7 Day Soup Diet Recipe


7 Day Soup Diet Recipe

Soup diets can be outlandish in what they ask you to consume, yet they are some of the most popular programs would be dieters like to follow.  I am sure at some point you or somebody you know has tried the old fashioned cabbage soup diet that asks you to eat nothing but, well, cabbage soup for 7 days. However with that crazy diet getting old many people are turning to new soup diets that offer more nutrition and less crazy lose weight fast schemes.

Soup diets can have there pros and cons like any diet.  A major Pro is that soup tastes good can be loaded with lean meats and vegetables, and can actually provide you with a pretty well rounded meal if you are eating the right types of soups.  A major con is that soup is often well over loaded with sodium and that can be quite the health risk if you are eating nothing but soup for the week.

Below is a popular 7 Day soup diet recipe that I found from RecipeZaar.com which in my opinion does a very good job of combining high valued foods to makes soups that will satisfy you and help you lose weight.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups crushed plum tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste (1 small can)
  • 6 green onions
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bunch celery & tops
  • 2 cups fresh green beans
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 lbs carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a very large stock pot, combine tomatoes, pasta sauce, tomato paste and beef broth.
  2. Over med/high heat, bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash and rough chop carrots, celery (including tops), and green peppers into 1 inch cubes.
  5. Wash, trim and cut green beans into 1 inch lengths.
  6. Chop green onion into 1/4 inch lengths.
  7. Add all vegetables to simmering pot.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Add chili powder, cayenne, mustard, salt, black pepper and paprika to soup mixture.
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10.  Stir and simmer on low for 60 – 90 minutes.

Before you begin this 7 day diet or any diet for that matter you should consult your family doctor to understand the health risks and benefits involved in completing a diet.  The 7 Day soup diet like all diets has its pros and cons and if done in an inappropriate way can contribute to serious health risks.

Project A Cup: My Diet Day 2

Hey internet,

I just remembered that a group of friends and myself started this site a while back and that it would be the perfect outlet for me to talk about the diet I just started doing.  Unlike most of the diets we have discussed on this site it doesn’t have a name or plan other than the one I am making up as I go along; a true day by day diet.  So here it is…

Project A cup is a name I jokingly gave my diet, basically I want to get my moobs (man boobs) back down to a more manageable size (an a cup) .  I have been slacking off this year and done very little exercise and have watched my midsection and other areas grow a little more than I would like. So it is time to get back to the grind and lose some of the unwanted weight.

My motivation comes from a couple of places, the first is that my pants are getting a little tight and the second is that I love watching the Biggest Loser on NBC. If you don’t know the show it is a show about FATTIES that cry a lot while they lose a ridiculous amount of weight. I figured, why not me? So I stepped on the scale 2 days ago and weighed in at the same time as the contestants on the show.  My starting weight 215.  My goal weight ?!? I don’t have one. I am basically just looking to get a little healthier.

How am I gonna do it?  Simple diet and exercise. I am going to be doing simple dieting and exercises.  I started 2 days ago by watching what I ate.  No more soda or vending machine snacks, fewer beers, I started eating breakfast again.  When I get up I am doing some easy peasy exercises just to get my heart rate up a bit and work some muscles that I have ignored for the last few months. For example this morning I did 30 pushups, 20 crunches, 20 laying leg lifts, and some stretching.  It took just a few minutes but felt good on my weak muscles.

Anyway, I will keep you guys posted on my progress. I will be weighing in weekly and will let you know of any progress or falters along the way. If you are doing a diet and want some extra motivation please feel free to leave you stories in the comments below.

7 Day Detox And Quitting Smoking

I just wanted to stop in and talk to you guys a little bit about my efforts at detoxifying my body.

One of the more popular articles on our site is the 7 day detox diet that involves pretty much cutting everything out of your daily diet that can be bad for you.  No booze or fried foods or cigarettes, that kind of thing. Well it isn’t all that hard to do, and if you really put your mind to it you can get it done.

I am 5 days into quitting smoking and my body is feeling better already. I can breath, I can smell, and my teeth are already getting whiter. Accept for the coffee stains. :p Anyway  I may not be doing the whole detox diet thing, but just getting the smoke out of my lungs of a week feels good.

Now I don’t plan on going back to smoking anytime soon, because the goal isn’t just 7 days and yours shouldn’t be either. But I just wanted to say that if you really want to get something done you can do it. Whether it be the whole detox diet or just part of getting healthy.

