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Sacred Heart Vegetable Soup Diet

Vegetable soup forms the basis of the Sacred Heart diet. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Choosing a safe and effective diet plan is a critical first step in the process of losing weight. To accomplish this, MayoClinic.com suggests working with your doctor to set weight loss goals and evaluate diet plan options. Avoid fad diets that may be unhealthy and do not result in sustainable weight loss. One such diet plan is the Sacred Heart Vegetable Soup diet, with its limited food choices and short time frame.

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The Sacred Heart Vegetable Soup diet, also known as the Spokane Heart diet, the Cleveland Clinic diet, the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital diet and the Miami Heart Institute diet, has no traceable point of origin. A popular myth surrounding its beginnings, says Diet.com, is as a quick weight loss, presurgery diet for obese patients.

Most information specifies following the diet for a period of seven days, but DietChoices.com notes the option to stop after three days. Whichever period you choose, you must adhere to a strict and limited menu, with the exception of unlimited quantities of soup. You resume a normal diet when the time is up and, if you choose, repeat the process the following month.

The foundation of this diet plan is a vegetable soup you eat every day, although according to Diet.com, a variety of recipes list variations in the actual ingredients. In general, however, ingredients include stewed tomatoes, green onions, beef broth, a commercial chicken noodle soup mix, celery, green beans, carrots and green peppers. Allowed seasonings include salt, pepper, curry, parsley and Worcestershire sauce.

Each day features, in addition to vegetable soup, a different meal plan. The exact menu depends on which version you are following, but food choices for the week generally include:
Day 1: Fruit, except for bananas, and soup
Day 2: Fresh, raw, cooked or canned vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, a baked potato with butter and soup
Day 3: Unlimited fruits, vegetables and soup
Day 4: Skim milk, three bananas and soup
Day 5: 10 to 20 oz. of beef, six fresh tomatoes or one can of tomatoes and soup
Day 6: Unlimited beef and vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables, and soup
Day 7: Unlimited vegetables, brown rice and unsweetened fruit juice, and soup
Tea, coffee, cranberry juice and water are allowable drinks.

Strict adherence to the diet may result in a weight loss of 5 to 7 lbs. by the third day and an overall loss of 10 to 17 lbs., according to Diet.com. Though this diet has no exercise requirements, DietChoices.com notes that even if there were, you would have a difficult time with physical activity due to the fatigue that results from such a restricted diet.

Talk to your doctor before making a decision to follow the Sacred Heart Vegetable Soup diet, especially if you have a medical condition, are pregnant or are nursing a baby. The American Heart Association and Sacred Heart medical centers claim no association with this diet and, according to EveryDiet.org, discourage its use.

Source: www.livestrong.com


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Another version of 7day plan

2003-09-29 15:33:11 by rey21

My wife did feel hungry most of the time, mainly because she did this while working at the office.
7-Day Diet Plan (fax copy)
Day 1 Soup and fruit day
You may eat all fruits except bananas. Cantaloupes (melons) and watermelon are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat only the soup and fruits today. For drinks you may have unsweetened tea, cranberry juice, unsweetened coffee, or water. Don not put milk in the tea or coffee. Drink plenty of filtered or bottled water.
Day 2 Soup and vegetable day
You may eat all the vegetables you wish. Eat util you are stuffed

Lost 12 lbs in 7 days-reposting the diet here

2004-12-08 10:26:49 by cad

Wow- just weighed in- i lost 12 lbs total...in 7 12/08 10:23:05
this diet is so hot. im going on vacation but back on diet after new years. BTW- i dont eat like a pig regularly so im not worried about putting it back on. i also work out . i think ive been retaining water since i started working out, and the diet helped get rid of it. i feel so much better. i went from 164 to 152 exactly. thank GOD. ive been busting my ass...nice to see the scale agree with me. i should be around 125 so ive got a ways to go. the diets like this:
you make a big pot of vegetable soup
there are tons of recipes) that vary slightly

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2006-09-11 16:04:07 by --socurious--

I want to lose a few pounds before my cousin in law's wedding..
anyone tried it before?
here's the plan:
Remember: This diet should only be followed for 7 days at a time, with at least two weeks in between.
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

Wow- just weighed in- i lost 12 lbs total...in 7

2004-12-08 10:23:05 by cad

This diet is so hot. im going on vacation but back on diet after new years. BTW- i dont eat like a pig regularly so im not worried about putting it back on. i also work out . i think ive been retaining water since i started working out, and the diet helped get rid of it. i feel so much better. i went from 164 to 152 exactly. thank GOD. ive been busting my ass...nice to see the scale agree with me. i should be around 125 so ive got a ways to go. the diets like this:
you make a big pot of vegetable soup
there are tons of recipes) that vary slightly. Youve got to jazz up this soup or else it sucks


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