Will The Cabbage Soup Diet Help You Lose Weight? Here’s The Real Truth

If you want to lose weight quickly, then cabbage soup is the right solution for you. With the consumption of cabbage soup you can lose even 10 pounds in just 2 to 3 weeks.

Experts do not recommend this diet and they say that the loss of weight is not constant and the diet overall is unhealthy. Because of this concern, we will analyze the good and the bad effects of the Cabbage diet soup.

Consuming cabbage soup for a week is all you need to do in this diet. In addition you can incorporate some fruit and vegetables, or skim milk every day. Cabbage contains a low levels of calories or minus calories, which actually makes your body to burn more calories than the calories you intake.

The value is equal meaning that the more cabbage soup you eat, the more weight you will lose. It is not recommended to be on this diet more than 7 days, but it is perfect for a quick loss of weight before an important occasion.

This diet was first used as a method to lose weight very fast before surgery, and because of that it is also called the Sacred Heart Hospital Diet or the Mayo Clinic Diet.

But the Sacred Heart Hospital Diet and the Mayo Clinic do not confirm these beliefs, so we do not actually know where this diet was first developed. But it has spread all over the world and it became very popular.

The cabbage soup which is the main meal in this diet, need to be cooked for the whole week at once.

The recipe for Cabbage soup:


  • 1 cabbage
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 1 package of mushrooms
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 celery
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
  • 6-8 cups of vegetable cocktail
  • 1-2 bouillon cubes


First cut all the ingredients into small pieces. After put the onion into a pot and fry it a little bit, then put the rest of the ingredients. Pour water over the ingredients, or if you wish you can use vegetable cocktail and put the bouillon cubes.

When it starts to boil switch the stove to medium heat. Leave it to boil for 30 minutes, till the ingredients are soft. You can put other spices or ingredients of your choice such as pepper, hot sauce, herbs, salt, or green beans and spinach.

Eat this soup every day, the more the better. You can also consume some food with low calories. As a beverage you are allowed to drink water, tea without sugar or drinks with no calories. The Cabbage soup diet does not contain a lot of nutrients so you must take multivitamins.

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