7 Days to Desired Weight – The Most Effective Program for Weight Loss

This program is intended for an objective weight loss of 5-10 kgs. (10-20 lbs) per week. It will in addition perk up your attitudes and emotions for the reason that of it cleanses and flourishes the system. The efficiency of this 7 day diet  plan is that the food consumed ends up burning extra calories than its original caloric value.

This weight loss program can be programmed as frequently as you like devoid of any fear of complications. It is made up to wash out your system of dirtiness and give you a feeling of well being. After this seven day diet plan, you will feel lighter because you will lose a minimum of 5 kilograms (10-15 lbs). You will have a large quantity of liveliness and an enhanced temperament. During the first seven days you must give up all kind of alcohol and must consume at least 10-15 glasses of water every day.

Day One:

Day 1 - Fruits

All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. In particular watermelons and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good. You are preparing your system for the upcoming program. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature’s perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day Two:

Day 2 - All Vegetables

All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two of the diet plan with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter. Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fiber.

Day Three:

Day 3 - Fruits & Vegetables

A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today. Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.

Day Four:

Day 4 - Milk and Bananas

Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities. Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You’re in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.

Day Five:

Day 5 - Beef

Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing. Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purify your system. You should notice colorless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five “quarter ponders”. Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.

Day Six:

Day 6 - Beef and Vegetables

Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content. Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.

Day Seven:

Day 7 - Juice

Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume. Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.

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The Soup for Optimum Weightloss in the General Motors Diet: The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup. 28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Above mentioned diet and health line up was developed for human resources and dependents of General Motors, Inc. and is wished-for their restricted use. This curriculum was developed in combination with an endowment from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp. at a general meeting on August 15, 1985. General Motors Corp. in every respect endorses this program and is making it accessible to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food Service Facilities. It is management’s intention to facilitate a wellness and fitness program for everyone.

Please share your progress with our community here. Regardless of whether you’re on day 1 or day 7, let us know what you feel. Weightloss is a journey and we would like to accompany you to the destination. Inspire & be inspired…

Once you complete this program, you can read about the 7 quick and easy ways to keep your weight off.

 

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{ 187 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike October 26, 2007 at 1:30 pm

What is the special soup mentioned in Day 4? And should there be any modifications made if following this program for several weeks?

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admin October 26, 2007 at 4:07 pm

hi, i ll put up the soup receipe soon and yes the gap of 2 days is recommended before starting on another week…keep us posted on how it went!!! Good Luck

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Michelle October 26, 2007 at 5:30 pm

With the vegetables, are dressings allowed, like a vinaigrette? And are you also allowed to use sauces when cooking vegetables, like teriyaki or anything of the sort?

And for beef also, can you use any kind of sauces to marinade or is there anything specific to watch out for?

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Emms October 26, 2007 at 6:47 pm

General Motors? Do you mean General Mills?

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terri October 26, 2007 at 7:20 pm

is it whole milk or skim milk for day 4

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admin October 26, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.

Any kind of milk..i tried it with 2%…

General Motors..the GM Corporation.. NOT general mills

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Marc October 26, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Here’s the deal everyone…. Eat sensibly. Work out. Trust me….the rest will take care of itself.

You MUST make a lifestyle change. You have to commit to eating with sense. Stop being a fat ass. I used to be 210 lbs of flabby fat but brought it down to 182 lbs with most of it being muscle. You can do the same. It’s not rocket science.

Just start eating to live. And nothing more. Food is fuel. It is not a drug which you need to consume. Give your body what it needs. Not all the extra bullshit. Make your diet full of protein, fiber, and fat, and you will lose weight. I promise. Cut the carbs down to 100% whole wheat products after workout or at breakfast.

Seriously, just eat healthy and work out and I promise you are golden.

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jen October 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm

please email the soup and your results. how much is expected to lose?

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yoga jan October 28, 2007 at 8:43 pm

I started this today, because I need a jump start to take off some more weight. Oh, if it was only so easy to just eat less and exercise more. I have lost 35 pounds by carefully eating well and low calorie foods and exercising 5 days a week. Then I stopped losing and even gained some weight back. This plan is attractive to me because it seems like it is something I can do to break the plateau and get back to losing again.

I will let you know.

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debz October 28, 2007 at 10:50 pm

1 teaspoon of oil for the entire day? is salt intake permissible?

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admin October 29, 2007 at 6:16 am

yes, one spoon of oil permitted a day and i took salt with vegetables and fruits..

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sam October 29, 2007 at 9:19 am

is tea allowed? i want to follow this plan but i have tea each day, non-negotiable to stop.
thanks

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admin October 29, 2007 at 11:43 am

Beverages you may consume while on the program :

Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
Club Soda is OK.
Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.

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losangeles August 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm

hey admin, if i try this diet, will i gaiin water or fat back? or should i exercise please help!! thnk you

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aziz October 29, 2007 at 2:12 pm

mujha bhut acha laga ya phar ka ma INSHALLAH isi month ma start karon gi

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sam October 30, 2007 at 10:34 am

Am on day 3 … desperately looking for day 4 soup recipe…
If I don’t find it posted, could I substitute just plain freshly made vegetable soup (no potatoes – tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, celery, peas and beans)?

Thanks

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Mahesh October 30, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Could u suggest a vegetarian option instead of beef

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admin October 30, 2007 at 4:24 pm

hey sam,

Here is the soup, yes you can make a soup with a combination of vegetables u prefer(as u mentioned, no potatoes)

The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.

28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

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admin October 30, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Mahesh, You can consume anything that is high in proteins, you can have chikpeas(chana) or even have soya beans, i ll be posting the vegetarian version of the GM diet soon…keep visiting this space for more.

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debz October 30, 2007 at 9:44 pm

hey guyzz….can sumone plss post what they are exactly doing on the all veggie day?? o gawd…. i am dreading the thought of munching on raw tomatoes and cucumbers all day thru…….

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debz October 30, 2007 at 9:52 pm

thank u admin ….

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shanth October 31, 2007 at 5:57 am

Guys,

Its very tough after starting.
better get ready and be prepared to follow this. moreover, make sure u consult your medical practioner for doin this. coz, after losing due to this, u need to get advice which on the other way will impact you.

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smiley October 31, 2007 at 6:57 am

hi, am on the fifth day and lost 4 lbs already…my sister had started with me and she lost 2. but we r enjoying it a lot…the banana day was the easiest..though i did some cheating by having diet coke on the veggie day…hope it wont hinder the weightloss any more…howz everyone else doing

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Jen October 31, 2007 at 8:25 pm

I am vegan and I know I can substitute chickpeas and stuff for the beef, but can I have soymilk instead of regular milk on the milk day?

