butternut squash or pumpkin

by Ana

Is butternut squash and or pumpkin allowed on vegetable days? Thanks!

Hi Ana,
yes you can eat butternut sqash and pumpkin on the vegetable days. But please don't exagerate because those are vegetables that have a high glycemic index.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Did I blow the diet??

by Daisy
(Toronto)

Oh no!!! I had a hand full of raw green beans. And now, after reading up on whats allowed veggie wise, I see pupmkin, but no acorn Squash? It that okay? Oh no...

Hi Daisy,
no problem! Stick for your future days to the allowed foods and you are safe!

Green Beans are legumes and not allowed for the cabbage soup diet for two reasons:
1) they have a high glycemic index that might provoke hunger feelings - so eat even more cabbage soup when you feel hungry...

2) Green Beans can cause flatulance - what together with cabbage might be a explosive mixture ;-)

But in your case with just one hand full green beans - I'm sure this kind of cheat won't harm your impressive weight loss effect.

Acorn Squash is like the pumpkin a starch vegetable with a medium Glycemic Index. Although allowed, we recommend to eat it only in limited quantities. The best vegetables for the cabbage soup diet (hence best results!) are those with a zero GI like Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Spinach, Sprouts- Brussles, Zucchini, Lettuce – any kind, Red or Green Peppers ...etc.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Is spaghetti squash allowed on day 2 (veggie day)?

Hi,
just wondered if I was allowed to have spaguetti squash today?

thanks!
Karen


Hi Karen,
yes you can have spaghetti squash on your vegetable days.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Acorn squash on Cabbage Soup Diet Day 6

by Mother2boys
(columbia, SC)

What about eating acorn squash on day 6?

Hello,
acorn squash is a winter squash belonging to the same family as the summer squash zucchini.
You may of course use also acorn squash as an allowed vegetable on day 6. (Although it is botanically seen as fruit!)

All the best,
Gabriela

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butternut squash on diet?

by dee
(philadelphia, pa)

Is butternut squash considered one of the included veggies to eat on the diet? I noticed spaghetti squash was allowed but not sure about butternut.


Hi Dee,
butternut sqash is allowed too. It is also a vegetable which is regarded as a pumpkin. Butternut squash has a nutty (reason for the name), sweet taste and is an excellent source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and fiber. It is a great source of vitamin A too.

You may toast, roast, puree it or mash it in your cabbage soup.

All the best,
Gabriela

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brown sugar on butternut squash

can you add a little brown sugar to the butternut squash?

No!

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