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Cabbage Soup Diet

User Rating 4 out of 5
28 Reviews
24 out of 28 users would make it again
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lost 1,000,000 lbsMarch 13, 2013 By 343456464
cabbage soup is great i love it i wish that i could have more
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Not for those who have only a few to loseMarch 04, 2013 By 19j
If you only have a few pounds to lose and you don't like the soup, this is not the diet for you. I am 5 ""7, weighed 133lbs and wanted to get back to 125lbs. Followed the diet exactly, and only lost 2 lbs in a week. Seriously, I could have done that in 3 days by fasting and working out harder. If you have more weight to lose, say 20lbs or more, you will lose more at the onset.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Cabbage Soup DietJanuary 29, 2013 By sle12396
I am aware this diet was used for patients going in for heart surgery and needed a boost, physically. It releases water-weight. I have Pulmonary Sarcoidosis and take Prednisone for the rest of my life. My weight doubled, and I have not been able to lose five pounds, gaining it back the next week. I've been on the diet 3 days, had cataract surgery this morning and found out I lost 10 pounds. I will be continuing cautiously, but on a fair amount of days. Besides. I like cabbage. LOL!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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AWESOMEJanuary 10, 2013 By Basia84
really healthy way to loose weight fast, tons of fruits and veggies, and your own cheap detox right at home! I just finished day 4 and i already lost 5 lbs. When making the soup, i personally skipped the stock and the V8, i figured that was just a ton of salt, even if its the 50% less salt, its still A LOT., so i just used all the veggies listed and water. I used tons of spices (like oregano, basil, coriander, paprika, chilli powder, and i also add cayenne to it before i eat it, depending if i feel like spicing it up for that meal). i also use fresh basil and fresh parsley for certain bowls, tastes great! i read the review with the jalapenos, that sounds delicious, I will try that next! anyways, Im a bit of a health nut to start, i eat tons of fruits and veggies, and im vegetarian, but I had a 7lbs gain in the last 3 months due to an injury and not being able to work out, and so this is a great way to get back to my original weight. If you are not having the results you would hope for, skip the V8 and the chicken stock, avoid salt for the entire 7 days if you can, but particularly avoid it in the soup! Good luck!!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Day four and have lost 6 pounds so farJanuary 06, 2013 By MiamiCut
The cabbage soup is wonderful. My wife spiced it up as we love spicy food. While we haven't convinced her to do it yet, my daughter and I are both loving it. My daugher has lost 7 pounds and I have lost 6 so far. I'm on day 4 which I find to be a little difficult. The first three days were easy. To make day 4 easier, we have made smoothies with bananas (frozen), a little ice, almond milk and two flavors of yogurts - Yoplait's Pineapple Upside Down Cake and also the Strawberry Banana. I never knew almond milk was so good. I would buy this shake from the smoothie store it is so good. I asked my doctor before starting this diet and he told me to go for it. Set your mind and don't tell yourself that you can't eat soup everyday. Buy different fruits and be creative. Yesterday for breakfast we had an apple pear bake with cinnamon - no sugar - it was very good and had plenty of sweetness. Try fruit salads and squeeze lime juice over it. I did cheat a little and added a small amount of Splenda. I'm looking forward to the final results. So far, this program has worked great for my daughter and me. Definitely recommend.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Cabbage soup dietJanuary 02, 2013 By pamme04
this is my second time on the diet. i did it the first week of january last year (2012) and lost 11 lbs. a great way to start the year. i have not gain any weight since. i am doing it again this week (1/02/13). once i finished the diet i didn't want any of the high fat foods, carbs, sodas, etc. it actually taught me how to eat better by reading labels before i purchase. it really works! before i go to any restuarant i check out the menu first to make sure they have a low fat/carb selection, so i know in advanced what to order. the first 2 days are a little hard but just keep reminding yourself that it is only for 7 days:)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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ooopsNovember 07, 2012 By Hash91
im on day one and i added a soup mix to my soup .. its bulked it up a lot more than the ones on your tube its just a Sun Valley Foods Soup Mix i hope it still works :(
