Cabbage Soup Diet for Weight Loss and Detox [Infographic]

How to Follow The Cabbage Soup Diet
Infographic from Dr. Axe
Its very like that you've read or heard the stories about 10, 11 or more pound weight loss in one week on the Cabbage Soup Diet.

My Experience

Years ago, I tried it and lost 8 pounds in 7 days.  Back when I tried it, I did it strictly for the fast weight loss results, not as a detox or cleanse.

Easier Than a Juice Cleanse or Liquid Detox?

More recently, my interest in this diet has been renewed mainly because of the potential detoxification or cleansing benefits.

I recall that the diet easy to follow for me.  Probably because there is a regular intake of food  - contrasted with quick weight loss diets, detox protocols or cleanses - which usually feature mainly liquids, like juices, shakes or smoothies.

Unlimited Soup and Recipes

The original diet called for unlimited amounts of cabbage soup plus different selected other foods on each of the seven days.

The soup itself includes cabbage, onions, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, vegetable juice, garlic, lemon, shallots or green onions.

You can find the original recipe as well as updated recipes online.  The basic recipe can be varied to individual taste so long as it does not include any starchy vegetables.  If you want to do the diet mainly for detox, you can ramp it up by adding herbs like cilantro and parsley.

"How To" Infographic

This infographic from Dr. Josh Axe illustrates "How to Follow the Cabbage Diet".  For information about the diet's potential weight loss and detoxification effects, please visit and read Dr. Axe's blog article:  The Cabbage Soup Diet:  For Weight Loss or Toxin Removal?

The Cabbage Soup Diet is low in calories and low in fat.  It is considered a fad diet not a long-term diet plan.  Even as a short-term quick weight loss "fix", it may not be appropriate or advisable for certain people - always check with a qualified medical professional particularly if you have any health or medical condition.


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