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This is going to be a long week! I’ve made my sister do this diet with me and we will probably spend most of the week complaining about it.  It’s only been two days and I want cheese and ice cream. And wine. All at once.

Today’s eats…

  • Breakfast: coffee with skim milk
  • Lunch: salad with lemon juice as dressing, California veggie steamer, and lots of water
  • Dinner: Salad, lots of cabbage soup (since I didn’t have any at lunch), baked potato, baked sweet potato

I had my first cheat (I know, it’s only day two!) – I tried eating my salad at lunch with just lemon juice and I couldn’t even finish it.  I don’t know how people do this!  So for dinner, I added some Dijon, Italian seasoning, and olive oil to make it into a lemon vinaigrette.  It just made this more tolerable.

At dinner, I was also able to “reward” myself with a baked potato.  Here is my second cheat – it says one “large” baked potato so I had a small potato and a small sweet potato.  I figured it wasn’t a bad cheat considering how nutritious sweet potatoes are.  And, they were the best potatoes I’ve ever had.

Now for the soup…

The recipes from Cabbage-Soup-Diet.com and  Marie Claire are both good recipes that we were able to work off of.  You can really edit as you need to – add peppers, more of the veggies you like, less of the veggies you don’t.  Just keep salt to a minimum. Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cabbage Soup

  • 3 large onions, chopped
  • 1 package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bunch celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • 1/2 package dry onion soup mix
  • For added flavor: Cayenne pepper, curry powder, mixed herbs or any other seasoning.

Use cooking spray to sauté the chopped onions in a large pot.  Add the chopped cabbage leaves, sliced carrots, celery and mushrooms.

Add tomatoes.

Sprinkle over a little cayenne pepper or curry powder.

Add 12 cups of water.

Cook over a medium heat until the soup is the vegetables are tender and the soup is the right consistency.