Vegetable Soup diet Works
I went to a cabbage soup diet site and they said that people can lose up to 9 pounds in just a week by following it religiously. Is this true? Because...I could go for that. They call it a "kick-start" and I could definitely use that. I've been stuck at 160 for 3 months. The best part to me was, it seemed like a real site. Not one of the fake ones that cost money or need you to sign up. It was free info on the cabbage soup recipe, diet plan and warnings. (the fact that they gave warnings was an indicator of truth also) Basically they said not to do it for more than a week at a time with a 2 week interval and that kids shouldn't do it. Of course, maybe I'm gullable and just want to beleive it's real...but if it really does work I'd like to know. Because then maybe I could force myself to stand the smell of cabbage cooking for a week lol.
Edited Aug 14 2011 13:54 by coach_k
Reason: Calorie Count's mission is to promote healthy and sustainable weight management. This diet is not recommended due to the lack of calories and nutrition. It's a fad and is not sustainable nor will it lead to long term weight loss.
Sure it works, for a little while. Then reality sets in and you know you are going to gain part of the weight back and you have been eating like some kind of a nut for a week or two but yep it does make most people lose weight.
I personally like the soup in the winter time to keep in the fridge and eat along with normal eating. It is a good filler and keeps the metabolism working for me.
SURE, how about eating nothing at all for a week, you might lose 10 lbs! Seriously, you have to know that this is unhealthy and any time you drop below calorie needs that you will lose a lot...but also will gain it all back, even when choosing to eat healthy b/c you deprived your body of the nutrients it needs.
Would you post the site where you found all your info?
I made my own low cal cabbage/veggie soup with more nutrients (I think). It's yummy and I can eat it until I am full AND feel good about it. ( ;
Thanks for the comments.
But honestly, I eat so healthy I shouldn't be overweight anymore. I eat something like 1000 - 1600 calories a day but it's in NOTHING bad lol. It's all salad or skinless, boneless chicken or fresh fruit or blah blah blah. It's getting so old. I haven't had fast food or resturaunt food since March and it seems to have gotten me nowhere. (vanity wise anyways)
This is the site.
I dunno..I'm willing to try almost anything here. I'm getting way behind on my goals and I can't seem to lose inches or pounds anymore. Completely not eating is out of the question. I'm completely useless that way and I can't do much of anything lol. Plus theres the whole headache thing.
Thanks for your time though.
Are you exercising?
I've seen this topic a lot on motivation forum (as far as plateau goes). I remember a poster saying she broke through by upping her calories to maintenance level for 2 weeks and then went back down to 1200 and started losing again. Also, minimum is 1200 so maybe your metabolism has slowed down (if you consume 1000 calories, your metabolism will halt b/c it thinks it is starving).
Actually, the cabbage soup diet doesn't necessarily put you into starvation mode.
I mean it allows you to eat as much as you want of certain things on each day, so you could make it so that you're eating 1200+ calories of really healthy stuff.
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If you do the Cabbage Soup Diet,2009-08-06 08:49:16 by A-muse-d
And follow it to the letter, it does work. Word of caution, it is very strict and can be hard to stick to. Also, as soon as you go off the diet, guess what? You begin gaining weight again.
To lose weight sustainably, you may want to incorporate the Cabbage Soup vegetable ingredients into your regular diet.
Here are a couple of fun variations, because soppy, soupy veggies get very boring, very fast...
Use all Cabbage soup ingredients but sub red cabbage, red bells, & red onions for their green counterparts
Make the vegetable soup in the2008-01-31 09:40:49 by answer-gal
Pamphlet and add stuff to it that makes it taste better to you--I always add jalopenos.
I have lost over 30 pounds on WW and think it works because it is not a diet; it is literally another way of thinking about food. The first weeks of the diet, you are shrinking your stomach and feeling off balance from all the changes. Fill up on vegetables and high fiber foods. Make choices that give you more fluid and fiber and you will learn how not to be hungry. Probably you are eating the same foods that made you overweight in the first place, just less of them; that will leave you hungry.
Special K Diet = Starvation2011-02-13 09:54:53 by MrWonton
Unfortunately Special K isn't a magic weight loss tool. The diet works by causing a calorie deficit - 2 bowls of Special K probably has less calories than your normal breakfast and lunch.
Using this principle, you may as well eat something low in calories that is tastier and healthier than Special K! I usually make vegetable soups in bulk, freeze them, and then reheat when I need them. This page explains it well:
Also, eating 2 very small meals, and one large meal (like the Special K diet suggest) is very bad for your metabolism
Hi. I'm new here too and I feel your pain2012-09-15 12:31:15 by The_Cooking_Mom
I know, for me, I need to find out "What's Eating Me". Something I always suggest to people is this - if your best friend came to you with this problem, what would you say to him/her? When I'm working through a problem, I'll take myself for a walk and ask myself all the hard questions. A lot of times this works really well for me. However, when I ask myself the questions about my diet, I find myself avoiding the answers.
I know what I need to do. I'm not stupid.
My doctor told me it's about the calories. She told me to limit my daily intake to 1200 a day. She also suggested eating a lot of brothy vegetable soups (I LOVE soup) to help fill me up without adding the calories