How To Lose Weight With The Cabbage Soup Lifestyle Weight Loss Diet
Losing weight can be a difficult struggle; subsequently, most overweight people are always looking for fast ways to take weight off. The Cabbage Soup diet plan is familiar to many dieters as a popular "fad diet" that offers a quick way to lose excess weight, but does it truly work? The diet regimen is described here, along with the keys to success for taking weight off permanently.
The Cabbage Soup diet requires, as the name implies, consuming cabbage soup for a seven day period. During this period, dieters only eat cabbage soup and a few other specific foods for weight loss. The diet program is not a lifestyle plan like some other popular diet plans, and requires no long-term lifestyle changes beyond the seven days of the diet regimen.
There are many versions of the cabbage soup recipe. Most contain spices, cabbage and other vegetables, such as onions, celery, bell peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Some dieters enjoy adding spicy flavorings to enhance the taste of the soup. Other dieters concerned with sodium intake want to prepare a reduced-sodium version of the recipe. Many recent versions of the diet include healthy sources of protein, such as protein shakes and tofu to make the diet more balanced.
Besides cabbage soup, there are very specific guidelines for what other foods are permitted on each day of the plan. As a general guide, dieters can eat cabbage soup every day, along with fruit on day one, vegetables on day two, vegetables and fruit on the third day, bananas and skim milk on the fourth day, tomatoes and beef on day five, vegetables and beef on day six, and fruit juice, vegetables, and brown rice on the final day. Dieters then revert to their normal dietary habits, hopefully now weighing a few pounds less.
Is the Cabbage Soup diet truly the answer for fast weight loss? Although no formal scientific study has examined the diet conclusively, people using the Cabbage Soup diet report varying success. For numerous dieters, the program resulted in weight loss (up to ten pounds), but only for a limited time, as the weight gradually returned as the individual returned to normal dietary habits. Some dieters report weakness, lack of focus, and light-headedness while following the Cabbage Soup diet. Other dieters experienced no effects whatsoever, experiencing no illness, but no weight loss either.
The Cabbage Soup diet plan is among several popular diets that dieters can try. Unfortunately, because this diet may not produce results, for many people it just adds to the frustration of not being able to lose weight. A better method of dieting does not rely on fad diets or short-term diet programs. It takes dedicated work and lifestyle changes to maintain healthy weight loss. This means eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise.
Unfortunately, many of us struggle to maintain the healthy habits needed to keep weight off. Countless people struggle to lose weight because of their intense cravings, uncontrollable appetites or dietary habits, or a simple lack of motivation. Hypnosis is ideal for working through these obstacles and supplying the motivation necessary for losing weight naturally.
Among the many reasons hypnotherapy is excellent as a tool for weight loss is because hypnotherapy can be used for appetite suppression. Many overweight people suffer from raging appetites because have a habit of "emotional eating" which makes them have an unconscious urge to overeat even when they aren't truly hungry. Hypnotic therapy helps re-program the unconscious mind to extinguish the drive to eat too much, resulting in appetite control without pills or drugs.
Another way hypnosis techniques can work to make you take the weight off is by reducing the stressful thoughts that make you want to overeat and sap your motivation to exercise. When you begin to think negative thoughts, hypnosis taps into your unconscious mind to naturally think positive, which causes you to feel relaxed.
Your motivation for exercise can be dramatically increased through hypnosis therapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). First, you pinpoint what the most important aspects of your life are. Then you use NLP techniques to lead you into believing that the things that are most crucial to you will benefit if you exercise, or placed at risk if you fail to do so. Thus, it becomes easy to stay motivated to get physically fit and stay physically fit.
Everyone has the ability to learn weight loss hypnosis and NLP techniques from an excellent quality weight loss hypnosis CD program. The techniques in weight loss hypnosis CDs use the power of the unconscious mind to help dieters end their cravings. By ending urges and cravings, the appetite is reduced or eliminated entirely. Hypnotherapy techniques also keep you strongly motivated to get physically active and lose weight.
By reprogramming your unconscious thoughts, hypnosis therapy makes weight loss easy. It is a great tool to keep you motivated and naturally committed healthy habits. So before taking on a fad diet, consider a healthier approach to weight loss through physical activity, eating right, keeping stress-free, and using self-taught hypnosis to reach your goals.
Alan B. Densky, CH has spent over 30 years specializing in weight loss. He offers several ways to lose weight, including lose weight CD and video hypnotism to lose weight DVD. Visit his CD for self-help site for Free hypnosis videos, newsletters, and downloads.
Published June 12th, 2008