vegetarian cabbage soup diet.

by Lakshmi
(Bangalore, India)

I am a veggie.. Please suggest the vegetarian replacement for Beef on the Beef day.

Hi Lakshmi,
we recommend tofu as replacement for meat on day 5 + 6. Tofu is a great product based on soy beans and has a high nutritional value. It is low in fat but high in protein and very flexible concerning recipe variations.

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Beans instead of beef
by: Anonymous

Hi Gabriel,

I'm a vegetarian and I don't like processed soy or tofu. I'm really not a fan of the meat replacement products out there. I know tofu is just bean curd and I was wondering if just having beans is an okay subistute for beef? Or if there was something else.

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m a vegie
by: Anonymous

hey can i eat cottage chese instead of tofu in case if i am a vegie

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vegetarian recipe with tofu

by Laura
(Ireland)

Hi,

I am a vegetarian so the beef isn't an option for me, I would still like to try the detox, you mention tofu...would you be able to provide some receipe ideas for the meat days but using tofu instead??

Looking forward to trying the detox after all read today!


Hi Laura,
here is a low fat tofu recipe suggestion (2 servings) for the meat day, best prepared in a wok:

1 green or yellow bell pepper, cubed

1 onion, cubed

1/2 pound tofu, cubed

1/2 pound mushrooms, halved

1 teaspoon sunflower oil

1 teaspoon basil

1 teaspoon low sodium seasoning

some pepper

Directions: In hot oil, saute onions in a wok till limp. Add mushrooms, tofu, seasoning, water & herbs. Simmer till your vegetables are limp.

Laura,
Please let me know, how you liked it! You may eat all (two portions) at once eg. for lunch and prepare another "new batch" for dinner.
For variation you may exchange vegetables and try it with carrots, zucchini, leek or tomatoes too (instead of peppers).

All the best,
Gabriela

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Great tofu recipe
by: Sally

Hi,
I've bought the Tofu via Amazon and tried this tofu recipe. It tastes delicious!
Thanks so much, Sally

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veggie burgers instead on meat diet day

by Shana
(Toronto, Ontario)

On day 5 and 6 can you substitute the meat with veggie hot dogs or veggie burgers made from soya?

Dear Shana,

this depends - as we recommend only low fat meat for the "meat days" and no meat burgers or hot dogs, the same is true for the veggie products. If the veggie burgers are low fat then you might try them as meat substitute otherwise better not! But please watch the salt intake too...

All the best,
Gabriela


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Required amount of meat/tofu?

by Danyelle

Hi, I am on Day 6 of the diet and I woke up feeling very nauseated and dizzy. I rested for a while and had some carrots and water. I am a vegetarian and so yesterday substituted tofu for the meat, but was only able to eat about 5 oz.

Today I am not sure how much I will be able to stomach. Even the thought of eating tofu right now makes me sick. I may be able to eat some later but right now I am just sticking to water and about to try some more veggies/soup. Will not eating much more tofu inhibit me from successfully losing weight?


Dear Danielle,
the rule of the thumb regarding the required amount of tofu/meat is 10 to 20 oz.(300-600g) per day. If you eat less then the minimum amount you might risk to get very hungry. Some people can balance that out with more soup and veggies. If this is you too, then it is no problem if you have only 5oz Tofu per day.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Vegetarian Options on meat days

by Priya
(IL)

What is the option for vegetarians. What can be substituted instead of Beef?

Hi Priya,
you can have tofu instead of beef on the so called "meat days".

All the best,
Gabriela

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what's a vegetarian to do on the meat diet days?

I am vegetarian. I don't eat meat (including fish). What do I do on the days that require meat consumption?

Hi,
you may have tofu instead of meat or fish.
Learn more about it on the following link:
vegetarian cabbage soup diet.

All the best,
Gabriela

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meat day without meat

by V
(texas)

Hi. wondering if you dont eat all the meat and tomatoes will it effect you? But i am drinking all the water and one bowl of soup! Feeling sick and not hungry!

Hi,
one bowl of soup + water is not sufficient! In contrast - it will make you feel weak and sick.
You need the protein on the meat day otherwise you risk that your body is melting your muscle mass. You may consume instead tofu or proteinshakes.

Stick to the plan as close as possible to avoid any health problems.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Cabbage Soup diet for vegetarians

by Sneha
(India)

I am a vegetarian. What can I substiute beef with?

Hi Sneha,
You might use Tofu instead. This is a great meat replacement based on soy and it is successfully used by vegetarians.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Other Vegetarian Options instead of tofu

by sweety
(san diego, CA, USA)

Hi,

I am a vegetarian and I don't like tofu at all. What can I eat on day 5?