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Great diet!October 07, 2012 By ANGELIA7
I love this diet. I have used it several times and it always works. I don't lose as much weight when I cheat but the last time I did it, I lost 12 pounds and kept it off for almost 2 years. My eating habits changed (for the worse) and I gained the weight back. I would recommend this diet to anyone looking to lose weight. My boyfriend does it and exercises and he loses more weight than what the diet says you will lose.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Make it your own recipe!!August 16, 2012 By Harleysgal
I lost 17lbs on it for my jump start, now onto the 6 week body makeover. 5'3 178..now down to 161. I only used the recipe as a guide and tweaked it: 2 med onions, 2 lg green peppers, 6 roma tomatoes, 1 jalapino (seeded and deveined) and 4 cloves garlic...all of the above I put on the grill for a great smokey flavor. Then added 3 stalks celery, 16 oz pkg mushrooms, finely shredded cabbage, 1 pkg beef mushroom lipton soup, and 6 c lowfat/low sodium beef broth. For spices I added cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, bay leaves, cayenne, and sazon. When I dished it up I put some fresh cilantro on it and hit it with some lime juice. I have a very high stress job so the no beer after work n destress I had to figure out...Day 1: my fruit was all grapefruit with truvia (b/f did oranges without sweetener and lost 14lbs), 1 screwdriver (with fresh squeezed OJ and truvia). Day 2: Tomatoes with basil and cukes with a very small dollop of lowfat Tzatziki, and a bloody Mary. Day 3 was a combo of 1 and 2. Day 4: 3 bananas mixed with sugar free cool whip and cinnamon, and a martini. Day 5: Shrimp instead of beef...(mexican shrimp cocktail: low sodium tomato juice, shrimp, lime, garlic, hotsauce and cilantro..omit the avacado) and an Ultra beer. Day 6: Made a huge taco salad minus the cheese...make your own taco seasoning and omit the salt. Had an ultra beer. Day 7: my brown rice I just added to my soup (I cant eat it just on its own) My day of rest so no cocktail today. Exercise is also a key: since I am lazy (hense how I got to this weight) I did my old jane fonda tape. Dont get me wrong there were 2 days when she said you can do 8 more, I sat down and flipped off the tv then got back up when she moved on to something else. I also took the carb lovers multi vitamin from 1 a day. I did this 4 years ago also and made the soup Italian style and lost 11 lbs. This version for me has been the most successful.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Diet did not workAugust 02, 2012 By MadisynPetrauskas
I was really excited to start this diet and lose weight before volleyball. I finished my last day yesterday and I weighed myself this morning but I was not happy with the numbers. Before I weighed 141 and after I weighed 137. I had to give up my favorite foods for a week and eat bland soup with plain veggies and other things for a week and I only lost 4 pounds! I could of done that in 2 days with running. I would definatly never do this diet again or reccomend it to other people.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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Losin' itJune 25, 2012 By cjstweart
My hubby and I are doing great on this diet. A few months ago, we did it for 3 weeks, I lost 18, he lost 15. It wasn't 3 straight weeks, we took a day or 2 off between each week. We fell off the wagon, but we are back on at day 4, banana's!!! After 2 days, I lost six pounds, yay! I giggle at some of the reviews... baked potato on day 2 IS such a treat! I feel bad for people who can't get past the monotony of the soup, makes me think they need to add spices or carrots something. I don't get tired of eating the soup, I just wish the elves would come at night and shop and cook it for me, that's monotony!! Sometimes we sprinkle a small amount of parm cheese in the soup. I know, not allowed, but it adds a bit of flavor now and then, and we still loose weight. Costco has a big square container of it that's only 25 cals, per tablespoon, I think. The criticism kills me!! How can all this natural, non-processed, non-refined food be lacking in nutrition? Or not safe? Come on, like being fat and at risk for all of the diseases is... No, it doesn't teach how to change your eating habit, etc., but you can learn that else where. and I don't think it lacks protein. The amount of meat in one meal and American eats will feed an entire Asian family. Who's the skinny country?? Asia!! And, sure, it can be a lot of water weight in the first week, especially if your really overweight, but keep on doing it... you'll burn fat. Soooo, I am going to do this diet til I'm at my goal weight and modify my diet when I'm done. Good luck to everyone!! =)
34 of 36 people found this review helpful.
