list 6-8 glasses of water to wash uric acid from the body
Day 6 PlanBeef and Vegetables: Eat to your heart’s content of beef and vegetables this day. You can even have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with leafy green vegetables and no baked potato. Eat your soup at least once.

 

  • You may eat cabbage soup at list once a day
  •  You may eat fresh vegetables or salad
  •  You may NOT have potato
Day 7 Cabbage Soup Diet PlanBrown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables: Eat as much as you can of this. Be sure to eat your soup at least once this day.

 

  • You may eat cabbage soup at list once a day
  • You may NOT eat bread, alcohol, not carbonated beverages, not diet cola
  • After the 7 day period you must stop for at least two weeks before attempting the diet again

How Does Cabbage Soup Diet Works?

IMG_8075Cabbage soup diet is a strictly structured 7-day diet program designed to help you lose weight quickly. Some claimed to lose as much as 10pounds within a week. During the “Cabbage Soup”. Many people who have tried the diet seems to be liking it. Because of it’s popularity, the soup is even serve in some restaurants as part of their menu.

Cabbage soup diet works on the principle of low calories. The cabbage soup is designed to keep the calorie and fat content as low as possible. Because of it’s low calories content, dieters can take as much cabbage soup as the like without worry about weight gain. The soup acts as a filler, making sure that the dieter does not experience hunger or starving.

Cabbage soup diet also allow you to eat any kind of fruit and vegetable, with the exceptions of bananas and potatoes. The diet cycles between other foods including skim milk, tomatoes, brown rice, fruit juice, beef, chicken and fish, however they are only allowed on specified days throughout the plan. The diet plan also recommends that you drink at least eight glasses of water per day to prevent dehydration. Because the base foodstuff on the diet are low in calories, it turns your body into a fat burning machine, this result in very fast weight loss.