It works!! It’s not science. Cut your calories, bad sugar, starches, for a brief period of time while drinking lots of water and you’ll lose weight quickly.
It’s quick!! By the morning of my 8th day the scale is always 7-10 lbs lighter. My clothes fit different and my normally blotted gut is flat. I love it!!!
I cheat!! I’ve discovered that I personally can cheat a bit on this diet. I’ve snuck a muffin in a few times. BEST. MUFFIN.EVER!! I’ve also used some condiments to spice things up.
Great for pre-diets! This diet is GREAT for the start of a real diet/eating plan. You know, one where you actually eat a variety of healthy foods and a good balance of calories. Sometimes you just need a jumpstart, a cleanse, a boost of confidence on the scale. This does it!
I know some people HATE these kinda quick diets but I love them! They work well for me and the weight stays off as long as I eat a balanced post-diet. If you jump back to eating bad sugars and carbs right away your going to gain the weight back quick.
Pace yourself. I mainly use this diet for quick weight loss for an event, the week before Thanksgiving or to jumpstart my spring dieting before swimsuit season.
As always consult a doc before cutting your calories like this!
WHAT IS THE 7-DAY DIET (CABBAGE SOUP DIET)??
OK so let’s talk about the 7-day cabbage soup diet! It’s an old diet that has been around for YEARS and revised over and over again. You are likely to find several different versions online.
Lately these 7-day diets have become really popular. Even Dr. Oz has one. I first read about it on a blog I stumbled upon and thought I’d give it a try, didn’t really expect much though. Now I’m hooked!
I NEVER thought I’d like this soup, but it’s so good!
HOW DO YOU DO THE 7 DAY DIET?
On the 7-day diet you follow a certain eating plan every day. Along with eating these specific foods you are allowed to have cabbage soup aka wonder soup aka weight loss soup aka miracle soup aka weight watcher soup (so many names for this soup.) whenever you’d like.
This is what drew me to the 7-day cabbage soup diet because I love that I can eat this soup in unlimited quantities. I HATE being hungry and I will not stick to any kind of diet if I’m hungry. Point. Blank. Period. Don’t forget you MUST drink 8 glasses of water each day. My results vary if I slack on water, but 7-10 pounds is what I usually lose.
THE CABBAGE SOUP RECIPE ( WONDER SOUP)
Now about this weight loss Cabbage Soup (Wonder Soup), most websites featuring this diet says you should boil the vegetables in water, uh…no ma’am!! I’ve always used chicken broth or vegetable broth with seasoned canned tomatoes and it has never hindered my weight loss that I know of.
There is NO WAY I would be eating this soup every day if I made it with water. Yuck! Throughout the diet I also use salt (very lightly), pepper, lots of herbs & seasonings, olive oil, and a tad of butter on potato day. I also add 0-5 calorie flavorings to my water to make sure I get in all my water if needed. These changes have never affected my results.
WATCH ME MAKE THIS WEIGHT LOSS CABBAGE SOUP RECIPE (WONDER SOUP) FROM START TO FINISH!
(GET THE PRINTABLE 7-DAY CABBAGE SOUP DIET RECIPE BELOW)
7-DAY DIET EATING CHART
(Don’t forget to drink your water daily and eat your cabbage soup as much as you like!)
MY 7-DAY DIET CABBAGE SOUP DIET JOURNAL & MEAL SUGGESTIONS
(Update: I now add detox tea with a squirt of fresh lemon to my mornings. WOW is all I can say! Try it! I use Total Tea but any detox tea will work)
Day 1- Eat nothing but fruit today (except for bananas) and as much of the diet cabbage soup as you’d like. You should really try to stick with fruits with lower sugar content like apples, blueberries etc. ( I rarely do! I love super sweet fruit) I like to eat baked cinnamon apples (using gala or honey crisp apples) in the morning, a large fruit salad and cabbage soup for lunch, and cabbage soup and a melon salad for dinner. Get your crunchy fix with dried fruits. Snack on fruit constantly throughout the day. Frozen pineapples and frozen grapes make great snacks. Also frozen watermelon blended makes a great natural slushy. Today wasn’t as bad as I’d expected.
Day 2- Eat nothing but vegetables (except corn or other starchy veggies). However, you do get to start the day with a baked potato (russet or sweet). You will LOVE having this baked potato trust me! I never thought I’d be so happy to eat a baked potato in the morning! I prefer a sweet potato. For breakfast, I dice my sweet potato into cubes, sprinkled with a little olive oil and cinnamon and roast it in the oven along with some bell peppers and onions. For lunch I do the cabbage soup and a salad sprinkled with salt, pepper and olive oil. This is actually pretty good. For dinner I do riced cauliflower topped with a stir fry of zucchini, roasted carrots, and bell peppers with light soy sauce (cheating). I snack on baked spinach chips. Today was ok.
Day 3– Today you eat fruits AND veggies (except bananas, corn and other starchy veggies) You also don’t get a potato today, sucks! I just do a repeat of day one and two for my foods.
Day 4- Today you eat only bananas and milk/yogurt. This is the DUMBEST day by far. I hate it. You can only have bananas and milk or unsweetened yogurt. Boooooo, but let’s make the best of it! For breakfast I do a banana smoothie made with bananas, almond milk and greek yogurt. For lunch I eat cabbage soup. For dinner I do another large banana smoothie and more cabbage soup. I make banana ice cream, by freezing banana slices and then blending them. I also eat some dried banana chips. It’s not that difficult of a day, very boring and if you hate bananas I feel sorry for you babes.
Day 5- Today eat only tomatoes (6-8) and protein like fish, turkey and chicken. I had no problems with this day since I love meat and was happy to get it! I made turkey sausage patties for breakfast topped with tomatoes. For lunch I had grilled chicken topped with tomatoes seasoned with salt, basil, pepper and cabbage soup. For dinner I had more wonder soup, but I added turkey breakfast sausage to it and more tomatoes. Very filling. I got tired of the soup on this day. Ugh!!
Day 6- Today it’s protein and veggies- Unlike yesterday you can have other veggies besides tomatoes. I had turkey sausage and roasted veggies for breakfast. For lunch I had a stir-fry with chicken and veggies (so good) I had a spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and ground turkey for dinner. Spaghetti squash is off limits (starchy) but I had to have it! Today was so yummy! lol Didn’t have any cabbage soup today.I was feeling over cabbage.
Day 7- Today it’s just fruits, vegetables, and juices. Booo!!!!! I hated this day because I wanted more meat, but I was glad it was the last day. The scale says I’m 7 pounds lighter this morning so that was great to see. I feel clean inside. I’m hungry today though. REALLY HUNGRY! For breakfast I make a huge fruit and veggie smoothie using spinach, apples, oranges, grapes and water. It was so good and sweet! Kept me full until lunch! For lunch I do a large salad, cabbage soup, and watermelon slushie. For dinner I do another riced cauliflower stir fry with roasted veggies. I snack on baked cinnamon apples and cantaloupe.
Day 8– 10lbs down this morning and I can see it!! Tummy is nice and flat and my face looks much slimmer. Hubby notices it. He’s not happy that my booty looks smaller though (neither am I). Even my fingers are slimmer and my wedding ring fits different. Today I paced myself with food and will do so for the next week while on vacation. No sugary foods or bad carbs. I continue with a diet full of fruits, veggies and lean meats. I incorporate eggs, oatmeal, & whole grain pasta and bread, honey and stevia as a sweetener. My calorie intake is now at it’s recommended level for a healthy weight-loss w/ exercise. I FEEL GREAT!!