Have you noticed I did not have any yummy food posts this week?
Well, we have been eating lots of cabbage soup - it also has onions, bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, celery and mushrooms.
lots of fresh fruit
lots of green salad
a few baked potatoes with vegetables.
I first heard of this cabbage soup diet after my son Jimmy was born. My mom sent me a xerox copy of it that was going around her office. I remember I ate that soup pretty much for a week and lost most of the baby weight. Well, I came across it again and I think it may of had a few changes over the years.
I made the first batch of soup on Saturday and it is actually really good. It tastes just about like soup-stew I normally make but with no potatoes or meat.
I have been very, very hungry while on this diet. But I think that may be a good thing. It certainly is a vivid feeling and helps to imagine how so many people feel all the time, and not because they have chosen to go on a weight loss diet.
I did modify it somewhat. We ate fruits and vegetables every day. We ate the soup at least once every day, sometimes more. By Wednesday, we were "allowed" to add meat. I did eat a few bites of meat but I've also eaten 2 ounces of nuts Weds. and Thursday.
and so far I've lost 8 pounds.
Disclaimer - I don't think doctors would approve of this diet. I know what I am doing, have NO health problems, take NO prescription meds, don't have high blood pressure and have normal blood sugar rates.
Even the diet says to only do it for 1 week and don't repeat until another month has passed.
there are many links to the cabbage soup online, so if you are crazy like me, then you can do a search and do your own conclusions.