cabbage soup diet tips

by shweta
(phoenix,AZ,USA)

I am on my 2nd day of cabbage soup diet plan and found not very bad. I wanted to ask does this really work as till 2 days i haven't lost anything at all as it is said sometimes some pounds go down on the first day itself...

I also want to tell that today as my son was eating some frys so i got tempted and had 5 pieces of it....have I lost everything as i broke my diet ...

and can I take protein powder with water and can i use the spoons that we get with the box ..how many spoons can i use as the box spoon is very big...



Hi Shweta,

1. Everybody reacts different to this diet read here my answers to similar questions lose weight on the cabbage soup diet.


2. The 5 fries won’t ruin your diet success, go ahead, but please stick from now on to the diet plan strictly. Every cheating will make it even harder to stick to the plan and in the end you won’t see any impressing results. Find here some allowed cheats.


3. I don’t know your type of protein powder nor the spoon size in the box. But for the most protein powder the following recommendation works: mix 2 tablespoons (1/3 cup) of protein powder into at least 8 oz (250 ml) of milk, water or juice.


All the best,
Gabriela

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I cheated
by: Susan

I am on the third day of CSD and I have already lost 3 pounds. I have just cheated after during dinner. I ate like half a cup of chicken Alfredo fettuccine. I feel bad now but I will stick to the diet tomorrow.


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Worth it!
by: Anonymous

I have done this diet several times. Especially after the holidays are over so February is usually when I start. It does get discouraging when you are on day 3 and sometimes see no changes, but if you stick it out you will see results by day 7. I always have. I love it because I have been wearing a uniform for 17 years and if I feel the waist getting a little snug I do the diet and then feel wonderful when I see the results. Who ever does this diet, hang in there!!! - I've even blended the soup and drank it because I get so tired of it sometimes. But in the end I'm happy!!


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cheating
by: Anonymous

I feel so bad right now because I cheated. I had white beans and sweet potato with cabbage soup on the fourth day. Do I have to start again?

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Is it bad if I forget to drink water?
by: Ruth

Hello!
This site is brilliant!!!!!
I'm having trouble though, because I keep forgetting to drink sufficient water. Will this have a terrible effect on my weight loss?

I feel like I've just gotten over the most difficult day, Bananas day!!!!!

I'm getting fed up of soup now though. I've cheated a little, but not too much. I'm really glad of the tips, & recipes on this site

I'm looking forward to having some meat & veg tomorrow though!!!!

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Striving
by: Anonymous

I'm on day 4. Making banana smothies with skim milk, banana and ice. I'd suggest staying out of the grocery store as for myself "everything" was a temptation. How ever, I did get out "safely". Shop ahead and stay strong. Question, how much of the weight loss is actual body fat? Lol...it will be a while before I eat cabbage again...but am feeling better. I'm anxious to see what results this 7 day adventure brings me. Good luck to all!

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not so bad
by: Gerry


I think is is one of most easiest diets to do. I too do not like want you have to eat for seven days, but oh well only seven days.

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It really works
by: Anonymous

I first did this diet about 12 years ago. I remember that I didn't lose anything for the first few days, but then then on day 6 it all just dropped at once, and by the end, I had dropped close to 10 pounds after the first week. I took a week off and then did it again. I went through 3 cycles like this and lost about 20 pounds. It then actually stayed off for a long time until I had a baby about 2 years later.
The only downfall, is that after eating the soup that much, i couldn't even look at cabbage again for a long time!!! Also, I don't eat bananas, so I just repeated the fruit day for the banana day. One thing that I find really works well is to buy a bag of frozen mixed berries. take about 1 cup of them and put them in a blender with about 1/2 cup water and a couple packets of sweetner. Blend them into a shake and it is a great breakfast! You may have to add more water depending on your blender.

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Thanks a lot for ur reply...
by: Anonymous

HI
Thanks a lottttt.
I thought i wont get any reply frm uuu.
When i first visited this site i was over thrilled and wanted to try once but felt alone as dont know will i ever get any feed back frm u IF i had any problem in doing and continuing this diet,but receving ur mail i felt someones is with me to help me out of any problem i have in my mind...Felt like this site has life and someone to interact....so here goes another quetion for u.......What is this COLD drinking whey.....man i am going mad to know the meaning of this and what is this excatly

Thanks


Hi Shweta,

your questions here concerning the cabbage soup diet are always welcome. We will do our best to answer them all.

Find here the answer to your cold drinking wheyquestion.

All the best with your diet week,

Gabriela

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Cabbage Soup - Stuff yourself

by Elaine
(California)

The Cabbage receipe says to STUFF yourself alot. Does this really mean stuff yourself or does it mean eat until you are full and eat again when you are hungry. Also, should you eat after a certain time? Like eat until 7/8 PM and don't eat until you wake up the next morning?

Thanks for any help.


Hi Elaine,
the expression "stuff yourself" is a picture and meant for those people who think that one cup of cabbage soup in the afternoon and one in the evening is enough. Those people will get quick very hungry.

But if you manage to eat a sufficient quantity of cabbage soup through your day, then it is ok when you stop eating it as soon as you are full - eg. at lunch.

Eat it only again in between when you are hungry. A rule of a thumb is: One big pot of cabbage soup should last maximum 2 days. That means that for seven days you will have to cook all two days a new pot of cabbage soup.

By the way the cabbage soup can be even eaten just before going to bed. We don't recommend however eating anything at night. Enjoy your sleep. This helps your body to digest the cabbage and by this shed your pounds.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Soup tastes MUCH better if celery is cooked separately

by Arletta
(United States, California)

After making my first pot of soup, I realized the heavy smell and disagreeable taste was not from the cabbage, but from all that celery. So for the second pot, I stir-fried cut-up celery in a skillet, and put a tablespoon of it on my bowl of soup.

Hi Arletta,
thank you for this cabbage soup variation tip.
It's a great twist, especially if you don't like the intense taste of celery.
All the best,
Gabriela

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Getting sick with the soup

Hi, i just finished day 1 and i feel a little sick. I want to throw up. I can't even smell the soup. Today(day 1) i ate 4 bowl of the soup (most of the liquid part, i could't eat all the vegetables).At first i liked it but know i want to throw up every time i smell it. Can i eat anything else instead of the soup??

Please help me. I really want to stick with this diet and loose some extra pounds.

Thnx
Debbie


Hello Debbie!

