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7-Day Diet Weight Loss Cabbage Soup

7-Day Diet Weight Loss Cabbage Soup

I’m going to Disneyland next week and decided that I didn’t want to take my muffin top with me, especially since I have this cute form fitting top that I want to wear so bad WITHOUT SPANKS!! When I need to lose my gut or 10 pounds quickly I turn to 3 diets that never lets me down; my smoothie diet, The 17 Day Diet (review coming soon) and my newest love, the 7-day diet!!

I know some people HATE these kinda diets but I love them! They work well for me and the weight stays off as long as you eat a healthy, balance diet afterwards. I never do though since I mainly use these diets for quick weight loss for an event, the week before Thanksgiving, or  to jumpstart my spring dieting before swimsuit season.

OK so let’s talk about the 7-day diet!! It’s an old diet that has been around for YEARS and revised over and over again. You are likely to find several different version online.  Lately these 7-day diets have become really popular. Even Dr. Oz has one. I first read about it on Justin and Ashley’s blog (she answers a lot of questions about this diet so if you have them, check out her FAQS section) I think this diet is a great cleanse because I always feel so refreshed and clean inside and out afterwards.

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I NEVER thought I’d like this soup, but it’s so good!

On the 7-day diet you follow a certain eating plan everyday. Along with eating these specific foods you are allowed to have cabbage soup aka wonder soup aka weight loss soup aka miracle soup aka weight watcher soup whenever you’d like.  This is what drew me to the 7-day diet because I love that I can eat this soup in unlimited quantities. I HATE being hungry and I will not stick to any kind of diet if I’m hungry. Point. Blank. Period. Don’t forget you MUST drink 8 glasses of water each day. My results vary if I slack on water, but 8-10 pounds is what I usually lose.

Now about this weight loss Cabbage Soup (Wonder Soup), the website (my7daydiet.com) says you should boil the vegetables in water, uh…no ma’am!! I’ve always used chicken broth or vegetable broth with seasoned canned tomatoes and it has never hindered my weight loss. There is NO WAY I would be eating this soup everyday if I made it according to the recipe on the site. Yuck!  Throughout the diet I also use salt, pepper, lots of herbs & seasonings, olive oil, and a tad of butter. I also add 0-5 calorie flavorings to my water to make sure I get in all my water. These changes have never affected my results.

So here is a brief overview of the diet plan.  Get more details on my7daydiet.com

Day 1- Eat nothing but fruit today (except for bananas) and as much of the diet cabbage soup as you’d like. I like to eat baked cinnamon apples in the morning, a large fruit salad and cabbage soup for lunch, and cabbage soup and a melon salad for dinner. I snack on fruit throughout the day, usually frozen berries, grapes and watermelon.

Day 2- Eat nothing but vegetables (except corn or other starchy veggies). However, you do get to start the day with a baked potato. You will LOVE having this baked potato trust me! I never thought I’d be so happy to eat a baked potato in the morning! I put a tad bit of salt and butter (I cheat) on the potato along with some broccoli and tomatoes. For lunch I do the cabbage soup and salad sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil. This is actually pretty good. For dinner I do mashed cauliflower topped with a stir fry.

Day 3-  Today you eat fruits AND veggies (except bananas, corn and other starchy veggies) You also don’t get a potato today, sucks! I just do a repeat of day one and two for my foods.

Day 4- Today you eat only bananas and milk/yogurt. This is the DUMBEST day by far. I hate it. You can only have bananas and milk. I eat bananas, rice milk, almond milk and yogurts and of course the miracle soup. It’s not that difficult, but if you hate bananas I feel sorry for you boo.

Day 5-  Today eat only tomatoes (6-8) and protein like fish, turkey and chicken. I had no problems with this day since I love meat and was happy to get it! I had wonder  soup for breakfast and added extra tomatoes since I don’t like tomatoes plain that much. For lunch I had grilled chicken topped with tomatoes seasoned with salt, basil, pepper. For dinner I had more wonder soup, but I add ground seasoned turkey to it. Very filling. I got tired of the soup on this day.

Day 6-  Today it’s protein and veggies- Unlike yesterday you can have other veggies besides tomatoes. I had a salad for breakfast seasoned with olive oil, spices, salt and pepper. For lunch I had a stir-fry with chicken, spices and veggies (so good) for lunch I had a spaghetti squash with pasta sauce and ground turkey. I think spaghetti squash is off limits but I had to have it! (it didn’t effect my weight loss) Today was so yummy! lol

Day 7-  Today it’s just fruits, vegetables, and juices. Booo!!! I hated this day because I wanted more meat, but I was glad it was the last day. The scale says I’m 7 pounds lighter this morning so that was great to see. I feel clean inside. I’m hungry today though. REALLY HUNGRY!

Day 8- 10lbs down this morning and I can see it!!

Watch me make this Weight Loss Cabbage Soup Recipe (Wonder Soup) from start to finish!

 

4.8 from 79 reviews
7-Day Diet Weight Loss Soup (Wonder Soup)
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • ½ head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • few shakes of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.
  3. Saute until slightly tender.
  4. Stir in garlic.
  5. Pour in chicken broth.
  6. Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
  7. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
  8. Cook until cabbage is tender.
  9. Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
  10. Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
~TIPS~ Jazz it up by adding lots of spices, herbs and a variety of veggies. This makes enough for about 3 days. Keeps well in the fridge for about 3 day.
 

 

 

241 comments

  1. This diet has been around for a very long time,however I noticed a few changes, my mom and I did this diet back in 1987 She was visiting me and we decided to do it together,both of us wanted to drop 25 lbs we both lost our desired weight in about 3 1/2 weeks. I added tomato sauce and continued to make the cabbage soup about once a month,my kids even liked it.

  2. Is this diet good for diabetics?

  3. I used fresh tomatoes for my soup instead canned , can it effect my diet ??
    Today was my 1st day, can start over tomorrow:-)
    Thanks

  4. I do this diet twice a year .for the first three days u feel like shit. Pardon my language . But on day four u start feeling fabulous. I don’t eat that many banana because they constipated me. And I don’t do the crap load of rice at the end . But I find healthy detoxifying recipies online to do instead. I still loose about tenpounds regardless. also lots of tamatoes give me heart burn so I limit those and find alternative detox meals. This diet is a great base to a wonderful detox. Don’t be afraid to change it up a little bit .

    • HiTeisha,

      I am doing this diet right now and am on day 4 starting to feel really good and have lost weight which is great. . I am a bit confused with day 4 Can you eat other fruit and veggies other than bananas or is that it?

    • Hey, tomatoes give me heartburn too so I was wondering what you eat instead on day 5? I really don’t want to be reaching for the Rennie every 5 minutes :p

    • I added organic chicken strips to the soup to help me tolerate it better and it really helped. I am also taking a supplement called skinnybodycare that has fiber in it to also help me to feel full plus I walked on the treadmill each day and felt great. The supplement helped with giving me energy. I am on day five and I’ve lost my ten lbs. Cant wait to repeat this diet exactly the same way! Yes this soup in combination with the supplement and exercise worked for me.

    • I started this Sunday, May 4, 2014. We are remodeling and I don’t have a kitchen now, so I made the soup in my microwave. The vegetables have stayed firm and crunchy all week, which I like. The red pepper flacks add a nice little kick. I am finishing my 6th day and this morning I had lost 7#. I wanted to kick start my weight loss as I begin to follow the “Wheat Belly” ideals. This diet cut out carbs, so I am on my way. I gave up coffee all week, having my first cup after dinner tonight. I enjoy water so I am drinking 8-10 cups a day. My knees and hands are not hurting this week. First couple of days I felt weak and I was tired, but I know that it was carb and coffee withdrawals. By third day I was feeling better. For baked potato morning, I microwaved 4 small reds, when cooked I cut into 4ths, drizzled some olive oil and added spices. Had to drive my hubby to Houston for an appointment, took the potato’s with me, and snacked on them all morning, they tasted better as they cooled off.
      The soup is great and I was surprised that I enjoyed each bowl.

