Diet experiment #1: The Cabbage Soup Diet
Started the CSD on Feb. 4th. I am now almost done with day three. I've went from 160 lbs. to 153 since Sat. Feb. 4th!
Day One: Fruit: Eat all of the fruit you want (EXCEPT BANANAS). Eat only your soup and the fruit for the first day. For drinks- unsweetened teas, cranberry juice and water.
Day Two: Vegetables: Eat until you are stuffed will all fresh, raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat leafy green vegetables and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the vegetables you want along with your soup. At dinner, reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter. Do not eat fruit today.
Day Three: Mix Days One and Two: Eat all the soup, fruits (but not bananas) and vegetables you want. NO BAKED POTATO.
Day Four: Bananas and Skim Milk: Eat as many as eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you would like on this day, along with your soup. This day is supposed to lessen your desire for sweets.
Day Five: Beef And Tomatos: Ten to twenty ounces of beef and up to six fresh tomtoes. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water this day to wash the uric acid from your body. Eat your soup at least once this day. You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (but absolutely no skin-on chicken). If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef one one of the beef days (but not both).
Day Six: Beef and Vegetables. Eat to your heart's content of beef and vegetables this day. You can even have 2 or 3 steaks if you like, with leafy green vegetables. NO BAKED POTATO. Eat your soup at least once.
Day Seven: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables: Again STUFF,STUFF,STUFF yourself. Be sure to eat your soup at least once this day.
Find more info. at: http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com/eating-plan/
I have followed the plan with no slip ups so far. This diet can be hard, the hardest part for me so far is wanting to eat something with more flavor and substance, for example last night I was dying for a bowl of cereal BUT that is not allowed ! I even poured a serving and almost ate it but then I dumped it out. I must give myself a pat on the back for this!!! This diet does help reduce cravings and is shrinking my stomach. Last night I was allowed a baked potato for dinner. I was stuffed from one potato and it was a medium sized red potato. Well, so far so good. I'll put in my measurements and any additional weight loss or struggles from this diet. So far its proving to be a great kick start to losing 55 lbs.