7 Days Cabbage Soup Diet - The Diet

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BEFORE you start:
Preparing yourself mentally and physically is very important to the success of this diet. A few days before you plan to start you should make sure you have done the following:
1. Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and determine what you intend to achieve
2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water each day to prime the body to shed weight as well as perform detox activities.
3. Stock up on foods you need for the next 7 days – fruits, vegetables, skim milk, lean meats/fish etc.
4. Weigh yourself, and of course, take the following very seriously.
Fruits. All fruits are allowed except bananas
The first day starts with fruit because it is a natural way to normalize the body and prepare it for the upcoming days of the diet.
Fruits have multiple benefits – they are fat free and are low in calories compared to other foods most of us normally eat. Fruits also flush out the system thereby enhancing the detox process.
Tips to make Day 1 successful:
Eat a variety of fruit. This way you don't get bored eating just oranges or apples. Try to start your day with a fruit/fruits in the melon family such as watermelon, honeydew or cantaloupe since these are very filling. For lunch and dinner you can eat an assortment of oranges, apples or pears. Berries of any kind are really beneficial too since they are very high in antioxidants that assist the body in preventing certain types of cancers.Don’t forget that you can have “wonder soup"
as well.
Vegetables. Either stir-fry or salads. Start the day with one baked or boiled potato to make up for loss of energy from Day One. Up to one teaspoon of olive oil can be used as salad dressing today.
This day starts off with a baked potato since all you have had the previous day is fruit which is easily digested. The potato ensures you have energy for the day as well as energy to continue to remain on the diet. The vegetables you will eat today are for fibre as well as nutrition. Vegetables have a moderate quantity of carbohydrates - but more importantly, they are rich in minerals and vitamins. The fibre activates your system for the detox process.
Tips to make Day 2 successful:
Eat as many vegetables as you can today. You can also have the “Wonder Soup”. Because of the variety of flavors and textures that vegetables offer, this day should not be difficult. Vegetables can be steamed or lightly stir-fried. An effective way to get the right balance of taste and nutrition is to use a lot of flavour enhancers to your stir-fry. In one teaspoon of oil add lots of garlic and finely chopped onions as well as parsley and shallots. To this, add your choice of vegetables cut up into bite size pieces. Stir fry for 5-8 minutes stirring lightly. Add a few tablespoons of water if you find the vegetables sticking to the pot. The stir-fry is one of the joys of this diet. After eating only fruit on Day 1, you will welcome the stir-fry - you might not even miss the rice/bread!
Fruits and vegetables – as much as you want. No bananas and no potatoes
Day 3 is an effective way of combining days 2 and 3 and getting the benefits of both days. Your body chemistry is changing because you are not getting any refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, excessive sodium and artificial flavour enhancers and additives. Your body is getting completely natural nutrition – which will optimize the weight loss process.
Tips to make Day 3 successful:
Start the day with fruit. Not only is fruit a great way to start your day even when you are off the diet, it is a great way to get some natural sugar into your body for energy for Day 3. Eat any fruits of your choice except bananas. For lunch, have a mixed salad with a balsamic and oil dressing (using no more than one teaspoon olive oil). Alternately, you can have the vegetable stir-fry (as described in Day 2). Don’t forget to eat the “
Wonder Soup” whenever you want. It is a really good supplement to your lunch/dinner vegetable stir fry.
Bananas and milk. You can eat up to 8 bananas and 3 glasses of skim milk to restore potassium levels. Day 4 is meant to make up for the reduced levels of calcium (from milk), potassium (from bananas) and carbohydrates and fibre (from bananas). Although you are allowed to have 8 bananas today, you might not have the craving to eat all the bananas.
Tips to make Day 4 successful:
Remember, in addition to bananas and milk, you can also have “Wonder Soup" today. Start your day off with 2 bananas and a glass of milk. For lunch, have a bowl or two of the soup. The vegetables in the soup will give you a sensation of feeling full. You can have another banana for desert today. Do the same for dinner.
Protein and Tomatoes. You can have a piece of meat/fish either grilled or baked for lunch and dinner with tomatoes.
Today is the day to make up for all the protein in your system. The meat will give you protein and if you consume fish, you will get your share of Omega 3 Fatty acids which do wonders for health. The tomatoes give you fibre and minerals – in particular lycopene which is a super-food for the human body. Eating the tomatoes will also aid in flushing out the system
Tips for making Day 5 successful:
Day 5 will go by smoothly if you enjoy eating meat or fish. Vegetarians can substitute with tofu which is a rich source of high quality vegetable protein. Start your day with
"Wonder Soup" or slices of tomatoes with salt and pepper. For lunch and dinner you can grill or bake the meat/fish/tofu. You can have this with the “wonder soup”. Try to eat cold water fish such as Salmon or Tuna – both of these are excellent sources of protein and contain the high levels of Omega 3 Fatty acids beneficial to the body. Omega 3 Fatty acids are one of the few compounds that the human body does not produce on its own hence it is essential to get it from an external source.
Remember to eat 6-8 fresh tomatoes today.
Protein and vegetables. Same as Day Five except, add more vegetables either in salad or stir fry form
Day 6 is a lot like Day 5 – only that you need to eat as many vegetables instead of restricting yourself to tomatoes.
Tips to make Day 6 successful:
You can eat your meat/fish/salmon with vegetables (stir-fry or salad) and “Wonder Soup"
By now, your body is well under way with the weight loss and you will notice a difference in the way you feel and how your clothes fit today.

