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Day 4 of the Cabbage Soup Diet 
 
Jul. 22, 2010 9:01 am 
Updated: Feb. 8, 2012 9:07 am
Welcome back!  If you haven't read my first blog about this subject, please feel free to go back and take a look!  It's called "Trying The Cabbage Soup Diet" (click on the title to go to that blog).

It's Day 4 and I'm still going strong!  I was a little worried about how I was going to get through today, because I'm supposed to eat as many as eight bananas and drink a bunch of skim milk today.  Now, I like bananas as much as the next ape, but EIGHT bananas in one day?!?!  And then there's the milk.  YUCK!  I really, really, really hate milk.  I almost decided to skip banana and skim milk day and just do another fruit and veggie day. 

But then I had a brainstorm.  I DO like smoothies, so why not make smoothies with the bananas and milk?!  So, a couple days ago I tossed four bananas into the freezer so they'd get good and frozen by today.  This morning, I chunked up two of the bananas into my Magic Bullet along with about 3/4 cup of skim milk and about 1 tsp of vanilla.  I whirled it all around and then opened up the Bullet.  The resulting mixture was like ice cream!  WOW!  Ice cream for breakfast and it's part of my eating plan!!  Can I get a "Woot Woot!"?!?!  It wasn't quite sweet enough, so I did add a packet of Sweet 'N' Low.  I know I'm supposed to be getting away from the artificial sweeteners, but it was all I had available other than regular sugar and I didn't want to go adding a Tbs of white sugar when I wasn't supposed to be having any extra sugar.  I ate a few spoonfuls before leaving for work and then let the rest thaw out a little bit so I could drink it on the way to work.  It was SO good!  In fact, it was good enough that I've decided I am going to start drinking a smoothie every morning after this 7-days is up!  I'm going to buy a container of protein powder so I have that to add to the smoothies and I think I'll try adding ground flax meal to them, too.  I think these will be a really great kick-start to my days!

I brought my soup with me to work for lunch, along with two fresh bananas and a little bit of skim milk (I figure I can choke it down while eating my soup at lunch).  I'm still working on getting enough water down my throat each day.  I'm TRYING to like it...really I am!  It's just that, after about 20 years of drinking almost nothing but Diet Coke, it's really difficult to like that tasteless clear stuff.  Some people say to add lemon to it.  I tried that.  Ick.  Didn't help.  Just tasted like extremely diluted lemon juice LOL!  Someone else suggested drinking the water hot.  Um, no thanks.  So...I'm drinking weak, unsweetened iced tea to make up for some of the water I'm not drinking.  I've also found that I can tolerate the water if I add just a little bit of something like Crystal Light to it.  Not enough to make it strong and super sweet, but just enough to flavor the water a little bit.

I'm really looking forward to the next couple of days!  Tomorrow is beef and tomatoes day.  I'm not usually a huge fan of beef, but I figure I can cook a steak to medium doneness, then dice it up into my soup and add a little Worcestershire sauce for an awesome veggie beef soup.  I really like tomatoes, so that part will be super easy.  Just slice 'em up, add a little salt and pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and I'm in heaven!  The next day is another beef day, with a big leafy green salad to go with it and I get another baked potato that day!  I'm also allowed to substitute baked or broiled chicken for part of the beef if I want and I can have fish one time on one of those days.  So...the next couple of days will be almost "normal" for me, with the exception being that I'll have my soup for breakfast and lunch.

Thanks to everyone who has commented on my first blog and given me support, encouragement, and ideas for ways to improve my eating after this seven-day period is up!!  I really appreciate you all!!

Have a wonderful day!
 
Comments
Jul. 22, 2010 9:09 am
Way to go! The smoothie sounds amazing! I'm going to have to give it a try...
 
Jul. 22, 2010 9:41 am
WOOT WOOT ! I glad it's working out for you.Mag
 
Jul. 22, 2010 9:57 am
YAY for smoothies! YUM! Glad you are sticking with it!
 