  5. Now I don’t believe in drastic diets like the 5-2 diet and things like that, and I actually thought this would be like that. I guess it’s more of a 7-day cleanse which I think I could do with after everything I’ve consumed lately. Plus I do need to shift some pounds so that my clothes fit me normally again!

    I love vegetable soup so this actually sounds like a diet worth trying. My only problem is the tomatoes. I love tomatoes but unfortunately they give me terrible heartburn :( The one tin of tomatoes for the soup doesn’t sound bad… So I’ll probably keep that in and see how I go…I guess I just wouldn’t feel like I’m really cleansing if I’m having to take antacids for the heartburn haha.

    The real problem is what could I do for the tomato day? I don’t really want to be eating soup that contains tomatoes all day AND eat a further 8 tomatoes on top… I think that would just be torturing my insides! Is there anything I can eat on that day instead? Other than that, I’m looking forward to trying this :)

  6. please email me the recipe

  7. I just wanted to say. If you take a close look at the ingredience.onion,tomato,salary and cabbage are all gasy food, which generates gas during digestion. And that is why you will feel satisfied after eating the soup. That is the whole point of this diet. Calories in less, low carb,low far , no sugar.

    • I believe what you meant to write was: “I just wanted to say that if you take a closer look at the INGREDIENTS (onions, tomatoes, CELERY and cabbage) are all GASSY foods. Low FAT.

      Go back to school, dummy.

      • your rude!

      • Maybe you should go back to school along with him so you can learn how to use quotation marks properly.

        If you’re going to be a pedantic git and lash out at other people for spelling and grammar mistakes, you should probably ensure that your own writing is error-free so you don’t end up looking like a jackass.

      • You are not very nice saying that remark

    • Amany Thabet El cherif

      u can add cummin to the soup your stomach will be great no gas

  8. Day 3, following this diet to the letter…….I am hungry, cranky, and have not lost a pound. I am so bloated that I feel like I’ve GAINED

  9. Day 1…………..IM STARVING!!!

  10. I lost 30 lbs. over maybe 3 months by eating this soup for lunch & dinner plus fat-free Greek yogurt, & low carb (lean meat, fish, eggs, very little to no fruit, salad with minimal oil & vinegar dressing, turkey bacon…) it works; I walked about an hour every day – exercise is very important. I kept the weight off for 2 yrs, gained back 10 lbs. when I started baking to bring in goodies to work. Avoid all processed foods, wheat, breads, pasta, rice, corn, starches (potatoes, bananas) and be sure to eat protein & some fats as this satisfies the appetite.
    PS. I add Aleppo pepper and a bay leaf to the soup, yum.

  11. Hi :) I am a 23 female 5’4 & I weigh 185 I have been told by my doctor that I am 50 pounds over weight. My questions is.. May I do this diet continuously till I lose more than 10 pounds, is it healthy if I do it for a whole month straight to see my progress? I am determined to lose my weigh I feel really bad & un healthy it bothers me please help.. Thanks :)

  12. I am doing this now. I can tell you, it is not easy and it takes awhile to work. If you only rely on this, it creates a failure. I add in TVP, because this is protein. You need something more and I do not care for bananas. Add in fresh herbs and garlic. I am a vegetarian, so this works. After a brutal winter, I gained 6 pounds..but this soup for me is a main-stay for my house. As it simmers, divine. Alter to your needs. And remember it is not what your weight is, it is WHO you are that counts.

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  14. Hi I wanted to know can we exercise while I’m on this diet. And I can drink 3 to 4 bowl of soup. Plz reply thanks.

  15. Hello wanted to know can we exercise while I’m on this diet. Exercise as in just walk for hour n hal. Plz reply soon i have a family wedding event coming up in August n want to lose 30 lbs. Plz i need ur help n reply soon.

    • Yes you can work out and eat as much soup as you want. That is key. You should never be hungry. Make sure you drink lots of water to.

    • Zohra,

      I have done this several times in the past. Yes, you can definitely exercise in conjunction with the diet. It will even help you lose more. Hope it helps.

    • I added organic chicken strips to the soup to help me tolerate it better and it really helped. I am also taking a supplement called skinnybodycare that has fiber in it to also help me to feel full plus I walked on the treadmill each day and felt great. The supplement helped with giving me energy. I am on day five and I’ve lost my ten lbs. Cant wait to repeat this diet exactly the same way! Yes this soup in combination with the supplement and exercise worked for me.

  16. Great diet. And the soup is delicious. I actually cheated and still lost 9 pounds! I was never hungry, but I was definitely craving snack foods.

  17. Can I do this diet for more then a week like for a month. i need to lose more then 10 pounds? Plz do tell me

  18. will try soup and fruit diet

  19. I ran across this website while researching the Cabbage Soup Diet. I literally just made this soup and its fantastic! I have never made soup before and this was simple and easy. I forgot the celery (thought I had some at home). Instead of adding the seasoning at the end I decided to add at the beginning while cooking down the veggies. The flavor really popped especially the red pepper flakes! I chose low sodium products for the diced tomatoes and chicken broth however I did add some salt in the beginning. Very impressed and will definitely bookmark this site.

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  21. I have made this soup several times and I’m not even trying to diet. Well .. Maybe 5-8 lbs. But omg!!! It’s so yummy. I have people hiring me up for it every time I make it. I make this soup on cooks wintery days instead of Chix soup because it’s just as good. Thank you so much!

  22. I find this hard to swallow especially since doing it for the last 5 days and losing not one ounce . too much sugar in my opinion . Fruit and cabbage are loaded with sugar . Fructose is bad news . One 7″ head of cabbage has almost an entire day of sugar in it and loads of salt . Then add in the salt from chicken stock ( 400mg per cup in the low salt variety ) on top of salt in cabbage and season salt etc.

    I cut out 2 strong beers with a high calorie content for sure , a 3 shot martini , two ice cream bars and two lunch meat sandwiches a day along with what eve else and I still lost nothing . so that leads me to believe that this diet contains a lot of calories . way too much fruit eating for sure .

    I give it 3 stars for its tasty menu but none for weight loss .

    • Considering a medium head of lettuce contains 29g of sugar… you use half a head in this recipe, that makes 14g. Then divide it out over the 3 days the recipe lasts. That’s less than 5 per day… I don’t think the “sugar” content in the cabbage is your issue. The fruit contains the perfect type and amount of sugar our bodies process efficiently. As for the sodium, the same amount of cabbage is 22mg of sodium which is only about 2% of your daily value… use water instead of chicken broth and don’t season anything with salt the whole 7 days. Solve your problem?

    • Natural sugars and processed sugars are two entirely different things.

    • Your not doing it right or something. I lost 7 lbs in 5 days

    • maybe your not doing it right. I lost 7 lbs in 5 days with no exercise.

  23. Made this soup tonight. And I can honestly say this is the tastiest soup I have ever eaten, I also added chilli sauce which goes great with it if you love anything hot and spicy!
    Great recipe!!
    Great diet!! :-)

  24. At first I thought…how is this going to be different from other cabbage soups. I made it and it is the best veggie soup I’ve ever made. I will keep this one. Thank you! I believe it is the red pepper flakes that makes it special.

