Friday, June 24, 2011

Done with the Cabbage Soup Diet ...

I know some of you were waiting until I was done with the cabbage soup diet on Wednesday morning for me to tell you how I liked it and so forth.

The soup tastes fine at first but after the first two bowls I wanted nothing to do with it. The first day was fruit and the soup and I could handle it. Yesterday was just veggies (no salt or butter), the soup and a baked potato with butter and a dash of salt for supper.

It was hard. I could hardly stomach the veggies with no salt or anything on them and the soup, well ... it literally made me want to vomit by that point. Seriously, I spit my soup back into the bowl last night. I was going to stick with the diet and be a trooper until I decided to Google it and found out that the majority of weight you lose (10-17 lbs in a week) is water weight, so you end up gaining almost all of it back.

Not the mention, it says that your body goes into starvation mode because you're not getting enough calories and it stores your body fat and eats away your muscle and your body isn't getting the nutrients it needs to be healthy.

I really should have done my research before I started the diet but I was in such a rush to start it the day after we got back from Ohio so I could go out and eat with Brad for my birthday on Wednesday.

After telling Brad about everything I was reading, he didn't want me to do it anymore and neither did I. Needless to say, I DO NOT recommend this diet to anyone.

So, my weight loss this month isn't going to be as good as it could have been because of gaining five lbs *sigh* in Ohio. I'm back on track, though. I'm eating right and have been going to the gym every day since I got home. Lord willing, I'll NEVER do that on a trip again.

Until next time ...


  1. Good for you!! Glad you researched it before you got too far into it. I was recently told to cut back on my carbs but I remember learning in Biology 101 (college level - the real deal LOL) that cutting out too many carbs aren't good for you because it essentially does the same thing the cabbage diet does; your body knows when it's missing something and begins to think it's starving. So I still eat my carbs (the good ones that is); just more careful with how much I consume. Good job, keep up the weight loss!

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