MK! 
Jul. 22, 2010 9:57 am
I like how you are customizing the diet to your taste and coming up with interesting ways of eating! I like having smoothies with breakfast and always add flax seed to them. I like a little lime in water - better than lemon. ALSO I went to a spa once and they had water with oranges soaking in it - it was so good. You just slice the orange thinly and put it in a big pitcher of water and let it sit in your fridge!
 
Keri 
Jul. 22, 2010 10:43 am
@Nurse Ellen - Thanks! The smoothie was definitely delicious! If I was going to be home today, I think I would have stuck it back in the freezer to harden into a more ice cream-y consistency. Hey...maybe that will become my new favorite dessert! I could even add a little cocoa powder to it to make it chocolate banana "ice cream"! **** @yo.mags - Thanks for the "Woot Woot"!! **** @Heather - I really like smoothies! Don't know why I don't make more of them. They're super good for you and taste great. I'm definitely going to start making them on a regular basis now, though! **** @MK! - Do you add whole flax seeds or the ground meal? I've heard that we can't digest whole seeds, but I guess they probably get chopped up in the blender, huh? I've tried lime in the water, too, and had the same result as with lemon. I'll have to give the orange a try, though. It's not as sour as lemon or lime, so maybe it'll work for me. Thanks for the suggestion!
 
Jul. 22, 2010 10:52 am
So glad things are going well for you!! I hope you're achieving the results you're looking for and its GREAT you're discovering new ideas for future smoothies, etc. through this plan! :)
 
Abbey 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:11 am
Great job Kerri! You almost have me convinced to try this! :) Keep up the great job!! :)
 
Abbey 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:12 am
Also, I have an entire book of smoothies I am receiving off Swaptree very soon...I will let you know if I find anything interesting in it and maybe pass it along to you when I'm finished? :)
 
Paula 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:15 am
There are some great smoothie recipes on AR. Since cutting out so many sweets, I've discovered they are very satisfying and really help fill that void. Good job on finding so many creative ways to not get bored on your cabbage soup diet!
 
CF 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:15 am
Trader Joes has a good orange flavored mineral water. You get the bubbles and the flavor without the sweetness or the calories! When I'm dieting hard core it realy helps me.
 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:19 am
Try adding Chia seeds to your smoothie as well. Sprouts now has them in the big bulk section..http://www.thechiaseed.com/



http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62376580/Breakfast-Bullet/Detail.aspx
 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:22 am
I was going to say try a little lime juice or lime in your water, or even plunk a couple of strawberries in there. Sounds like things are going well!
 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:23 am
Hi, Keri! My husband also can't stand plain water, so he buys sparkling water (I think it is Talking Rain, but there are store brands, too). Some have flavors in them but all are zero calories so if you try it and like it, it would be a way to get your daily water intake. Also, the carbonation in them might make you "think" you are drinking a soda. Good luck! :)
 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:23 am
Keri, if you get the results you want from this, I swear you should write a diet book. I see people all over going on "diets" that are just BOUND to set them up for failure, but you are taking a pretty restrictive diet, using your imagination, and making it work! YOU are turning it into a very doable and manageable diet! Good for you!!
 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:32 am
I want a do over week!!!!! I really did like adding the steak to my soup for beef day :)... I thow slices of strawberry in my water in the morning ans slices of cucumber in the afternoon. Gives me something to look at besides a glass of "water". Keep up the good work.
 
Jul. 22, 2010 11:51 am
Keep up the great work. Is this something you live with for ever? What about when the diet is over? Or is this an eating plan?
 