  25. Hi ,I am fouzia and i am on day 5 but did not lose much weight as everybody is saying my husband is also following this diet strictly he also not lose much weight .we followed all the rule of this diet……….can any body help us what to do to get more results
    Thanks

  26. Hi Everybody. I’m 42 yrs old, and I’m almost done w day 2 . so far so good. I tried this recipe 20 yrs back and lost close to 30 pounds. Second time was 2 yrs ago and loss only 19 after 4 days. I have a bad knee and need to shed 10-15 lbs. to be able to get back on the elliptical glider again.
    Remember to drink plenty of water. This will help minimize or prevent headaches. On tomato day be sure to be vigilant and drink extra water to reduce risk of damage from uric acid in the tomatoes.
    Thanks for posting the recipe. Good luck to all who try(already a winning for even trying). You can do it.

  27. Loved the soup! Loved the diet! Except banana day. So I guess I cheated a bit that day, I sliced up five bananas and mixed them up with 3 yo plait lactose free yogurts (can’t do milk) love milk but it doesn’t love me.. Anyway I froze all the pieces of the bananas coated with the yogurt . And omg it tasted exactly like banana cream pie. I’m just a few hours from Completing day 6, I’ve lost 7 pounds I am so hoping for 10 at least, we’ll see what the scale says in the morning, then I’m on day 7 … :)yay! It really hasn’t been that hard of a diet, oh yeah I walk 2 miles everyday and then swim a bit. My energy level has been affected a lot! Got to have stir fry tonight, it was yummy! Treated myself and used filet mignon in the stir fry! Wish me luck two more mornings to face the scale… I feel pretty positive I can make it to ten at least! I’m going to do ww for two weeks then do this one again.! I need to lose 25 more by December 18 th!

  28. Add mushrooms! Yumm…thanks for the recipe!

  29. The good thing about this diet is that it really works! I lost 3 pounds in just my first day. Now I was drinking 6 bottles of water, working out, and I wasn’t eating after 7pm. Bad thing is I didn’t make it past three days. :( I got tired of that soup really quick. It was really hard because my husband would cook steak and potatoes. I still had to make the children all of their favorites, and I just couldn’t take it. I plan on trying this again. I am not a soup or veggie girl, but the soup was really good.

  30. also, if you wanted to add beans, tomatoes and pasta you would have a minestrone :)

  31. I love cabbage so seeing this cabbage soup recipe was something I was ready to try.I made it today and it is so delicious!!! so I’m on day one of my diet, and i can’t wait to see the results!

  32. Great diet! Tried them for a month and really worked! Wrote about it in my blog http://dietpatchhq.com/ come visit for more dieting information!

  33. Is there anything besides tomatoes? I really can’t stand them.
    Thanks

  34. how do I replace celery as its not available in the area I live ?

  35. hi everyone
    I need to loose 5 kilos I 160 metres and 62 kilos now
    day one breakfast 500 ml of warm water and an apple Lunch the soup Afternoon tea :-) an orange and coffee with splenda Dinner the soup and an apple

    could you please send tips for tomorrow? i donˊt know what veggies eat

    thanks
    roxy

  36. I just made my wonder soup a while ago. im going to start tomorrow. I am not that thin or fat. But i feel like im always bloated and sadly i also have a small muffin top. And i just notice that i gained 6lbs. Which is too much for me my weight now is 106lbs :( . I usually weigh around 100lbs. And im aiming for 92-93lbs. And by the way im just 5flat so aiming for that weight is ok. I’ve been doing some exercise and eating healthy for so long. But none of that helped me achieve my goal. Hope this will work. I will be posting some updates on my diet. If i make it. Lol. Great soup. Thanks.

  37. I’ve been losing weight (exercise and healthy/balanced eating) for almost a year and am at 53 lbs down. I still want to lose 10 lbs and started the cabbage soup diet Aug 24 in the hopes of making my goal of 62 lbs loss by Sept 10. This morning of day 3, I had gained 2 lbs, and am exhausted. Has anyone else had weight gain early on? The soup is excellent though.

    • Sadly am at the top of Day 7 and have only lost 1.6 lbs, which is close to what I have been losing on my long term diet, so it is not one that works for me. But still…. great soup.

  38. Noah Sunday DiNolan

    I have started my diet on the first of August and I only lost 3 lbs. Just for curiosity I wanted to check what was new on Divas Can Cook and I found this. Next week I am to try this diet plan on Monday. Wish me luck. I will tell you the results of my diet.
    P.S
    your soup looks delicious.

  39. I have a question: do I also have to eat the soup on day 3, 4, 6 and 7?
    Thanks.

  40. Hi everyone! This will be where I journal my week of trying this soup & diet. 1st off, for anyone asking what else we can drink on this diet? I have researched it and, water, unsweetened tea, unsweetened cranberry juice & drinks like Crystal Light, Lifewater, Fuze or, Smartwater with zero sugar can also be used. I love bananas & milk (I drink almond milk & coconut milk in general anyway). I cannot stomach regular milk anymore. Haven’t been able to for years so unlike a lot of posters here, I feel that banana/milk day will be easy for me. I guess I’ll find out. lol.

    Sunday – 8/4/13 – 9:06am. 56 yo F, 5’4, 204 lbs. Just finished making the soup. I will begin the diet tomorrow (Mon-8/5/13). During the week works best for me. Wish me luck. I will be back every day at the end of my day with updates on how I feel &, how I am doing. Good luck to everyone trying this out. Hang in there & keep your eye and mind on the end result you are all trying to achieve & use that as your motivation. I know I will need to do that myself. =0) Come on! we can do it!! woo hoo!!! – Jade out for today. Have a great Monday everyone.

  41. It’s my first time doing this diet. I’m barely about to start day 3! I’ve lost about 2 lbs so far, I’ve only done one cheat it was on day 1. I ate a subway sandwich, which I know was wrong but I was very hungry. I still think I can lose another 5 lbs I can’t imagine myself losing 15 lbs in a week but 7 yes considering I only need to lose 20 lbs to be at a healthy weight. So I’ll be doing this once a month at least! Ill also start eating healthy afterwards to continue my weight loss. I made my cabbage soup with water, and I added knorr chicken powder for flavor it’s absolutely DELISH!

  42. I made this soup and was able to use mainly fresh veggies from my garden. It is so delicious!! I am on the second day and I think it’s even better the second day. I only have two problems with this diet. First, I am allergic to banana’s. I know it is odd but yes, I am allergic to banana’s. I am wondering what I should substitute for the banana’s. Also, I CANNOT STAND the taste of yogurt, of any kind or variety. I nearly throw up anytime I try it. Wondering if I should just eat fruit or something. Any suggestions??!!

    • Have you tried yogurt whips? Doesn’t taste like yogurt at all. I know this was a while ago, but I just found the site – give it a whirl – it taste like souffle’

  43. Today is Day 2 and I’m doing ok. The soup is so delicious!! However, I am going to have a MAJOR issue come Day 4. I do not drink milk unless it’s in my cereal, and I HATE bananas. I will be eating a lot of yogurt that day. BUT…..can I eat boiled green bananas instead of yellow bananas?

