cabbage soup diet testimonial

by Judi

Find below a great cabbage soup diet testimonial,
documenting a whole weight loss process over a longer period of time.



Do you eat the cabbage soup for breakfast also.


Hi Lisa,
you may eat cabbage soup already for breakfast if you like it. Some tolerate the soup very well in the morning others start the cabbage soup only at lunch.

For great weight loss results, it is however important to eat several bowls of cabbage soup per day (3-4 bowls are great!)

All the best,
Gabriela


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drink diet sodas???
by: Anonymous

I'm having a hard time this afternoon, as i did not bring enough soup to work with me. I've had an apple, cantelope and grapes along with a bowl of soup for lunch. Of course, I ate soup and apple for breakfast.

I'm really craving a diet soda?? Would this be ok at all???


Hi,
Diet sodas will make you only more hungry! Drink instead mineral water, tea or coffee (in limited quantities).

All the best,
Gabriela

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Cranberry
by: Val

So you can drink cranberry juice. It is the unsweetened type. Which type recommended to drink??

Hello Val,
Lakewood pure cranberry juice is a brand we can recommend: Lakewood PURE Cranberry Juice, 32-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)

But be aware of the fact that it tastes really bitter. That's why you can't drink it in high quantities but you know for sure you've got the real thing. Don't expect a yummy taste, but if you're looking for real unadulterated cranberry juice including many health benefits, this is what you want.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Too many to choose from???
by: Anonymous

I'm wanting to start the Cabbage Soup Diet.But there are so many different ones to choose from.Can you tell me which one to try.

Thanks,Kathy

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Still losing
by: Judi

Hi Gabriela,
Here I am, another month passed, and I have reached my 40 pound loss. I am eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with an occassional steak and potato, and I'm feeling great. My goal is to lose another 32 by the beginning of the Holiday season. By then I will be more than well disciplined knowing that I have come too far to slip back in to having to shop for full figured clothing again. I am now a size 14 and love my skinny jeans. Four months ago I was a size 18-20. I'm looking forward to a 10-12 before the New Year begins.
So here's to another 8 to 10 pound loss by the first week of September, when you will receive my monthly update.
My Sincere Best Wishes To You.
Always,
Judi

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What A Surprise
by: Judi

Gabriela,
How totally surprising that we are communicating from such a distance. Who'd a thought. And yes I had a great holiday without temptation, in fact this morning my scale shows another pound loss since my last note to you.
I too, am a watermelon lover and so now I know it is not a guilt food. I keep a daily journal and just learned that it doesn't have the sugar count that most fruit has.
So my Dear Friend Gabriela, I leave you on a positive note, and thanking you once again for 'being there'.
Until next time,
Sincerely, Judi

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Still Keeping The Faith
by: Judi


Hi Gabriela,
Here I am again with an awesome progress report. Since I was last in touch with you (two days shy of 4 weeks), I have shed another 8 pounds. So I am reaching the end of my 16th week with a 33 pound loss.
I have developed a healthy dieting routine that I am not planning on escaping from anytime. When I see tempting guilt foods and I look at how far I have come, I give my self a reality check and tell myself I dont want to go back to who I was. I still have a lot of miles left in my journey to reach my first goal. When I start my next journey, hopefully before the Christmas Holiday I will celebrate the New Year with a Victory I have worked very hard for.
Corresponding with you Gabriela has been an enormous advantage to my motivation. I know you are proud of me for the long way I have come, and I look forward to keeping you posted on my progress.
So until next time, I'm hopefully leaving you with confidence, that I'm feeling too good about myself to let anyone down.

My Sincere Best Wihes For A Safe Healthy July 4Th Holiday Weekend, And May It Continue Through The Month Ahead,
Judi

Dear Judi,
I hope you had a great 4th july holiday weekend without big food temptations...

Thank you for your best holiday wishes - although here in Germany we don't celebrate this independence day.

It makes me in deed very proud of you to read that you have lost 33 pound in total - what a weight loss history. I'm very happy that you regard my website and the correspondence with me as a part of your motivation. That motivates me too to keep on working on my site.

