Cabbage soup is a very low calorie diet (800 – 1000cal* per day) designed for quick weight loss. Despite a large number of people following the diet, no one had been taking the credit for inventing this popular diet plan. It seem that the cabbage soup recipe had been passing from one generation to the next by dieters through word of mouth. Because of this, there are many different versions of the diet, whether it is a new or old version, all of them are base around a simple recipe called the Cabbage Soup Recipe.
Note : Cabbage soup is mean for weight loss in a short period of time(7 days). Pursuing the diet for more than a week may cause dietary imbalances.
Cabbage Soup Recipes
The cabbage soup recipe is a fairly simple recipe. The main ingredient consists of cabbage, carrots, onions, peppers, tomatoes, celery and sometimes bouillon and canned vegetable juice.. Herbs and spices are optional, in order to make the soup suite to your personal taste, dieters are encourage to experiment with different spices and herbs.
The Cabbage Soup Diet Plan
Cabbage soup is a very restrictive, low-fat, high-fiber, low-calorie diet plan, directed towards weight loss. The basis of this diet plan is quite simple, it is based on a “fat-burning” soup that contains almost no calories. The cabbage soup weight loss plan allows you to eat as much cabbage soup as you want throughout each day for 7 days, the more cabbage soup you eat, the more weight you’ll lose (the newer version last for 3 days only). On top of cabbage soup, dieters are allowed to eat a restricted set of other foods, including vegetables, fruits and restricted carbs and protein. Drinking enough water during the diet plan is essential, you are also allowed to take unsweetened teas and cranberry juice. After the 7 days period, dieters must stop for at least two weeks before attempting the diet again.
* 1 cal = 4.1868 J (1J is the amount of energy to heat the temperature of 1g of water by 1 °C)
* A normal person that weight 150 lbs need approximately 2,000 calories per day
* To lose one pound of fat, a person must burn 3,000 to 3,500 more calories than they consume