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nancy October 31, 2007 at 9:38 pm

Due to medical problem i can consume no red meats. Only chicken, and turkey . No fish either. Everything else is fine . Can i substitute chicken or turkey for red meat. If not is there some other protein or food . nancy

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Rudy November 1, 2007 at 4:06 am

5-10 kg? Or 5-10 pounds a week? It almost seems impossible to lose 100 lbs in a month!

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admin November 1, 2007 at 7:56 am

hi,

Jen – Yes you can have soy milk but in very less proportion.

nancy – No chicken or turkey, you can have small proportions of rice instead or chik peas.

Rudy – Weight loss differs from person to person and it guarantees a minimum of 5 pound weightloss…

Thanks

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Matthew November 1, 2007 at 4:59 pm

OK this sounds to good to be true. I try to run everyday but i overindulge on food. Not bad food really just whatever my parents make for dinner and thoughs snacks in between. I try to going on diets but on the third or fourth day I am dying to eat and i eat like I used to and there goes my diet. Im 235lbs and 20 years old. I will try this diet. Does this diet require excersice? ps. I already drink 150oz+ of water a day.

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admin November 1, 2007 at 8:40 pm

Hey smiley congratulations on the weightloss, keep up the good work. Am sure you would like to educate all of us on your weightloss results..

Matthew: Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE: 20 mins of walking is definately going to help but this diet doesnt state mandatory excercise, After the third day i felt energetic and trust me i was way more than what you are now!

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sam November 2, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Hello, Day 5 stipulates meat and tomatoes… a bit unorthodox for breakfast – so I substituted cottage cheese portion for breakfast only…. would like to repeat the diet starting Monday any suggestions for a better non meat start on day 5?
Day 6 can start with veg no problem – just 5 is tough!

Tip for day 6: I pureed a piece of meat with loads of vegetables based on the vegetable soup of day 4 and that worked out great. Something nice and warm in the tummy and kept me very full.

Tomorrow is day 7 (lost 2 Kg/ 5lbs roughly – and yes very energetic and feeling good). Hope to make it 6 kgs by end of next cycle.

Thanks for sharing the wonderful program.

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admin November 2, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Hello Sam,

Very Well done, for the 5th day you can have the soup for breakfast and then have meat and tomatoes the rest of the day.

As far as the weightloss is concerned, you will lose more weight by the end of the program.

Make sure you invite all your friends to view this program as we all deserve the right to a healthy living!

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kevin November 3, 2007 at 5:49 am

Any substitute for bananas? I am allergic to them.

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GypsyMan November 3, 2007 at 5:57 am

is it O.K. to repeat this 7 day cycle for extended consecutive periods?

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admin November 3, 2007 at 7:26 am

Gypsyman:If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you keep a gap of two days before the consecutive cycle

Kevin: you can have milk. No bananas and try looking for something that can substitute the nutrients that bananas have.

Good luck guys!

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andreas November 3, 2007 at 3:14 pm

hi,
i am vegetarian. what else can i eat instead of beef. i also don´t eat fish and chicken.
sorry for my english, i am from germany

andreas

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Matthew November 4, 2007 at 2:30 pm

I was wondering if me having 8 or so m&m pieces is bad. I don’t think so but it being Halloween i couldn’t resist. Also, I am feeling better and have more energy. I am ending day 3 with some oranges. For the vegetable day i had the steamed veggies they have now. They are really good. Are they right for this diet?. Thanks

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admin November 4, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Andreas: you can have small portions of rice or chik peas instead of beef. Everything else remains the same. Good luck and keep posting your results.

Matthew: M&Ms are certainly not good but thankfully had a few of them so shouldnt harm much. Yes, the steamed veggies are great! you can also have the soup as mentioned and the key is “NEVER STAY HUNGRY”

If you feel like eating then eat all that is suggested for that day. it will make the diet more doable!

GOOD LUCK everyone!

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John November 4, 2007 at 6:54 pm

I was wondering if there is a substitute for the soup. I cannot make the soup and if there is a canned or other simple soup that i could make please post.

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admin November 4, 2007 at 8:32 pm

John:The soup is for your own taste, its not mandatory. You can also eat raw veggies and fruits. Or steamed/boiled vegetables. Either way.Good Luck with your diet and do keep us informed on the results.

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leah November 4, 2007 at 9:22 pm

After the 7 days are over, are we just supposed to go back to eating normally? or is this program supposed to repeat itself every 7 days?

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admin November 4, 2007 at 9:37 pm

Leah: you can go back to eating normally and can repeat this program after a gap of 2 days if you desire further weightloss. A 20 min walk or some mild exercise is recommended when you start eating normally.

Keep us informed on your results.

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Hayee November 5, 2007 at 5:35 am

Hey admin,
Great program and easy to follow. I am in my 5th day and lost 4lbs already. Needed a clarification…

Can you please tell us why chicken/fish can’t be an alternative to beef? The purpose of beef intake is mainly protein and I believe chicken/fish (in non oily forms) provide an equivalent of that. I’ve seen all these meets being mentioned together on all diet programs, so just want to check if there is a special reason on why chicken/fish can’t be replaced with beef?

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Theresa November 5, 2007 at 7:25 am

on day 5 you have to eat 6 tomatoes. I am not a tomato fan….not in the very least. How would you suggest eating so many tomatoes?

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keri November 5, 2007 at 8:12 am

it just so happens that i HATE tomatoes…what should i do. one of my friends wnated to try this with me and they hate bananas….what should she do?

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admin November 5, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Theresa:You can make a soup and include tomato in its ingredients or just have a salad with some tomatoes. i made a tomato soup with pepper and it tasted good.

Keri: As mentioned above, you can either make some soup with few tomatoes squeezed in there or just have it in some veggie salad. For bananas, you need to have milk on that day and try to consume atleast 2 bananas that day. You can have a large quantity of soup.

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Matthew November 6, 2007 at 8:13 am

Just thought I would let you all know I’am on Day 5 and am 228. Down from 236.

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Kathy Baker November 6, 2007 at 9:33 am

So what is wrong with drinking some, say, diet sprite as well as the water? I’m usually a coffee/tea drinker but with milk so that is sort of out for me right now. I usually use Splenda in tea and coffee too……….so no other drinks are allowed?

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Bobby November 6, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Six tomatoes. WOW I am eating them whole, just biting into them. Its horrible. Even salt doesnt do much. Why SIX!! lol

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Rae November 7, 2007 at 1:22 am

hmmm… i REALLY hate tomatoes. but i like tomato soup… any chance i can sub that for the tomatoes?

i’m excited to try this :)

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Kathy Baker November 7, 2007 at 3:08 am

What about things like decaf coffee with skim milk. There are no calories in that. Also I am not a red meat eater so why not chicken or turkey meat? Those are lower in calories and fat than beef anyway so why shouldn’t that help lose weight? It’s fairly easy to stick to the food regimen but giving up calorie free drinks is difficult for me.

