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Cabbage or cabbage diet, can you burn more fat?

by Georgia Ede
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 The cabbage soup that will help you lose 5 to 7 kilos

The Cabbage Soup Diet is a low calorie diet that is done for 7 days. There are different versions of this same regimen, but all of them include the consumption of a large amount of cabbage soup combined with a number of foods. Below we offer you different variants of this diet, which despite being old, is widely followed for its effectiveness.

Generally, the diet can be monotonous but its high degree of effectiveness makes it very followed and recommended by those who do it, since they notice results.

This diet lasts for 7 days . Another variant is based on making 7 day diet of cabbage soup , 2 weeks with a maintenance diet and after diet maintenance, re-do one week of the cabbage diet , total length version full would be one month .

Cabbage is a very complete and versatile food that can be added to countless recipes, making it easy to incorporate it into the diet.

Here we explain the benefits of cabbage, also known as cabbage.

Benefits of cabbage

Cabbage gives us a high concentration of vitamin C , much more than oranges. It also provides a large amount of essential Omega 3 acids , it also contains vitamin A , and gives us more calcium even than milk.

It has a large amount of fiber and potassium that help our digestive system and help us clean it of toxins, due to its purifying power. It also stimulates urine production which helps us with fluid retention .

It is a very complete food, a basic ally in the prevention of a multitude of diseases, including cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, although it can cause flatulence in some people, especially if consumed raw. If this is your case, here we help you to improve your problem with gases .

We also leave you a list of foods that produce gases .

In addition, nutritionally it is very interesting to do weight loss regimes, as it provides us with quality nutrients and very few calories .

Some claim that cabbage contains properties that help burn calories .

The objective of this regimen is to burn accumulated fat by eating a cabbage soup and also adding certain foods to it every day.

This regimen of cabbage soup, as we have mentioned, can only be carried out for 7 days in a row and no more, with a 2-week break between each diet period, as we have explained with the maintenance diet .

If you have health problems or have any doubts about the effects that this regimen can cause on you, consult your doctor before going on the diet.

How is cabbage soup made?

Its success is based on the consumption of a hypocaloric soup , combined with other 2 or 3 foods depending on the day, and that can be consumed until satiety. So it guarantees us not to go hungry.

What happen? That the foods we consume are low in calories , and although they provide us with quality nutrients , they do not provide us with everything our body needs, and also it tends to cause a certain boredom to always consume the same foods, so it can become a monotonous diet that requires great willpower , even if it is quick.

The soup is made with seasonal vegetables (onion, cabbage, tomato, celery, carrot …) that are boiled for 15 minutes without fat and cooked over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. They are not passed through the puree or blender to increase the satiety effect, since when chewing the vegetables, the body activates the metabolism and will burn more calories.

If you want, you can add another touch of flavor to the soup by adding spices to your liking.

As for the drink, you can have water, tea and coffee without sugar. If you need to sweeten a drink you can do it with stevia.

Orientative weekly menu  

  • Day 1: Cabbage and fruit soup, except banana throughout the day.
  • Day 2: Green vegetable soup (avoiding corn, peas or beans). Don’t eat fruit. At dinner you can eat accompany the soup with a little roasted potato.
  • Day 3: Cabbage and fruit soup (except banana) and green vegetables.
  • Day 4: Cabbage soup, skim milk, fruit and green vegetables. The maximum banana two a day, preferably not at night, since more calories are accumulated.
  • Day 5: Cabbage soup, between 300 and 500 gr of lean beef and fresh tomatoes
  • Day 6: Cabbage and beef soup or roast chicken without skin. Consume with vegetables at will.
  • Day 7: Cabbage soup and brown rice; Vegetables and natural unsweetened fruit juices on request.

Cabbage soup diet results

This diet produces a rapid weight loss , in addition to helping us eliminate the liquids retained in the body, we will lose accumulated fat .

We can lose between 5 and 7 kilos a week . We must bear in mind that a rapid weight loss, it is generally easy to regain the weight again, so we advise doing the long version of this diet. That is, start a maintenance diet after it and resume the diet, two weeks later to lose a few more kilos again.

If after a month (which would be the full duration of the cabbage diet in its long version) we have achieved the weight goal, we can make a balanced diet that helps us maintain our weight , and even lose weight gradually, thus avoiding the rebound effect .

You may be interested in a balanced diet , which will help you lose weight in a healthy and effective way

You may also be interested in other similar diets such as the fat burning soup diet , or the soup diet .

Advantages of the cabbage soup diet

You do not usually have a feeling of hunger , since many of the foods can be consumed at will.

The purgative properties of cabbage allow you to cleanse the body of toxins . However, there are cleansing diets that allow greater variety.

It is an inexpensive and easy-to-follow diet , although it can be monotonous. It can be an alternative to lose weight quickly, but then you must adopt a healthy lifestyle to be able to maintain your line and health.

Drawbacks of the cabbage soup diet

The lost weight can be regained almost systematically and the weight loss can be accompanied by muscle loss that we must control. Symptoms of tiredness, fatigue or headache may appear due to the low caloric intake.

It is not a balanced diet at a nutritional level and presents a risk of nutritional deficiencies, therefore, it is preferable to accompany it with vitamin and mineral supplements to avoid problems and it should never be carried out for longer than indicated.

In any case, being realistic, the effectiveness of fast diets is clear, they serve us for a specific moment, in which we need to lose weight quickly, but they do not serve as a safe and prolonged weight loss method .

For this, we always recommend longer-lasting diets that are balanced, that modify the bad eating and nutritional habits that we may have, modifying our lifestyle towards a healthy diet that makes us be at our weight.

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