The 7 day diet is based on the fat burning food cabbage. The 7 day diet can be very rigid and hard to stick to, but promises up to 10 pounds a week weight loss. Basically, the 7 day diet plan with cabbage soup consists of this:
On day one you can eat all fruits except bananas, as well as cabbage soup. The only drinks you are allowed is water and unsweetened tea. The cabbage soup is created by using a head of cabbage, an onion, green peppers, onion soup mix, garlic cloves, 2 vegetable bouillon cubes, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of tomato juice, and additional spices to suit your tastes. Simply chop or dice all vegetables together into a large pot. Add water to cover all the ingredients and place on the stove on high heat. Allow this to come to a rolling boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes until all vegetables are tender.
Day 2 of the 7 day diet allows for a person to eat all the raw or cooked vegetables they choose along with the soup outlined above. There are no fruits allowed on this day, but for a dinner a dieter can include a baked potato with a small pat of butter. For day 3 of the 7 day diet, a dieter can eat all of the soup outlined above as they choose, along with fruits and vegetables without the potato for dinner. Drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day is required.
Day 4 of the 7 day diet requires that you eat bananas and skim milk, up to 8 bananas this day alone along with as much soup as a person wishes to eat. There should again be 8 glasses of water taken in on this day. Day 5 consists of eating 20 ounces of beef and 6 fresh tomatoes as well as 10 glasses of water. The soup should be eaten once this day at least, but the dieter can also eat skinless chicken instead of the beef.
Day 6 allows for eating as much vegetables and beef or chicken as a person wishes along with the soup. It is also recommended that 8 large glasses of water be taken in on this day. Day 7 of the 7 day diet allows that brown rice and unsweetened fruit juice as well as vegetables be eaten. The soup should be eaten twice this day along with 8 glasses of water.
For the 7 day diet to work, it is recommended that the water be drank with each meal as well as between meals with snacks. Water allows for the stomach to feel as though it is fuller, thus lessening the amount of food that is eaten. It is also recommended that daily vitamins be taken to help keep the body nourished, as the foods that are prescribed in the diet are not able to wholly nourish the body with the required amounts of daily vitamins.