Cabbage Soup Diet

The cabbage soup diet is a very strict temporary diet plan and is for anyone wishing to lose weight fast. The diet plan is a low-fat, high in fibre, diet that will help you get into a healthy shape quickly, especially if you have a wedding or holiday coming up.

It works by letting you eat as much cabbage soup as you like every day - enough to keep you full. Although not suitable for long-term weight loss, it provides a good kick-start for getting on a more moderate long-term eating plan.

Pros Cons
  • Eat as much fat and protein as you wish
  • Increase in protein – decrease in food cravings
  • Feel fuller for longer
  • Weight loss
  • Easy to follow
  • Not suitable for vegetarians
  • Limits carb intake - may cause dehydration & fatigue
  • Lack of important nutrients
  • Not suitable for anyone with diabetes, heart, or kidney problems
  • Increased risk of heart disease

Daily Meal Plan

Day 1 - Cabbage soup plus lots of fruit, excluding bananas
Day 2 - Cabbage soup plus vegetables including 1 jacket potato with little butter
Day 3 - Cabbage soup plus fruit and vegetables, excluding potatoes and bananas
Day 4 - Cabbage soup plus up to eight bananas and lots of skimmed milk
Day 5 - Cabbage soup plus up to 20 ounces of beef and up to six tomatoes
Day 6 - Cabbage soup plus lots of beef and vegetables (excluding potatoes)
Day 7 - Cabbage soup plus brown rice, vegetables (excluding potatoes) and unsweetened fruit juice