The Cabbage Soup Diet isn’t a new-age diet fad. It has been on the dieters’ block for a while now. In fact, many serial dieters and brides-to-be think of it as a quick-fix and swear by its efficiency as they have lost close to almost 8kgs in a short period of time. For newbie dieters, the Cabbage Soup Diet is a seven-day, very low-fat, yet high-fibre food plan that’s designed around eating—what else?—but the leafy-layered vegetable!
How does the Cabbage Soup Diet work?
The principle behind the Cabbage Soup Diet is that the vegetable has low calorie content. Say, about 33 in an average vegetable and is extremely low in fat. All the dieter has to do is alternate her regular meals with portions of homemade cabbage soup and her daily calorie intake is radically condensed. However, you are allowed a small selection of other foods (fruit, or a baked potato), which is designed to help you lose weight rapidly.
What are the advantages of the Cabbage Soup Diet?
• For starters, it isn’t heavy on your monthly vegetable budget.
• It is a super quick-fix for a special event, like weddings, awards ceremonies and New Year shindigs.
• You don’t wander away from the dieter’s path simply because the Cabbage Soup Diet is only for a week and your weighing scale doesn’t lie.
• By itself, cabbage as a vegetable burgeons with health benefits.
However, as with all strict diets, there are health risks to consider. Case in point…
• Since you tend to lose water than fat, it has an adverse effect as you tend to gain weight again very quickly once you return to normalcy,
• Since the Cabbage Soup Diet has an abysmally low calorie intake and practically no protein, there is no difference to weight loss as far as body fat is concerned.
• Most dieters experience lethargy, headaches and even dizziness because this diet is unbalanced and lacks nutrients like vitamin B, healthy fats and even proteins..
• There is no way you can supplement this diet with an exercise regimen simply because of the lack of energy and loss of motivation, which only adds to those kilos reflected on your weighing scale.