  44. Day 4 and today has been tough for me, I haven’t been starving but I have been pretty tired, I guess eating bananas and drinking milk all day isn’t hat great lol. For breakfast
    Had coffee with skim milk , banana and a cup of milk, another banana mid morning and soup for lunch, banana with cup of milk mid afternoon also made some banana chips by baking sliced bananas that were not too ripe. Soup for dinner, and will have a banana and milk before bed. I am looking forward to having some meat tomorrow

  45. End of day 3, had black coffee an orange and an apple for breakfast. Had another apple at around 11 am, soup at 1 for lunch. Used my juicer and juiced a combo of celery, beets, orange, apple, cucumber and carrots and had a huge glass of it . Had soup for dinner at 6 and just ate another apple at almost 8. Towards the end of the day I noticed that I feel a little lightheaded and read that it was normal. I don’t think it’s possible to do rigorous exercise while on this diet (I did a mile and half run on day one), but you should definitely be able for go for long walks, today I went for a long walk with minor hiking with my kids. I am looking forward to tomorrow (banana and milk day) I haven’t been abnormally hungry, but I am already tired of eating the soup even though it tastes really good

  46. day 2, haven’t been feeling too hungry today, not sure why. for breakfast i had black coffee and a small bowl of soup,because there’s no way i was having raw or even steamed veggies for breakfast, lol. for lunch i am having a plate of raw cucumbers and carrots and a bowl of soup, i am sooooo looking forward to my baked potato, you just don’t know. i think the first 3 days are the hardest.

  47. Well, I did the full diet for a week and lost 2 kg (about 5 pounds) in a week. Which is pretty good considering that I only have about 10 pounds to lose, and the less you have to let go of, the more the body resists. Then – offfff course – we went on vacation and I gained back 3 pounds * sigh * Tomorrow is another day, and I’m restarting. Wish me luck, and I’ll keep you all posted. BTW, I have added leeks to the soup which gives a touch of sweetness and a smoother texture, and I had similar results as when I omit the leeks. Good luck to everyone cooking, enjoying, and reaping the results of the diet :)

  48. Started day 1 today, the soup tastes delicious, I made it with broth, I am sure it would be bland without it. So far today, i ate a peach and black coffee for breakfast ( black coffee is allowed) , at around 11 am I had a bowl of soup with a big glass of water and I am stuffed, I bought a bag of oranges and Granny Smith apples so i will be eating that throughout the day and maybe 2 to 3 more bowls of soup. You can eat as much soup as you want and honestly, the more soup you eat the more weight you lose, no need to wait for lunch or dinner, just eat whenever you are hungry. Take it one day at a time, I think it’s totally doable, and this is just to jump start my diet, i have 25 pounds I need to lose and I am changing my eating habits for good because that’s the only way to keep the weight off. I have done these diets in the past, have lost weight, and also have gone back to eating crap, so of course I gained the weight back, it’s not because you only lose water weight, it’s because I couldn’t stay away from the pasta, rice and bread I love so much, and because I didn’t practice portion control. So good luck to everyone, losing weight is something we are all capable of doing, it’s keeping it off that’s the challenge.

  49. Hi,
    Started this diet on Monday now Friday. Have been doing really well but still feel like I haven’t lost much. I’ve been following the diet to the “t”. No salt, no extras, only water etc. I do however use the items they list to the max! When it was fruit day I had lots! I mean lots! When it was veggie day I had stir fry no soy sauce and all the works of veggies. Maybe that was too much??? So today I caved and had a vodka tonic . It’s Friday and I’m 28 it’s hard not to and it’s diet tonic. Any advice?!? Would love some. In a wedding soon and need help! Thanks everyone!

  50. I like the soup, but because I am doing this diet in the summer and I live in Texas I am eating it COLD,right out of the fridge. It is much better!

    The banana day is tough because bananas make my mouth sore!!! Boo!

  51. This soup is sooooooo good! I don’t even need to lose weight and I’m eating it. My husband is as well. I made it last night and I just had soup with ground chicken breast for lunch, Yummy!! x

  52. Just started the diet today! Super excited to see where I wined up… Can you excersise? I love excersising put I’m scared to with the lack of protien

  53. can i just eat the soup and not do any of the days and still lose the 10 pounds ?

  54. Ariana Jhamille Buentello

    Oh my gosh! This soup has changed my life completely!!!! The canned tomatoes and chicken stock give it so much flavor! I usually don’t like cabbage, like at all. But with this soup I eat cabbage and other veggies without having to think twice. Even when I’m not on the 7 day diet, I find myself making this soup over and over. It’s cheap to make and has so many nutritional benefits but also tastes like a million bucks! Thanks so much for the recipe, I’ve lost 15 pounds, and counting!

  55. ok tonight i made this soup i tasted it and it was to die for and i cant barely cook anything! i added smoked turkey sausage and it took it up another level i served it with your cornbread and my husband was in heaven lol i made the strawberry cobbler girl you had me feeling like a chef my daughter also loved everything. my fav website luv you monique your like my friend in my head now lol

  56. I did this diet this past week after giving birth almost 3 months ago (I’m not breastfeeding). It was easier than I thought! I weighed myself this morning and lost 6lbs. I was hoping for more but I do feel great! I’m going to do it again next week but exercise at the same time……well I am all souped out but I think it has helped me like fruit and veggies and to make those part of your diet everyday. It also taught me that I don’t need to eat as much as I thought! Hoping I lose more next week! Oh and this recipe was great!

  57. Hi. I made this soup with a twist. I assembled and cooked all of the ingredients (except the cabbage) for 30 minute. Then, I pureed the soup with an immersion blender. I, then, added the chopped cabbage and cooked an additional 5 minutes to desired doneness of the cabbage. Mock cream of vegetable soup with noodes. And, zero points. (I am on WW). Love it. Thanks.

  58. Just made my pot of cabbage soup and it taste great! Starting the diet in the morning~ wish me luck! Good thing I love fruits and veggies. :) But I don’t know how well I’ll do on avoiding bread and junk sugars!!!

  59. will it be ok..to use water instead of chicken broth??

  60. I just tried your Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe and it is wonderful. Your addition of the Chicken broth and Seasoned canned tomatoes are the secret. I have tried 2 other Cabbage Soup Diet Recipes and they were very bland and unappetizing. Yours is awesome!

  61. Hi, i saw this quick weight loss diet & wanted to try it out,& i have just started with it today.i would like to know while doing this diet if it is ok to eat dried fruits such as Prunes,figs apricots,coz it has its natural sweetness so is it permissible…?? or will it affect my diet.will be awaiting for a quick reply.

    Thank you.

  62. I added a can of tomato paste to this soup and it tasted DIVINE!!!! Today’s my first day, I can’t wait till I’m finished with this diet! <3

  63. I made the soup and everything for the entire week yesterday. I’m in medical school so my time is limited. I have a wedding in 6 days and my bridesmaids dress doesn’t fit :( I hope this works! My first day is kind of tough. I am very hungry and have a headache. I brought 2 soups, 2 fruits bowls and 2 snacks to school, and it is NOT enough! I’m bringing 3 of everything tmrw. Wish me luck! I’ve never done any sort of dieting before.

  64. Must say the cabbage recipe is truly great. But after the 2nd day I was tired of the soup.

    I love fruit, so day 1 was the easiest day for me. Day 2 was all veggies, it was harder for me since I could not think of a veggie that I could satisfy me as a meal. Day 3 was easier, mainly ate fruit, for breakfast and lunch, dinner had hunan veggies. Day 4, had 8 bananas yogurt for breakfast, frozen yogurt for snack and yogurt for dinner.

    I have been sticking to the plan besides eating the soup on day 3 and day 4. I am on day 5 now. So ready to have salmon for lunch. I have to be creative with the tomatoes. Tomorrow should be better with Fish and Veggies.

    I have been weighing myself every day. I am down 5lbs., but those lbs came off the morning of day 2 :(, so have not seen any results since that weigh -in. I hope by morning of day 8 I will have a total of 10 lbs., but doesnt look likely.

    As far as exercising, not much, just 30 minute walk in the afternoon, and another 30 minute walk in the evening.

    Any suggestions for the last 3 days will be appreciated.

  65. hey………………..people says that it stops periods……..is that true?

  66. hey……..people says that it stops periods……is it true?