Jul. 22, 2010 12:13 pm
Hi Keri, Good for you, you go girl! I think that jump start diets can be very helpful. You will drop pounds fast which is encouraging to keep one to want to keep going. I lost 30 pounds. I would do this off and on. Do an extreme diet for a few days, etc... then go back to a balanced weight loss plan. It excited me to see the scale change quickly, spurred me on all the more. You will find it is something difficult to keep up long term. I love that cabbage soup stuff. Delish. You being a veggie lover, how great is that. Can't get fat on veggies! Got to keep protien happening though. It is fine for a few days, but boy I couldn't go much more than that. My energy pittered out. Oh, and what really made the pounds fall off was walking! I walked an hour nearly everyday. Not only did it melt pounds, it curbed hunger and gave me MORE energy! Anyhow, I think what you are doing is great. It has to work for YOU. Take care of yourself. Love your blog. Got any rewards planned? A pedi? New pair of sandals? Haircut? Facial?
 
Jul. 22, 2010 12:52 pm
Lots of people have suggested mineral water or orange in your water. I quit drinking diet Dr Pepper this summer. I drank it constantly with lime, so lime is my favorite addition to water. I don't mind drinking water, but I do still miss Dr Pepper...hopefully I won't in a few years. lol Good luck with the rest of the week. I'm glad it's only a week...such a small amount of protein still freaks me out!
 
Keri 
Jul. 22, 2010 1:33 pm
@SANDRA_92083 – So far I’m seeing a reduction in cravings, which was my goal for this week. On Day 1 I couldn’t believe how many times I had to stop myself from reaching for little bits and pieces of food! I had tried keeping a food journal, but that didn’t help because I’d forget to write things down. This 7-day eating plan is really making me realize how much I “pick” at food during the day! **** @Abbey – Thanks! Remember to check with your doctor before trying any diet plan, okay? And YES, PLEASE! I’d LOVE to hear if you find any interesting and yummy smoothie ideas out of that book! **** @Paula – I haven’t really taken the time to peruse the smoothie recipes on AR yet, but there IS one I want to try. I can’t remember the name of it, but I do remember that it’s green and I think it has spinach in it. I bet I would LOVE that one! **** @CF – I’ll have to look for that one. I’m not a big fan of mineral water, but maybe with the orange flavor in it I’ll like it. The taste of the minerals is actually less appealing to me than the taste of plain ol’ filtered water. In fact, the type of water I can drink the most of is distilled water…nothing but H2O LOL! *** @PamelaD – I’ve been seeing chia seeds mentioned a lot on the Exchange lately. What is the health benefit of them? I’m gonna have to look for them next time I go grocery shopping. There aren’t any Sprout’s stores near me, but my WinCo does have a really great bulk department, so I’ll look there. Thanks! **** @sassyoldlady – Strawberries! That would be good!! Thanks for the idea! **** @Jammin’ Bread – I’m hearing that a lot here – sparkling water. I’m going to have to go grab a bottle and see if it helps me get the water intake up. Thanks! **** @mimosa – a book?!?! WOW…now that’s an idea! You’re right, though. So many people take a really restrictive diet plan and they feel like they can’t change it up a bit to make it work for themselves. That’s why so many people fail at their diet dreams…and that’s why I failed at so many of my own! Except for the very first day of this eating plan, I can honestly say I’m not feeling deprived at all! I did kind of feel like I wanted some candy yesterday evening, but I ate some ice cold grapes and the craving went away!
 
Keri 
Jul. 22, 2010 1:33 pm
@Jaxmamma – you can have a do-over week next month! Until then, keep going with your healthy eating! CUCUMBER! I had forgotten about that! I’ve never had it, but I hear about people putting cucumber in their drinking water all the time. I’m going to try that when I get home! Thanks for the encouragement!! **** @Cindy in Pensacola – Thanks!! This is a 7-day jump-start eating plan that’s meant to show quick results so you’re encouraged to continue on to a more moderate, but still healthy, eating lifestyle after the initial 7 days are up. I have decided that I will probably go ahead and re-do this 7 days every couple of months, though, just to keep myself on track. **** @Peggy Mitchell – That’s probably how I’ll do this – follow the 7-day plan with the cabbage soup and then go two or three months with a healthy eating plan. I am trying to get a little more exercise in, but it’s difficult right now. I don’t live in a neighborhood where it’s safe to go out walking, but I don’t really have time to go to the closest park with a walking track. I really wish I could afford a treadmill! Hopefully someday soon. I’m adding a little protein here and there, even on days it’s not “supposed” to be added…just kinda following what my body’s telling me it needs. Thanks for the encouragement! **** @Lynna – I know lots of people love mineral water, but for some reason I just can’t get into it. I’m definitely going to give the orange a try and, like Jaxmamma suggested, cucumber slices. Don’t worry…I won’t stay with this eating plan after the one week is up, because I know it’s not a healthy way to eat consistently. This should make you feel better about the protein – tomorrow and Saturday I get to eat 10-20 ounces of beef and chicken each day, plus I can have fish one of those days if I want :-)
 