The most important thing about detox is not getting thin quickly, but becoming a healthier person.  Use the diet to help achieve health and not just the short term goal.

Seven Day Diet

7 Day Diet

There is more than one seven day diet, but though there are many to choose from, there is only one that is usually meant when someone refers to the “Seven Day Diet”, and that is the 7 day cabbage soup diet.

There are a number of reasons for this, spanning from its age (publicized in the 80′s) to its reputation. Reportedly, the diet is based on some science that points to cabbage being a potent fat burner. Though there are no reputable studies that support this theory, the story remains the same and is passed along from dieter to dieter. The diet is also reputed to be a potent detox diet, and while that may be true for the first few days of the diet (consisting of nothing but vegetables, fruits, and the cabbage soup), the later days of the diet more or less contradict this theory (bananas, skim milk, steaks).

While there is no denying that this diet is extremely effective, this 7 day diet really does work on the principle of water loss. While on this diet, there are virtually no carbs allowed, and only at the end are you permitted high amounts of protein. Carbohydrates cause your body to retain fluid (most people are unaware that salt is not the only substance to cause water retention), and when you eliminate carbohydrates from your system entirely for a few days your body will flush all the excess fluids out. This will be the majority of your weight loss, with perhaps some loss from the severe calorie restriction.

While you can be guaranteed a weight loss of about 5-10 pounds in one week if you follow this diet strictly, the diet should not be continued for more than 7 days at a time, and there should be a rest period of at least several weeks if not several months in between dieting. It is also best to not go on other short term diets in between 7 day diet sessions since you body will need time to recover.

Be aware, also, that if you go on this or other 7 day diets, that after a few days of consuming abnormally low amounts of calories, your metabolism will slow to compensate. Not only will this make it more difficult to lose weight once this occurs, but you will gain weight again very quickly once normal eating resumes. This is perfectly normal, and the ideal way to combat this is to simply embark on a healthy eating plan for life rather than yo-yo dieting.

Learning to understand how the body works and responds to nutrition, calorie intake, and other diet related information is the most important thing you can do before embarking on this or any other 7 day diet.

Best 7 Day Diet

If you are into the day diet fads, then it will not take long before you start wondering which one is the best. Today we are going to discuss the best 7 day diet plans for you to consider and for you to utilized to work towards you long term goal of weight loss. Not all diet plans are created the same and neither is those that are in the seven day diet family.

To get the ball rolling, let’s talk about about a few of the various 7 day diets and I will let you know which one we think is the best at the end of the article. There are not that many to choose from, so this shouldn’t take long at all.

7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet – This particular diet is for those that really love and enjoy cabbage soup as it is a central part to this diet. If you cannot enjoy the taste of cabbage soup, then this is not going to be the diet plan for you. Now, if you like cabbage soup, then this is going to be an interesting one for you to try because of the benefits this soup brings to your body and the diet that you set out to complete.

7 Day Diet – There is the regular seven day diet that most of the people in the world prefer. This is a set diet plan that  involves eating specific foods for a short period of 7 days. This is the main feature that most people like is that the program is only 7 days long. You can do anything for seven days and eating the foods on this diet are not difficult at all.

If I had to decide, like I do now, I would select the regular 7 day diet as the best 7 day diet plan for the specific reason that not everyone enjoys cabbage soup, therefore, they cannot love that particular diet plan.

Free 7 Day Diet Plan

Free Seven Day Diet Plan

If you’re looking for a free 7 day diet plan, you have a lot to choose from. But quantity isn’t quality and it can be hard to sift through all of the options out there.

Most of the free 7 day diet plans available on the interwebs are probably not safe for long term use, usually aren’t vetted by doctors or nutritionists, and definitely aren’t nutritionally complete. Most will, however, give you very quick weight loss in large amounts. Usually between 3 and 10 pounds in the 7 day period.

Though there are other, more nutritious, diets available, the most popular of these seems to be the 7 day cabbage soup diet. There are many reasons for this- 1.) It’s been around since the 80′s which has given it time to gain traction among those who want to lose weight quickly. 2.) It’s very simple and the food items are inexpensive for the most part. 3.) You can eat as much as you want on this diet and still lose weight. 4.) It’s effective for quick weight loss, though not long term.