And yes Judi, I've still the positive impression that you will stay on this healthy nutrition path. Summertime is on your side too and a big advantage. It is much easier to control your food habits when the temperature is hot than in the "dark and cold winter time". I could eat now water melons the whole day...they are a great alternative to ice cream too;-)

In this season another 6-8 pounds within a month could be very realistic for you.

I wish you keeping your great motivation,

till next month update,

Gabriela






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Awesome Recipe
by: Judi

Thank you Gabriela, for the awesome recipe. Meatless Spaghetti is fine for me and always has been. I can learn to fix mine separately so the family can still have it 'their way'.
I mentioned to you early on that I would have a problem giving up ice cream...well so far that has not been a problem. I haven't had a craving for it like I thought I would. I have found a substitute that is low in all the things on my list to avoid. The product is called
MOLLi COOL! SHAKERS. I found it in Wal*Mart freezers. I have one in the mid morning, as I am up early and it's a long time between breakfast and lunch. I have no problem afternoons or evenings. Positively NO cravings. When I shop I concentrate on healthy food. I have my meals at the dame time every day.
So thanks Gabriela for your reply, and I will keep you posted at least monthly. It sure does feel good to wear my 'skinny jeans' again. Now it's the mid drift I have my biggest problem losing. I've been walking a lot more so I know I'm headed the right direction : )
Until next time...
'Always Think Positive'.....
Judi

Hi Judi,
you are for sure headed to the right direction.
Your positive and creative thinking is a big advantage to your success.

Your approach, finding ways to eat healthy, while knowing what things to avoid and still eat delicious food is excellent. Over the time you will find out that there exist many foods/meals that can help you with your weight loss and still have a great taste!

Your observation that MOLLi COOL! SHAKERS can help you positively against your cravings is an important one. The more you research the more "such allowed cheats" you will find.

When you try out the spaghetti recipe, please don't forget to use your own preferred "italian herbs" like oregano or basil.
And if you like, sprinkle some parmesan cheese over it (it is low fat!).

I'm looking forward to your next update,
have a fantastic time,

Gabriela


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One Month Update:
by: Judi

Dear Gabriela,
Well I'm back now after nearly one month. I am continuing to have good luck, at a slow pace, but each week with positive results. I have lost another 5 pounds and I know I will continue, for whatever amount of time it takes.
I fixed the cabbage soup recipe only one time since I last contacted you, but made a smaller amount as my will power has not been a problem with avoiding starch, sugar, sodium, and fat. My protein only includes a minimum amount of fat. I keep my daily fat intake at less than 55 gr.
The problem I am having with protein is, I found
during my research, that protein and starchy foods should not be served during the same meal. The problem is not for me, because when I have steak, I have only green salad. occasionally I may have half of a small potato. Many other foods should not be mixed due to digestive problems, which is my husbands problem for most of his adult years. So my question is, and I haven't found an answer; how do you serve spaghetti without meatballs, and sour dough bread? What keeps us from killing ourselves with Italian menus? Mind you I have given up pasta and bread, but I have served these kinds of meals when we have family gatherings. This researching on healthy diets has influenced my eating habits tremendously.
So now with a 25 pound loss (since mid March), I will continue, hoping for at least another 25. If I can stay committed to controlling the eating habits I have at the present I know I will again, have a good report for you next month.
Hope things are well with you. I think of you quite often, and will forever be grateful for having you 'there for me'.
Respectfully yours,
Judi

Hi Judi,
your positive results are great news! 25 pounds in 13 weeks - what a tremendous success!

Your daily fat intake of 55 g is a good benchmark.
It is said that for keeping weight an average person should eat at least 60 g fat per day.
The most people will lose weight only with a fat intake below 40 g per day. In your case you loose weight steadily with 55 g. This is an important insight and you may be lucky for this fact...as you have still many meal options.

