So apparently, my mother did the whole "cabbage soup" diet thing back in the 70s and lost nearly 30 pounds in a month. Now mind you, she only did this because she wanted to lose a fair bit of weight quickly for a special event.
Anyway. Yesterday she cooked up a big ol' pot of cabbage soup. She's not planning to do the strict cabbage diet (well, mostly because I lectured her on how ridiculously unhealthy that would be, especially since she's a Type II diabetic) but she figures the soup would be a good "filler" food, since it's basically just chicken broth, spices, and a load of vegetables.
Just out of curiosity I tried a bit (I'm not a fan of soup, and I'm *definitely* not a fan of cabbage. EW.)
You guys....it is the BEST SOUP EVER IN LIFE. Seriously. And all that's in it is fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth, cabbage, celery, carrots, onions, tomatoes, ground black pepper, and oregano.
So now *I'm* wondering: could I possibly work this into my plan? I don't see why not, personally; it would be a fantastic way for me to get in my veggies (I calculated the points using Mom's recipe and it's 0 points). Plus, I usually don't eat lunch simply because I find it close to impossible to find low-point options, and this could be the answer!
What do you all think? Has anyone else ever done this (taken the "cabbage soup" part of the cabbage soup diet and just worked it into WW)? Any input would be great!