Jul. 22, 2010 2:05 pm
Yay! That does make me feel better, Keri! And you only have a few more days and you can really get down to eating a well-balanced diet!
 
Jul. 22, 2010 5:55 pm
I thought of you when I was food shopping today. I never buy soda except as a mixer if I'm entertaining, but I was in that aisle and I took note that they had a huge section of flavored seltzers and they were like $.50 for 2 liter bottles and even less if you bought 3. Zero calories, no artificial sweeteners, but natural flavors.
 
Keri 
Jul. 22, 2010 7:20 pm
@Lynna - Yep! I'm already making plans for next week's menu and snacks! **** @BSM - Thanks for thinking of me!! I'll definitely check out the flavored seltzers. I get paid tomorrow, so I can go stock up.
 
Benton 
Jul. 23, 2010 11:02 am
Keri - I just happened on your blog - it's great and I wish you super luck with the Cabbage soup and will follow! You mentioned flavored water and I, too, need something in water. I've found great luck and success with jamming a lemon slice or a lime slice down into bottle - and cucumbers are fantastic, too. Satisfies my need for "something" in the water. A slice'd lime or lemon is easy to carry to work and cucumbers make a glass of water at home look pretty and that's half the battle! If you slice a half cucumber in the morning and put it in pitcher in fridge - one you can see through - it'll be a great visual treat when you get home from work - and taste great, too....best luck to you...
 
Keri 
Jul. 23, 2010 1:31 pm
@Benton - Thanks for the good luck wishes!! I'm definitely going to be trying adding cucumber slices to my water (going grocery shopping tonight or tomorrow and cukes are on the list!), but the lemon and lime thing don't do it for me, unfortunately. Someone recommended trying orange slices in a comment on my original Cabbage Soup Diet blog, so I'm also going to pick up some oranges and give that a try. I think that will work really well for me, because I LOVE orange flavor anything (even medications LOL!) and oranges aren't a sour citrus like lemon and lime are. Thanks for stopping by and for offering suggestions! I hope you continue to check in on my future blogs :-)
 
B L 
Jul. 23, 2010 8:46 pm
Keri, I love reading about your progress and I am so encouraged to start the diet soon! So glad you are doing well :) You rock! On the water, if you can drink it for 21 days or so, it really will become a habit.... I started drinking water sometime before my kids were born but like you I had to force myself. I have played around with it too lol. Sometimes I like room temp (filter on the faucet), sometimes I like it ice cold from the fridge, and sometimes I like it with crushed ice and a squeeze of lime.... bottles of spring water help too - sometimes just having it easy to grab on my way out the door is a boost. Good luck! Not that you need it :)
 
Jul. 24, 2010 2:25 am
It is interesting to read your progress, and sounds like you are doing well and are on track. I love your positive attitude! I drink lots of smoothies and sometimes throw in a handful of walnuts as I love the taste. As for the flax seeds, I finally found some in Turkey and will also add them to smoothies- I will probably grind them up before adding them just to make sure they get ground up. Good luck for the last couple of days!
 
