Posted by: spaghettipie | February 11, 2008

Menu Plan Monday (#15)


This week, I’m finally getting to the Cabbage Soup Diet from my detox plan. Here’s what the week looks like (although I reserve the right to modify and add protein if I get too snarly.)

Monday: Cabbage soup and all fruit except bananas.

Tuesday: Cabbage soup and all vegetables. Dinner can include a big baked potato with butter.
Try to eat green, leafy vegetables and stay away from dry beans, peas, and corn.

Wednesday: Oatmeal*, Cabbage soup, fruit, and vegetables. (No baked potatoes).
I’m going to stick with my oatmeal three times per week regimen, but will refrain from adding any sort of fat. The diet says if you haven’t cheated, you should have lost between 5-7 pounds by this day.

Thursday: Cabbage soup, bananas and skim milk.
I’ll probably substitute low-fat yogurt for skim milk because I just don’t drink milk. Eat a minimum of three bananas and drink as much milk as possible. You need the potassium and the carbs, proteins and calcium lessen your sweet craving.

Friday: Oatmeal*, Cabbage soup, beef, and tomatoes.
You can have 10-20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes or as many as six fresh tomatoes. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water to was away uric acid in your body.

Saturday: Oatmeal*, Cabbage soup, beef and vegetables.
No baked potatoes, but as much as you want of everything else.

Sunday: Cabbage soup, brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice, vegetables.

*my own addition, not part of the prescribed diet

A few notes about the diet itself:
You can eat as much soup as you want each day.
You must eat at least one bowl of the soup per day.
You can drink unsweetened tea, cranberry juice, or water.
You should go off the diet 24 hours before any intake of alcohol.
You can eat skinless chicken in the place of meat.
If you follow and don’t cheat, you should lose between 10-17 pounds and cleanse your system of impurities.
You can use the 7-day eating plan as often as you like.
No fried foods, bread, alcohol or carbonated drinks (of any kind).

For more menu planning inspiration, check out Org Junkie.




  2. Wow. Good luck with that. I am not that strong willed.


  3. T,

    I haven’t done the cabbage soup thing for years, but I remember it requiring much discipline! Hope it goes well for you.

  4. I saw this diet on another website before finding this one. I’m on Day 4, or the Banana day, and I’m now starting to find new ways to create sauces for when I’m done with my diet. The only difference (Besides the oatmeal) is the soup ingredience. I found one with green beans, carrots, but no garlic (but I put some in).

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