Cabbage Soup Diet- Review of Benefits, Effects and Dosage

 7-day Cabbage Soup Diet

There are many methods discovered in the modern era for weight loss. Despite from the exercises and supplements, food is very famous.

When we take a closer look for the diet plans so there is a cabbage soup diet plan is well known.

The cabbage soup diet is not only involves a soup, but it can combine a fruits, vegetables and meat.

The time period of cabbage soup diet is valid for the seven days, the results may be unpredictable because it is a low calorie diet.

Other names:

Mayoclinic diet or Scared Hospital Diet is another name of a Cabbage soup diet. The reason behind of this name is that, the diet is developed in the hospital for the purpose of rapid surgery for the weight loss.

The diet had gained the most popularity in the 1950’s and 1980’s, then after well known by the Dolly Parton Diet, Trans World Airline (TWA) stewardess flight attendants diet.

Nutritional Value Chart Of Cabbage Soup Diet:


Amount Of Nutrients
Calories 415
Protein 15g (31%)
Dietary Fiber 27g (108%)
Calcium  47%
Iron 34%
Magnesium 35%
Copper 21%
Vitamin A 80%
Vitamin C 586%

Guaranteed To Lose Up The 10 Pounds In One Week:

The diet is usually responsible for losing up the weight around 4.5 kg and 10Ibs (In pounds).

The diet should not be longer than a week, if there is only a purpose of weight loss and slimming down.

The Cabbage Soup Recipes Table:

You need a following ingredients to make a cabbage soup diet.

Ingredients Quantity
Onions (Chopped) 2
Tomatoes   2 Can
Celery  6
Green Peppers 2
Head Cabbage 1
Carrots 3
Mushrooms 1 Package
Bouillon Cubes 1-2
Water 4-6 Cups
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Water 4-6 Cups

How to make?

  • Wash all the veggies with water and chop into cubes.
  • Heat an olive oil in a pan and then add a chopped onion into a large pot, allow onions begins to sweat within a couple of minutes around 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining veggies into a pot with water, add bouillon cubes and other seasonings (if do you want).
  • Let the veggies boil, then turns the heat into medium around 25-30 minutes.
  • You can add the salt, pepper, herbs or spices and hot sauce. There is also the option of adding non starch vegetables, green beans and spinach.

The Diet Plan TO Lose Up The 10 Pounds In A Week:

The diet plan is composed with the diet for seven days.

7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet Plan

Each day was designed with the special foods for reaching up the desired goal.

There is some rules are mentioned below for the seven days.

1. Day First:

The Combination Of Cabbage Soup And Fruits:

Start your cabbage soup diet with a cabbage soup and the fruits, at all  day. Skip the banana from your food list in the first day because it can disrupt your 7 day diet plan.

2. Day Second:

The Combination Of Cabbage Soup And Vegetables:

The second day of your diet plan begins with the vegetables and cabbage soup.

Root vegetables and leafy green vegetables are recommended for second day instead of other vegetables, peas, corn and beans. End a day with baked potato with some butter oil on it.

3. Day Third:

The combination of fruits and vegetables to cabbage soup diet:

Start your third day with both vegetables and fruits with a cabbage soup.

Make sure you don’t have any starch vegetables and fruits that are responsible for some unfavorable result.

4. Day Four:

The sweet day:

Day four is usually designed to fulfill the sweet demands. Eat banana and drink milk to overcome your cravings towards the sweet.

5. Day Five:

Beef And Tomatoes:

You can add beef meat on this day and some tomatoes. The quantity of beef is about 300-500g  or 10-20 ounces, in which you may add a fresh fish and chicken, baked meat is better.

The fresh tomatoes are required approximately 5-6. Six or eight glasses of water may help your body to cleanse out the uric acid from the body.

6. Day Six:

Beef And Vegetables:

Day six is designed for the beef and vegetables. You can add some fish, meat depends upon your desire.

7. Day Seven:

Fruit Juices, Vegetables And Brown Rice:

The time to add some fruit juices in your diet plan but without adding a sugar.  You can also add some vegetables, brown rice with cabbage soup diet for seven days.

Substitution In Seven Day Diet Plan:

You can do some substitution in this diet plan such as a calorie free beverages, glass of water and tea which is free from the sweet.

Multivitamins are playing rule to fulfill the nutrient deficiencies that are caused by the result of cabbage soup diet.

The Cabbage soup is must on all above seven days.

Benefits Of Cabbage Soup Diet

Easy For Your Wallet And Good For Your Budget:

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup Recipe

The diet is very cheap, even you can get it with only  few dollars as it is an inexpensive vegetable and easy in making without giving a kick on your wallet.

The cabbage soup diet for losing up the weight is better than a weight loss supplement that cost more.

1. Rich In Fiber And Vitamin C:

The cabbage is includes in a vegetable that are considered as a superfood, it is loaded with a high content of a fiber and an abundant source of Vitamin C.

2. Make you feel full by pump up the satiety level:

Cabbage is a vegetable that can stimulate a satiety level in between the meals.

Cabbage is a low calorie diet that makes you feel full by stops the food cravings or suppressing appetite and delays the process of digestion.

According to the different studies, it is proved that eating a low calorie food can burn up the more fat. 

3. Cleanse And A Detox Diet:

The fiber benefits is not only limited to makes you feel full but it also works as cleanse, it regulates a proper function of the digestive system.

The cabbage allows you, for an intermittent fasting and removes all toxins or harmful compounds from the body.

Side Effects Of Cabbage Soup Diet

Cabbage soup diet is loaded with only 800 calories, which does not match with your daily calorie requirement:

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The cabbage soup diet is usually not recommended more than a week due to having a low calorie amount that can imbalanced your body essential nutrients.

The diet is not a starvation food, but due to low amount of calories, you cannot fulfill a required amount as 1000 calories.

It carries about 800 calories, whereas an average person demands 1,200 calories (women) and 1,500 calories (men), so it is recommended to consult with a doctor before following this plan.

The Diet With Less Nutritional Value Can Imbalanced The Amount Of Essentian Nutrients Into Your Body:

Generally, a low calorie diet is followed under the supervision of a doctor due to proper designed a nutritional value into your diet, despite from the low calorie, also contains a low amount of nutrients such as fluctuation between the carbohydrates, fat and calories, low in vitamins and minerals, even it is free from the protein source.

There is not such a bad side effects of deficiencies in vitamins and mineral content for about a one week, you can overcome these lacking with the multivitamins, but ignoring other essential or vital nutrients can lead to the complains of dizziness, fatigue or a weakness during the continuation of this diet.

Other side effects:

Meanwhile, low in calorie as well as nutritional value, diet is rich in the fiber content that can create a complains of cramping and a flatulence as a major side effect.

There are some cases also reported which is associated with the gallbladder and gallstones blockages in those people who are using a cabbage soup diet for more than a week or a long time period.

The phenomena behind this complications are that when you are eating a diet with high content of fat, a digestive juice from the gall bladder can play a role in the breakdown of fats, but in an empty stomach, there is a risk of forming a gallstone due to the absence of fat content.

The gallbladder is common in those, which are on a low calorie diet from a long time duration.

The cabbage soup diet may be harmful to the diabetic patient because it can lower the blood sugar level.

The drastic or rapid weight loss can be harmful to you.

My Final Advice For The Readers:

Plenty of water and cabbage soup, a dose of multivitamin can make easy or this diet plan or pump it for the seven days.

Cabbage Soup Diet For Rapid Weight Loss

It is always recommended to check or consult with your doctor before following any weight loss methods including seven day diet plan with cabbage soup.