Tuesday, February 21, 2012


This whole soup thing started about 15 years ago and all because S2 couldn't play high school basketball.  Well he could of played but the coach at the time insisted on early morning practice.  That wasn't an option in our family because seminary was in the early morning and we were a seminary going family.  So he turned to wrestling.  I had never been much of a wrestling fan until then.  For the next four years we were the devoted parents of a wrestler.  And that meant sometimes for the sake of the "game" we ate soup!  Or more to the point we would all go on the soup diet together for a time.  I haven't thought about that diet for nearly 10 years until a couple of weeks ago the girls in the office decided it was a good thing to try.  It is something that only lasts a week.  For me it has been a great start to healthy eating.  I've needed that reminder.  Check it out.

Day 1: Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.
Day 2: All vegetables. Eat until you are full with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn.
Eat veggies along with the soup.
A baked potato and dinner time with butter.
Don’t eat any fruits through today.
Day 3: Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato.
Day 4: Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup.
Day 5: Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.
Day 6: Beef and veggies, eat to your heart’s content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.
Day 7: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, until full (and eat the soup).
You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.
Drinks Allowed
§  Unsweetened juices
§  Tea (also herbal)
§  Coffee (note we don't drink coffee)
§  Cranberry juice (this is best very diluted, like just enough to flavor your water)
§  Skim milk
§  Lots of water
Soup Recipe
§  1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
§  3 plus large green onions
§  1 large can of beef broth (no fat)
§  1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (onion)
§  1 bunch of celery
§  2 cans green beans
§  2 lbs. Carrots
§  2 Green Peppers
Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.
The soup can be eaten at any time.

1 comment:

Ashley Allred said...

and justin wants our boys to wrestle...i guess this diet might be in our future. :)