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Pearly Ting November 7, 2007 at 8:49 am

hi, i am on 2nd day. in asia, chinese usually cook vegetable with soya sauce or boil vegetable and then top a little oyster sauce, salt or soya sauce… erm.. seedweed, carrot and corn are commonly consumed. is that okay? thanks.

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Rubab November 7, 2007 at 1:11 pm

I have tried this soup, this really works.

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Kathy Baker November 8, 2007 at 3:21 am

I’m on third day and have lost almost two kilos but boy my intestines were not very happy with me yesterday as they were sorely irritated. But I guess that is the idea to flush out your system and not keep the food inside???!!!! I’m missing a decaf coffee and cannot understand why we can’t have that if used with nonfact milk and a zero calorie sweetener?

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andy staton November 8, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Wow!!! I am definitely one for extreme measures – but this takes the cake for me. I am eager to hear what other people’s success are and if the admin/writer has actually tried it himself or found this on another site/book/zine, etc?

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Kathy Baker November 9, 2007 at 1:51 pm

I am on day 4 and this morning I weighed almost three kilos less. I thought the fruit day was difficult as this is not a time in Italy for many good fruits nor melons.

The veggie day was not so bad. I roasted carrots, garlic and onions in the oven and they were really good. I like the soup but have not been exactly sure which days I could eat it. I thought only on the 4th day and didn’t know I could eat it on the 5th day. It looks like you are saying only beef and tomatoes. Which days can the soup be eaten? Also, I just do not eat beef, pork, lamb, etc. Why wouldn’t chicken be allowed? It is protein and less fatty. I don’t think I could only eat tomatoes and soup or types of beans.

I also cheated on the milk day and used skim milk in my black coffee :-)

I am looking forward to what my weight is tomorrow because I feel like I have eaten more today but have only eaten the soup and bananas (and the milk)!!!!

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Kathy Baker November 9, 2007 at 4:34 pm

Wish our admin person would answer some questions!

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admin November 9, 2007 at 10:43 pm

Hello people,

Sorry for being late on replies here. Good Job Kathy.

Pearl: You are doing it right! Good luck

Kathy: The non calorie drinks usually contain aspartme as a part of the ingredients which is not recommended, You are not forced to eat according to the diet. It is mere suggestive. You are in control of your diet and as far as the soup is concerned, you can have small portions of soup any day of the diet. Beef was mentioned in the original diet by GM. They tested it with a number of varieties in red meat and didnt get the desired results.

Rae: i personally dislike tomatoes so i made a soup with thich tomato pulp with all my fav herbs and had it all through the day. You can consume tomatoes in any form.

Andy: This diet is taken from the GM Corporation(human resources). This has been thoroughly tried and tested and yes,i tried it too….i did 4 weeks of this program consecutively and lost 15kgs in all.i still do it as often as i like to maintain the weight that i always wanted.

The only motive to share this program is because i know what happens when you fail to find the right size for the clothes you always wanted and the life you wanted to live and trust me, dont let your weight rule you.

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Kathy Baker November 10, 2007 at 3:21 am

Thanks for answering all the questions. That helped. I noticed I weighed three kilos less after three days but lost only two kilos after four days. Must have been those bananas?? Hopefully today after only tomatoes and some soup plus I’m having a turkey burger (no bun or anything) for dinner, I’ll shed some more pounds. Italy has a lot of fresh turkey so I get it freshly ground. Hopefully one turkey burger won’t be a bad thing compared to so much beef which is allowed.

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Rebecca November 10, 2007 at 11:39 pm

-Is there a substitute for the Lipton garlic powder packet, and if so what in what quantity?

-And I am 14 would it be dangerous if I tried this diet? If so, what changes should I make for it to be less dangerous?

-Also, if I have to take the diet to school with me, what are some suggestions? I know I can take a fruit salad, and chopped veggies. But for the beef and tomatoes what should I do?

-And are you positive this system is not dangerous?

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Sue March 1, 2013 at 1:13 am

Of course it’d be bad for you, you’re still growing and a diet as drastic as this could be harmful to you.

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Sophie November 11, 2007 at 9:39 am

I would like to know if you regain the weight after.. yo-yo dieting could be very dangerous and losing weight so quickly too inst it bad for your metabolism I’d like to know if this is dangerous…?
thank you

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eleanor January 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Yes, you do. I tried this diet because I was self concious about my weight and even though I felt great in the mornings, later in the day when you’ve barely eaten any carbohydrates you feel like absolute shit. This is a crash diet. This is a fad that makes you lose weight by restraining your food intake and it does not burn fat, it whittles away at your muscles. Your hair may fall out and you will look sick, but hey, you lost 10 lbs! Congratulations! If losing weight for a temporary amount of time (for me it was good for 3 days) no matter what is your goal, this diet is perfect. If you want to lose weight and keep it off (along with looking healthy), you should definitely avoid this diet altogether.

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Kathy Baker November 12, 2007 at 3:40 am

I am on the 7th day of this diet and it has not been difficult and I haven’t felt bad from it at all. I haven’t weighed myself today but so far I have lost about 3 kilos. I didn’t eat as much beef as was recommended. I normally don’t eat red meats but did on those two days but a thin steak was it. Don’t know if that matters or not. After stopping for two days I am going to begin again but when it comes to the meat days I am going to more than likely eat chicken. I live in Italy and so don’t have Lipton onion soup. I just used water with chicken bouillon. That’s all I could figure out. It is possible Knorr has some onion soup products but I didn’t check. The water and chicken bouillon for the soup was fine. I enjoyed the soup.

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Becca November 12, 2007 at 9:23 am

im a vegetarian and on one of the days it says eat beef.

what could i eat as an alternative?

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Savannah November 12, 2007 at 5:37 pm

I am not overweight but i would like to try this diet to shed a few more pounds because I’m not quite as thin as I would like. I am about 50kg’s and about 1.5 m. tall. I would like to lose about 5-10 kilos so this is perfect for me. But I was wondering if this diet would be dangerous for me because I am anemic and I have Orthostatic Hypotension, which basically means i get lightheaded and I faint often if my blood pressure gets too low or various other things. I take iron pills every morning but I still don’t want to place any more excess stress on my body. If you could help me with this that would be wonderful.

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Kathy Baker November 13, 2007 at 2:11 am

I finished the 7 days but only lost two kilos. Don’t know why. Still I normally lost only one doing my own diet but frankly my own diet is a lot more satisfactory. It is more a balanced diet but less in quantity. Will probably try this one another week but with some changes in it. Thanks!

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Janet Robinson November 13, 2007 at 10:57 pm

I didn’t see any mention of drinking black coffee or tea. Is that allowed?

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Janet Robinson November 13, 2007 at 11:06 pm

I also was wondering about how much rice is allowed on day 7 and how much fruit juice is allowed?