Don't give up! There exist many recipe variations for the cabbage soup. Please check them out according to your taste:
cabbage soup variations.

But please eat the chunky vegetable parts of the soup too for best results - maybe you prefer the soup more liquid then mix it with a blender.

All the best,
Gabriela

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freeze cabbage soup

by Lis
(Vacaville, Ca)

Can you freeze the soup that way I can make a weeks worth at once.


Hi Lis,
Yes you can freeze cabbage soup! Here are the directions for freezing it.
Allow the cabbage soup to cool.
Keep your soup in plastic bags or appropriate containers in the freezer until you need to heat it either in the microwave safe container or in a saucepan. For taste reasons we recommend to freeze it not longer than several weeks.

Some prefer to defrost it and then heat it.

Give it a try and let me know how you enjoyed the cabbage soup diet week with frozen soup prepared in advance.

All the best,

Gabriela

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fennel seed, seaweed,flax seed?
by: malvi

Can I eat fennel seed and flax seeds as a spice in the soup & asparagus, seaweed and bochoy?

Hi Malvi,
yes you can spice up your soup with fennel seeds and flax seeds (max. 1 teaspoon). And of course you may add aspargus, seewweed and bok choy. What an excellent soup variation!

All the best,
Gabriela

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stomach pains and wt loss
by: Angela

hi has anyone experienced stomach pains while on this diet?on the third day i weighed myself seemed to have lost 3kg on the scale but i cant see it in clothes i wear and today is day 5. i've not cheated at all,i was weighing 85 kg was 80 on third day, though i suspect i'd already lost 2 before the soup..is it ok to drink cranberry juice throughout the diet?

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lemon herb seasoning

by JJ

Can I use lemon herb seasoning when I cook the chicken or steak. Although it is an herb seasoning powder it does have the lemon flavoring which is a fruit. Is that a big deal?

Dear JJ,
just make sure that the lemon herb seasoning is not too high in sodium. Otherwise it shouldn't be a problem.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Lemon water
by: Anonymous

Hi can I have lemon water on this diet and also can you replace brown rice with couscous

Hi,
yes you can have lemon water with the cabbage soup diet.
You can replace the rice with bulgur, it is flush with fiber and much healthier than couscous. Another option would be quinoa.

All the best
Gabriela

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mug bean sprout

by karuna
(brisbane)

can i have mug bean sprout on the cabbage soup diet. I am from India and am a pure vegetarian. only eat milk and cheese, cant have fish, eggs, chicken etc.

Hi Karuna,

yes you can have mug bean sprouts while on cabbage soup diet. Instead of meat/fish you may have tofu.

All the best,
Gabriela

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no chickpeas

by Maggie

I didn't know that chickpeas were off limits on days 2 and 3, so I ate lots of humus. What effect will that have? Also, I gather splenda is out of the question. Why is that?

Dear Maggi,

no chickpeas, other peas or beans are allowed on the csd. All those might cause a flatulence effect. Together with the cabbage (that might cause flatulence too), this combination is hard to tolerate for the most people.

The good news is: Chick Peas as the main ingredient in most hummus recipes have a low glycemic index. That means that they help to create a steady blood sugar level. In consequence this kind of cheat won't cause uncontrolable hunger attacks.

Splenda however might cause irresistable hunger cravings...

Just continue with the cabbage soup diet week and stick to the plan from now on - you will still see an impressive weight loss effect.



All the best,
Gabriela

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oatmeal

by Terry

Instead of a protein shake, could I have oatmeal instead? If not, what kind of protien shake do you recommend.

Terry


Hi Terry,
we don't recommend oatmeal instead of a protein shake. The fat content of oats is too high and might reduce an impressive weight loss effect while on cabbage soup diet.

Check here our recommendation for protein shakes:
diet resource.
It's a soy product from the "Now" brand.

All the best,
Gabriela

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grits

I know we are supposed to avoid corn, but would a small bowl of grits really hurt that much?

Hi,
I don't recommend grits for the cabbage soup diet week. Here is why:

A bowl of grits per day doesn't seem to hurt the cabbage soup diet on the first view (no fat!). It might helps you to stay motivated and stick to the diet plan. But - there is always a but...

Grit is known as an American Indian corn-based food, which consists of coarsely ground corn.
It has a high glycemic index. This however influences your insuline level. Worst case - you might get hunger attacks which you can't control - you start cheating and your successful weight loss is in danger.

It is your decision!
All the best,
Gabriela

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mistake ! help!

by yasmine
(morocco marrakesh)

i ate fruits on day 2 without paying attention, is my cabbage soup diet plan ruined ?

Hi Yasmine,
no, there are much worser cheats - but please stick to the diet plan from now on for best weight loss result.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Flavoring Water

by Danielle
(US)

Is it okay to drink water flavored with Crystal Lite flavor packets while doing this diet?

No!

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I forgot to eat my potatoe on the 2nd day!!

by Cat
(Miami)

Can i eat it on the 3rd day???
I would also like to know if adding salt to my soup and vegies was bad:(
please HELP!!
thanks

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cheat
by: Anonymous

Hi I have made my soup with tin tomatoes is this ok? And also I have cheated by eating a dairymilk chocolate bar containing 205 calories on.my first day will this really effect mu weight loss? :(

Hello!
the tin tomatoes are totally ok, but the chocolate might give you a harder time sticking to the diet week. I would suggest to wait a week and then try it again without cheating;)

All the best
Gabi

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Unsweetened Grapefruit Juice

Can unsweetened grapefruit be consumed on any day of the diet?

Hi,
in limited quantities (1 glass per day)
unsweetened Grapefruit Juice is an allowed cheat on the "fruit days".

All the best,
Gabriela

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cant believe its butter spray


(michelle)

Can you use zero calorie sweetner with the bananas and milk and zero calorie vanilla flavoring and can you use zero calorie "cant believe its butter" spray on the potatoe...spices no calorie?

Hi Michelle,

some cabbage soup diet plans allow the use of artificial sweeteners. We don't recommend them however, because we have experienced higher hunger cravings when using zero calorie sweeteners.

Vanilla flavoring is in no case allowed.

For the butter spray read our answer to a similar question in our pam spray review

All the best,
Gabriela

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Adding more "all you can eats" to the plan

by Keith
(Temecula, CA)

It seems reasonable that you should always be able to eat any of the ingredients used to make the soup on any of the days. For example, on banana day, can I also eat celery? or carrots? I need to eat the soup every day and these are already things I'm eating everyday in the soup.