A wonderful low fat spaghetti dish (also one of my favorites) is "Spaghetti Napoli". You don't need meat or fat for a delicious pasta recipe!
Find here this easy low fat recipe. I cook it once a week for me and my family but I could eat it daily...

On top you can even order it in every italian restaurant instead of a pizza.

I'm sure you are on the right path and you will also in future stay committed to controlling your eating habits you have at the present.

Judi, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
All the best,
Gabriela

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20 pounds in 9 weeks
by: Judi

Hi Gabriela,
I got up this morning, again with positive thoughts, as I have the past week. I reached a 5 pound loss after Day 7.
I began my dieting 8 weeks ago in March, and up to the day I started the Cabbage Soup Diet, I had only lost 15 pounds. During that first few weeks of my diet I had myself on a low sugar, starch and sodium plan of my own. I was losing at the right pace, but as I mentioned that plateau put me at a standstill. After a week on the soup diet, I am down another 5 pounds giving me a total loss of 20 pounds in 9 weeks. So I now will know now where to cut a few more (safe) corners, as I continue my adventure to lose another 30 pounds. I have been on a million diets over my lifetime, and as I am nearing the age of 69, I know my boundaries, and I know where to draw the line. My big problem is sticking to it. That is why I have made my own rules instead of joining any expensive diet programs. I know the rules, I just have to obey them, and another one is to stay away from dairy products, as Summer is near, and I'm an ice cream addict.
So in the coming weeks I will stay in touch and let you know how my plan is working. The big part of that plan is to keep the Cabbage Soup Diet close at hand to use as I need it, and to remind me of how far I came with it and being able to correspond with you. Knowing you are there to 'talk' to is more help than you know. Thank you for all of your encouragement, inspiration and motivation.

Sincerely grateful,
Judi

Hi Judi,
thank you for your fascinating and inspirational
success story. Congratulation! 20 pounds in 9 weeks is great and a big step towards your goals.

The longer your "diet history", the harder it is to shed an impressive amount of pounds with the cabbage soup diet. In this context your 5 lost pounds with the csd have to be seen as great success and as you mentioned it, your "standstill" is broken. And this is important also for your future motivation.

I hope sincerely (no, I'm convinced!) that you will have the power to obey your selfmade rules.
A low sugar, starch and sodium plan is never wrong.

I'm sure you know this, but I can't emphasis it often enough: Watch your "fat intake" too. A low fat nutrition can be both very delicious and healthy too. On top it helps you drop your pounds enourmously.

Concenring ice cream there exist also wonderful low fat versions...
Strawberry smoothies, cold berry shakes, ice coffee, experiment with self made, low fat ice cream.

As a great little helper through your day I recommend cabbage soup or other vegetable soups as a starter. This results in a faster satiation and with this you will eat smaller dishes. Overall your fat intake will decrease.

Dear Judi,
it was a pleasure for me to correspond with you.
Feel free to post here whenever you want and/or need some encouragement.

I wish you a healthy future,
full of happiness and joy,

Gabriela

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Day 7
by: Judi

Dear Gabriela,
Well day 7 is here at last. I got off to a good start this morning, and the day is coming to a close for me.
I am stuffed after my day with rice, veggies and water, and I'm really proud of myself for staying on track this whole week. Since I'm not ready to end our corresponding
I want to wait until tomorrow to give you a complete update on the amount of my loss, and let you know my outlook for the weeks to come.

So long for now,
Judi

Hi Judi,
yes indeed - you can be very proud of you for staying on track this whole week!

I think your observations of being stuffed with water, rice and veggies are also great ideas for
future "healthy days" where you can incorporate rice & veggies with lots of water too.

I'm looking forward to your complete update and your outlook for the weeks to come.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Day 6
by: Judi

I got through day 6 without any problems. The number on the scale this morning really gave me the lift I needed to get me through the next couple of days. I know I wont have a problem with day 7.
So long for today,
Judi

Hi Judi,

great to hear that the scale gave you a lift.
I'm sure that day 7 won't be a problem for you.
Enjoy a delicious rice & vegetables dish today!

