The jury still seems to be out on whether or not the cabbage soup diet is a fad diet or not.
Some people, when using the cabbage soup diet recipe for weight loss will feel a little light-headed and/or irritable. It is only recommended for seven days. This diet is not designed for long term weight loss – in fact, most (but not all) of the weight you will lose is water.
Using the plan and cabbage soup diet recipe may be the “quick start” you’re looking for before you embark on a less stringent eating program.
As always before using the cabbage soup diet recipe and plan for weight loss, consult your physician.
Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe
* 6 large green onions
* 2 green peppers
* 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
* 3 Carrots
* 1 Container (10 oz. or so) Mushrooms
* 1 bunch of celery
* 1/2 a head of cabbage
* 1 package Lipton soup mix
* 1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
* 1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
* Season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc.
Slice green onions, put in a pot and start to sauté with cooking spray.
Cut green pepper stem end off and cut in half, take the seeds and membrane out. Cut the green-pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot.
Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, add to pot.
Clean carrots, cut into bite size pieces, and add to pot.
Slice mushrooms into thick slices, add to pot.
If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper now.
You can use beef or chicken bouillon cubes for seasonings. These have all the salt and flavors you will need.
Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup cook for a long time – two hours works well. Season to taste with salt and pepper