Keri 
Jul. 25, 2010 8:12 am
@B L - I'm glad to hear you're considering jump-starting into a healthy eating lifestyle yourself! Be sure to check with your doctor first, just to make sure there's nothing going on with your health that would make this eating plan a bad idea. Thanks for the tips on the water, too. I found some "Talking Rain" flavored seltzer water yesterday, so I got three different ones to try. If they're good, I'll go back and get a bunch so I can get my water intake up, up, up! Good luck with your healthy eating efforts! **** @rachmaree - I never thought of adding nuts to a smoothie. I may give that a try soon! So glad to hear that you were finally able to find flax seeds. They're SO good for you! I started eating flax about a year and a half ago, because my cholesterol was high and the medication I was taking wasn't quite getting it into the normal range. My doctor wanted to increase my meds, but I told her I wanted to try something natural first, and the flax worked! I add it to breads, meatloaf, burgers, cookies, muffins, etc. I love the nutty flavor it adds to things, too, so that's an added benefit. Thanks for the good luck wishes! I hope you have a great week!
 
foodie 
Jul. 25, 2010 11:25 am
how much have u lost so far keri?
 
Keri 
Jul. 26, 2010 10:33 am
Hi Pat! I weighed myself yesterday evening and discovered that I had lost 10 pounds so far!!
 
foodie 
Jul. 26, 2010 4:27 pm
oh wow , that is great , i wished i could do it , not that i cant , iam jus in an emotional hole rigt now an all iam doing is eating ,sh....t , i need to get myself together , but u doing amazing , keep it up!
 
Keri 
Jul. 26, 2010 6:45 pm
Pat, take care of yourself emotionally first. You can't do anything about the physical part until you're feeling good mentally. If necessary, talk to your doctor about an antidepressant. I take one and it's worked wonders for me!
 
Jul. 26, 2010 11:00 pm
I am so happy for you that you are on this new adventure of healthy eating!!!! Good Luck. I noticed several comments about Flax and Chia Seed. Whole flax seed is good for you, but it is mainly used by the body as fiber...When the flax is ground, your body is able to extract the good benefits of the flax i.e. the Omega-3 fatty acids. If you do not have a coffee grinder for your whole flax seed or buy it already ground, look for flax oil which should be in the health food refrigerated section of your grocery. It makes it easy to get the benefits of flax in your smoothies!!! You can also substitute some of the oil in homemade vinegrates. Chia seed is much like flax seed meal except that it has even more nutrients in fact.....it has high fiber, the richest known vegetable source of Omega-3 fatty acids, more antioxidants than blueberries, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, and a way better source of protein than soy. The good news is that it does not need to be ground to get these benefits and it does not need to be refrigerated. I would look for it at a Natural Food store or in a natural food section of your grocery. By the way, you can buy stevia powder without needing to grow it yourself just in case you did not know that. Stevia is really awesome except for in baking. For baking or some other things, I have been using Xylitol lately. I also noticed that you make your own bread. I do too! My family loves my homemade bread. Happy eating healthy!
 
Keri 
Jul. 27, 2010 8:52 am
@cookhealthy - Thanks for commenting and thanks for the good luck wishes! I am very fortunate to have a grocery store nearby with an amazing bulk foods section where they have two different kinds of flax seeds AND ground flax meal available at super reasonable prices. I add the flax meal to almost everything I bake and I just recently bought some of the whole seeds for a granola recipe I want to try. I'm still looking for chia seeds, but thank you for that information about them! I wondered what was so special about them nutritionally. Sounds like I definitely need to incorporate them into my baked goods. For the stevia, I have looked at the powdered stuff, but it's pretty expensive, so I wasn't able to buy any this week. Hopefully I'll have enough money to get some after my next paycheck in a week and a half. I'll also look into getting some xylitol. In fact, I think I remember seeing it in the bulk section! Thanks again for all the tips, info, and encouragement! Have a wonderful week!
 
foodie 
Jul. 27, 2010 10:29 am
thanks Keri , i guess i have to do that
 
Wannabehealthy 
Jul. 28, 2010 5:20 am
Here's a thought for those who don't like to drink water: I think of drinking water like taking all my dried out little cells in my body to the swimming pool on a blistering hot summer day where they frolic and plump up–––erasing all those lines!
 