Gabriela


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End of Day 5
by: Judi


Well Gabriela, here I am at the end of Day 5. Followed it to a 'T' with no cravings. I drank my maximum water requirement and was not haunted with hunger.
Since I am familiar wth the original 'classic' Cabbage Soup Diet, I decided it best to start with it. I have noted some of the other versions and have the plan to try variations on my next time. Since I have really had no need for the protein shakes that will perhaps give me changes for the future.
I'm mentally conditioning myself for the follow-up to my 7 day diet. I have not dropped a drastic amount of weight this week, but I'm feeling much better knowing I've done the right thing. I feel the daily exercising I'm doing is gradually helping in a big way and I'm indeed headed the right direction. I will continue to keep you posted on my weight change.
'Til tomorrow...Judi

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Day 5
by: Judi

Gabriela,
I'm already feeling good about today. As for my lifestyle changes, I changed my eating habits, back in March, and when I reached the plateau that I knew would come, it's why I resolved to the Cabbage Soup Diet which I was already familiar with. I did the cabbage soup diet quite a number of years ago, so I knew basically what I was facing. But as many diets I have been on in the past it was hard to face that change. But here I am...I knew it was the diet I needed to go on, as it is only a seven day diet to help me keep the motivation and stay on the right track. Communicating with you has helped in a big way. When no one else is dieting along with me, it helps knowing there is someone out there listening. Expressing daily progress is neccessary to maintain inspiration. I am progressing, and when I reach my next plateau, as I know I will, (I still have a long way to go) I know the Cabbage Soup Diet Plan will work.
Thank you for being there...
Judi

Hi Judi,
you are very welcome. I'm happy that I can give you some inspirations and I can understand you very well.

For me the cabbage soup diet was the first "quick start" diet that led to a whole lifestyle change.
No other weight loss concept worked for me!
This is now long time ago. The cabbage soup diet helped me to cure my "sugar addiction" and switch to a healthier nutrition. I learned to calm my cravings with cabbage soup or other vegetable soups as a starter. Nowadays I eat much healthier than 15 years ago and I have most time of the year the "weight of my dreams". The only exception is christmas time...

But for me it's a pleasure to do the cabbage soup diet every New Year in January, because it works and gives me a lot of new energy.

Do you add proteinshakes to your plan or do you use the "old" cabbage soup diet plan?

Enjoy your steaks!
Looking forward to your daily progress,

Gabriela




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Day 4: Going Bananas
by: Judi

Hi Gabriela, Well I'm nearly through banana day. It wasn't fun, but the roughest part of the day is behind me. By evening I'm so filled with water I have no appetite. I'm really looking forward to beef and tomato day since I'm more fond of tomatoes than I am bananas.

So long for this time,
Judi

Hi Judi,
well done! Day 4 is not really a pleasure but helps you to stop your cravings for "sweets".
The last three days will be a breeze.

Please use also some time to think about a lifestyle change for your future to keep the "new you" and lose maybe even more pounds....
What kind of longterm diet will you switch to - what are your preferences and what is a realistic option for you?



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Diet/Workout
by: Judi

Hi Again Gabriela,
We are so on the same page. I got my Leslie Sansone's Power Walking System DVD out early this morning, dusted it off and got to work. It has a great beginners warm-up workout, for folks like me who happen to put walking on the back burner. Then I went out after breakfast, picked up an aerobics matt, and a new Alison Davis DVD that also has some Abs Workouts for beginners. It also has an advanced workout system so I should stay inspired. So I know now I'm on the right track.
Today has been a great day.
Thank you for your support,

Judi

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Day 3
by: Judi

Dear Gabriela,
Thank you for your response.
Indeed it was the best potato. I feel I have gotten off to a very good start, and each day brings me even more motivation as I feel results.
Talking with you is all the more inspirational.
Have a good day,
Judi

Hi Judi,
you've managed the day two - that is especially hard because you were not allowed to eat any fruits... Today it will be much easier.
Don't forget to do also some aerobic workouts.
They have the best effect before breakfast!
Keep running...
Gabriela

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Restricted Veggies
by: Judi

Dear Gabriela, I don't see green beans on the veggie allowed list.
Just curious for the reason why. I saw it somewhere but forgot where.
Judi

Hi Judi,
the baked potatoe this evening will be one of your best potatoes ever...

