Introduction to the Cabbage Soup Diet

Many of our readers have expressed their interest in various forms of diets. Many of them wanted to follow a diet that would help them reduce weight. Some of them wanted miracle diets that would reduce pounds of the extra fat that they have accumulated in the last few decades, in a couple of weeks. I have been telling them that diets do not work this way.

Diets are not recipes of fast weight loss. No diet chart can guarantee you a fast fat loss even if you follow the chart religiously. Diets and diet charts are just ways in which one can regulate or control the intake of calories on a daily basis. Fewer intakes of calories and more burning of calories in terms of physical work and exercise can eventually affect weight loss or fat loss for many.

The word diet does not mean eating less in any way. Whatever we eat in a whole day forms our diet. Now, doctors recommend controlling of this diet to affect fast weight loss. Diet charts are formed and prescribed to the patients to control the intake of calories in their food. This, coupled with a good exercise regime can ultimately affect in fast weight loss.

Cabbage Soup Diet is one form of diet chart which has proved to be a huge contributor to fast weight loss. This form of diet control was adapted by many people across the world and it has proved to be effective for many of them. For years now, people from all over the world have actually felt a change in their body after following the Cabbage Soup Diet.

This is one of the most appreciated and easy diet control measure where you do not need to commit to long term diet control regime. Cabbage Soup Diet is simple and is designed for short time and fast weight loss. The aim of this diet chart is to reduce weight of an overweight person typically by 4.5 kilograms or 10 pounds in a week s time. Yes, just in seven days you can lose 4.5 Kilograms!

In this, one is supposed to drink as much cabbage soup as possible along with some additional items that range from butter to baked potato and other vegetables to brown rice. This cabbage soup is to be prepared in a specific way with accurate mixtures of right ingredients. According to Wikipedia, the recipe of Cabbage Soup is as given below:

6 large green onions
2 green peppers
2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
1 bunch celery
1/2 head cabbage
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 or 2 cubes bouillon/stock cubes either chicken or beef (optional)
Salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, curry powder or soy sauce to taste (or any other seasoning you like).

Spray a large pot with cooking spray and saute all vegetables except cabbage and tomatoes until tender. Add cabbage and about 12 cups (2.83 liters) of water. Toss in bouillon cubes, soup mix, and seasoning. Cook until soup reaches desired tenderness. Add tomatoes. To keep the recipe interesting you can make a base soup and then add seasoning/herbs each day for different flavors.

You can also check the Diet Chart given in Wikipedia to know how to follow it. However, my future posts will have a detailed description of diets and diet charts and how to follow a diet chart to affect fast weight loss.

There are many other diet charts formed based on Cabbage Soup Diet which claim to affect fast weight loss, like Sacred Heart Diet, the Military Cabbage Soup, TJ Miracle Soup Diet, General Motors Diet and the Russian Peasant Diet. Most of these have copied the concept of Cabbage Soup Diet by a great extent; however, they do not relate their diet back to this original form of diet control measure.

Cabbage Soup Diet has proved to be a good mechanism to affect fast weight loss for many people across the world; however, there has been a talk amongst many dieticians that this diet control affects only in loss of water from the body and not actually fat loss. There are many postulates and hypothesis both in for and against of Cabbage Soup Diet and it is always recommended that one consults his or her doctor before starting to follow this or any other diet control measure for that matter.

I wish you all the best. Keep an eye on the future posts on diet.