special diet preparations for fasting

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Today I heard someone say that the proper way to do an extended fast is to prepare with a special diet during the previous week.  Supposedly this special diet prepares your metabolism for the absence of food, and it also helps you be more efficient with weight-loss during and after the fast.

That all sounds good, until you hear what the special diet consists of : cabbage soup.  There are some variations on the cabbage soup, including adding beef on certain days, but still, it’s cabbage soup.  I don’t know your opinion on it, but I think it’s nasty.

I was wondering about this diet, why it would work, and I’ve come up with a few ideas.  I’m no dietitian or nutriologist, but I’m good at making up stuff.  🙂  First, I think that after a week of eating only cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, your stomach says “no more” and thus you don’t want any food for a while.  Secondly, I think that it takes the whole length of your fast (say, 21 days) for your stomach to quit reeling over all that cabbage soup.  Given these ideas, I can see how such a diet can “help”.

Speaking of cabbage, since this is in a soup, I suppose it would involve boiled cabbage.  If you haven’t ever been around such a mess, I’ll tell you that there is some STANK involved with that.  (If you aren’t familiar with the term STANK, it’s worse than “stink”.)

Anyway, I plan to do more fasting in the future, but I don’t plan to research that cabbage soup diet.  If anyone tries it, you can let us know how that works out for you.

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3 responses »

  1. I DONT KNOW WHAT RECIPE YOU HAVE USED FOR THE CABBAGE SOUP YOU SAY IS SO AWFUL AND STINKY WITH A HORRIBLE STANK AS YOU SAY.
    BUT I CAN TELL YOU A WELL MADE CABBAGE SOUP TASTE DELICOUS. I RECOMMEND YOU TRY A KNEW RECIPE. AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO READ THIS POST DONT BE DISCOURAGED TO MAKING A CABBAGE SOUP AND THEN FAST. ALL THOUGH YOU SHOULD KNOW YOU DONT NEED TO EAT CABBAGE SOUP TO START A FAST. YOU CAN EAT RAW FRUITS AND VEGGIES OR JUICES TO PREPARE YOURSELF TO A FAST WHICH WILL BE THE BEST THING YOU CAN EVER DO FOR YOURSELF. KEEP IN MIND ALL THOUGH I RECOMMEND IT. YOU SHOULD LET YOUR PHYSICIAN KNOW YOU WILL BE DOING THIS.

  2. My problem with cabbage soup is that it has cabbage in it. That’s what is awful and stinky. 🙂

    Also note that this post is meant to be humorous. Some people will like cabbage soup, and that is their prerogative. And this is the first I’ve ever heard of this special diet for fasting…

  3. I think a great way to prepare for any diet is to eat LOT’s of Bacon and Cheese to prepare your body. if you have any doubts about how this works basically it constitutes eating lots of bacon and cheese. ‘Warning’ the Bacon and Cheese ‘eating plan’ (I don’t really like the word diet) can result in ‘sudden dramatic weight loss’ so be prepared! (and near a toilet)

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