Weight Loss's archives
How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Week
The cabbage soup diet is an ideal weight loss diet formed to take over a period of seven days. It is accepted that it is only a low calorie soup which reduces body weight. This cabbage soup is considered as one of the fad diet which is able to reduce weight within a short period. Fad diets are diets which promote weight loss and are capable of treating obesity. It works by certain mechanisms other than calorie restriction. The intention of this diet is to reduce the weight drastically within a week (up to 10 pounds in a week). But however it is argued that it is impractical to lose much fat within a week and it is contended that the weight loss is occurred only due to loss of weight that happens in the body fluid like water.
The origin of this diet is uncertain but it attained its popularity in the recent years between 1980 and 1985. This soup diet is having several names and they are almost linked with familiar institutions. Some of the names are military cabbage soup, sacred heart diet and general motor diet. Originally it has evidence that this cabbage soup was used in obese type of patients who had undergone heart surgery. It is believed that these patients of obese type was lowered the risk of complications after surgery.
The preparation of this soup is differed to many and they are prepared and used in different flavor by adding seasonal herbs. The necessary ingredients for the soup as follows. Large onions, green peppers, a bunch of celery, cabbage, tomatoes, dry onion soup mix, 1 or 2 cubes bouillon, pepper, salt, garlic powder, parsley, curry powder, soy sauce and seasonal herbs. Soup is prepared by boiling all the ingredients until they become soft after adding enough water. This base soup again can be added with seasonal herbs according to taste to add flavor.