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The BETTER Cabbage Soup Diet:
I have taken the original CSD and added more information to make it more feasible to do, and easier to follow. You can find the recipe for THE CABBAGE SOUP DIET anywhere on the internet or in yahoo answers.
Things to remember:
When making the actual soup, add spicey v8 juice.
Making the soup spicey REALLLLY made it greatJ Remember, you only get gas from veggies if you eat fruit at the same time. ….eat them at different times and no gasJ
IF you think raw celery is bitter or salty, soak ur pre-cut slivers in bag with cut lemons- they then taste like lemons! Mmmm
Freeze grapes and bananas for a frozen treat on the days u can have fruit
FIRST- GO SHOPPING
Buy all the ingredients for the soup, lots of fruits (no bananas) and extra veggies for munching on throughout the process, like carrots & celery.
All fruit except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruit
you want except bananas. Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower calories than
most fruits. Eat only your soup and fruits the first day. For drinks -
unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.
My notes: Well, this was the easiest day, as we all love fruit. Fruit is also acceptable to eat for breakfast. I was short on money so I grabbed some pears from our pear tree, and some apples off the neighbors tree lol. Then grapes (wash n bag in zip locks, take with u when u leave the house to munch on). The grapes that get a little soggy, I freeze as a treat for at night when the family eats ice cream grrrr. By the end of this first day, I felt a little weak and dizzy (prolly just mental from the lack of carbs, so I ate 4 pretzels, took 2 Tylenol and went to bed early).
All vegetables of your choice. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay
away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the vegetables you want along
with your soup. At dinner time on this day reward yourself with a big
baked potato with butter. Eat all the soup you want this day, but NO
My notes: Well I woke up STARVING And the thought of veggies for breakfast was not a happy thought. SO I ate a small baked potato w/ butter for breakfast and THAT really hit the spot! Then I was able to munch on carrots/celery stix til almost lunch time then had the soup. Then I cut up a bowl of red pepper, zuccini, chick peas & fresh green beans (all the veggies that weren’t in the soup). I sautéed them in some olive oil, sesame seed, garlic, lemon and eh it was ok, at least it was different. Since I had lemons, I started to squeeze the lemon juice into my water, which was like lemonade.
Mix day one and day two. Eat all the soup, fruits, veggies you want. You
CANNOT have a baked potato this day.
My notes: Ok, worst day yet, but I was feeling great so I didn’t mind. I didn’t wake up hungry, and I didn’t feel hungry all day. The hard part is that it was a Saturday, which at my house usually means home with the family, and fun snacks & big meals we don’t eat all week….and of course beerL SO I used my love of coffee to get me thru this day, having 3 cups. I really have been feeling great, like I have tons of energy, I was afraid I’d feel weak, but instead I was able to go for a long walk today & move an entire bedroom, clean the carpets and paint it! Woke up at 8 am and went to bed at 1 am. Oh ya, today I took the bean, zuccini, pepper mixture I had made and dumped it in the soup which tasted better lol.
Bananas and skimmed milk. Eat as many as 8 bananas and drink as many
glasses of skimmed milk as you can on this day, along with your soup.
Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates and so is the milk, but on
this particular day of your diet your body will need the potassium and the
carbohydrates, proteins, and calcium to lessen your craving for sweets.
My notes: Well, there ARE 2 diff kinds of bananas first of all, firm yellow ones and squishy ripe brownish/yellow ones. I decided since I’ve missed breakfast the most, that I would dice up some firm yellow banana in a bowl and eat it like cereal - this worked well! I almost fooled myself into thinking it was cerealJ and it was DELICIOUS! That simple banana and bowl of milk at 8 stayed with me! I wasn’t even hungry at 11:00? But I ate another banana anyhow ( I like to beat the feeling of hunger if I can)
The really ripe mushy banana, can be smashed and whipped up in a bowl and is just like pudding. Then, you know those chocolate dipped bananas that u freeze? Well I made one w/o the chocolate, for a frozen treat in the evening instead of ice cream lol. (did this the night before). Milk tasted great on this dayJ I was able to add some to my coffee. Up at 8 am, went right to work moving my daughters bedroom to the upstairs bedroom- good workout! I have tons of energy and feel greatJ
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