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October 13, 2012 5:44 AM
Anyone tried this?? Seems weird

No one person or institute claims credit for creating the cabbage soup diet, so there's no specific standard for dieters to follow. Through the years, multiple variations of the diet have surfaced. Although they differ a bit from one another, they're all quite similar.

For each of the seven days, you should eat at least two bowls of cabbage soup. And there are specific foods that you can eat almost without limit each day, though you're encouraged to try to quiet your hunger by eating the low-calorie soup whenever possible. Foods like bread, alcohol and soda are forbidden, although you drink as much water as you like.

Here's the basic schedule:

•Day One: you can eat all the soup you want, as well as any fruit (except bananas).
•Day Two: soup, low-calorie vegetables and one baked potato with butter
•Day Three: soup, fruits and vegetables
•Day Four: soup, six to eight bananas and all-you-can-drink skim milk
•Day Five: soup, six tomatoes and 15 to 20 ounces of beef, fish or chicken. Make sure to take in at least six glasses on water this day -- if not more.
•Day Six: soup, beef and vegetables
•Day Seven: soup, brown rice, vegetables and fruit juice [source: Every Diet, Zelman]

Remember, after seven days, it's important to return to your normal diet.
  13110389
October 13, 2012 5:49 AM
There is no doubt you would lose a lot of water weight and shed a lot in this week. But I think it's always been a fad diet. I know some people who have done it to jump start weight loss, but I don't recommend anything extreme like this.
  15379502
October 13, 2012 5:50 AM
i tried this about 2yrs ago - stupid me!

dont waste your time. plus it smells awful and tastes similar.

horrible horrible horrible!
  7614713
October 13, 2012 5:53 AM
I mean, you'll lose "weight", but fad diets just don't work. Anything you can't/shouldn't/wouldn't want to continue doing long term is a bad idea.
October 13, 2012 5:58 AM
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October 13, 2012 6:01 AM
I disagree lol
I tried it about 10 years ago... I thought it was yummy. And it worked. But isn't sustainable or anything.
  19861998
October 13, 2012 6:06 AM
I've tried it a long time ago and would rather eat a wider range of food! That said the soup is quite nice every once in a while, low Cal and full of veg but when you're eating it daily you'll hate the sight of it!
  26042666
October 13, 2012 6:07 AM
You will probably lose 5 lbs if you are new to dieting. Same 5 pounds everybody loses the first week of a calorie restricted diet.
  10021161
October 13, 2012 6:12 AM
There certainly are different variations to this cleansing diet. Years ago I tried the soup as part of the "Common Sense" diet. It was a diet popular at that time. I lost a few pounds on it.. Mostly water.
If you think it will work try it. At least it will satisfy your curiousity.
I don't think there's a magic potion for weight loss. It requires a good diet & exercise plan (for life).
Good luck!!
  26241674
October 13, 2012 6:14 AM
QUOTE:

I disagree lol
I tried it about 10 years ago... I thought it was yummy. And it worked. But isn't sustainable or anything.


Then it didn't work.
October 13, 2012 6:14 AM
I tried it about 20 years ago. I thought it was delicious, but like the other posters said the weight you lose will quickly come back.
  30768630
October 13, 2012 6:27 AM
Here is my opinion and please just take it as that. These diets will change your weight, but I don't think your body is going to look that different from eating just a crazy cabbage soup diet. You body changes more and in better ways from consistent exercise and healthy eating. If you really want to look different in a week do something like Jillian Michaels 30DS for a week and eat sensibly. You would be surprised how quickly your body responds to something like that.
  27033079
October 13, 2012 6:41 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I disagree lol
I tried it about 10 years ago... I thought it was yummy. And it worked. But isn't sustainable or anything.


Then it didn't work.


Actually. It did work. As a CLEANSE. I did it for 2 weeks tho, and lost 9 lbs. It isn't sustainable forever. That doesn't mean it doesn't work, as a cleanse, like the poster asked.
  19861998
October 13, 2012 7:17 AM
i tried this and obviously lost like 10 lbs in water weight.

i made the soup delicious though i changed it a lot and made it spicy:) actually i think i wanna make it again and go for another 'cleanse' haha
October 13, 2012 7:39 AM
QUOTE:

Actually. It did work. As a CLEANSE. I did it for 2 weeks tho, and lost 9 lbs. It isn't sustainable forever. That doesn't mean it doesn't work, as a cleanse, like the poster asked.


What did you cleanse?
October 13, 2012 7:40 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Actually. It did work. As a CLEANSE. I did it for 2 weeks tho, and lost 9 lbs. It isn't sustainable forever. That doesn't mean it doesn't work, as a cleanse, like the poster asked.


What did you cleanse?


she is trying to say she pooped a lot
October 13, 2012 7:42 AM
Cabbage makes people fart.
October 13, 2012 7:59 AM
Yes I pooped. blushing
  19861998
October 13, 2012 8:16 AM
As a cleanse, I imagine it would work, EXCEPT for the day with 6-8 bananas and skim milk?!? that's a ton of sugar. And the day with meat, which is not exactly known for its cleansing properties. I'd skip those days and shorten your "cleanse".

Side note: when I was 12 and dieting like crazy because of society (I blame you!) my mom and I did the Cabbage Soup Diet.
The Soup was pretty good, if you like veggies and cabbage, which I do, but I was so weak that I passed out. Be careful.
  7118936
October 13, 2012 8:17 AM
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Cabbage makes people fart.


True story. Big time cabbage farter here.
  1993881
October 13, 2012 8:28 AM
Hmmm... Low sodium + high potassium = loss of water weight. What happens on day 8 when I eat that 5000mg of sodium plate of wings and fries...?
  4577730
October 13, 2012 8:29 AM
I prefer to cleanse my colon with a bottle brush.
October 13, 2012 8:31 AM
You will lose a crap load of weight. And a lot of it may be water. But I've heard stories of people who have done it & kept the weight off. Whatever floats your boat, just don't rely on diets like these for permanent, sustainable weight loss over time.
October 13, 2012 8:34 AM
anything with the word "diet" in it you should avoid... diets make people like yo yo's all you are going to do is go up and down up and down...

change your lifestyle and adopt a healthier way of living and your body will naturally cleanse itself.
  24837508
October 13, 2012 10:12 AM
I started this one in 1996. The soup was delish.
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