I like it because I get to eat a lot,” she says. “You get to eat this soup anytime, and it’s full of good things — chicken, cabbage, carrots and celery.”
On the first day she eats fruit with the soup, the second day she eats vegetables with the soup, the third day she eats both fruit and vegetables with the soup, and on the fourth day she eats a potato with the soup.
The variety that this particular diet offers is one of the things that attracts Melissa to it.
There’s a list of foods you can eat and foods you can’t eat, which I love because it gives you options as opposed to ‘you can’t eat anything except lemon water.’ I can’t deal with that,” she explains.
Even though the cabbage soup diet offers more variety than other diets Melissa still finds it helpful to plan her meals ahead of time so she plans the diet into her schedule when she chooses to do it. She also makes sure that she does not go on an eating binge before she starts the diet and that her exercise regimen is on track before and during the diet because she does not want to gain weight before she starts the diet.
And, while her time on the diet only lasts four to five days, Melissa claims she gets plenty of benefits from doing it.
“I don’t think I ever lose a ton of weight from it,” she says. “It’s more that I get my body moving, it gets my metabolism going and I also am able to control my portions better when I’m done with the fast.”
Celeb Diet Doc Tip
As readers of this blog know I’m pretty jaded to diet claims… but I will tell you soup does work! If you’re looking to lose weight have soup before your meal… any soup will do (avoid cream based soups for added weight loss) -oh and it doesn’t have to be cabbage soup.
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