Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Cabbage Soup Diet for Seven Days


              Okay we need to get a bit serious here. I am tired of the scale not moving. I work the next three days, but then after that I have five days off, six probably since mandated to get second Covid vaccine. I will take off a night for that one LOL. My ex-husband is doing a juice diet. All he does is drink green juice daily. He says he is losing lots of weight. That is awesome for him, but I doubt I could sustain it LOL. However, it kicked in my competitive instinct. If he can lose the weight that fast, then so can I. So, I have been thinking how to best do that which is feasible for me. I remembered this soup diet that doctors use to put patients on before surgery, so I looked it up. It is called the seven-day cabbage soup diet. I also found it listed as the military diet. It is EXCEPTIONALLY low calorie. Only about 1000 calories a day. It claims that following it can help a person lose up to 10 lbs. That would be amazing. If I can pull that off, it will mean a weight loss this year of 40 lbs.!!! That is mind blowing.

                My son is not happy that his dad is doing the juice thing, he thinks it is unhealthy. For the most part it is, it is only meant for the short term. His dad has been doing it for about a month or so now. So, my son really did not want me doing it. I am hoping that once I show him the soup diet, he will be okay with it. It is not just soup, it also has fruits, veggies, and protein thrown in on certain days. It says no exercise, but I will still do my nightly walk with my kids. I need them healthy as well.

                The diet seems simple enough. I love cabbage, so I am hoping that this makes it tolerable. Plus, I just have to tell myself it is just for a week. The soup looks to be a broth with cabbage, onions, celery, and peppers in it. That is easy enough to make. I figure I will get a coleslaw cabbage bag, plus a frozen seasoning bag (it has onions and peppers in it) some spicy chicken soup broth, and some trinity mix (celery, onions, and peppers) from the grocery store. All the prep is basically done, I just have to throw them on the stove to simmer together.

                I found this one website, Divas Can Cook, that lists her recipe and little helpful hints at making it work. Specifically, a day-by-day breakdown. I like when it is detailed out for me. So, everyday drink eight glasses of water (I will drink my diet tea) and I can have unlimited soup, plus:

Day 1: fruits, no bananas (she suggested apples and melon).

Day 2: A baked potato (she suggested grilling it with peppers and onions) plus any other veggies, just no corn or starchy veggies. I love zucchini in the oven with butter spray and seasoned salt, so this works.

Day 3: fruits AND veggies. Again, no bananas, corn, or starchy veggies.

Day 4: Only bananas, milk, and unsweet yogurt. I guess that will be banana smoothie day LOL I have some sugar free, no calorie syrups I can use to make those interesting.

Day 5: Tomatoes on everything plus lean protein like fish, chicken, or turkey. I am thinking I can get some turkey sausage and spice up my soup that day.

Day 6: Protein and veggies again.

Day 7: FINAL DAY is fruits, veggies, and juice. No bananas or starchy veggies.

                I will make the soup on Friday, so that I can have it at work to start the diet. That is the day when my neighborhood is having a barbeque of course LOL at least I won’t have to cook, my kids can grab a burger or hot dog there. I will try and find other things to distract me from eating during that week. I see lots of cleaning and crafting that week, plus relaxing with Bones (latest binge show). Wish me luck :)

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