The Cabbage Soup diet is not really a diet at all and should not be considered in the category. Claiming you can lose up to 10 lbs in a single week, let’s see if this is a safe and effective way to lose weight and maintain it.
This diet is a 7 day low fat, low calorie, high fiber diet that claims you will get into shape fast. It is low in protein, and focuses on eating a lot of cabbage, and some fruits and veggies that vary from day to day…this is certainly not a plan for long term success.
The weight loss that is created comes from a loss of water and probalbly some muscle as well rather than real fat loss. This type of dieting can lead to yo-yo dieting as any weight that is rapidly lost more often than not finds its way back and usually brings along some friends! It is not a slow and steady way to lose weight as the site claims and again, most quick results that are seen will go away within time.
In general, this diet would be valuable for anyone looking for a ‘quick fix’ or a variation of the starvation diet. It is conceivable that water weight would be lost when following this plan, water weight that would swiftly return. The cabbage Soup Diet is free to try, but not as safe and consistent as modern supplementations currently available.