The Sacred Heart Diet is a 7 day diet that can result in weight loss of up to 10 pounds. It has the added benefit of detoxification of the body. One of the things people love about this diet is the unlimited quantity of food allowed during the diet. Not only do you eat a fat burning soup but a lot of additional healthy food throughout the 7 days. This is also known as the Cabbage Soup Diet.
Things You Will Need-Groceries listed throughout steps
-Willpower to stick to the menu.
-Willpower to drink plenty of water.
The great thing about the willpower requirement of this diet is that you don't have to have the willpower to NOT eat. You just need the willpower to eat what you're supposed to eat. You can eat in unlimited quantities and still lose weight!
Step 1Sacred Heart Soup Diet
You'll be eating a lot of soup for the next 7 days. Here's the recipe:
You can make the recipe on your stove or in a crockpot. This recipe can be done in various ways as well.
Use 2 large cans of tomatoes
a few green onions
A tetra of chicken broth
An envelope of chicken noodle soup mix
1-2 cups vegetable cocktail such as MottÃƒÂ‚ Â¢ Â‚ÃƒÂ‚ Â€ Â‚ÃƒÂ‚ Â™s Clamato or V-8 Juice (optional)
1/2 head of shredded cabbage
Cook until everything is tender. Keeps in the fridge about 2-3 days. At day 3 the noodles might get a little too soggy. Some people make a large batch and put 1/2 of it in the freezer.
Follow the diet per the directions below and drink only: water, coffee, tea (and milk on the milk day.) Refrain from sodas, sugar, and anything else not listed in below steps.
Step 2Day 1: Soup and Fruit
Today, you need to eat soup and fruit. Eat as much of the soup as you want and as much fruit as you'd like. The only fruit you shouldn't consume today is bananas.
Step 3Diet Day 2: Soup and Vegetables
Today you should eat plenty of soup and vegetables. It's a bit of a tricky day but you can eat raw and cooked vegetables. At dinner time, have a baked potato with a little bit of butter. This might be one of the best potatoes you've ever eaten (except that you must skip the sour cream). Potatoes are a high satiety item so can definitely help you feel full.
Step 4Day 3: Soup, Fruit and Vegetables
Today is a bit easier although you are probably going to start craving meat in a bad way. (It won't be long until you can have some meat, don't worry!). You can have soup, fruit and vegetables today. You can't have bananas yet and you can't have another potato, though!
Step 5Day 4: Banana and Milk Day
Today is banana day. Eat several bananas and drink some skim milk. If you like, you can blend them together for a yummy smoothie! Eat soup too. By now you might be on your second batch of soup. You're more than 1/2 way done. Are you losing weight yet? You might also feel a bit bloated by now but that will soon pass.
Step 6Day 5: Beef!
Today you should have some soup but you can also have as much meat and tomatoes as you want. Eat steak 3 x if you like or cook a whole roast beef and nosh on it all day. You could also opt for cooked chicken or ground beef. You're having meat again tomorrow.
Step 7Day 6: Chicken or Fish
Have some more meat today. If you had beef yesterday, today you might opt for poultry or fish. Don't forget to have some soup and you can have plenty of extra vegetables as well. A great idea is a chicken and vegetable stir fry, for example.
Step 8Day 7: Final Sacred Heart Soup Day
Have at least one bowl of soup today but you can also have some brown rice and vegetables. Make a stir fry if you like!
Step 9Sacred Heart Soup Diet is Done!
You've given your body a nice break from processed food and you've probably lost some weight too. How did you do? Are you tired of the soup? You might even crave it once in a while so if you've got any left, pop it in the freezer.
Congratulations. You've completed a seven day detox diet!
Talk to your doctor before doing this diet if you have any medical concerns. Do make sure you eat as much as you want on this diet. Most of the foods are catabolic so cause a caloric deficit in your body. Take a break between cycles and consider having a multivitamin while doing this diet. You might feel sluggish for a few days as well so don't over exert yourself. Many people have seen great results with the Sacred Heart Diet and do it on an annual basis.
Tips & Warnings-drink plenty of water
-talk to your doctor if you have health concerns
-take a multivitamin
-take a break between sessions!
Need help with more information about this diet? Check out The Sacred Heart Soup Blog.