SB 
Jul. 28, 2010 6:39 am
Your doing great Keri. I even decided to give it a try! Made the soup last night. Id like to loose like 10 lbs, so lets see if I can do this. I did have to add a few chili peppers to the soup to spice it up a little ;) Cant wait to see if it works for me! Keep up the great work.
 
ZOPOOH 
Jul. 28, 2010 7:20 am
I do not care for the taste of water either. I much prefer my sweet tea =). I have found that drinking it at room temp helps quite a lot. Seems to taste less chemical-y
 
Keri 
Jul. 28, 2010 10:15 am
@Wannabehealthy - I'm getting better about drinking water. I actually managed to get in about 32 ounces yesterday of plain ol' water! That was in addition to the weak flavored drinks I also had. Thanks for the imagery, though! **** @SB - Thanks! Good luck with your own seven days! Give us a shout-out on the Exchange if you need a pep talk!! **** @ZOPOOH - I'm exactly opposite you with the water temperature. It has to be ice cold for me or I can't choke it down. I've been told that's the worst thing I can do...drink ice cold liquids...but room temp water just tastes stale to me. I figure drinking it cold is better than not drinking it at all, right? Have a great day!
 
valerieplusone 
Jul. 28, 2010 1:26 pm
I heard that drinking ice cold water rather than drinking room temp made your metabolism go faster. Never heard it was bad for you.
 
Angela 
Jul. 29, 2010 4:32 am
Great inspiration! I happened on your blog by accident and after reading all of the comments. I am going back to that beginning page. I have not had any motivation to get rid of the extra 40 lbs. until I read this. One week doesn't seem too long. I need the jump start. Can't wait to get started. Keep up with letting us know how you alter this diet to make it interesting. I love the smoothee concept. I could do bannans and milk love them both. I have recently acquired a taste for water. I found it is the only thing that really satisifies my thirst. but on one of my previous diets years ago I drank sparkling flavored water and loved it. I was able to drink a lot of it. I drank it when ever I would normally pick up something to eat just because I was bored. Walmart sells it very cheap. It gives the sense of soda (which I hardly never drink) and it tastes good. Keep up the great work. You've been a great inspiration for me.
 
smokeymartin 
Jul. 29, 2010 7:05 am
Have you tried the Splenda products. The stores have brown sugar made by Splenda and the Splenda itself. Also they have other sugar substitutes like Truvia and Equal and Surclose and I think they have another one but I can't remember the name right now. I use the substitutes all the time now.
 
Keri 
Jul. 29, 2010 8:41 am
@valerieplusone - I had actually heard the opposite...that ice cold liquids will slow down your metabolism. I guess instead of going by what "I heard", I should do some research, huh? **** @Angela - I'm so glad to have motivated you! Remember to check with your doctor before trying the 7-day eating plan, okay? Once you get the go-ahead from your doctor, check out my latest blog called "Keeping Cabbage Soup Interesting". I wrote about ways I changed up the soup and ways I made the fruits and veggies way more fun to eat! I'm trying the sparkling flavored water and it's "okay" so far. The ones I got are organic and unsweetened, so I'm struggling to like the natural flavor of them. I AM finding that I can drink more of the sparkling water than plain water, though. Good luck on your own weight loss efforts! If you need a cheering section, come on over to the Recipe Exchange (just click on the tab at the top of the page that says "Recipe Exchange) and we'll give you a pep talk whenever you need it! **** @smokeymartin - I'm so sorry to be negative, but PLEASE do some research about artificial sweeteners, especially Splenda! They are truly scary!! For example, did you know that the formula in Splenda was originally being created as a pesticide? One of the scientists accidentally tasted some of it and realized it was sweet, so they decided to make it into an artificial sweetener instead of a pesticide. There are scary stories just like this one about most artificial sweeteners...even the Sweet 'N' Low I mention that I use occasionally. That's why I try not to use it except when absolutely necessary and then I'll only use half of a packet or so. Stevia is one that I think is okay, because it is an actual plant extract. I'm pretty sure that Truvia is a brand of stevia. Check it out :-) Oh...also, Splenda is just the brand name for sucralose, so be sure to read ingredient labels. If something has sucralose, it's the same as having Splenda.
 