This is certainly not the only free 7 day diet plan, but if followed strictly you’re almost guaranteed a weight loss of 5-10 lbs in only a week. Of course, you’ll need to keep in mind that almost all of it will be water weight, and that this diet should NOT be followed for more than 7 days at a time and would ideally have at least 3-6 weeks in between diets.

This diet is absolutely not nutritionally complete, but it is cheap (being almost entirely vegetables and fruits) and easy to do (as in, not complicated, not as in not needing willpower). While you can eat as much as you want, remember that on days where you can only eat vegetables or only eat fruit, and are trying to fill up on watery cabbage, onion, and tomato soup, you may find your willpower flagging. This is not your fault! This diet is not nutritionally complete, and your body will not only crave foods that you normally enjoy (such as chips and ice cream), but it will also crave foods that you need (proteins, fats). Keep in mind that not everyone’s body is well suited to a deprivation diet such as this one. If you think that you will not do well on entire days consisting of nothing but vegetables and cabbage soup, you would do well to find a diet that allows foods such as whole plain yogurt, full fat cheese, or other dairy or meat products (or fish).

If you’re interested in finding another free 7 day diet plan, visit our forum to find others who have been successful.

Seventh Day Diet

7th Day Diet

There is a growing curiosity about the Seventh Day diet (meaning the Seventh Day Adventist’ diet). There are a few misconceptions about it, with the first being that many people assume that the Seventh Day diet is a, well, diet. As in a 7 day diet, or a 3 day diet, or a cabbage soup diet, or similar. This is not the case as the Seventh Day diet is not intended for weight loss, but rather for over all health.

The reason for its growing popularity outside the Seventh Day Adventist Church is the result of a casual study that pointed to the 7th Day diet being one of the most healthy in the country. And in many cases it is, particularly when compared to the Standard American Diet (SAD).

The Seventh Day Diet is usually a vegetarian one, though this does vary between adventists, as they merely receive recommendations from the church’s nutrition board. This board makes it a focus to keep track of all of the newest and most reliable studies on nutrition and then boils it down to their dietary recommendations. While it may vary some, they have mainly based their recommendations on the USDA’s vegetarian guidelines. With many more studies coming out that show no link between saturated fat and heart disease, some of this stance may change in the coming years, but for now the diet mainly recommends a vegetarian diet with low fat dairy and occasional eggs.

Not all Seventh Day Adventists follow a vegetarian diet, however, as some are vegan and some do eat meat. All, however, try to eat conscientiously as good stewards of their bodies and of the earth.

It is good practice to question everything you hear, however, and not simply begin following a diet because you hear that it’s healthy. Always do adequate research, at least until you are satisfied in your own mind that the choice you’re making is right for you. Common sense should play a strong role in this. For my part, I’m joining the “Real Food” movement- which basically eliminates processed foods (including pasteurized dairy products as it so denatures the dairy that it is no longer the same food that it was to begin with) and purchasing and consuming more grass fed/pastured meats. This may not be right for you, however, and becoming aware of how your body feels and responds to various foods should allow you to eventually find your perfect rhythm.

If you are interested in more information on the Seventh Day diet, visit our forums to find others who have pursued the same goal.

Free 7 Day Diet

Free Seven Day Diet

There are a lot of free 7 day diets that can be found online- free in the sense of “you don’t have to pay for the menu plan or instructions”, of course, not in the “free food for a week” sense.

Some diets will be less costly than others when it comes time for grocery shopping, and the cheapest of these is the 7 day cabbage soup diet. Granted, the final two days when you are allowed to have unlimited amounts of beef will drive up the total cost, but compared to the 7 day yogurt diet and others of that ilk, the cabbage soup 7 day diet is perfect for the uber frugal. Particularly if you have easy access to a farmer’s market or belong to a CSA.

The reason that this free 7 day diet is so cheap is that almost every day is limited solely to vegetables, fruits, and cabbage soup (that recipe is super cheap too- being mainly cabbage, onions, and tomatoes). In fact, if you added some legumes and a few dairy products (high quality cheese, yogurt, full fat whole milk), it would be nearly nutritionally complete and would be ideal for someone who is fasting a grocery bill rather than fasting food.

However, if your intention is to lose weight, and I’m sure that it is, this diet must be followed strictly. If you are able to complete this free 7 day diet without varying, you can be guaranteed weight loss of about 5-10 lbs by the end of the week. Bear in mind, however, that most of the weight lost is merely water weight and much of it will return when the diet ends, even if you continue with a sensible eating pattern.