  67. I am on day 1 weight in at 67.9 kgs lets see how it goes cabbage soup is great tasting

  68. could you do this diet with just eating alot of the soup? as i done really have much time to cook the meats and do all the other things? or does the weight loss depend on the elements you have each day?

  69. Can you have tea & coffee while ur on this diet?

  70. I’m on this diet third time. When I was 23, I lost 11 lbs. Second time I done it when I was 40, lost very little :o(
    Now, I’m 42, I have four kids, the youngest is 5 month old. I’m on my day 4, lost 1lbs :o(
    I guess, the older you get, the harder it is to loose weight.
    No exercise.

  71. Tomorrow I start my cabbage doup diet..Wish me luck. These last few stories gave given me motivation.. Thanks Tam, Mikki & Sylvia. My BMI is 34.6 looking to get it down to looking to get down to153..

  72. Breakdown:
    Height 5’2
    Weight 114lbs
    Exercise 5 days a week

    I am currently on Day 2. I have never tried a diet like this before as last summer when I saw myself balloon up to 130lbs I worked it down to around 111lbs with good ol’ hard work, eating right and exercise. However, this time around I am having great troubles accomplishing what I did before and have in fact gained back all that I had additionally lost from the last point up to now, sitting currently at 114lbs. I exercise regularly and am just hoping this week of diet/discipline will help give me the mental boost and ‘real results’ I need to see as I need that push again. I’m not sure based on my on my weight and height I will be able to drop a significant amount of pounds with this diet (frankly I would be lying if I said I wasn’t skeptical) but combined with exercise and the diet I will be back to update at the end of the 7 days!
    Ps. The ‘real7daydiet’ website is more intense and goes into alot more detail. I’d suggest taking a read of that for possibly better results/understanding. (Like no yogurt on Day 4! Or just using water instead of chicken broth, but that just sound torturous)

  73. Great recipe! Today is only my day 3 but I’m satisfied so far. Having a thyroid issue, plus working out 5 days a week for two months had only showed me a 2 pound weight loss. Plus I was stuck for weeks at the same weight. After 3 days the scale actually moved 4 pounds down so I’m ecstatic. It’s definitely motivation to stick with the diet.

  74. Did this once again. I am on day 6 and from 182lbs on day 1 (5’8″) to 172 this morning. I have taken pictures every other day to keep me motivated and say “wow” when i look at how much my body (tummy/butt/thighs) are changing. And yet, I feel good on day 6. A little tired but still good. I have to say I have not followed this to a “T” (added tostitos, salsa twice this week, egg white with my veggies (on veggie day) and yogurt twice and still feel I have lost an amazing amount of weight. I did get on the treadmill once this week and walked a mile but that was it.

    I am hypothyroid and no matter how little I ate, I could never lose more than 1-2 lbs. and it would return a day or two later. I am hoping on day 8 when I weight in I will see a loss of 13 lbs. and then I plan to take 3 days off to adjust my refrigerator to healthier foods so I can maintain. Overall, I hope after the two weeks to be down to 160-165 lbs. I know for sure I have to give up the sugar, it is a definite no no in any weight loss program.

    • I really need to loose 15 lbs before vacation in June and was wondering if it possible to do the diet two weeks straight or if I need to take a break in between?

      • I have a wedding to go to as well. I have done this before, and yes, it does work. If I remember right, the diet was originally created for heart patients that need to lose a lot of weight fast so they could go in for surgery.

      • Renee – I have done this for two weeks. It was about 8 years ago and in total lost 19 lbs. I wouldn’t go any longer than that.

  75. You see – effectiveness will depend on how close to your ideal body weight you already are. Obviously, if you have a BMI of >30, then you’re likely to have the capacity to lose weight more quickly. If you’re down at 24, then it’s going to be a whole lot harder, but then you probably don’t need to lose it in the first place – shouldn’t, even.

    I’m a guy and started this with a BMI of 31. I didn’t look obese because I’m tall and get away with it to some extent. Nevertheless, I was clearly overweight and probably with a lot of visceral fat (the really dangerous stuff).

    7 days on this diet lost me 12.5 lbs (5.6kg), which is impressive.

    Very few cheats – a few extra cooked vegetables with the protein & tomato day (but the same kind of veg. that’s in the soup anyway). A bit of beetroot on day 2. Swapped days 5 & 6 around. Nothing significant. Probably consumed about 2.5l-3l of water each day (85oz – 100oz).

    I did some exercise too – two hard bike rides of about 4 miles and two sessions at the gym, including some weights work and some CV.

    Anyway – very pleased with the result, though I know it’s totally unsustainable. Nevertheless – the principles are good. Largely reducing carbohydrates, not mixing protein & carbohydrates, drinking much more water, avoiding snacking & sugars, lots and lots of fruit & vegetables. Actually, I worked out about 14 different recipes that I could live on for ever. I like strong flavors, spicy food and a feeling of satisfaction, so I needed to factor these in to my recipe ideas. All done and I think it’s sustainable, when combined with the necessary exercise.

  76. I have done this diet a few times over the years and have always done very well on it. So I lost the paper that my grandma had given me many many years ago when I was a teen which had the recipe and instructions on it….so I googled it and found this recipe. Its a little different then the original cabbage soup diet but sounded soooo much better! :) I made it today and it is delicious! Even my toddler though it was yummy. Today is day one…..so we will see if it works about the same! :)

  77. Day 4 and lost 5.5 pounds. Day 2 was the hardest for me but now, I am making a point of losing as much as I can. Cabbage soup is actually very good. My kids like it as well. So, I add quoina to their soup and they really enjoy it along with their regular dinner. I feel better already and the bloated feeling I had before starting this diet is going away. I am looking forward to see my final results and start my weight watchers diet to lose additional 10 pounds and I will be back to my normal self. Great diet!!!!

    • Hello,
      Thanks everyone for the updates, it’s so inspiring. I’ve been doing this diet on an off for years, usually stopping at day 3. Can anyone tell me if you GAIN weight from day 4 by eating so many bananas which are a high sugar fruit? I’m tempted to go all the way for the 7 days, and possibly a little longer to drop 5 KG/11 Pounds. Thanks! :)

  78. WOW!!! Is all I can say… I started this diet on April 16th (158.5) and completed on yesterday & lost a total of 10LBS (148.5)!!! Oh yea! Love it Love It!!!

  79. I couldn’t find chicken broth instead I brought chicken stock would it still work?

  80. I have 14lbs to lose so thought this would help kick start my motivation.
    Only on Day 1 and although the soup taste great. I’m finding it hard. I think it is because I no so many things are off limits. Day 2 tomorrow and I’m feeling really positive looking forward to day 4. Just need to get there.

  81. Hi,

    Discovering that I am 15 pounds overweight and I feel very bloated, I spoke to my mom who has lost weight on this diet. Today is day 1 of my diet and am ready to lose at least 7 to 10 pounds during this week. I have little kids and there are times when I feel blah but that is due to feeling overweight. So, I am ready and my kids like the way cabbage soup smells. It smells delicious and it actually tastes goooooood. Wish me luck!!!!

  82. Do you eat the soup all 7 days???

  83. Thank you so much for this recipe. I’m doing this diet now, and the soup is a lifesaver. I usually have it for lunch and I end up feeling super satisfied! I make it kinda spicy, which makes it really good. I’m on day 4 now and just ran out of soup, I will definitely make another batch tonight for the last three days of the diet!