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mike w November 14, 2007 at 9:08 am

I stumbled upon this diet, read the good reveiws and gave it a try. I’m not sure how scientific this diet is or maybe it works because you are only consuming around 1500 calories per day,but I have had Amazing results. I give it a big thumbs up. I conside myself to be in pretty good shape. I lift weights twice a week and wrestle twice a week as well.I started monday before last using my digital scale, I weighed 171.4 with 10.2% body fat. I followed the diet 95% of the time with very little cheating. I drank a diet soda or two, eat some trailmaix and so forth.I ate a lot of the steam in the bag vegtables but I never made the soup. I had no problem with hunger and tried not to eat anything after 9pm. I started every morning and ended every night with a serving of protein powder because I was afraid of loosing alot of muscle. I lost about a pound a day with an ending result a week later of 165.4lbs with 9.1% body fat. There is a very noticable difference in my midsection and my pants are fitting looser. I’m not sure how much of the weight is from fat loss and how much is from cleaning out your system(I have heard several times that people walk around with several pounds of undigested meat in their stomach). I am on my second day of week two and even after two days off where I ate normally I weighed 165.0 today. I will try to post again at the end of the second week. I have had several people comment on the change in my midsection and that futher motivates me. Like any weight loss program, I think working out (4 times a week) made a major difference. I will use this in the future for any time I need to cut weight for wrestling. The only drawbacks I’ve had were lack of energy during wrestling practice, I normaly have great stamina and lots of gas. I hope this helps

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Albert November 14, 2007 at 9:00 pm

This is the “Cabbage Soup Diet”. Jack Nicholas (the golfer) used it about 20 years ago and lost a lot of weight.
It worked for me about 10 years ago.
Caution: Severe Diarrhea starting about day three.

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Emily November 14, 2007 at 11:24 pm

i’m going to try this… which is very strange, because i never diet. i’m a vegan, so i’ll have to make adjustments, but i’ll come back and let you know if it had positive effects.

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Chanine November 15, 2007 at 4:00 am

This really works. I tried it once before and lost about 5kg in one week. With my diet I had to eat the soup everyday and as many times if I liked. I felt like soup afterwards, but this is really the healthiest diet I’ve ever tried. NOBODY can complain about veggies and fruit.

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Greg November 15, 2007 at 9:01 am

Starting day one, today, weighing 249 lbs. I’ll let you know my progress.

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Kathy Baker November 16, 2007 at 2:45 am

After my 7 days I took two days off. I had lost two kilos. I had some pizza one night, a donut one morning, otherwise I ate a balanced diet. I started again with my fruit day yesterday and this morning I have now lost a total of three kilos. I’m interested to see how much I weigh tomorrow after my day of veggies!

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mike w November 16, 2007 at 6:18 pm

half way through week two. started at 171.2 with 10.2% body fat, today the lowest iv’e been in 2 years, 163.4 with 9.2% body fat. That is about 8lbs and I’m in pretty good shape!

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Kathy Baker November 17, 2007 at 2:36 am

Yeah I’m finding through the second week that I’ve now lost a total of about 3.5 kilos. I feel fine. I am not that fond of the all fruit day nor the all veggie day. I sort of miss some meat or bread type products. Normally I don’t eat beef, pork, lamb, etc., only fish, turkey, chicken and miss some of those. Make up for it on the two days between the two weeks, not outrageously but at least have something I really like each day. Felt sort of bummed out last night. Seeing different food on tv etc. made me hungry for something good besides veggies!!! LOL

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Susie November 18, 2007 at 11:43 am

OK guys. I need to lose weight worse than anyone I know. I’m intrigued by this whole deal here so I’m gonna’ give it a try. I’m going to the store tomorrow and will start it on Tuesday. Oh sheesh, it’s Thanksgiving week. Hmmm…..ok, will start it next Monday. I enjoy reading your posts, it’s encouraging and I haven’t even started yet. Thanks for sharing. I’ll post again as soon as I start. :)

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Kathy Baker November 18, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Today I thought about it and made a banana smoothie, my style, about a cup of strong black coffee, a cup of skim milk, two bananas and six ice cubes and blended it all. It was super good. Had that twice today. Plus two bowls of the veggie soup. That’s all. Feel fine. Can’t wait though until tomorrow for some MEAT!!!

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admin November 18, 2007 at 5:22 pm

Well done Kathy, keep us informed about the progress.

For everyone else who wish to diet should keep in mind that its not necessary to stay hungry. Always feed your body with the appropriate food recommended on each day.

Good luck! We all deserve a healthy life!

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Jerome November 18, 2007 at 11:05 pm

I’m starting this immediately after Thanksgiving! I have a trip to Mexico coming up and I need to be in better shape for the beach! Please continue to post success as well as challenges. I am finding your feedback, comments, suggestions, and challenges to be very helpful.

One question/concern — the soup — the salt content in the soup mix is so high! Isn’t that a concern? I don’t want to retain water. And I don’t want to raise my blood pressure!

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Ashlie November 19, 2007 at 11:07 am

I’m lactose intollerant.
Can I drink Lactose-free milk in place of regular milk and still get the same benefits?

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Caterina vecco November 20, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Hi, about the vegetables, are dressings allowed, like a vinaigrette or olive oil and vinaigre?
Thanks,

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Nikhil November 21, 2007 at 11:28 am

Hi everybdy..

I have recently started this GM diet and m on my day-3…The responses I have gone through was the real driving force for me to strt it..Trust me, It isn’t really bad to eat fruits and vegetables..I am really excited to check my weight at the end of this week. My biggest concern is that m a smoker. I dont know how is it gonna impact my weight loss. From now on, I will update my experiences in the blog..It wud be great someone can strt this diet alng vth me so that we can share our experiences…Gudluck guyz..!!

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Kathy Baker November 22, 2007 at 6:26 am

After being on this diet for two weeks with two days in between I lost four kilos. The first week I didn’t have milk except on the day when I was allowed and it was skim milk. I didn’t have diet drinks but during the second week I couldn’t do this as I like decaf coffee, tea etc. but have to have milk but ALWAYS use skim milk. So I didn’t do away with the milk and I still had my diet sprite if I felt like it. I didn’t eat the bananas whole I made a smoothie with coffee, milk, bananas and ice. It was super. I do not use the Lipton onion soup as I cannot get it. I used some chicken boillon and so it was not that salty. used other herbs as well. Other than that I pretty much followed the diet and still lost the two kilos so I am happy with the total of four kilos lost. Lucky me to have my two days off at Thanksgiving and also tomorrow. On Sat. though I will begin again! The first week I hadn’t realized I could have a spoon of oil each day and during the second week sometimes when I cooked veggies I used my spoon of oil. Another thing I did with my spoon of oil was mix it up with whole asparagus and then baked them in the oven for about 20-30 minutes with some salt, pepper and garlic powder and they were SUPER!!!

