The sacred heart diet origins come from the name of a cardiology department at Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital where this sacred heart diet was used to treat overweight heart patients. I will post the complete sacred heart diet soup recipe below as well as my comparison review between sacred heart diet and the cabbage soup diet.
Although Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital has been linked with this diet, the hospital has issued a press release at 2004 (french) that said "no nutritionist at the Hospital took part in the development of this diet".
Since many dieters have reported 10 - 17 pounds decrease within a week doing this diet, most people neglected all the negative aspects of this diet and started to talk about this diet with excitement.
4 large green onions
1 can of beef broth
1 cup of celery
2 cups of green peas
2 package of lipton soup mix
2 cups of Carrots, shredded
2 Green Peppers
100 grams of Cauliflower, stewed and chopped
Salt and Pepper and Worchestershire sauce to taste
Optional: Zucchini and mushrooms.
Just mix all the ingredients in a hot boiling water and let it boil for 10 minutes, then turn into low heat and let it simmer until all the ingredients are soft. Don't forget to stir it consistently.
Now the meal plan is the same with cabbage soup diet meal plans.
Drink: 8 glasses of water, cranberry juice and black coffee with skim milk.
Day 1: Consume the soup as much as you want, eat only fruits (no banana).
Day 2: Only vegetables and soups allowed, no fruits. One baked potato for dinner.
Day 3: Only vegetables, fruits and soup. Nothing else.
Day 4: Only bananas and soup.
Day 5: Eat 300 - 500g of beef and soup.
Day 6: Still the same with day 5.
Day 7: Brown rice, soup and fruits.
Let's do a comparison study with the soup. I made the soup without doing the diet and I have to admit that this soup taste better, although this soup contains lesser amount of vegetables than the cabbage soup.
Perhaps it's due to the fact that this soup allow you to add more flavoring to the soup. I even tried this soup for my breakfast with hot coffee and it tasted quite good that I want to make this soup again for the whole family.
The problem with this diet is you will be lacking a lot of vital nutrients. Of course there is only minimal amount of nutrients to gain also from the cabbage soup diet.
The advantage that this sacred heart diet has over the cabbage soup diet is the higher success rate. Yes, the soup taste a lot of better and not disgusting like the cabbage soup diet, so your chance in finishing the diet successfully is higher.
Sometimes there's a situation that requires us to lose weight fast regardless the cost. If such situation happens to you then by no further ado you should do the sacred heart diet.
In fact you can occasionally serve this sacred heart soup for your family or for your beloved one, if you are a vegan just replace the beef broth with vegetable broth.
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