Dear Keith,
this is a very reasonable approach. This is also the reason why I'm not so strict regarding the tomato day. The old diet plans allow only meat and tomatoes besides of the soup but I don't see any problems if you would eat other veggies too on this day - heck, they are already in the soup as you say...On the fruit or banana day if you would cheat with raw veggies like carrots or celery there shouldn't be a problem neither...

All the best
Gabriela

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Cabbage Soup Diet Cheats

by Robert
(Des Moines, IA)

Cheats I have seen - Are they really OK and are there others?

I have seen versions of this diet which say you can add 1 tablespoon of low-fat sour cream and up to 2 teaspoons of shredded low fat mozzarella cheese to the soup for flavor and texture. Are these allowed cheats or not? and are there others.

This is my second time trying this and using these two cheats makes the soup more tolerable. Last time I gave up midway through day 5.

Kudos on the addition of protein shakes by the way.

Thanks



Hi Robert,
good question! Limited cheats are ok with the soup. You may add like you've written 1 tablespoon of low-fat sour cream and up to 2 teaspoons of shredded low fat mozzarella cheese.
Instead of Mozarella you could also use grinded cheese. These quantities are meant per day and not per soup portion!

Another cheat option would be to add one teaspoon olive oil per soup bowl - but not more than 1 tablespoon per day. The olive oil you could use to fry some vegetables some minutes and then pour in the broth and the rest of ingredients. This gives a great taste to the soup.

Generally these cheats won't harm your weight loss success - in opposite they help you to stay motivated and stick to the diet plan. These allowed "healthy" cheats keep you away from "bad" cheats like chocolate and cakes. What is more, by these improved soup recipes you'll start to love the cabbage soup as a filler before meals also after the cabbage soup diet week.

There is one exception, when we don't recommend the improved cabbage soup diet: Body Cleansing.

If your aim is to cleanse your body once a year the best cabbage soup diet plan is the old one without protein and also without "healthy" cheats. But you know it - this plan is also the hardest!

For those who want to lose weight in the long run my recommendation is to use the improved cabbage soup diet with protein and allowed cheats 2 -3 times per year. This plan helps you also after the cabbage soup diet to stick to healthy habits.

All the best,
Gabriela


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Fava beans
by: Anonymous

Well stewed fava beans is a staple food in egypt. It keeps you full for a good part of the day, in addition to its high protein content.
Usually it's eaten with cumin, lemon and olive oil.
Can I substitute days 5& 6 with fava beans? I'm not really a meat lover nor tofu. But I'm a lover of beans and other pulses.


Hello,

I'm not sure - as fava beans
contain over 50% carbohydrates too - I wouldn't recommend them for the csd.
All the best
Gabriela

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Shrimps
by: Dee

can i cheat with some steamed shrimps on day2?

Hello Dee,
This kind of cheat is only allowed on the meat days 5+6!

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Worked but cheated,
by: Gloria

Hi

I really enjoy cabbage soup diet and it really works for me. My problem is i cheated on day 3 for dinner, i ate my soup with feta cheese. Have i done any harm? Please help.....

Thank you
Gloria


Hi Gloria,

feta cheese is high in fat and salt, so yes, it is a cheat. But still I'm convinced that if you continue with the exact diet plan you should still see a considerable and motivating weight loss after 7 days.

All the best
Gabriela

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help-i really need to eat something sweet like an orange on day 5
by: lisa

can i have an orange on day 5?i didnt have as many bananas as i was allowed on day 4,and i suppose thats why im craving something sweet now.
will it hold me back?

Hi Lisa,
try carrots as allowed cheat and great little helper
when cravings for sweets occur.
All the best!

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i read 8 bananas
by: sara

I read 8 bananas but now i read here 3 to 6

Hi Sara,
this really depends on the size of the bananas.
If you have very small bananas then 8 would be fine too. It's just a rule of the thumb, generally when you eat enough soup you almost can't overeat bananas.

All the best

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Frustrated!!!
by: Anonymous

I did the Cabbage Soup diet for the full 7 days but I only lost 5lbs and Im wondering why that is?I even worked out while I was doing the diet!Im so discouraged! Im afraid to eat anything now for fear I will gain the 5lbs back.I weighed myself on day four and was down 5lbs and didn't weigh myself again until i was finished with the diet and I still only lost 5lbs. The only thing I can think of is that on day 5,6 and 7 I didnt eat a lot of soup, only a bowl. Any suggestions on why I didnt lose the full 10 lbs?

Hi,
you've already answered the question! Although not everybody will lose 10 pounds within a week, 7-8 pounds is lost by the average dieter. In your case the biggest mistake you made is eating too little soup. As a rule of the thumb you should eat one big pot of cabbage soup within two days (5-6 cups per day). This helps detoxifying and flushing your body resulting in a better weight loss.

All the best
Gabriela

All the best,
Gabriela

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just gravy n no veggies
by: Anonymous

hi im on my first day of csd but the problem is i can't eat the veggies in soup - if it's possible that i drink only the liquid part and leave veggies and also i used lemon juice (freshly squeezed) and low sodium salt to taste plzzzzz do help me out as soon as possible.
thanx


No, you can't do this, but you may put your soup in a blender to make it more liquid! Lemon juice and low sodium is great!

All the best,
Gabriela

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help soup makes me sick to my stomach!!
by: michelle

i can handle the limited food choices but the soup makes me sick to my stomach the taste is bad what can i add to make it more palatable?

Dear Michelle,
check here for yummy cabbage soup variations according to your taste: cabbage soup diet recipe

All the best,
Gabriela

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Tomato day
by: getbeat78

I really do not like tomatoes! They say to have six. Are there any other alternatives for tomatoes? Thanks

Hi,
red peppers or even other veggies are also a viable option. All the best!

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Made modifications but it's working!!
by: Anonymous

Hi

I did the Cabbage soup diet many years ago and found the soup tough going so I'm doing it again this time around but with modifications.

In fact, I'm doing cabbage soup diet with no cabbage soup.....which I know sounds odd but instead of eating the ingredients in the soup, I'm having them as a salad. I'm on Day 4 now and have found it really easy to stick to and have lost 4lbs already. In many ways, it's just a detox diet with lots of fruit and vegetables (on the days that fruit is allowed) and I'm going to eat tofu and salad/veg as my protein on days 5 and 6 and brown rice with my veg etc on Day 7.