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Sarah November 24, 2007 at 3:47 pm

what about green tea??Is it allowed??

and can i eat the soup whenever i want??even day 1??

thanx

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KRISTELL B November 25, 2007 at 1:47 pm

I absolutely HATE bananas… what can I use to replace them on day 4???

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KRISTELL B November 25, 2007 at 1:49 pm

Also, I don’t drink milk, is orange juice w/ calcium ok instead?

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Lindsay November 25, 2007 at 10:36 pm

Me and my mom are going to try this diet starting today. We went to the store and bought all the necessary things.

Is the soup ONLY for day 4, or can it be eaten any other day of the week?

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Tara November 26, 2007 at 11:31 am

I just started this diet today…day one all fruits is so tasty, but I have the craziest gas…it’s hard to keep myself full…also when can you eat the soup? Like someone else said, can you eat it day one or do you have to wait until day four? Also, how much brown rice on day seven? I am so excited to clean out the toxins in my system…just scared for my coworkers when this starts working. hahaha…..

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Tara November 26, 2007 at 11:33 am

Oh! And, if you normally work out about twice a week, is it healthy to continue to do so? Also, are there any preferred/optimal days to do this?

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ehill November 27, 2007 at 12:14 am

starting tomorrow, i’m planning to lift and/or exercise every day of the diet, will update with results

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Ahmootha November 27, 2007 at 6:57 am

This has been great. I am at the end of day one, and frankly i feel good. I did not have trouble keeping my eyes alert after lunch. Eating the melons were good as it keeps your stomach full. I did have problem in taking in much water. I am excited to see the results!

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sara November 27, 2007 at 8:35 am

can i go on this diet if i am about to start my period…or if i am trying to conceive?i really want to start this diet asap

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Tara November 27, 2007 at 8:42 am

Day two, have so much energy without my normal doses of caffeine. I know you can have a cup of coffee, but I find I’m not needing it! I roasted half of my veggies for today with a spoonfull of oil and a few green herbs…the rest are raw. I had a little chicken broth and carrots last night, I was starving and my boyfriend was eating dinner….I guess I could have chosen worse things to cheat with, hope it doesn’t affect the weight loss or cleansing too bad. I do feel thinner already today, and my family has already noticed a difference. It’s like that skinny feeling you have in the morning, but it doesn’t go away!

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KRISTELL B November 28, 2007 at 6:35 am

is admn on vacation??
I haven’t seen any responses from her since november 9th…
I am a little frustrated becaus etomorrow will be day 4 for me, and i still don’t know what to do about the fact that i dont eat bananas and i dont drink milk!!!!
I need to know what to do instead?!

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mike w November 28, 2007 at 9:11 am

After completing two weeks and taking about 4 days off for Thanksgiving, I am on day three of week three. I started at 171.4 with 10.2% body fat, today 161.4 with 8.8% body fat. I have continued lifting and wrestling several times a week and i credit my heavy lifting and hour long cardio sessions twice a week for the significant losses I’ve had. I’m finding the diet easy to stick to. I’ve noticed that i’m not eating nearly as much as before the diet and I always eat enough to be full.

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A.P. December 2, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Hi everyone. I am more than half way through my 1st day today and I do have to admit it hasn’t been as easy as I hoped. The fruits are great and surprisingly filling but its just not the same as my normal everyday meals. I am definitely looking forward to veggie day tomorrow, maybe that will be better. I will keep posting my feedback and results as the days go by.

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Kathy Baker December 4, 2007 at 6:17 am

I’m on day two of week three with two days off in between. I had seemed to have lost about 5 kilos but then after this past “free” weekend it is more like 4 kilos. Still that is not that bad. About 9-10 lbs. in two and a half weeks. The free days seem to do me in because I want to have things then that I cannot have during the 7 day of dieting, like pasta and pizza. I live in Rome. It’s very hard not to eat pasta and pizza!!!

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sara December 4, 2007 at 10:22 am

so on the 4th day when u can have milk…i can have regular tea with milk?…i started my diet today n the only problem i faced was that im a tea drinker n black tea was no good for me so i had a headache all day long…

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sara December 5, 2007 at 10:34 am

on day 2…i had steamed n raw vegetables but i also had sweet potato for dinner…i know its high in calories but since its a vegetable i didnt think it would make a difference…but i need to know for sure if it was ok that i had it…

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mia December 7, 2007 at 11:46 am

i dn’t eat bananas & i dn’t drink milk…
is there any substitute for dat?

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Shefali December 7, 2007 at 11:18 pm

Hi admin,

I have been following this prog. for last 6 days with atleast 89% without cheating but have lost on 2 kgs. till date and there is kind of dissapointment since I thought to shed atleast 5 kgs. I want to loose another 8kgs.

Besides, since this diet is mainly for non-vegetarians therefore, I I think there has been a deficiency of protein in my diet can you please post the Veg Diet so that I can make best use of this prog.

Earnestly looking forward to your reply.

Regards.

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A,P. December 10, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Hi Everyone. I have finished my first week of the diet on Saturday and i lost 6lbs. Today is my 2nd day off and I will start tomorrow again but with some definite changes. I had some really tough days but i never cheated (just improvised!). On the 6th day I ended up having a chicken salad instead of beef and on day 7 I also had a chicken salad. Will the person who did the tomato soup give me the recipe/instructions on how they did it so i can as well? Thank you! And ill keep posting my results/feedback.

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admin December 12, 2007 at 9:58 pm

Shefali: the indianized version contains rice instead of beef, i am a vegan myself and hence i substituted chik peas(chana).

Goodluck to all those who are on this diet currently.

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sara January 9, 2008 at 7:54 am

so can we also have sweet potato or corn on the vegetable days?also is can i have tea with milk on day 4

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Jeevan January 9, 2008 at 11:00 am

Dear Admin,

How are we supposed to cook the beef and if we can’t find the Lipton Onion Soup Mix, is there any substitute?

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lisi January 13, 2008 at 12:14 am

hey this diet is great just wondering if dried fruit is ok on day 1 & 3??
thanks

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jello January 21, 2008 at 1:34 pm

hey dose anyone know how to lose weight in 7 days..!?

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Leigh Pensinger March 1, 2008 at 7:31 am

wow…ummm….no. the trick to losing weight is to eat all your veggies and get up off your but. just eating soup and whatnot IS NOT a healthy option. eat some salad with chicken and do some sit ups……stop following fad diets they only slow your metabolism in the long run. they are not good for you. and by the way…

YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW….THE WAY YOU ARE!!!!!!

