The Cabbage Soup Diet is a short-term weight loss plan that involves eating large quantities of low-calorie cabbage soup for 7 days.
The cabbage soup diet involves eating soup made out of white cabbage for a week while gradually introducing other low-calorie foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables.[Source: MedicalNewsToday]
On average, a cabbage diet provides fewer than 1,000 calories per day on days 1-3 and between 1,000 and 1,200 calories per day on days 4-7. [Source: MedicalNewsToday]
Since the cabbage diet provides few calories, people following the diet should avoid exercise during the week.
People who follow the diet strictly likely lose 10 pounds per week or more. [Source: MedicalNewsToday]
The diet is low in calories and nutrients, and it's not recommended long term. It's designed to be used for a week to kick-start weight loss.
The diet is poor in calcium and other important nutrients, which can lead to deficiencies and health problems if followed for extended periods.
The diet lacks a long-term plan for maintaining weight loss, and it doesn't provide a sustainable approach to healthy eating.