I've been drinking LOTS of water and I feel really good. I can't understand why people say that this is a bad diet and that it lacks any goodness. Fruit and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals, plus you still have carbs with the veg/potato on day 2 and brown rice on day 7, protein on 2 of the days and calcium from the milk and also from green leafy vegetables.

I intend to add in a few extra items such as porridge/wholemeal bread etc for just a few days after this and then repeat the process again. I can't see a problem with this given that it's not too disimiliar from detox plans I've done in the past for a month with lots of fruit/veg etc. After the second time, however, I'll go back to adding more carbs as at the moment I'm not exercising other than walking and so when I add more carbs in I'll go back to the gym 3 times a week to continue the long term weight loss.

Good luck to everyone!
x

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6th day and i have lost 2kg
by: Saira

Hi Gabriela,
Winters are approaching in Pakistan so i decided to have CSD for 2 weeks to give myself a new look. Today is 6th day of week one and i have lost 2 kg, feeling great because i am actually looking slimmer in a loose shirt. Loads of fruits and vegetables have brighten up my skin too.I had diet soda yesterday but never mind if iam still loosing.
Great site and a miraculous diet.


Dear Saira,

congratulations to your lost 2kg!

Please don't do the csd longer than for a week!
This would not be a healthy approach.
Use the cabbage soup instead as a starter before your regular meals after 7 day cabbage soup diet and you may lose even more pounds with this strategy.

My advice would be to reapeat the csd only after 2 months - again only for 7 days!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Day four of CSD
by: pooja

Hi, I am on day 4 of CSD. Last three days I have been religiously sticking to the plan. On day four we are supposed to have bananas and I personally don't like banana at all. Though I had 2 of them since morning wanted to check can i eat any other fruits except banana? Also can we have mangoes when asked to eat fruits?

Hi Pooja,
you may replace bananas with e.g. papayas or kiwis if you like.

On fruit days mangoes are allowed too.
All the best!

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feeling very fatigued!
by: Charlotte Sutherland

Hi

I am on day 2 of the cabbage soup diet, and I am finding so much inspiration and motivation from all these comments. I just want to ask if it is natural to feel so fatigued and tired? I can hardly keep my eyes open! I also have ringing in my ears... I will, however, stick to this diet, I want to lose 10 kg's, and I am hoping that I could lose at least 4.5 kg's by the end of this 7 day diet.

Thanks so much for this site.. very useful and encouraging

Hi Charlotte,
the lack in carbohydrates make you fell tired and sometimes dizzy. Nibbling carrots helps. On top you should add protein shakes to your diet to protect your muscle mass.

All the best,
Gabriela


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SEASONING
by: Anonymous

What about using a splash of Bragg's Liquid aminos to season the veggies?

Hello,
this might be also an allowed cheat in limited quantities! Please use not more than 1 tablespoon Bragg's liquid aminos to season your veggies. Although no table salt is added,
Bragg?s liquid aminos contain a small amount of naturally occurring sodium.
All the best,
Gabriela

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day 3 feeling weak!
by: cabbaged!

Hi,
I'm on day 3, and feel dizzy, headaches, but I'm drinking lots of water, green tea,and eating what's on the menu - is this normal feeling like this? On the plus side - I'm enjoying being disciplined!

Hi,
the dizzyness has to do with the lack in carbohydrates. Nibbling some carrots often helps!
All the best,
Gabriela

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onions
by: Anonymous

hi im on my second pot of soup now on the 3rd day and i forgot to put in the onions,do they have to be in the soup.

Answer: No, onions are optional!

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Day 2 didn't eat the soup
by: Anonymous

I just finished up day 2 and realized I didn't eat the soup at all. I just ate my vegetables and my potatoe for dinner. I was wondering how bad of an effect that will have on my weight loss? I know the soup is the most important part so just wondering. Thanks so much for this very helpful sight.

Hi,
I can't predict - but try to add cabbage soup from now on! The warm soup makes it easier to stick to the whole diet week. On top it helps with the detoxifiation and purification process enourmously.

All the best!

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Tomatoes in Soup
by: Jessica

Hi there,

I have done this diet several times and am curious whether I can omit the tomatoes in the soup and just eat tomatoes on the side everyday? I do not like the tomatoe base in the soup and find it very hard to get down even after one day. Also I have read that you can add Lipton Onion Soup Mix to the soup. Can Lipton chicken or beef broth be used instead?

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks!


Dear Jessica,
yes you can omit tomatoes in the soup. Eat them instead on the side on your vegetable days!

You may use Lipton chicken or beef broth instead of Lipton onion soup mix. For better results we recommend to use low-sodium broth. In case you use Lipton broth please don't exaggerate and watch your sodium intake.

All the best,
Gabriela

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On my last day today, I cheated a couple if times
by: Anonymous

Hi
I had Salad dressing in my salad one day, on the fruit days I had all natural frozen fruit bar, in total ate 3 bars, two on fruit day and one last night (day 6) also had 4 pieces of hard candy on day 6. do you think my cheats did any harm?

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On my last day today, I cheated a couple if times
by: Anonymous

Hi
I had Salad dressing in my salad one day, on the fruit days I had all natural frozen fruit bar, in total ate 3 bars, two on fruit day and one last night (day 6) also had 4 pieces of hard candy on day 6. do you think my cheats did any harm?

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diet #2
by: lise

Hi, for about 5 months I have been eating healthy on my own diet. I have lost 30 pounds (I have 50 to go). I am now at a point where I am losing only a 1/2 a pound a week. I have a wedding to go to in two weeks and would like to lose at least another 8 pounds. Is it possible for me to lose that much weight on the cabbage soup diet even though I have been dieting for 5 months already?

Hi Lise,
first of all congratulation to your lost 30 pounds! It proves that you are on the right path!
Your question is very good! I regret that I have to tell you that people with an already very healthy diet before will not see that impressive results with the cabbage soup diet than those who ate unhealthy before. So in your case if you are lucky you will maybe drop another 4-5 pounds but I don't expect you to lose 8 pounds or more within this cabbage soup diet week.
The healthier approach in your case is to stabilize your lost 30 pounds and tackle the remaining 50 pounds in a similar way like you did it before. Maybe you add more workouts...
The csd is a great jump starter I wouldn't recommend it however to people who found already their ideal healthy longterm nutrition!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Cheated
by: Anonymous

I've cheated quite a bit, on day 3 i felt so dizzy and i had eaten everything i was allowed to and lots of it, but i felt so so so dizzy so i had some hard bread with butter and some oats, and the day after i had some minced meat pie. Might i add that i run every other day and i'm very up and about, i take the bike everywhere, so, how much does all of this effect the diet?