  84. Let me just tell you first I am currently living in Egypt working as an international school teacher so you already know my eating habits are CRAZY! At any rate, they seem to have no canned tomatoes here which I would say is weird since thats their favorite vegetable here. So I made stewed tomatoes jazzed that bad boy on up and mixed it into your recipe for this soup and CHILLLEEEE ! Hmm this may not be a 7 day diet for me, more like 30days LOL.. Thanks girl.. try it with homemade stew tomatoes its to die for and still flavorful

  85. I am trying the cabbage soup diet next week as a quick fix for a vacation I am going on. I hear alot of good results come from it and I am getting lazy with the whole diet and exercise plan I have been on and not seeing results fast enough. My question is that I am a vegetarian and I usually eat the Morning star and meat-less meat as my protein, would you think that it would interfere with the overall cabbage diet for the days you have to eat meat. Any thoughts??

  86. I started the soup diet yesterday, and so far I am doing good :), but I have a question: can I switch days, like eat whatever in day 4 in day 3 and vice versa?

  87. Hi everyone I start my cabbage soup today, so its kinda OK. Wish me luck guys.

  88. ok- 5 stars for this recipe (if you eat it once…lol) I am finishing day 6 of the 7 days (tomorrow is the last day- Praise Jesus!) I have to tell you- KUDOS to you for makin it to day 3 before you got tired of eating soup…I made it to day 1 and thought “holy Hannah- if I gotta eat this allllllll week, Imma not make it”. I followed a lot of your suggestions- I ate greek yogurt (flavored) on the milk/banana day, and had frozen yogurt after dinner that night. I weighed myself this morning- down 10.5 pounds. I am excited to see where I end up on Monday morning. (I made my husband do this too- as I told him if he didn’t, he would be eating a lot of PB&J…out on the porch). It’s not easy, but has been worth it, if you need to see results!
    Ok, back to the soup- It is delicious! I doubled the recipe, as I made it for 2 people, and used a huge head of cabbage. It lasted us until Thursday (but my husband ate a lot more of it than me, and I honestly didn’t eat it every day…) I think this would be AMAZING on a cold day, with cornbread. Thanks for posting!

  89. Hello,

    I have tried the diet several times with wonderful results. One day 4 (banana and milk day) I make banana ice cream by chopping and freezing a banana, placing in a blender with a pad of milk to aid in the blending process. It really turns out looking and tasting like banana ice cream and is a wonderful treat for day 4 of the diet. I hope this helps!

  90. I am going to do this for an entire month and include exercise and more protein and less sugar. I will keep everyone up to date as weeks go by.

  91. 3/31 – 4/1. I made the soup last night and gave it a try. I like spicy food so mine has a pretty good kick to it. I weighed myself this morning and came in at 185 on the nose. Apparently cutting down on the beer last week helped kick start this cleanse relatively well. It is almost 11:00 am and I cannot wait for lunch and the soup. So far this morning I have had 3 bottles of water, a bunch of watermelon and some grapes. I am starving!

  92. wow! there’s a LOT of stupid people out there!

  93. I am starting this diet on 4/1 – however I am using this week to take care of some other things, so I am basically making this a 13 day diet. A few things about me. I am 39 year old male, I am 5’6″ tall and weigh aprox 195 pounds. I am likely 30 pounds overweight and carry it all in my gut! I typically drink anywhere from 6-8 beers a day, thus this week I am cutting back one beer per day till Sunday when I will be down to 1 and then beginning Monday I will start this diet. Due to the amount of calories / carbs I usually take in per day with the beer, I would anticipate anywhere from 20-25 pounds lost over the next 13 days. I will continue to update on the progress. Good luck to everyone else!

  94. Hi ruki thank you for your inspiration, my word u must be a big woman wanting to lose more than a stone, u shouldn’t have gone Crzy with your lidl shopping. Anyway look forward to your next commets

  95. Hi just a quick up date It’s my 3rd day and I hav lost 9lbs. I have been exercising. And I am having 2 to 3 cups of tea. A cup of tea is a must for me morning , midday , n about 3ish. Am drinking loads of water. What I have done av got a Callander and ticking of days that helps. One more thing I will not eat after 7 if am really Hungry I will have fruit or veg. I will keep up dating.

    • Keep it up! I admire your ability to exercise with this detox…I found after the 4th day that I felt a bit down. I am on day 6 now, and felt fairly weak today- although I feel fine otherwise. I cannot imagine workin out (although I chase a 1 year old, so maybe that is a bit of a workout?) Congrats!

  96. Hi I have made the cabbage soup and I have started it I really need to loose 14pounds and hoping to carry it on for 2 weeks. I have also started exercising I am finding it hard cause its my 2nd day. So u can imagine how my normal diet would be. I will keep in touch with my progress. Good luck for all you who are on it know.

  97. Awesome soup. Thank you for the recipe :)

  98. I just tried some of this soup and i was so surprised, it’s delicious!!!! The chicken broth makes a big difference. Also I’m not a very good cook but this recipe was extremely easy to make. thanx for showing us this!!!!

  99. Cooked up this today and i really liked it ! Was very tasty..so suprised !!

    Will be starting diet tomorrow, feeling motivated !

    Although i love the soup, im not sure if i can eat it for the 7 days…wish me luck !!!

  100. Milk and banana day sounds great! Put milk,banana,crushed ice and a little splenda and whip it up.

    Absolutely delicious.

  101. The soup was yummy:) I did it for 7 days and lost 2.15kgs or 4lbs, I actually cheated a lot on day 6 & 7 had too much carbs but still lost 2.15kgs which is good lol.

  102. Love this soup! Right now I am on the fifth day of the diet and i lost 5 pounds.

  103. Great diet…! I recommend this to everyone trying to lose weight fast… First day was the hardest and caught a couple of headaches in the beginning but overall, it was worth it…! I am 10 pounds lighter, no guy, and am ready to start building on my abs…! Thanks so much for this recipe…!!!! :-) would not let me rate the recipe, but I give it a 5…!

  104. Okay ladies here’s the deal. First let me start by giving you some information about myself.
    *30 yrs old
    *Weight at start – 161lbs Height 65 inches or 5’5
    *Workout schedules – Twice a week
    *Medical conditions -Fibromyalgia/Migraines/Insomnia
    I made the soup with all the ingredients Monique instructed us to use except I did not use any red pepper or oregano except for what was in the canned tomatoes. The soup was easy to make and it was actually pretty good my kids even liked it! Now let’s get down to business. I started on a Monday.

    After the completion of the diet I will say that it was not worth it. Most of the weight is water weight. Eliminating protein from your diet completely is not healthy so I didn’t do that 100% by day 3 I added blackbeans to my soup which didn’t affect my weight loss at all. I bought a vegan salad with Romaine lettuce, black beans, onions and peppers, with mild sauce*nothing but tomatoes from Chipotle, a restaurant in our area. I also snacked on walnuts, almonds, and brazil nuts from time to time, because I am not the type to eat a lot of vegetables.

    Something I discovered was steamed collard greens with tomatoes, garlic, and onions. Delicious! I completed 6 days of the 7 day diet and kept some of the habits and that is what it is about. Today is day 9 and I weigh156 lbs. so 5lbs isn’t bad, but my weight fluctuates everyday. I have learned it is also about bodyfat not ju st what it says on the scale. This diet has been a success in that I am more willing to eat fruit and veggies, but I would not do this for serious weight loss that you want to keep off and a real life change. Consider the Mediterranean diet for those who want something to follow and include exercise. In my opinion this is much more healthy and I would not even consider it to be a diet, but I’m no expert!!! Why did I try this diet, the same reason many of us do, for fast results. Most of us like to know that our efforts are paying off, but in the end this diet just does not give long term results but if you need something fast so you can fit into that FABULOUS DRESS or look sexy on vacation, go for it!!!

    • Just made the soup but apart from water/skimmed milk what else can you drink. I’m a big coffee head

      • I have read that you can drink unsweetened tea with this diet. So, if you need your caffiene fix there ya have it! I like Earl Grey….

