Canadian Diet – Cabbage Soup
With this regimen, you can lose four pounds in a week. Cabbage soup, whose recipe comes from Canada, melts fat and cleanses the body. This diet was first applied to patients undergoing surgery.
Recipe: to make three liters of soup – 1 small cabbage, 4 cloves of garlic, 2 onions, 4 sprigs of leek, 2 tomatoes, 2 sprigs of celery, 2 red or green peppers, 2 small eggplants, 3 asparagus, 3 liters. water, a bunch of thyme, a bunch of parsley, 3 bay leaves, pepper and a little salt. Wash, peel, cut, put in a pot and boil for an hour.
Principles of the scheme:
1. You can consume unlimited cabbage soup. It has a diuretic effect, and the presence of fiber and slow-degrading sugars suppresses the feeling of hunger for hours to come.
2. Drink 1.5 liters of water a day to speed up the process of removing toxins.
3. When you reintroduce protein into your diet, focus on fish, poultry, hard-boiled eggs and soy cheese.
4 Forget bread, sweets, sugary drinks, alcohol and salty crackers for the first week and during the stabilization regime.
Day 1: Unlimited soup and fruit (no bananas). Tea or coffee without sugar.
Day 2: Soup and steamed vegetables (not beans, potatoes, peas and corn) seasoned with lemon juice.
Day 3: soup, fruit and vegetables as desired.
Day 4: soup, vegetables and white cheese.
Day 5: soup and 300 g of meat or fish – grilled or boiled.
Day 6: soup, vegetables, lean meat or fish in the quantity you want.
Day 7: soup, brown rice and vegetables in desired quantity.
After the seventh day, you stop the soup and go on a stabilization regime with lots of protein (meat, eggs, fish, white cheese) and steamed vegetables. Bread is introduced gradually, at first one slice a day. If you feel like you’re gaining weight, spend one day a week on soup only.
Nutritionist’s opinion: Advantages – you lose weight quickly and safely if you apply the diet in a short time. The body does not suffer from a lack of vitamins, muscle mass is not lost, as proteins are already included on the fourth day.
Cons – Cabbage can cause stomach bloating. The caloric value is only 500 calories per day, and if you quickly restore the previous diet, you can regain the pounds.