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Great Way to loose weight fastSeptember 22, 2011 By cancersurvivor2
I just finished my 7th day and I lost 11#. I have difficulty with the banana day and the beef day but if you take your time and make the soup with some great seasonings, it will be very healthy for you and you will get some great fiber and save yourself alot of $$$ doing your own cleanse. I lost 90# last year and since then I keep very close watch of my weight and this soup is a great way to kick start any healthy diet. I wouldn't advise doing it beyond 14 days and even that is a bit too long. 7 days is much more realistic. I would recommend this to a friend.
173 of 176 people found this review helpful.
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Brilliant!June 15, 2011 By Lucyann01
I have just finished my week and i lost 7 1/4 lbs. Am so pleased, will have a week off and then do it again as i've got a lot to lose!
24 of 26 people found this review helpful.
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Cabbage Soup DietMay 08, 2011 By kagsy8
Myself and my partner are on day 7 of our cabbage soup diet and are very impressed with the weight loss, i have lost 8 and a quarter pound and my partner 9 and a half, we go away next week to Mexico and get married 5 days after on the beach, We both found the first day very hard but with lots of black pepper and sweet chilli sauce in the soup i quite enjoyed it, day 2 was easy cos all day long i was looking forward to my jacket potatoe on the evening, on the days when we could have beef or chicken my partner had steaks but i went with quorn pieces, not that i'm a vegetarian i just love the quorn pieces with ice-burg lettuce and spring onions. good luck everyone!!!!!!
21 of 29 people found this review helpful.
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Worked Great For MeApril 18, 2011 By shardyshaw
I am 56. I had weighed between 115 and 120 all my adult life. I had been living a more sedentary life since 2005 and got up to 142! I felt awful. I went on the cabbage soup diet and stuck with it completely and the first week I lost 9 lbs. And then it just kept falling off! I kept on the diet completely for two solid weeks and then started adding healthy things in small quantities. I used the CalorieCountAbout.com website to learn what was healthy and that gave me a real education I hadn't had that helped alot. I lost 27 lbs between September and December and have kept it off using all that I have learned. I felt great while on the diet and had lots of energy. I recommend this to anyone with a true desire to lose weight and be healthy.
60 of 65 people found this review helpful.
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hope it works for meDecember 29, 2010 By ambi202830
i just started it today so far so good i tryed working out at the gym but only lost 15 pounds in the last 6 months and i need to lose 30 more to make my goal and it hads been hard so im hopeing to lose this 30 pounds by april so i can be back in some cute close come this summer and i wany my kid to know even in your 30s you could still look good and mabe make it so she sees if mom can do it so can i not that shes overwait but im so scared that one day she will be so wish me luck so far i like it verry much i just want to be health for my kid and know ill be around a long time for her and myself i did add spicy v8 and thats working good for me since i love anything with spice to it
9 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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Diet Didn't WorkSeptember 24, 2010 By ubugme2
I have been on this diet for 3 weeks. I have stuck to it and did not cheat once. I have lost 5 pounds. The only good thing about it is I haven't eaten any candy or chocolate which is a big weakness for me. I'm proud that I have cut out the bad stuff and hope I can continue to stay away from the foods that aren't good for me. I wouldn't recommed this diet.
6 of 42 people found this review helpful.
