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Liquid Diets

Popular examples of liquid diets are slim fast and the cabbage soup diet.

Cabbage Soup Recipe:

  • 6 Large green onions
  • 2 Green peppers
  • 1 to 2 Cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • 1 Bunch of celery,
  • 1/2 Head of cabbage
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Package of Lipton Onion Soup mix
  • 1 to 2 Cubes of bouillon (optional)
  • 1 48 oz. Can of V8 juice (optional)
  • 1 10 oz. Container of mushrooms (optional)
  • You can also season the soup with special tastes of salt, pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, and others for the taste you like.

    Making the Soup:

    1. Slice all of the green onions and put them into a pot and begin to saute with cooking spray.
    2. Cut the stem ends off the green peppers, cut them in half, take out the seeds and membrane. Proceed to cut the green peppers into bite size pieces and add to the pot.
    3. Take the outer leafs layers off of the cabbage, and also cut into bite size pieces, and add to the pot with the rest.
    4. Clean the carrots, cut into bite size pieces, and add them to the pot as well.
    5. (Optional) Now you can also add thickly sliced mushrooms into the mix depending on your liking.
    6. (Optional) For a soup that is spicy you should now add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper.
    7. (Optional) You can add chicken or beef bouillon cubes, which contain salt and other flavors, for the right seasonings that suits your taste buds.
    8. Finally add in about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups of water and the 48 oz. can of V8 juice).
    9. Cover the pot with a lid and put the heat on low. Then let the soup cook for about two hours, and when done season it further if necessary.

    You can eat ALL the soup you want, WHENEVER you want it.

If you can stick to this diet, you will lose weight.  Initially you will lose weight quickly, but as with all diets the weight loss will slow down.  Don't be surprise to lose 5 pounds in the first week.  Most of this is water weight, which will be regained if you return to a normal diet. 

Liquid diets are easy to follow and fast, but they are also very low in calories and unfulfilling.  You will feel hungry most of the time and you are not learning new habits.  When you return to eating you will regain the weight, just because you never trained yourself to eat in moderation or to eat healthy. 

Though there have been many people that have been successful with liquid diets, there are many many more that have failed.  Liquid diets like Slim Fast make a good supplement to your diet.  The slim fast diet suggests that you replace your breakfast and lunch with slim fast and have a sensible dinner.  Instead have a slim fast maybe 2-3 times a week as a replacement when you find it difficult to have something healthy for a meal.  Slim fast is available almost everywhere including corner groceries or deli's, or place a few cans at work.  Otherwise these liquid diets are very hard to stick to, because you will probably be hungry throughout the day.