6 large green onions
2 green peppers
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
1 Container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms
1 bunch of celery
half a head of cabbage
1 package Lipton soup mix
1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
If V8 juice is not used, put in 12 cups of water
If youre ambitious, you will saut the green onions first. Otherwise, you put everything in a big pot and boil it for a couple of hours. The Lipton soup and bouillon should have all the salt you need to season it.
Refrigerate it and youll have all the soup you need for at least the first few days on the diet.
The soup is a little bland. You can doctor up the cabbage soup diet recipe with salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, or other calorie-free spices.
In addition to the soup, the diet allows you certain foods on specific days:
Day 1: All the fruit you want except bananas.
Day 2: All the vegetables you want plus one big baked potato with butter.
Day 3: All the fruit and vegetables you want except bananas and potatoes.
Day 4: Bananas and skim milk plus the soup only.
Day 5: 16 oz. of beef and up to 6 tomatoes.
Day 6: 2 to 3 steaks and all the vegetables you want. No baked potato though.
Day 7: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables
Make sure that you eat at least one serving of soup each day. Dont be afraid to stuff yourself with the foods allowed on a particular day.
The reason this diet works is that you cant eat enough of the foods to maintain your weight. The soup has hardly any calories at all. And, even if you ate 8 bananas and 8 cups of skim milk in a day, youre probably still coming in under 1000 calories.
The recipe for the Cabbage Soup Diet is simple. You will probably make 2 to 3 pots of it during the 7 days and reheat a single serving in the microwave. The supplemental foods are also easy to prepare.
It is recommended that you wait at least a week after finishing a Cabbage Soup Diet cycle before starting again, even if you have a lot of weight to lose. During the interim period, eat normally, but do not over eat.
And, thats the recipe for the Cabbage Soup diet.