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ruuchama March 12, 2008 at 3:49 am

hello admin,

i m really looking forward to following ur diet as many ppl have got good results. but i live in china for my studies and i hate tomatoes. i dont cook at home. so can u pls suggest something as a substitute for the soup and the beef n tomato day. is it ok if i go for some knorr soup mix?? really looking forward to ur reply.

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ruuchama March 12, 2008 at 3:52 am

one more question.is it ok if i include chinese wu long tea in my diet everyday apart from water???

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Zeina March 14, 2008 at 8:02 am

Hi Admin…… First of all thnx alot…2ndly i wanna know if i cant find the lipon onion mix…then wut shall i do……3rd: wut shall i do if i cant find brown ice….can i substitute it with basmaty rice coz im sure i’ll not be able to find it in egypt…..4th: on day 5 how many burgers can i consume??? Once again thnx alot for the diet and ill be starting it soon within this week.Peace~out.

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Liza March 15, 2008 at 7:44 am

Just to check, this diet seems to be reallye ffective from the comments. But before starting just wanted to check if there is any side effects if we loose more than 3 kgs a week(heard so from my friend)?

Can the moderator please respond and let me know ?

Thanks a lot
Liiizz

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zeina March 19, 2008 at 5:27 pm

I cant find Lipton onion mix for da soup.. i had found another brand…could this help???? I cant find brown rice here in Egypt….can i substitute brown rice with white rice or wut exacly..and if it could be,wut’s da amount???? Im really so confused….Im forwad’n to see ur reply!!! Thnx alot.

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ala Seyam April 7, 2008 at 6:53 am

Just to check, is the soup for the fourth day only, or all 7 dayes

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admin April 8, 2008 at 7:43 am

yeah i had tried white rice myself and it worked fine for me. Yes, the soup could be consumed on all days. You can also include this soup with your regular diet.

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mike w April 8, 2008 at 9:43 am

I first did this diet a few months and use it as a tune up if i put on a pound or two. this diet causes weight loss by cleaning out the undigested food in your intestants. I have had the best results when using this with 20 minutes of cardio, 5 times a week. I weighed 155.2 this morning. that is down about 10lbs from last week. For the record, I have not weighed 155 since I was in middle school over 10 years ago

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mike w April 9, 2008 at 8:10 am

follow up to Nov13th post. I have been doing this diet on and off and I wanted to post some more specific results. As you can see in my Nov 13th post, I started this plan with a weight of 171.4 with 10.2% body fat, a week later i was at 165.4lbs with 9.1% body fat. I mostly ate healthy since then but far from perfict. my weight fluctuated a bit but I was off the diet for a while. I am 3/4 way through week number 2 and have really stuck to the plan. I have avoided diet soda, snacks but have had the occasional protein suppliment. I have ran for 20 mins a day for 5 times a week. this morning was amazing results compaired to when I started-155.0lbs with 7.6% bodyfat. I have reduced my body fat by a third while droping 16 lbs. The keys are dont eat late at night, follow the diet, DO THE CARDIO and dont give up

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chickpea May 19, 2008 at 10:52 am

i’m bored don’t try these things i know alot about diet, but it will be a fun challenge so starting tomorrow. today i ate over 7000 calories (haven’t done that in a long time) no joke i’m an emotional eater. although lucky because not overweight i am usually a healthy eater my BMI even says i’m underweight, lol. i’ll keep you posted.
any other emotional eaters?

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Lilly June 26, 2008 at 10:26 am

I am on day 4 and so far I have lost 4 lbs. I am really excited and can’t wait to see how much more I will lose in the 3 days to follow.

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louise July 19, 2008 at 2:34 pm

do i eat the soup every day from day one???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Lynn January 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Hi,
I’m allergic to tomatoes. Any suggestions?

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Lynn January 9, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Tomatillos? Maybe?

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jAcQuI January 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

HI EVERY1

I WUD LIKE 2 LOSS 100 LBS iN A MONTH IS DAT POSIBLE WIF THIS DIEYT
PLS ANSWERE SOON PLSSSSSSSSSSS

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Rami January 18, 2009 at 7:48 am

I’ve tried this several times. Yes it does seem to work, but it REALLY fucks you up later.
You lose muscle mass by following that.
If by any chance you lose fat, you would gain it back on (after the diet you will think “Hey, I’m lighter now, I can eat a cow). But since you have less muscles, your energy intake will be much greater than energy consumed… have fun with that :)

Why not just run?

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Dan January 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Eat as many vegetables as you want? 2000 Calories of vegetables is still 2000 calories…you have to burn more calories than you take in to loose weight. it’s as simple as that.

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Krissy January 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm

for day 5 it says to eat beef and 6 tomatoes.. is there anything that can be substituted for tomatoes because I’m allergic…

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Krissy January 25, 2009 at 7:22 pm

this definately works I’m on day seven and I feel very light and my body looks smaller than it did before I was on the diet. After the vegetables and the fruit it becomes very easy. Day 7 is by far the easiest and I don’t feel any cravings for sweets anymore or junk food. I have lots of energy and it has made me feel really good about myself. thanks for this. I will be starting my second week on wednesday so hopefully the second week will go by a lot easier.

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kirsten April 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I hate to be negative however the only thing that this diet did for me was show me I could be self disciplined. I didn’t cheat once and worked out on top of it and I lost maybe a pound. It didn’t give me energy…and it made feel nauseas. Then trying to get my body to be okay with eating something other than what was in this diet was difficult. I’m glad I stuck to a plan, the first diet i’ve ever followed religiously. I wish I got better results though!

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Ashley April 17, 2009 at 10:14 am

Hey. I’m a college student and dont have a lot of time to deal with the beef anything i can substitue it for? Does the soup have 28 oz of water?
Thanks.

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Ashley April 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm

im on day 4 and havent lost any weight!!!

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Brandon May 18, 2009 at 10:50 am

I am allergic to bananas if I try to eat 2 per day i Will not have to be worried with a diet ……………………~RIP~ Family file lawsuit lol (j/k)

anything other then bananas ???

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Dora June 5, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Can I include green lentils in my soup??

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Lauren February 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I’m just about to start this diet i’m curious as to whether exercise would boost the weight loss, things like lunges, walking, weights etc.

thanks :)

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judi March 6, 2010 at 3:35 am

can i replace chiken instead of beef..am not allowed to eat beef ,uric acid very high..is it possible??

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phil little July 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I lost weight so darn fast i thought something was wrong.. and i got to running again getting up out of bed instead of crawling out of bed and not to mention my wife says to me” go to sleep phil.. ” havent heard that in so many years… I am 63 feeling like 23. gold stars to the originator.. make them kings of the weight lost gang

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Lauren July 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Day 7 we are supposed to drink fruit juices… anything? Or are we supposed to find sugar free juices?