Jul. 29, 2010 11:34 am
Hey Keri, I just had a comment on the water issue. My fiance's mom has a hard time drinking water too (I drink the stuff all day though, lol). She added sliced cucumbers & blueberries & let it sit in the fridge overnight. I don't usually like flavored water but that was REALLY good. Great job on sticking to your plan and making changes to accommodate your own tastes. I'm not doing this plan but I did make a pot of the soup last night. To bulk up the flavor I use the hot & spicy V8 juice and add a few shakes of worcesterhshire & jalapeno hot sauce. Thanks for the blog, you inspire me!
 
Jul. 29, 2010 11:36 am
My mother and I went through the cabbage soup diet together a year or two ago. Hope all goes well with your diet.
 
Keri 
Jul. 29, 2010 12:55 pm
@mandys_284 - Thanks for the tip about using blueberries in addition to cucumber slices in my water. I'll give it a try! That's a great idea to use the hot and spicy V8. I used regular V8, but added hot sauce several times when I was eating the soup and Worcestershire at other times. I'm glad to have inspired you! **** @mackiain - Thank you for the encouragement! My older daughter is planning to join me on the eating plan when I repeat it in a couple months. Have a wonderful day!
 
SSHEL 
Jul. 29, 2010 7:03 pm
Hi there ... just started reading your blog and your aversion to eating all the bananas on day 4 made me think of this recipe ... well I guess it is really more a technique:
http://www.instructables.com/id/1-ingredient-Ice-Cream/
I hope you enjoy!!
 
Marci Cullen 
Jul. 29, 2010 9:20 pm
Just found your blog - adding it to my favorites. Did the cabbage diet a few yrs ago and think I will do it again. Started jogging again, and BOY was that hard!! Hate drinking water too, but buy the Fruit2O(Sam's) which comes in many flavors - has artifical sweeteners, so I dilute 1/2 and 1/2. LOVE them! I HATE the bubbles in seltzer waters! I take the lid off and let them set out. When they are flat, I put in the fridge (HATE warm water too!)often will dilute 1/2 and 1/2. Lime/lemon - too acidic for me! Thank you for the nudge. It worked real well for me doing it on and off like you are planning. It's really not that bad. LOVED the smoothie idea - will use that for sure! Blessings and good luck to you. Will check back i on you!
 
Jul. 30, 2010 11:23 am
hi Keri, thanks for inspiring me:) after i read your blog i decided to start the diet myself.bought the ingredients,made a huge batch and set in the fridge:) i just finished my bowl of soup for dinner and my first day went great:) thanks again, cant wait for banana day to try out the smoothie:) good luck with the rest of your week:D
 
Keri 
Aug. 1, 2010 9:22 am
@SSHEL – Thanks for the link! That technique is almost the same as what I did, except I added some of the skim milk to it. I was honestly amazed at how much like ice cream the results were! In the evening that day I also added about a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the mixture and had chocolate banana ice cream. YUM! **** @Marci Cullen – GREAT name (worlds biggest Twilight fan here)! I bet you get a lot of comments about it, huh? Thanks for the tips about different waters to try. I agree with you. The seltzer waters kind of had a funny taste when I tried drinking them bubbly, but after they went flat they were really good. I got the Talking Rain brand unsweetened, organic, flavored seltzer waters. You’re right…the diet isn’t all that bad at all. I really enjoy the soup, so I guess that helps. I plan on trying a different variety of the soup next time around. That way I can see which one I like better and use that one for the times when I might not feel “into” doing the diet (I plan to do it once every couple of months or so). Thanks for the good luck wishes! **** @Malouka – Congratulations on your decision! I’m glad to have been an inspiration. Remember to talk with your doctor to make sure everything’s okay with continuing on the eating plan this week. The soup really is great, isn’t it?! Check out my blog titled “Keeping Cabbage Soup Interesting” for some ways to change up the soup and prepare the other allowed foods so you don’t feel like all you’re eating all week is the same old soup and boring raw fruits and veggies. Good luck! Come on over to the Recipe Exchange if you need some pep talks during the week!!
 