This diet should not be used for more than 7 days, and optimally would not be used more than 3 or 4 times per year.

That said, if you just want to fit into a cute dress for a party or a teeny tiny bikini for vacation, this is an ideal diet to use. After all, you’ll get to look good, and you’ll have an excuse to splurge on fun food!

Looking for a different free 7 day diet? Visit our forums or peruse our selections.

Easy 7 Day Diet

Easy Seven Day Diet

If you’re looking for an easy 7 day diet, there are a few to choose from, but there is none easier than the 7 day cabbage soup diet. For obvious reasons, this diet has a heavy emphasis on cabbage soup- and that’s what makes this diet so easy!

While every 7 day diet has a strictly regimented and specifically ordered (no switching days around) menu plan, this easy 7 day diet has a simpler than usual menu and allows you to eat as much food as you wish! Even on days where there are some restrictions (no more than 8 bananas, or no more than 6 tomatoes), you still can have unlimited amounts of the cabbage soup. And while it’s not a good idea, because there is no minimum or maximum restriction on most diet days, if you don’t like the day’s offerings or forget to do your shopping in time, you can simply eat nothing but your cabbage soup and drink water.

This easy 7 day diet cabbage soup recipe is unbelievably simple. The basic recipe is usually onions, cabbage, diced tomatoes, and water. Most websites that offer the cabbage soup recipe online also allow for Lipton’s onion soup mix, V8 juice, and seasonings to be included in the recipe, and many others offer other variations such as carrots, bell peppers, and other vegetables.

Though there are many claims that this easy cabbage soup diet is great for fat burning or detox, there is no scientific proof behind this, and while you are guaranteed to lose 5-10lbs if the diet is followed strictly, most of the weight loss will be water.

Of course, these claims are generally quite safe from reprisals since most who embark on this easy 7 day diet find it impossible to maintain for the full 7 days. This would not necessarily be a bad thing in itself, since even a few days of this diet will result in some weight loss, but due to the highly restrictive nature of this diet, many will immediately binge upon finishing, or not finishing this diet.

If you are one of the many who find it impossible to follow this very strict diet, don’t be too upset with yourself. The 7 day cabbage soup diet is not only strict, it also is severely lacking in nutrition. While a heavy emphasis on vegetables and fruits is never a bad thing, the body needs protein and fat to function (this is not the same thing as sugar- you do not need to consume sugar for optimal health) properly, and even legumes are banned on this diet.

If you want more information or are interested in finding another easy 7 day diet, visit our forums!

A 7 Day Diet

A 7 Day Diet

With the number of different diets in the market trying to find a 7 day diet plan that will work for you may be a little overwhelming, but do not fret.  Here at day-diets we have researched and reviewed almost every 7 day diet that we have come across and can help you navigate your way through the maze of diets on the internet.

Just below this introduction you will find a list of links and brief descriptions to each of the diets we have covered on the site so far. But please remember the before you begin a 7 day diet you should consult with you doctor or a certified nutritionist to be sure the diet is safe for you.

A road map to help you find a 7 day diet:

The 7 Day Soup Diet

The seven day soup diet is a very simple diet that is usually known as the 7 day cabbage soup diet or sometimes simply as the 7 day diet. The diet is effective when followed for the full 7 days, should not be attempted for more than 7 days in a row, or should it be used more than 2 or 3 times per year.

The 7 Day Sugar Free Diet

The 7 Day Sugar Free Diet is an e-book that should help you to train your body (and mind, and taste buds) to stop craving sugar. Its focus is on real, wholesome, natural foods- not processed junk, which will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to stop its cravings.

7 Day Vegetarian Diet

The 7 Day Vegetarian Diet, is not a strict meal plan, in fact it is quite relaxed.  To begin the diet you should peruse the list of menu items and sit down with a pen and decide which ones sound best to you and then “mix and match” meals that peak your interest. As long as you reach the recommended 1400 calories per day and eat items listed on the menu you are doing it correctly.

Food Doctor 7 Day Diet

The Food Doctor 7 day diet is part of the Food Doctor over all health plans. While there is, indeed a Food Doctor 7 day dietincluded, it is intended to be a jump start to an over all healthy diet to be followed for a lifetime.

Find Out More…

The perfect diet is the one that best fits your lifestyle and is risk free.  To find out more about a 7 day diet click on the links above or follow this link to the full version of all our 7 day diet information.