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admin July 24, 2010 at 3:14 am

Thank you Phil,

Lauren – Try fresh fruit juices without sugar

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Sara September 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I had to stop reading this at the comment about fruits being all you need. This: “They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.” Is completely false. Fruits lack essential proteins needed to keep a human alive. In fact, the only non-animal product containing essential proteins for humans is the soybean. Combination of grains and legumes can create this amino acid combo of perfect proteins for humans, but fruits, sorry. Just another article written by someone who has no business telling people whats good for them.

The lack of credibility in this is appalling. Its just the cabbage soup diet, AGAIN, on which you only drop water weight. That and most people experience some pretty uncomfortable digestive issues while on this diet. Because this is not how human beings evolved to eat. As soon as you go back to your regular diet, you will gain everything back.

Exercise and lifestyle change are the ONLY ways to successfully take of weight and be healthy. If you want results, but some effort in.

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Janey December 25, 2010 at 12:31 am

For day five, can I eat cherry tomatoes? If so, how many is sufficient?

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Luisa January 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Hello,
if I eat this for a week and then eat normal the next, will I gain back up again the weight I lost?

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Shelley February 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I am on the 7th day of this diet (which incidentally is the Cabbage Soup Diet) and have lost 10lbs!!!! I have found it a struggle, but I need to lose about 40lbs, so I’m on it for 2 months. The most important part of the diet is the soup since it contains “negative calories” – doesn’t provide as many calories as is required to eat it!!!

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Lindsay March 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Thanks for posting this!
I was wondering, on day five am I only supposed to eat the meat and the tomatoes or can I also have vegetables and fruit?

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Jess March 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I am a college student living in the dorms and do not have a kitchen is there any kind of soup i can substitute for the homemade one on day 4?

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natural weight loss pills April 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

interesting diet plan. Looks affective would really recommend this to anyone.

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Merissa April 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Hi Everyone I am on the end of Day 3 and I have to say It is not as hard as I thought it would be!!! The first day was a little rough but only at dinner time, I am down 7 lbs already though!!!!! I would defiantly recommend this diet!! I cant wait to get rid of this baby weight so this is honestly a great help along with exercise of course!! good luck to you all!!

But just one question for my next week, Can I drink Crystal Light at all? it has nothing in it but I just thought I should ask!

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Grace April 27, 2011 at 6:01 am

Hi, I’m starting today. Beginning weight: 131. Lets see how it goes. I do work out for a couple hours a day however if I feel that my energy is low I may cut down. This is more of an experiment.
:)

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natural weight loss April 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm

One should be aware of foods they take. A balance diet should be implemented when in weight loss program. I eat 5 small meals a day with balance calorie and protein intake and find it very effective with my weight loss program. Also taking weight loss supplements will also help as long as you combine it with healthy lifestyle like proper diet, drinking plenty of water as well as regular exercise.

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server support company April 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Great weekly guide for dieting. I am having a difficulty of following my diet as well as my regular exercise. I think I need more motivation. Hard but I should work on it.

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losangeles August 15, 2011 at 3:46 am

hey everyone, if i stop this diet on day 7, will i gain water or fat back?

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DaisyB September 2, 2011 at 11:43 am

This has to be the craziest diet I’ve ever seen! But I like how straight forward it is. That soup looks especially yummy!

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TJ November 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Is it okay if I eat yogurt with probiotics on a daily basis? I am in college on scholarship for wrestling and my coach recommended it to keep my weight down but I find its very unhealthy trying to starve my self for a week to make weight so I’m going to try this diet instead, but I’d like to know if I can still have my daily yogurt or 2 which I basically live off of?

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Emelie January 19, 2012 at 2:48 am

I find that following a good diet program is vital for success, mainly because there is more to learn than most believes, such as foods you think are healthy that actually arent

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jacob February 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm

has this even worked for anyone? i am in great shape and my body fat % is probably around 8-9% but i want to lose a little bit more body fat will this help?

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Anna February 22, 2013 at 12:21 am

I tried something smiler a few months ago, and it was awful! I only lost 5 lbs overall and that was just water weight. Also I felt so deprived on this diet that as soon as the 7 days were over I lost control of my eating habits and ended up gaining 8 lbs which I have not managed to loose. I was completely miserable the entire time and now I weigh more then when I started. I would not recommend this to anyone. The best weight loss plan is simply to find an exercise that you can enjoy like dance or sports, and make healthier choices when it comes to meals. Crash diets like this only screw with your metabolism.

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7w8gefbujks February 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

“The information featured here is not intended for any specific medical advice and must not be treated as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment.”

OK, here is how you should diet…

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Mara February 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Everyone, this diet is extremely unrealistic and quite unhealthy.This diet tricks you into thinking you’re being healthy because the foods you are eating are healthy. They use words like “detox” and “essential nutrients.” Eating healthy foods doesn’t mean weight loss or health. The weight you will lose on this diet is mostly water weight, which can be lost by increasing your water intake instead of eliminating a balanced diet. When you stop this diet, it is likely you will gain back as much or more of the weight because your body will try to rebalance itself. Your body needs a balanced diet EVERY DAY, not building a balanced diet over a week. The key to losing weight is adequately providing your body with essential nutrients and fiber every day, balancing the foods you eat, control your calorie intake (to lose weight cut about 300-400 calories from your daily diet, as long as the calorie intake doesn’t go below 1200 per day), variety in the foods you eat EVERY DAY, and moderation! Moderation is the reason this diet is so ridiculous. There is no such thing as “eat as much as you want of this and still lose weight.” You need moderation. And exercise. Trying to lose weight sucks, and if only there was a way that could make you permanently lose weight fast, but the truth is, if you want to maintain your health, you need to have a good, sustainably diet and you need to exercise. I encourage all of you not to do this diet.

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Jay February 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm

My wife and I have been doing this for a long time now and it does work well, it is a little hard to stick to the first couple of times you do it but it does get easier. We do it about once a month to maintain our weight. I lost 10 lbs the first time I did it and was actually quite shocked that it really does work. However, if you don’t watch what you eat when you finish the week then you will bounce right back to where you were if not weigh more in a very short time, So my suggestion is to eat sensibly after the week of dieting and do the diet once a month like we do to maintain.

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AS February 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Is it okay to do Day Four WITHOUT the soup?

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Sonya March 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

Hi it seems like a very unhealthy amount of tomatoes to eat in one day…tomatoes are very acid…why eat so many? thanks

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Bee March 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

What if you have acid reflux and dont like meat then what do you eat?

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Madi March 7, 2013 at 12:25 am

What if I’m vegetarian and so not drink cow milk? Can I substitute to coconut milk and other types of protein place of beef?

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Jamie March 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I am going to try this for sure. What do you do on the two days off? I have been doing weight watchers, just follow that on those days? And- do you repeat this until you reach your goal weight?