foodie 
Aug. 5, 2010 9:41 am
Keri how are u , so how much did u lose altogether and how do u feel
 
ayca85 
Nov. 12, 2011 1:02 pm
cabbage soup diet offers rapid weight loss. I've had 7 days loss of 5 kilograms. by applying the following diet. http://www.cabbagesoupdiets.org/2011/11/medical-professionals-cabbage-soup-diet.html a laborious method provides a fast weakening.
 
Kate124 
Feb. 8, 2012 9:07 am
I've just tried New Cabbage Soup Diet on this website
http://dietsindetails.com/new_cabbage_soup_diet.html
Has anybody heard about this diet?
 
 
 
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Keri

Living In
Antelope Valley, California, USA

Member Since
Jul. 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I have loved cooking since I was a young girl helping my mother make dinner or bake cookies during school vacations. My favorite class in elementary school was "Nutrition", because we cooked almost every day. I have two daughters who love cooking and baking as much as I do and my husband is even getting interested. He recently started making bread from scratch and he's doing an awesome job of it! We share our home with pets of all different kinds, including birds, cats, dogs, rabbits, a rat, snakes, frogs, a tarantula, and a turtle. We also provide foster care for a local dog rescue, taking in abused, neglected, abandoned dogs and giving them a safe, loving environment to live in until they find their "fur-ever" homes.
My favorite things to cook
Rosemary garlic roasted chicken with roasted garlic gravy; Skillet cabbage; Almost any baked goods; Anything I can make in my slow cooker! Somewhere around September 2008 I decided I was going to start baking all the bread my children and I eat. I'm COMPLETELy loving it and my kids like to brag that "my mommy MADE this bread!" Their favorite is when I make bread items that aren't your traditional loaf of bread, like hamburger buns, bagels, and soft pretzels.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For several generations, my father's family has made a "family tradition" dessert item at each major holiday. At Easter, it's Italian Cheesecake, made with ricotta cheese and anise flavoring (published as "Italian Cheesecake II", if you'd like to check it out). At Thanksgiving, it's "Roly Polies", which were invented by my great grandmother when she had leftover pie crust dough she needed to use up. My absolute favorite, though, is Christmas, when we make Birds Nests. These are made out of walnut-sized balls of a sweet pie crust type dough rolled out very thin. Then we cut slits in the dough without cutting through the edge, gather every other strip, twist them up into a jumble, and then deep fry the pastries. When they are cooled, we sprinkle them with powdered sugar. It doesn't matter how many we make, they all get eaten!
My cooking triumphs
I managed to make decorated sugar cookies for Christmas 2008 that turned out awesome!! I've NEVER gotten sugar cookies to turn out good looking enough to warrant decorating them. They always turn into shapeless blobs. This particular time I reduced the amount of butter in the recipe by 25% and chilled the cut-outs for 15 minutes immediately before baking them. They turned out beautiful!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at making Fairy Food candy (also called seafoam candy) was a disaster! I tried cooking it too quickly over too high of heat, so it burned, smelling up the entire house for DAYS. Thank goodness I still had enough ingredients (and courage!) to try again, and everyone at my family's Christmas gathering was impressed with my second attempt. I conveniently "forgot" to tell them about the first batch :-)
 
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