        Also, my coworker said she could not sacrafice her dunkin doughnuts coffee and drank it every day and she did lose 7lbs on the diet.

    • Well I made my soup yesterday all this week I’ve been on a low carb diet and I’ve gone straight into this diet so I had the soup for dinner yesterday it was nice ish :)

  105. MONIQUE! You are amazing and my new favorite website!

    For all the picky eaters out there: I don’t like veggies, AT ALL! I would like to add this is also my second time even eating a tomato and my FIRST time eating cabbage! I almost made the soup just to throw it out because I was so nervous. But instead, I put on my big girl panties and gave it a taste (a good one too with bit of everything, so it wasn’t cheating) and I LOVE IT! As I clean up the kitchen I find myself coming back for more tastes.

    Thank you Monique for such an amazing recipe and I will for sure be a loyal follower after this. I am going to go searching for that smoothie recipe you mentioned earlier on this page!

  106. Wow! I made this tonight and I am surprised how delicious this turned out. I followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I did differently was that I used my hand blender to do a few quick pulses to just very slightly blend part of the soup to bring the flavors together a little bit more. I left majority of the soup chunky. This soup doesn’t taste diet-like at all. Yum!

  107. im going to make the soup this week but im not going to follow the diet itself. i really hate bananas and can’t force myself to eat them. im going to have a shake in the morning and soup for lunch and dinner and also have a quinoa salad thrown in there. im hoping that this will jump start some weight loss finally. my daughter is now 18mths old and i’ve been eating healthy and went gluten free and still can’t lose the weight. i’ve actually gained weight and have high blood pressure as a result. im hoping that if i lose some weight my blood pressure will drop some.

  108. Thanks for the tasty soup recipe. It certainly was flavourful enough to keep me going. One tip for the banana and milk day…..I mixed bananas with cultured coconut milk and then froze it to make a treat. I try not to eat dairy hence the coconut but certainly using yogurt would result in the same treat! Delicious and it really made me feel like I was cheating! One tip…..if you do this then make sure that while it freezes you stir every half hour so that it doesn’t crystallize.

  109. I had a bag of cabbage left over from a recipe and didn’t want to waste it. So I googled cabbage soup (I have fond memories of the soup my grandmother made) and found all these sites about the cabbage soup diet. I really liked what Diva said about each day and thought I’d try it.
    I have made drastic lifestyle eating changes over the last 6 months by following the New Sonoma diet, also called the Mediterranean diet. But I have been stuck at a 15-20# weight lose for a very long time now. Yes, I have been cheating but I have not been able to keep myself out of the garbage drawer and limit my portions. I am now on day 2 of the cabbage diet and so far I have had no issues. I am not hungry and I especially love the idea that I can eat whenever I am hungry. My husband LOVES the soup so it only lasted for 4 meals. I always use fresh herbs in my cooking thanks to the Sonoma diet and the flavor of the soup is outstanding. Most other diets limit the eating of fruits, which I love, so
    day 1 was a real treat.

  110. So I found similar recipes on other sites….ncan I use fresh tomatoes instead of sodium loadad processed stewed or canned tomatoes??

  111. I am loving this diet! I’m on day 3 and already down 7 pounds! I started at 169 lbs 5’7. And I am so happy with the results… I did forget to eat my potato on day 2 and on day 3 I am completely drained… but I sneaked in a yogurt and instantly got some energy back, then some soup and I am good.

    I can already see results and it makes me soo happy… The only thing I did different in my soup was use garlic powder instead of actual garlic and I seasoned with lemon pepper. Everything else was the same.. I love this soup so much I made double the recipe and I ran out on lunch of day 3. Gotta make some more! You can really eat as much soup as you like!

    Can’t wait to see how much weight I lose! Miami Vacation coming next month!

    My friend did tell me that this diet basically is just getting rid of water weight so I wonder how long this diet will stay effective.

    • I’m down 14 pounds! I must have been eating really unhealthy! LOL I’m gonna extend the diet until the weekend and then take a break.

      BEST DIET EVER!

  112. I came across this recipe/diet last week. I finally got around to making it this morning and used low sodium V8 juice as the base instead of the chicken broth. Another site suggested it. Also, I didn’t use the red pepper flakes nor any salt. I made mine in the crock pot. I simply washed the veggies, cut everything up and threw them in. Six hours later, I tried it and I have to say that it tastes really good! I don’t think I’ll have any problems eating it each day. I’m starting tomorrow and I will re-post here with my progress. I am overweight by 50 pounds now (I’m 48 yrs old, female and 5’4″). For the past month I really have started eating a lot better. I’ve completely cut out processed foods (no boxed stuff at all), cut out sugar in my coffee, and not drinking as much coffee, not using sugar anywhere else, started eating more veggies and fruit and have been walking 2 miles each day. I’m also eating salmon and tuna most of the time and drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. I started drinking hot green tea with a squeeze of lemon to replace the coffee I used to drink more often and I started taking a multivitamin. Over the last month I’ve lost eight pounds. So that was encouraging. Other than being over weight and having a low thyroid level…I’m pretty healthy and somewhat active. I have always walked, biked and kayaked when in season. But I’ve never really had the willpower to cut out sweets and sugar. I’ve basically been eating wrong most of my life. I’ve rarely eaten fast food but I am someone who really enjoys eating out at cute cafes with friends and family. I’ve tapered that down but when I do go out to eat I’m only ordering salads or half sandwiches. Anyway, I’m writing all this because about a month ago I tipped the scale at 200 lbs. It really hit me hard, even though I’ve pretty much hovered around 180 for the past 20 years. So that combined with turning another year older really changed my thinking. This past month has been effortless, I haven’t “cheated” on this “diet” at all. I truly think that if one sets their mind to do something, they can do it. So why am I trying this cabbage soup diet? I know that a lot of fitness trainers, etc are against diets like this and suggest more exercise and eating better. I would agree, but if you’ve never been really over-weight I think it might be hard to grasp or understand that not everyone has the willpower or motivation to stick to such a drastic lifestyle change. Many times I tried but failed because I didn’t see quicker results. I’m trying this cabbage soup diet for the week because even though I’ve already seen results by losing 8 lbs, I feel I need some extra motivation. I also feel that it’s a much healthier alternative to diet pills and powders. I spoke to my doctor about it and she said that (for me) she can’t see the harm in eating this menu for one week. I also feel that if I can lose 10 more pounds that I will see a change in how my clothes fit and in turn I know that that will motivate me even more. Best of luck to everyone who tries this cabbage diet. I would love to hear about peoples progress, it helps motivate me :-)

    • Good Job Mary!
      I’m so excited for you and your journey. And I agree, if we finally set our minds to being healthy and make a few habits its much easier than everyone imagines. I did great eating healthy and working out in january. February has been a slow start so i need to get back on track so I will make this soup tomorrow and hit the gym!

      Good luck to everyone.

      Be happy, and be beautiful you!

    • Loved reading your story… I to was almost 170 a yr ago and now I have been eating healthy but I really got off track at Xmas with my 5 grandkids here, I went all out… so I have been trying NOT to crave the sweets and eat too much fruits to stay within my calorie allowance. I am 60 yrs young lol and 5’3″ I would love to keep in touch with you to see how you are doing and maybe help each other out with ideas and suggestions and maybe just for inspirtation and enouragement… looking forward to hearing from you.. tomorrow I am going to go out and buy all I need to make this soup.. I will double the recipe to last 7 days. thanks
      Val

    • Hi Mary! I read your post regarding the cabbage soup diet. You stated that you would post an update. Well, If you have I am unable to locate it and if not can you please do so? Your age and body type is a lot like mine and I am carious about the effectiveness of that wonderful soup.