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Joy March 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

What about pastrami for beef (day 5&6)? and Almond milk (day 4)?

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pattie March 17, 2013 at 5:51 am

today is the first day I hope to gain control I have a serious food addiction and just like any other addiction I need to control it and the past few weeks I have been totally out of control and I feel really bad so hopefully this will help

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Bernardeth March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Hey I’m a vegetarian is it ok if instead of meat I eat soya?

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Maria March 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

Whoever wrote this has no knowledge or education about nutrition.
How’s that a detox if it includes beef and milk? Those things should never be in anyone’s diet who’s trying to detox.
Also, you might lose a few pounds this way, but you’ll gain it all back as soon as you return to your normal eating habits.
To lose weight efficiently and for good you have to change your eating habits for good and gradually!

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nela March 21, 2013 at 1:13 am

can i substitute the beef with another meat?

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andrew March 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

I work out regularly for strength building and i plan on doing the dieting. currently i take whey protein to supplement my protein intake. my question is if is it alright to work out as i do and still do this diet safely as i feel my body demands more things because of working out? and if not can i simply continue to take my protein once a day to supplement the needed intake? Also what of multi vitamins/ fish oil? will these effect the diet? as i take these regularly

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Jamie March 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Would you consider CORN a vegetable for this plan? Or is it going to be considered a grain?

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paul March 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

i am currently wrapping up day two. working hard needless to sayi am concerned that all i am losing is water. am i in for a big suprise to find all this work only to gain it back in a week?

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Katharina March 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Can I have protein shakes instead of the beef? I don’t really like beef :(

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Chinchu March 27, 2013 at 7:26 am

What a sham! You have just taken the entire Cabbage soup diet and ‘tried’ to remove all mention of the soup itself! You missed removing it from day 4 though.

Why did you do this? Why do you want to pretend that you have invented a new diet scheme? I can’t understand people like you…

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Lysh March 27, 2013 at 10:17 am

I’m on day 2 of the diet. Day one with all fruits was hard…by the end of the day, I didn’t wanna look at a single fruit ever again! But I finished the night off with a delicious Mamey smoothie :) I realized that as tired as I was from the night before, the fruits sustained my energy throughout the entire day better than coffee or energy drinks. Day 2 I started it off with the baked potato (yummy) and some steamed mixed veggies…SOOOO full right now. I also baked some Brussel sprouts to eat for lunch, can’t wait!! I’m a vegetarian, I plan on substituting the beef on day 5 and 6 with chickpeas. I’m a very petite woman 5 ft. tall. My current weight is 125 & my goal weight is 103. Wish me luck!!! 😉

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Sky March 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

This sounds really good. It seems like it something I can stick to. All of the foods menitoned I able to eat. Thanks for posting.

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loren stassart April 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

how many tomatoes needed for the soup recipe?

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lena April 6, 2013 at 1:05 am

just finished day 3 already down 6.5lbs which is exciting for me because I have had problems losing weight on virtually every other “diet” or when I was working out even twice daily. when I’m done I’m doing it again with my sister and a friend the following week. thanks for sharing this!

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Gaya April 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I followed this plan last week and I lost about 5kgs, which is quite a lot. I’m very happy actually, it had been a long time since I didn’t follow a diet like this and I feel good.

However, I did some cheating, I’ll tell you all about it. On day one 1, I had a few m&m’s (those bastards are delicious) and a beer, but I kept it going because I had already eaten all that melon. Then, on day 6 I had two beers at night because I was at a party (I’m actually extremely proud that I only had two). Finally, I think I completely broke the rules on day 7 because a friend invited me to a sushi place and well, who can resist sushi? I guess it wasn’t soooo bad because even though it’s not brown rice, there’s still rice in it. But still, I think I rather say that I did the first 6 days. Oh, by the way, I didn’t make the soup, I’m a lazy girl (Ain’ nobody got time fo’ that! haha). I did have some of the raw vegetables in the soup, but really it was just because I found it too weird to eat only bananas and milk (that day was soooo hard and weird!!)
I have to add that I drank lots of green tea (no sugar) and vitamins in the morning. I didn’t really exercice, I think just a couple of times I went on a bike ride for about an hour.

So, I finished 4 days ago and I’ve been eating healthy during those days, sticking to about 1200 calories a day, so I don’t gain the weight back. So far, I haven’t, so I think I’m alright.
I guess I can say that this plan really does work! Well, every body is different, but I’m just saying it worked for me. As long as I don’t overeat so I don’t gain the wait back and gradually come back to eating normally, I think I can keep the weight off.

Anyway, I’m happy with the results, so I’ll try this again starting tomorrow, hopefully I’ll drop another 5kg and I won’t cheat as much as I did, hehe.

Thanks!!!

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Gaya April 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

P.S.: By the way, I’m a vegetarian so I had small portions of rice and chick peas instead of meat. I’m sharing my results because I think 5kgs is pretty decent, given how much I cheated (beer is baaaad if you want to lose weight). I hope this time I can be more disciplined so I’ll lose a little more than 5kgs, we’ll see about that. 😀

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Muberra April 11, 2013 at 3:17 am

I am looking forward to start this diet but i have a problem. On day 5 i need to eat 6 tomatoes. I do not like eating raw tomatoes. I only eat tomatoes in pasta, pizza, e.t.c. I also do not like tomato soup. What can i eat instead of tomatoes?? Please answer me asap!

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Dan April 13, 2013 at 8:12 am

This is an awful diet, it truly is horrific. The author should be ashamed of themselves for posting this garbage.
Reduce your calories below maintenance, do heavy compound lifts etc. Go look at intermittent fasting, Lyle McDonald, Jason Ferrugia and Brad Pilon; people and resources actually worth your time.

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Lindsay April 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

The day by day instructions stipulate the soup is only meant for one particular day but the soup directions seem to imply it can be consumed whenever throughout the week. Which should I go with? Also I’m worried I won’t have enough energy to exercise, any advice?

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spencer April 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

wow day 5 and i’ve already lost 5lbs!! cant wait to finish the program and see the final results! the first 3 days kinda suck you get hunger urges but on day 4 they seem to go away. great program great diet. my energy and mood has defiantly increased. i feel great!!

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Dorin April 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Didn’t work for me.

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Michelle April 22, 2013 at 2:21 am

I am allergic to tomato’s, can I omit this or replace with something else?

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Cynthia April 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

OH MY GOODNESS! The soup tastes terrible!! And I’m starving! what do i do? I’m on day four and i have eaten all the bananas and milk allowed! HELP! Please reply soon!

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matt August 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

you cant just throw it in the pot and expect magic… saute the veggies a little. add herbs, salt and pepper to taste.. im a chef so it was easy to fix up. dont be held down by just the ingredients. there is a thousand ways to use them. i will make a batch and post the recipe

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