Fruits, vegetables and juices. Consume an assortment of fruits, vegetables and vegetable juices. Half a cup of brown rice is optional – but not recommended.
You are now on your last day of the diet. You might feel a little weak this morning because your body has not consumed too much carbohydrate in the last 2 days. Today, you can eat fruits, vegetables and vegetable juices. Brown rice is optional but not recommended if you want to see weight loss.
Tips to make Day 7 successful:
In order to make sure you end on a high note achieving your target of weight loss coupled with a full body detox, you must follow this last day carefully. Start your day with an assortment of fruit – melons, apples, pears, oranges or berries. Also, make sure you have enough fruit to last you through the day in case you feel like snacking. Berries make a tasty and convenient snack (blueberries and strawberries). For lunch, you can eat a salad with a balsamic and oil dressing (not more then one teaspoon olive oil). You can also have unlimited quantities of vegetable juices – green juice with spinach, kale, watercress and ginger or carrot juice with wheatgrass. The juices do wonders for detox as well as provide high quality concentrated nutrition. For dinner, you can either eat fruits or a salad with "Wonder Soup".
Before you go to bed tonight, reflect on the last 7 days and think about your strength and perseverance to stick to this diet.The benefits are tremendous – and affect more than the number you will see on the scale the next morning or the difference in the fit of your clothes. The change will be in the functioning of your body which will be operating in an enhanced manner due to the detox process.
You can repeat this diet almost once a month if you choose. Once in two months would be an efficient and healthy way to lose a few pounds that creep up on you when you are not paying attention!
AFTER you finish:
Congratulations on making it to Day 8. This diet takes endurance and discipline but also has many benefits. When you wake up on Day 8, weigh yourself first thing in the morning to determine the amount of weight lost. This will be a huge motivational factor for any future times you think of doing this diet.
Eat responsibly...
Although the tough part is over, the more important part still lays ahead – maintenance.If you wish to maintain the weight you have achieved or lose even more over the course of the coming weeks and months, you must make a lifestyle change.
Making a lifestyle change is easier than you think and small steps go a long way. Some examples of this are:
1. Continue to drink 8 glasses a day
2. Reduce caffeine intake to one cup tea/coffee in the morning and evening
3. Incorporate more fruit in your meals. Add one banana or ½ cup blueberries to your oatmeal or breakfast cereal
4. Drink more milk and add more dairy products to your regular diet
5. Eat fish and chicken instead of beef
6. Whenever possible eat cold-water fish like Salmon and Tuna for health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids
7. Two nights a week have only light soup and salad for dinner
8. Use cooking methods like steaming and grilling instead of frying
9. To increase fiber content, eat as many vegetables as you can per meal – in soups, salads, stir-fry and as sides to the main meal
10. Exercise. The benefits of exercise are tremendous and have many benefits such as lowering blood sugar and pressure, reducing risks of certain types of cancers etc. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, running, swimming and biking are the best forms.

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