The Cabbage Soup Diet is a seven day long diet that includes not just the cabbage soup but other healthy food options. The dieter may eat as much soup as they like, complimented by plenty of water, sugar free juices, and a strict diet which is provided in the book. It is important to remember that the diet is only a week long diet, and serves as a type of "cleanse" for those wishing to get a jump start on weight loss. If followed up by a healthy diet and exercise the Cabbage Soup Diet can produce great weight loss results.
Saute sliced green onions with cooking spray until tender in a large saucepan. Chop and add green pepper, cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms to pot. Add one or two cans of tomatoes. Finally add seasoning and about 12 cups of a combination of the V8 juice and water to the pot. Let soup simmer for about 2 hours and continue to season it to taste. For a spicier soup add a bit of cayenne pepper.
It is suggested that the dieter eat 2-3 bowls of soup per day, however if hungrier they may eat more. The recipe is enough to last a week, however if it seems more is being eaten or there is more than one person on the diet, two batches can be made. Soup also freezes very well and can be stored for the following week. After the first week it is recommended the dieter wait two weeks before repeating it due to the extreme reduced calories and nutrition.