Hi,
this is hard to tell. But fact is the more you cheated the harder it will be for the remaining days to stick to the diet plan. In case of dizzieness nibbling carrots helps...
Check if it makes sense for you to continue - but if your hunger is overwhelming then it might be a better idea to try it some weeks/months later again!

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cheated! :[
by: Anonymous

I cheated... on the last day i had a piece of 80 calorie chocolate and a 90 calorie special k cereal bar. Does this affect my weight loss? <

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abt soup and breakfast
by: fat humanbeing

ok i like cabbage----and dont like sugar or sweets,this ll surely helps me to loose my weight but can i add cornflour in my soup---and what about fette biscottate(brown rusk)in my breakfast and evening tea?
once in Pakistan i did this diet and in one month i lost but not up to the mark
and again in 2008(italy)i did for one and a half month-----and u know from 89 kg i came to 74kg-----with cheating on weekends(instead of 6th and 7th day i enjoyed my weekends with pakistani dishes)but now after having a baby i am feeling difficulty.i am again 80 kg and want to come on 60 kg.did last week with cheating but this time no sweet and didn't eat my baby leftover food.
please do tell me about fette biscottate,cornflour and porridge(in breakfast) aswell.waiting for ur reply
thanks

Hi,
I'm afraid but the cabbage soup diet doesn't allow biscottate, cornflour and porridge for a remarkable weight loss!

All the bset,
Gabriela

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I cheated:(
by: Anonymous

Hi, today is my first day & I ate a tomale I was so starved & couldn't help it... But now I totally regret it.. Will it effect me to still loose some weight my goal is 40 to 50 pounds.. I am willing to do this diet till I guy my goal! Please help me is there anything I can do to make it right??

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Splenda/sweeteners
by: Anonymous

Is it okay to have splenda in your fruit tea? I have a sweet tooth and cant drink it without it. Splenda contains sucrolose rather than aspartame which is supposedly dangerous and has no calories - is this ok?

Hi,
we don't recommend to take any sweeteners while doing the csd. They might all making you very hungry.

All the best

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can you have sugar free jelly
by: Anonymous

hi, i am now on day 5 of the diet, and finding i am not hungry at all, but was wondering if its ok to have sugar free jelly on any of the days, i am looking forward to getting weighted to see how much i have lost, this is the first time i have tried this diet, and have just come across this wonderful web site,that i find is so helpful, thanks/sue

Hi Sue,
thanks for your compliments regarding my website.
Jelly is not recommended - it will make you only hungry!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Salad Dressing Cheat
by: rachyk9

I am on day 2 and i had low fat salad dressing on my salad. I think it may have had sugar in it, have i really stuffed it up? Will I still loose the 10 pounds?

I am also running 5k every night while i am on the diet.


Hi,
running is great!
Avoid sugar in dressing on your future days and you will still see an impressive weight loss!

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Soy milk on Bran flakes/Tofu??
by: First Timer

Hi I love this page first of all, my question is with the bran flakes is soy milk per day ok? Oh and can I put tofu in my soup? Also I am on day 5 and have lost 6 pounds!! This is a great experience thats helping me go in the right direction your site saved me on this diet!! Thank you again!!

Hi,
congratulation to your lost 6 pounds so far!

You can put tofu in your soup only on day 5+6 the "meat day" and use it as meat substituion.

The branflake cheats are meant without (soy) milk!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Chestnuts on cabbage soup diet
by: Cath

Hello there,
Great web site by the way !!
can you tell me if Chestnuts are allowed on the Veg day please ?

Thanks for your time
Cath


Hi Cath,
this is a great question! As allowed cheat you can eat 2-3 chestnuts only on day 2 together with the allowed potatoes. This is why:

The calorie content of fresh chestnut fruits is much lower than walnuts, almonds or other nuts. They contain very little fat that is mostly unsaturated.

The carbohydrate content of chestnuts however compares with that of wheat and rice; they have even twice as much starch as the potato.

That's why only limited quantities of chestnuts are allowed. As said only on day 2!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Barley in Cabbage Soup?
by: Mandy

Thanks for a great site! My boyfriend made my soup and put in a soup mix, which contains barley and some other soup ingredients. Is this a problem? What should I do?

Hi Mandy,
Barley is a cereal grain and not allowed for cabbage soup. It is not a big cheat but please cook your cabbage soup according to the recipe for the remaining days.

All teh best,
Gabriela

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to fill the gap...
by: Anonymous

On fruit days, pop a couple of grapes and strawberries into the freezer. These frozen tidbits are just the thing when you have a craving for a little something, you'll see. They each take a while to eat and are surprisingly satisfying. They can also be popped into the blender to make a frothy, frozen smoothie.

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Please help
by: Anonymous

Hi there

This is my second time on the diet... last time i lost 4.5kg which was great... i am on day 2 now and cheated :(... i ate biltong - what should i do now? when it comes to the diet on day 4 - how many bananas can i have? my diet i have (Got from a friend says only 2) is this correct? i weas told no tea or coffee or juice nothing only water... please help... i would love to know a few things for like today that i can have extra i am starving lol...


Hello,
please continue with the diet - you can have 3-6 bananas on the day 4. For drinks unsweatneed tea, water and cranberry juice is allowed.

All the best!

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where did cs diet originate
by: Anonymous

where did this diet come from? i read that the Sacred Heart Memorial Hopsital in South Florida did not initiate this diet

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cheating
by: Anonymous

I am was so successful doing this diet the first time around, that I waited 2 weeks and am doing it again. I lost 7 pounds the first time.
I cheated by putting a small amount of dressing on my salad (a vinegar based dressing) and I even sprinkled feta cheese on my salad.
I also sprinkled parmasean cheese on my soup.
I made the soup my own, by adding spinach, fresh basil, fresh green beans, asparagus an even zucchini; in addition the all of the cabbage soup recipe ingredients!
very yummy
It kept me motivated and it still worked!