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Awesome!!!August 25, 2009 By shawnywill
I lost 10 lbs on the cabbage soup diet previously, and I'm now doing it again. It's a great way to kick start whatever diet you're going on and it's a great motivator to see the weight fall off! I love Indian food (spicy), so I add cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic powder, jalapenos, chili powder, cardamon, etc and it's FABULOUS! I use 2 large yellow onions and nix the green bell peppers and green onions. You should all try this diet!!!
19 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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Great Cabbage Soup Variation and Dinner IdeaApril 07, 2009 By BajunaJewelry
I made the cabbage soup like this and lost 14 lbs. I was in my 30's. Now I am in my 40's and trying it. A variation I do is 50% low salt chicken broth, 50% V8 juice for the stock. Also I add 8 oz sliced mushrooms, 3 big cloves of minced garlic and use a bunch of italian herbs. Herbs used are oregano,thyme, bayleaves,marjaram, and rosemary. I use a little lemon pepper and also add about 1/2 tsp peppercorns. I use red and yellow peppers instead of green and half of a poblano pepper. If you have any soup left over it is great with pasta and shredded parmesan cheese. Or you can give that to the non dieters in the family so you don't have to cook twice. Your family also might like this soup with chicken and noodles added.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Worked for meApril 30, 2008 By Stayingpumped
I am on day six of this diet and I have liked it overall. Day two was the worst, I was really hungry that day eating all vegetables and just the soup. Fruit keeps you fuller because it has more fiber and on the beef day I wasn't hungry at all, just ate three beef patties and four slices of tomato all day, plus some coffee. I am getting tired of the soup. I am 47 and I lost 4 pounds in three days. If I lose 10 pounds after seven days I will be happy. I don't think you will lose the upper end of the weight they say unless you are younger or a male. I would definitely do it again, it's easy and I think healthy.
38 of 42 people found this review helpful.
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AWESOMEMarch 04, 2008 By reddotson
I just started this diet and its working me over already. If you know what I mean.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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Best Diet SoupJanuary 22, 2008 By mamavj44
I used this diet soup a few years ago and was very happy with the results, and didn't tire of eating the soup, it is very tasty and good for you. Thanks for having it on your site. mamavj44
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Best soup ever!!!!!!!January 14, 2008 By FloridaSuperDave
I love this soup and the pounds just fly off. Make it you won't be disappointed
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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SOUP URGJanuary 10, 2008 By shellyspraglin
It is only day 2 for me and I can not stand to look at the soup anymore. This is truely an expensive diet at this time of year to get fresh fruit and vegtables that are ripe since this is all you can eat with the soup. Hopefully all the reviews are accurate and I will loose my weight and this was not for nothing. The soup does not taste bad and it is hard to explain why since only eating twice I want no more. I ate all veggy's today and will have to stomache the soup for dinner. oh yea I can not wait for the baked potatoe tonight. It is like having a candy bar after the last two days. hard diet to follow I think, maybe it will get easier after day 2 with a little more options. shelly
12 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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""Its Wonderful""January 06, 2008 By Dwanda
The Cabbage Soup works wonders. I needed to lose about 15lbs in 1 month and I did it in three (3) weeks. I am going to do it again because I ate good and too much over the holidays. If you try it you would not regret it, I promise.
19 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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SOUP DIETJanuary 06, 2008 By angiefrost
My husband and I are starting the diet today, wish us luck. The soup is awesome!!! Angie
7 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Cabbage SoupOctober 03, 2007 By simpledon62
My wife has been making this soup for over 10 years and we love it. It does work. Everyone should try it.
17 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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spicySeptember 04, 2007 By emily2tx
I added jalepenos and some chili powder including the V8 juice. Very spicy and you can't have bread or crackers, so be careful. Other than that, very tasty. I put mine in a blender (I don't like cabbage) and I couldn't even tell. Husband liked the soup, a little spicy though:)
84 of 87 people found this review helpful.

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