      I look forward to your reply!

      Sincerely,
      Venus

    • @Bolivia how did it turn out after the 7 days? How much weight did you lose? I’m on day 1 for the 2nd time. I want kfc real bad and I never craved it before

  113. I did make the soup today and such great colors and it really taste good.

  114. I have lost 7 lbs in 4 days!

  115. I need to drop some pounds and I am planning to do this recipe. Just watching the video it look so good I love cabbage and vegetables so this will work for me.

  116. The soup is awesome. What is OK to drink on this diet? Just water? Does herbal tea count towards your water intake? Is a glass of red wine off limits?

  117. I’m on day 4, banana/milk and it’s killing me. I HATE milk and can’t wait for lunch so I can eat soup! This is supposes to curb our desire for sweets? I’m not craving sweets, I’m craving a big, fat, juicy burger about now.

    The soup is much better than I had expected. Spices really make a difference. I don’t even miss the salt. My husband isn’t following the diet but he likes the soup too and eats it with me but with a big hunk of bread slathered in butter. It doesn’t bother me though. I think it’s funny. He doesn’t want to tempt me so he hides when he eats foods I can’t have. He acts like a closet eater, it’s hilarious!

    I’m down 4 lbs and can’t wait for day 5…MEAT!

  118. Day One- What can you drink besides water?

  119. Iam on my 7th day today and I lost 5 pounds….I cheated a lot and still lost 5 pounds….water is the key for diet. ..thanks diva

  120. I have been on this diet for 2 days and I chronically suffer from migraines …I have NOT had any headaches but I am craving tons of snacky foods !! It’s killing me .. I am excited that I have only 5 days left..And I hope to lose the 10 pounds ;)

  121. They use this diet for heart surgery patients that need to drop weight fast before surgery. That is how I first heard about it. In the version I had on tomato day you could only have steak. It was my favourite day, Huge BBQ’d steak and no guilt.
    The soup actually uses more calories to break down the cabbage then it does to eat it, this is why it works so well. You get full and are actually burning calories. The first time I did it with no cabbage (thought I hated cabbage) and while I lost 2 lbs, didn’t compare to the 7 I lost when I tried it with the cabbage.

  122. Asking questions are actually pleasant thing if you are not understanding anything entirely, except this post gives fastidious understanding
    even.

  123. I started this diet. I am on my second day. o_0. I am going to complete this!!! My craving for carbs are crazy!!
    Pray for me! LOL :)

  124. I am trying this diet for the first time. I used fire roasted canned diced tomato to add some heat to the soup – worked great! Anyone know if tofu is a good protein to use on day 5&6?

  125. Please be careful of these diets. Make sure you do your research. The calories in this plan are dangerously low and can cause migraines and fatigue. If you have high blood pressure, do not add salt and minimize the use of bullion in this soup. More importantly, this diet (like many others) will not keep the weight off for most people. In order to lose weight (and to keep it off) you must make a lifestyle change and a life-long commitment to healthy eating and exercise. Our bodies don’t do well under drastic changes (e.g. sudden drop in necessary calories), gradual change is healthier and has a lasting effect. That said, this recipe does look very healthy for you (as long as it is paired with other healthy foods through out the day which include protein, carbohydrates, and sufficient amount of calories to function). It looks like it might be good with some chickpeas or beans for added protein.

  126. I loved making this soup!! It is delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!

  127. This cabbage soup was out of this world!!! Never really ate cabbage before but I will definitely make this again… I forgot to add the carrots but it was still good regardless! My boyfriend swore that he hated cabbage but he finished the whole pot and told his co-workers that he made it lol! Thanks Monique… another hit recipe!

  128. can we eat curd with vegetable

  129. this looks so good I am going to get all the fix’ng’s for this and have it tonight… can’t wait 7lb in 7-days really excited…

  130. This is great also without the chicken broth for vegetarians. Water or vegetable broth. The cabbage has this great natural sweetness. Yummy!

    YourAvon.com/lshowell

  131. This is more then I normally eat in a day. I have an issue with my legs and I don’t move as much as most people there by requiring less caloric intake. I’m afraid I’ll gain weight or wont lose any at all. Any suggestions?

    • Julie, I have an issue with my legs also so I feel you on that part! I’ve done this before with no exercising and only lasted til day 4 and lost 10 pounds. With no exercise, it just burns the fat already on you and nothing extra. This next time I do it, I’m going to add a few exercises that work with my legs so that I don’t overdo it but can still lose more than I would by just being on the diet.

  132. YUM. Thank you for the recipe. I made it with a mix of veggie and beef broth.

  133. i did it and i lost 6 pounds in 7 days. Thank you

    • I am on this cleanse right now, and by day 4 have already lost 4.5lbs. Since you completed this already, and lost 7 lbs., did you keep the weight off? Or did it come right back once you started eating outside of the diet guidelines?

  134. I’m taking my calories and would love to approximately know how many calories are in this soup..Im not doing the 7 day diet but i think this soup is healthy enough to eat on a daily basis instead of sugar and sweets..

    I made this soup today and it’s down right delicious..I took a chance because i don’t like cabbage but this soup is great..

  135. I lose 7 pounds in 6 days eating no Meat Thank you Mrs. Diva

  136. This is day one and i am doing good so far. the cabbage soup is delicious and filling. im enjoying my fruit. Can i use spenda sweetner on my stawberrys?

  137. am doing this diet. and wow i hate the banana day too. but i have not try making the soup yet. thanks for uploading :D
    but can i make it for 7 day…? fridge and microwave everyday ?

  138. I am so going to do this! After Thanksgiving that is lol or maybe before give my self some eating room lol. your Recipe is much more appealing than the original one. I am so excited i can hardly wait, please dont remove this one or the Macaroni anytime soon. Do you have a recipe book i can buy?

  139. Are you only supposed to drink water this week other than milk and juices? Is drinking water allowed?

  140. Can you plzzz tell me how do make the baked cinniomon apples that you eat in the morning for your breakfast or is that a store bought item? I want to follow the diet as muh as possible using the menu that you use.BTW I have been coming to your site for over a year now and you have helped me soooo much with cooking that reminds me of my grandmothers.I am a mother of 3 and I do a lot of home cooking and I just want you to know that you are a big part of that!!! Michelle, Inkster MI

  141. This diet is great!!! I am on my 7th day and have lost 16 pounds!!! Day 4 was my favorite day because I ate frozen yogurt and lost 2 pounds that day!! What a great way to start off a healthy lifestyle change!!

  142. Thanks!!! I am going to start this next week, hopefully it will works for me since I have a goal of 25 lbs to lose in 2 months! Tell us more about your smoothie diet!
    Has anybody tried this recently? please give an update on your results, I’d love to hear bout them!

  143. I just finished making this and I must say it is sooo good, now I can say I made homemade soup! I will be trying this diet next week! Thanks for the recipe! :D

  144. I’m defintly gonna try this! 10 pounds. I have a question though. Does this diet still work if I’m not overweight? Also is it safe? Because some people say not to lose more than 2 pounds a week. Thanks for replying

  145. I really want to have a go at this diet! does the soup last a long time, like the whole week from this recipe? or will i have to make more? :) x

  146. OMG, this diet really works. I did it twice a year or so ago and lost 19 lbs in two weeks with no exercise. I did gain about 8 back but am doing it again soon.

  147. Hey!!! Can I use greek yogurt or do you use regular milk yogurt? And how do you make your baked apples for day 1? Thank you :))

  148. Any additional exercise while you were on this diet? I want to have a go at this! :D thanks for sharing

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