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Help!
by: Anonymous

Hi I have gone 5 days doing the diet religiously and today i had ONLY 6 large prawns butfelt bad so I continued rest of day with no cheats. Can i still do tomo as normal or have i ruined it?

Thanks Jayne

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getting bored now.....
by: Anonymous

Hi,Though im always very excited when i do this diet....but from last two turn i satrt feeling bored at fourth or fifth day.Why it happens.Can you seggest the weekend soup diet of three days and what is the menu breakdown for this.

Regards,
Saira

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Water :-(
by: Racheal

Hi its me again.
Forgot to ask you "they say we can have a cup of bran a day, so is Branflakes ok?
This website is Great by the way :-)

Thanks
Rachel

Hi Rachel,

branflakes - sugarfree are ok!

All the best,
Gabriela

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coffee
by: Racheal

Hi there,
I have started this diet just today and i have had 5 bowls of soup lol and kiwi,melon,berries and pears and grapes.... I dont like cranberry juice so can i have just 2 hot drinks a day with VERY LITTLE skimmed milk? I cant drink it black
:-)

Thanks
Racheal


Dear Rachael,
2 coffee cups a day with VERY LITTLE skimmed milk should be fine. But only if you can control possible hunger cravings...

All the best,
Gabriela

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What to have for Breakfast
by: Anonymous

Hi, I was just wondering what you can eat for Breakfast on Friday, Saturday & Sunday??

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fruits
by: Anonymous

hi...day 4 says to eat bananas..can we have other fruits too...are we allowed to have fruits on day 5,6 & 7..? thnnks...

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It's so easy...
by: Roe

I have a question, I have been on soup for 2nd week with one day off. I work out very hard, Im in training for a 1/2 and a full marathon. I am so tired after training. I seem to have the hardest time on day 3, the fruit and veggie day. What amount of time is advised to take off? I want to lose 25 pounds before the runs and wanted to see if you have any advise. I love this website. I visit every day it seems. Thank you, Roe

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put in blender??
by: Anonymous

Hi this is my third day in the diet & I took the cabbage soup recipe from one of my friends but after I boiled all ingredients I put them in the blender so is there a difference ??will that ruin my diet??

No - this won't ruin your diet! This is a great option and gives the soup a different texture.

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days 5 and 6
by: Jeff

Now for days 5 and 6 i know were suppose to have beef. i was wondering how we should cook the beef?

Hi Jeff,
the best beef option would be to have a lean beef steak - fried in a coated pan with 1 teaspoon oil or grilled!

All the best,
Gabriela


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white basmati rice
by: Anonymous

Good afternoon,
Is it ok for me to have white basmati rice on day 7 cos i only live in a small village and cannot get any brown rice as its out of stock :(
Thanks and by the way i hav done so well on this diet so thankyou for this gr8 website


Hi,
white rice is not the best choice but it will work too - although brown rice is healthier...

All the best,
Gabriela

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drinks
by: Anonymous

Hi, i see that on the 1st day of diet plan that i can drink black tea, coffee, cranberry juice and water, so does that apply for each day too?
Its gr8 having this website to ask questions so thankyou :-)


Yes, this applies for each day - but please limit your balcdk teas and coffee intake. Herbal teas will give you better results.

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Brown Rice :-(
by: Anonymous

Hello'
I am on day 7 finally, but dont really like brown rice so can i have couscous or anything else you recommend please. Also i hav stuck to this diet 100% but dont seem to have lost weight, so is it that i am being too greedy on the soups or something? Oh i must say i have done NO exercise cos i have had headaches and feel very tired.
Thankyou

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skinny latte
by: Tara

Hi i am allowed as much skimmed milk as i like today(day 4) so does that mean i can have a SKINNY LATTE? :)
This is a gr8 diet and i love the soup!!!


Hi Tara,
yes you can have that kind of cheat:) But please don't exaggerate with coffee.

All the best,
Gabriela

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too much soup
by: Anonymous

Hi I am now on day 4 and doing well as i have stuck to this diet religiously...but i just need you to reassure me that i can REALLY eat AS MUCH SOUP as i like???? Today i hav put bananas and milk together as a shake and had 4 pints already lol.Is this ok?
Thanks Gabrielle

Hi,
yes it is unbelievable, but you can have as much cabbage soup as you like! The banana shake is perfect for the banana diet day. Go ahead and stick to this plan for the remaining days too. I'm sure you will see impressive weight loss results.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Sweet chillie sauce
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am on day 3 and today its as much veg and fruit as i like and of course, soup, but is it ok to put some sweet chillie sauce on my veg or salad cos i am struggling a bit.

Hi!
Don't do it, sweet chilli sauce contains often sugar and too much salt!

By the way, congratulation - You've managed day 2 which is for the most people the hardest. So day three with allowed fruits should be a breeze.
Alternately try our allowed cheats in this section.

All the best,
Gabriela

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i've cheat a little
by: Anonymous

hi gabriela..
thanks for doing this site
it helps a lot...
just want to ask if my cheat will affect the 10lbs weight lost..
because whenever my mom cooks,I taste it for like 1-2tbsp aday...and i aslo ate 4 pcs of corn chips one day..I'm wonderin if i can still lose 10lbs..hope you can help.
thank you so much (",)

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Oils and Butter
by: Jen

For days 2 and 3 my husband and I are having stir fry. Are we allowed to use a bit of olive oil in the pan?

Also, on day 2 with the potato, do you have to put butter on it?

Thanks in advance and great site!

Hi Jen,
yes, you may have 1 tablespoon olive oil per day which you can use either for stir fry or for your salad dressing.

You don't need to have butter with your potato - 3 low fat tablespoons white cheese are a great alternative.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Cheat a little?
by: Anonymous

Hi!
I've been trying to lose weight for the past month and have lost none! It is so discouraging! I have been eating between 1200 and 1300 calories a day and exercise (run, walk, and workout dvd)for about an hour a day.. I wasn't losing any weight so I found this cabbage soup diet. I am on day 3 and have cheated a little.. Day 1 I had 2 subway cookies, a fiber one bar, and a rice cake (quaker) Day2 I had 4oz. of peach cobbler and Day3 I have had a fiber one bar, 2squares of graham crackers, and 1/2 a roll.. Will I still lose at least some weight you think? I don't expect the 10lbs. but at least a little?