Green beans or beans at all, pulses included are not suitable for the cabbage soup diet.
One of the main reasons is the fact that cabbage might cause flatulence. Together with legumes like beans and pulses the flatulence might even increase and make the diet week nearly intolerable.

On the other hand green beans are low fat and a great source of protein and minerals like magnesium, calcium, thiamin and copper. That's why we endorse to eat green beans after the cabbage soup diet week as part of a healthy and low fat nutrition.

Happy Dieting,
Gabriela

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Day 2
by: Judi

Dear Gabriela,
The good news is, so far I haven't been hungry in between. Today I haven't had the problem with light headedness or hunger pangs, as I did on Day 1. I've been eating only at mealtime and drinking lots of water. Herbal teas are also a favorite of mine.
I'm looking forward to that baked potato at dinner.
So far so good.
Much Thanks,
Judi

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Another solution
by: Judi

Hi Gabriela,
Thank you for your support.
I found another remedy for the 'empty feeling'
when cold veggies don't seem to fill the gap. Someone may have already come up with this, but I found a 6 oz cup of hot sodium free boullion is a good source as a filler a couple of times a day, in between. I didn't add it to my soup recipe for that reason as it was an option.. Also alternately add minimal amount of the boullion to the individual serving of soup to give yourself a change. Using powdered packets helps you minimize the amount. As for the cranberry juice, it was not cocktail.
My question for the day: Are the flavored waters on the shelves safe?
Judi

Hi Judi,
I don't recommend flavored water for the cabbage soup diet. For best detoxifying effect it is recommended to stay away from "artificial ingredients"!

Your best drinks are water and herbal teas and please eat cabbage soup in between whenever hungry...

All the best,
Gabriela

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Update: Day 1
by: Judi

Hi Gabriela,
I am still on day 1 and I just want to update you and possibly others, on my progress for the day.
I have done very well, up until mid afternoon. I didn't feel hungry mentally but my stomach said otherwise, and I felt a little light headed. Remembering that cranberry juice was approved for this day, I had a 6 oz glass. It gave me the sugar lift I needed and got rid of my headache.
So there is an answer to some who may experience the same symptoms. I will let you know tomorrow how I remedy these same symptoms when I will have to rely on something besides cranberry juice. I'm stocked up on low sodium V-8 just in case.
Wish Me luck,
Judi

Hi Judi,

well done!
I think curing these symptoms is a very individual affair. For some like you it means some cranberry juice for others it requires the intake of more water or cabbage soup ...

Low Sodium V8 is perfect for your "vegetable days". Just post here about your diet progress.
We will watch this thread and assist/motivate you when necessary.

I Wish you luck!
Gabriela

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Veggie Breakfast
by: Judi

This is my first day, and I feel like I'm already off to a good start. I'm always up very early so I guess I can start my day 2 off tomorrow with a large V8. I'm already feeling better. Thanks Gabriela.

Judi

Hi Judi,
I'm wishing you a successful cabbage soup diet week!

All the best,
Gabriela

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soup for breakfast
by: Judi

I eally am anxious to get started on the cabbage soup diet. I'm not real hip on soup for breakfast on day 2.
Can you give me an idea for a good veggie breakfast? Veggie quiche works, but then that calls for eggs. Don't even suggest eggwhite omlet. That is a negative for me. I'm open for suggestions. Thanks, Judi

Hi Judy,
it is not easy finding a delicious breakfast based on vegetables only. It is mainly a question of taste!

For me tomato + cucumber slices work very well.
Another option is to mix in a blender some favorite vegetables similar to a smoothy and drink this "vitamine bomb" in the morning.

All the best,
Gabriela

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