Cabbage Soup Diet: Why some people fail
Part 3 of our four-part series on the Cabbage Soup Diet.
Some people find the cabbage soup bland and boring. This shouldn’t be the case. The soup is as good as you make it. Try the tasty cabbage soup diet recipes on this website, create new dishes, and enjoy the foods. Think about how all these foods and vegetables are good for you.
Some dieters have reported light headedness and being tired in the first few days of starting the 7 day cabbage soup diet plan. This is understandable, because as with any diet, you are drastically reducing the amount of calories you consume and the body finds it hard to adjust. It is not recommended to cheat while on this diet, but if you are not feeling well, use your best judgment, don’t jeopardize your health, and return to your normal eating habits immediately.
When dieting, it is hard to live a fulfilling social life, go out to eat at the restaurants, meet friends for drinks, or attend birthday parties. Again, you have to ask yourself, why you are doing this diet plan. You are doing it for yourself! You have been trying to lose weight for a while, and now is the time to sacrifice some of the social engagements and to stick to the plan. Besides, after the fourth day of the Cabbage Soup Diet plan, not only the food cravings start disappearing, but it is also easier to find foods even at the restaurants that are allowed by the plan, such as salads, meat, vegetables, and rice.
Flatulence has been reported as a concern by some dieters. Unfortunately, it is the flipside of the feeling of fullness provided by all the cabbage and fruits and vegetables that we are consuming when on this diet. Take beano tables, or other dietary enzymes. After a while your body may adjust to all the fiber and the symptoms may ease off.
Some people make such a big batch of soup, that it becomes bad before they finish it. Because cabbage tends to go spoil quickly, discard the soup after 3 days. Do not eat the soup if it doesn’t taste or smell right. The soup is most enjoyable when fresh. Also, it is best to make different varieties of the soup as often as possible, to avoid getting bored by it. Follow the variations of the cabbage soup recipe on this website.
Part 1: Cabbage Soup Diet: The Plan