Hi,

I think this was too much cheating for a successful weight loss. On top you didn't give your body the chance to get red of the fattening toxins. The better approach: Try my fool-proof cabbage soup diet 2.0. I have created this special diet plan for people like you, who can't resist to cheat including many allowed cheats and ingredients that help you stick to the diet week the healthy way: cabbage soup diet 2.0

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Avocado cheat :(
by: Lisa

I really didn't know that avocados where not allowed in this diet so I ate one today (small one :-D), I'm on the end of my second day (didn't have the baked potato), so I am wondering, is it going to hinder my chance of weight loss? I know it must sound like a dumb question, but I'm just wondering.

Hi Lisa,
I can't predict the future, but avocados have a too high fat content that my prevent your body to
have an impressive weight loss. But don't give up! Stick instead closely to the diet rules for the future days,
do some extra exercises and you'll have a good weight loss after 7 day cabbage soup diet too!

All the best,
Gabriela

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couscous
by: Anonymous

Can i eat couscous instead of brown rice on day seven?

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Triscuits
by: Anonymous

Okay, today is the second day of the cabbage soup diet, but I broke down and had 5 regular triscuits - is this gonna hurt my diet?

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cheat
by: Laura

Is it ok to substitute the potato on day two with a sweet potato?

Hi Laura,
yes you can substitute the potatoes with a sweet potato.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Cheated
by: Anonymous

I took a few bites of pizza tonight, I wasn't expecting to go out after work, but I did so I didn't have soup. I feel disgusted now, and I was wondering if I really screwed up my chance of losing weight, I'm on my third day and still haven't lost any weight.

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All Beef Hot Dogs allowed on the beef days?
by: Anonymous

Hello,
Are all natural (no preservatives or additives) beef hot dogs allowed for one serving of beef on the beef days?

Thank you!

Michelle

Hi Michelle,
usually the fat content in hot dogs is hidden and very high. We don't recommend them. A better choice is "lean beaf".

All the best,
Gabriela

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it really works
by: Anonymous

I weighed 252 when i started on June 29th, i went on the CS for the first seven days, at first it didn't to good but at the end of the first week, i was down 7 pounds, i took a break for 3 days and did the diet another week, lost another 9 pounds. I was walking about 5 miles a day, right now i'm at 218 and just completed a pot of soup to start on monday, I'm going to the fair tomorrow and will pig out on junk that i haven't ate since June 29th so monday will bhe a great day to do the diet again, i'm going to work my way down to 200 and be happy, i haven't weighed that in 30 years.

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Day 4
by: Anonymous

On day four I love to make smoothies only using bananas, skim milk, ice, and a touch of splenda!

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need help i m vegetarian
by: kirti

hi i m vegetarina and allergic to mushrooms can u please suggest me something with tofu

my email is heykbcmc@gmail.com

thanks a lot

Hi Kirti,
find in the following link a delicious vegetarian recipe. Instead of the suggested tofu mushrooms you may use zucchini or another preferred vegetable: vegetarian recipe with tofu

All the best,
Gabriela

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my cheats
by: Anonymous

i cheated too. the first day i took two spoon from my daughter"s makaroni cheese. 2nd day i got three bites from my daughter"s icecream. and also i added little bit cheese on my potatoe but i didnt eat the whole potatoe. I dont know how much soup i am supposed to be eating a day but i have been eating two to three times a day a big bowl. I am also working out 2 hrs a day. Well, we"ll see how it will end up with me. I need to lose 15 pounds. If this try works i am planning to start the 2nd turn after a short break. well, overall i started to eat healtier at least. by the way, i love the taste of the cabbage soup. i think i would add this soup to my daily meals sometime.

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Egg whites on cabbage soup diet?
by: elizabeth

Can you eat egg whites on the Cabbage Soup Diet? Maybe for breakfast with vegetables (on veggie days)? I thought they might be okay since they're all protein. Thanks!

Hi Elizabeth,
I'm sorry, but no egg whites are allowed on the cabbage soup diet week. If you want to add protein to your cabbage soup diet week, please switch to one of the 7 day plans with allowed protein shakes or dairy.

All the best,
Gabriela

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salad greens
by: barb

Can I use a small amount of salad dressing on day 2 with green leafy salad greens and if so what kind?

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1st time
by: barb

on bananna and skim milk day can I eat other fruits? I was thinking of making a strawbery/bananna smoothy.

No! But you may have a pure banana smoothie!

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Substitute the soup
by: Anonymous

Hi

I have a problem, I hate cabbage! Can I substitute the soup recipe with Lipton Onion Soup or Onion Buljong cubes?

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A new me
by: saira(pakistan)

Hi,
I have started soup diet again from yesterday.
I have lost significantly. I look taller and sleeker. I've even gone for a 3 days weekend diet which is really good in case if one plans to loose a couple of pounds.

I visited my parents last week and had family dinners and lunches therefore I decided to repeat soup diet. Today is my second day and I'm experiencing very light feeling. I do treadmill 60-80 mins at least 5 days a week.

I have shared this diet with my cousins and during my vaccation when I met them, they were looking slimmer and confident too.
Thanks Gabriela you are doing public service.


Hi Saira,
thank you for your kind words.
Your combination cabbage soup diet & treadmill is a very successful option for a healthy weight loss.

I wish you a successful
cabbage soup diet week,
Gabriela




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ryvita cheat for cabbage soup diet
by: eireann

Hi,

First of all, great site.
On day three now...and getting through it..The cheats have just inspired me to keep going.
Just one question. I see that you are allowed a small bowl of bran a day, this doesn't really tickle my fancy. I wonder if its ok to have one hi-fibre ryvita cracker instead. It makes the soup much more paletable as the week goes on!

love from Ireland. xxx

Hi,
Thank you for the compliments concerning my website. I have no experience so far concerning Hi-fibre ryvita crackers. What I found out is that they consist of all natural ingredients and a low glycemic index.

That's why they might be safe for a cheat.
If you like - check it out (a small cup per day maximum) and let us know your experience.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Safe cheats?
by: Debbie

Hi there...I'm on day 2 on my first round of this diet...except the one given to me is with chicken soup? Everything else is identical....I have to say by tonight I was so unsatisfied that I was looking for something to help me through it. What I did was eat a few sliced olives and pepperoncini peppers with my soup. The extra flavor made it awesome! Is this cheating or okay for my fruit day??

