I came across the Cabbage Soup Diet a year ago after some girlfriends of mine decided to go on it to lose some weight for swimsuit season. At first, I thought it sounded awful. I’m not really big on cabbage soup in my everyday life. However, after my friends reported back to me, I had a change of heart. Several pounds lighter and feeling refreshed and detoxed, they still hold up very healthy eating habits as a result of the 7-day diet that they did many, many months ago.
The diet itself is a bit daunting upon reading the rules. Each day has only a limited set of foods that you can eat, and while those change every day, the namesake cabbage soup is allowed every day in as much quantity as desired. As a lover of cooking and having fun with limited ingredients, I couldn’t help but want to make a menu for these seven days so I could enjoy myself while essentially cutting myself off from the usual pleasures of eating whatever I want.
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