Another option instead of tofu as meat replacement could be quorn, if available in your region.

All the best,
Gabriela

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quorn instead of meat

Im a veggie, on day 5 and 6 can I have any fruit or vegetables? Also can I eat quorn instead of meat?



Hi Rachel,
yes, you may have quorn instead of meat. Quorn is
even healthier than the equivalent meat dish. Quorn is based on mycoprotein, a totally vegetable protein. And on top it is very versatile.


Day 5: quorn & tomatoes + cabbage soup (no fruits!)

Day 6: quorn & all vegetables (no potatoe, no fruits) + cabbage soup

All the best,
Gabriela

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Subsitutions for the meat days

by Lauren

I'm living in China for the time being, and beef is hard to come by (everyone around me is on a diet of oil and carbs). Can I substitute the beef for eggs one day and tofu another day?

Hi Lauren,
please substitute the beef with tofu. It is the better choice than eggs for both "meat days".

All the best,
Gabriela

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Can;t stomach tofu!
by: Anonymous

I am a veggie and I don't eat tofu. If eggs are not a good substitute, do you have another suggestion for the meat days?

Hi,
Quorn might be a good substitute too!

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vegetarian, no meat or tofu
by: Anonymous

Is there any other substitutes besides tofu, I am allergic to tofu.

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substitute for meat and fish

by Shobana Franklin
(Chennai, tamil nadu, India)

I eat only egg I do not eat fish and meat. What do I do?

Hi Shobana,
the better option instead of eggs is to use Tofu!
This is a vegetarian product based on soy beans.
On the following page you will find more information on tofu and where to buy it online:
Tofu

All the best,
Gabriela

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vegetarian option for day 5

by Pam
(London UK)

Hi I am a vegetarian ...what do I swap beef with? I don't eat any non veg. pls tell me thanks.

Day after tomorrow is my day 5.....BTW i didn't lose any weight in the first two days...is that Ok?


Hi Pam,
you can have tofu instead of beef.
Find here a vegetarian recipe: vegetarian recipe with tofu.

Regarding weight loss - this is very individual! Some people see an impressive weight loss only the day AFTER the 7 day cabbage soup diet.

Stick close to the plan, eat sufficient cabbage soup (best with low sodium cubes) together with regular fat burning workouts and you will see an impressive weight loss too.

All the best,
Gabriela

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Onion soup on Vege day
by: Leah California

Hi, I just started this diet and I appreciate this page.
On my vege day I sauted onions with a half a teaspoon of chili oil and added them to the juice from the soup. It was like french onion soup, very good.

Hi Leah,
thank you! What a great idea - I'm sure that this tastes delicious and it is a great cabbage soup recipe variation!

All the best,
Gabriela

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replace 5 and 6 day

i am a pure vegetarian and i don't like tofu also
please suggest me any other variation
can i eat kidney beans, any lentils or any other vegetarian
dish.


Hi,
you might want to try it with quorn instead. It is a meat replacement.

All the best,
Gabriela

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soy flakes instead of meat

by Anitha
(Bangaluru, India)

hi, could soy granules/chunks/flakes substitute meat/fish for a vegetarian on day 5&6. This is easily available in my city, whereas tofu and quorn are not. Also protein powder is not easily available. Is there any substitute for it in the protein shake recipes? I understood from one of your answers that eggs are allowed on day 5&6 as substitute, do you mean the whole egg or egg white?

Dear Anitha,
soy flakes usually contain sugar and fat. If you can get de-fatted soy flakes with extracted sugar you may use it as meat replacement. Otherwise I won't recommend it for the cabbage soup diet week.

Instead of soy milk shake you can have low fat milk!

If you really can't find any appropriate meat replacement then go for egg whites - not the whole egg!!!

All the best,
Gabriela

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Day 4 ---milk dilemma
by: koel

Hi
I can't drink plain milk.
Can I add my favourite Cadbury hot chocolate powder to my milk and have it?


Hey Koel,
are you joking?
If you don#t like plain milk you may want tot try another type of milk like e.g. almond milk or coconut milk. Or use yoghurt instead or protein shakes.

All the best
Gabriela

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paneer instead of tofu
by: Anonymous

In case u don't like tofu or unavailable use paneer you can consume up to 100 grams per meal or use 100 grams chickpeas boiled or 100 gram mung sprouts all are good source of protein.

Hey,
thank you for this great protein source advice:)

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