I'm prepared for tomorrow with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes for breakfast and sauteed asparagus and mushrooms for lunch. Actually looking forward to it. I'm already sick of the soup though!!! UGH

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third successful week starts today
by: saira(pakistan)

After a week rest i'm back to third week of diet from today. I can feel and my friends and peers who have watched me after 2 weeks are pleasently delighted to see the difference.

My shoulders and shoulder blades are getting into shape.T ummy has gone in and my face looks thiner now. So many people have asked me about this diet even my weight trainer at gym is very much inspired and has started this diet from today.

I am very much at ease with this diet. I have to attend a high profile corporate dinner and two weddings in march and I'm sure I will achieve my goal by then.

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Pureeing the soup for tolerance???
by: Carla

Hi. I was wondering if it's okay to puree the soup to eat it? The soup gets more sour tasting to me as the days go on so I was wondering if I could put some in a blender and just drink it?

Thanks, Carla :-)


Hi Carla,
yes of course you may puree the soup in a blender and just drinking it for a better tolerance.

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After a week of soup diet
by: Saira(pakistan)

Bingo...I have done one successful week of soup diet and I can actually see my shirt hanging on me, WOW!. I will take 2 days off and would start it again. This is an amazing website which has actually made a remarkable difference in my personality. Features are sharper, my legs slender and shirt is loose up to 3 inches from waist. I am feeling much more comfortable and confident. One more thing I have been taking up to 2 liters of soup at least and doing 40 mins cardio for 6 days.

I have a sweet tooth too. For that I took 2 dried apricots on meat and tomatoes days.

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Cheats Allowed??????
by: Charlotte Moore

I am on the cabbage soup diet now, day 6. This site is the first I have seen with the cheat ingredients. I have had several questions but could not find an answer.

I decided on my own to cut up lettuce and tomato and add salt and pepper as a salad with my beef. It was great!!!!

I was also having a hard time this a.m. at breakfast. I noticed on my copy of the diet you could eat a cup of bran. That saved the morning.

This is a very informative site. Thanks!!!!

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can i have bol chicken for 4th and 5th day?
by: saira (pakistan)


Dear,
I have lost from 108 kg to 77kg and im 5ft 8 inches.But from last few months i am stuck with the current weight...why is so? THis is my 4th day of soup diet and i take upto 8 glasses of the soup....hard job but iam doing it.I can feel the difference.I am feeling very light and active.My constipation is getting better.I have 0% oil in my diet.Can i take some boil mutton or beef on 4th day of meat option? though i am a veggie person i can get along very well with fruits and vegetable...no meat. Plz advice1

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Ketchup cheat
by: Anonymous

I'm trying adding a small amount of ketchup to pot of soup-- the soup can be a little soury, and on weight watchers Ketchup is 0 points.

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Cheat with parmesan cheese
by: Meg

I cheat with parmesan cheese. I sprinkle some on my tomato-based cabbage soup, and it turns into an Italian dish! Yes, this makes it very tolerable and motivates me to continue with the diet.

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using cheats
by: Deb

I love the addition of the cheats. My husband and I are doing the diet and he's way more motivated than I am. I'll probably be able to finish out the last few days using the healthy cheats

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Thank you for the information
by: michelle

I love the website! The information the soup recipe should be easier to find though. Well done Gabriella to be able to get information without that login rubbish is appreciated.


Hi Michelle,
thank you for your compliment. We appreciate your tips. That's why we have placed the cabbage soup recipe on a very prominent place:classic cabbage soup recipe

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Great!
by: Anonymous

Great!

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Snacks for fruit or vegetable days

Suggestions needed for quick treats/snacks on fruit days or vegetable days. Are raisins allowed as a fruit? What about freeze-dried fruit, such as apples or strawberries?

Also, I had a hard time on day 2, could not think of any vegetable that would satisfy my craving for a snack. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Hi!
Day 2 is the hardest! Your brain lacks sugar that's why nibbling carrots could be a great help.

Raisins or freeze-dried fruits on the fruit days are not allowed.
For some allowed cheats check this section:
cabbage soup diet cheats

All the best,
Gabriela

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bagel
by: anonymous

i am on the third day and just cheated with a mini bagel with just a tiny bit of cream cheese on it, i kinda inhaled it honestly i was just so hungry! I have done so good the first two days and all day today until the bagel. Can i keep going or will this ruin the whole diet?? I really wanted to lose 10 pounds!!

Hey,
I think you could still go on but just keep in mind that the carbs in the bagel might provoke sugar cravings and make it even harder to stick to the diet week. Try to eat at least 4-5 bowls of cabbage soup per day to prevent any cravings.

All the best
Gabi

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egg whites
by: Anonymous

what to drink on 5th day?
and can i use egg whites? because protein powder isn't available where I live.

Answer: You may drink water or tea!
Egg whites work as exception too!

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Diabetic on the Cabbage Soup Diet and Cheats
by: Kate

Hello,
Great and Informative Website!

I am a Diabetic and was skeptical about having Only Fruits on Day 1 and Only Veggies on Day 2. I had both on both days. I had apples with green cucumber and mushroom salad.

On Day 5, as I didn't want to have Hypoglycemia just eating Protein, Tomatoes and Soup, I had a banana and 2 apples besides the Protein and Tomato.

Do you find my cheating bad?



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Kale Snack for Vegetable day
by: Anonymous

A great snack is to buy some kale and spray it with cooking spray and sprinkle a little sherry vinegar on it and some sea salt. Bake in oven at 300 F for 35-40 minutes until it is crunchy. Tastes like popcorn! Super Healthy and good even after the Diet.

Hi,
this is a wonderful tip,
Thank you so much!

All the best,
Gabriela

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No dried fruits?
by: Anonymous

Hi - I heard from another forum that you could have freeze dried fruits. Is that not correct?

I've been eating the unsulfered and unsweetened Apple Rings from Trader Joes. I guess I basically should start all over (on day 3)


Hi,
don't eat the dried apple rings while on cabbage soup diet! You'll risk to get very hungry. But they are an excellent snack after the diet week.

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I put red pepper in my cabbage soup did I make a mistake?

by Keisha Franklin
(Long beach )

Today is my first day doing the peel a pound diet I made my soup yesterday and I will start eating it today. I made a mistake on making the soup I added red pepper it's a very small amount will that effect my diet plan?

Hey Keisha,
red pepper is a great recipe variation, go ahead and use it:)

Cheers
Gabriela

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