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Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 5

Day 4 was pretty crazy. I ended up eating 7 bananas and almost an entire half-gallon of milk. I felt pretty stuffed most of the day. Had a crab and shrimp Louie salad with no dressing at the rehearsal dinner, and took a bit of ribbing for not eating any of the peanut butter, cheesecake and lemon curd tartlets. There was no way I was going to “cheat” that much though. And I was pleased with that choice when this morning the scale told me I was down 10 1/2 pounds. I thought for sure I’d plateau yesterday given that I ate 1400 calories just between bananas and milk. On to day 5!

Day 5

Tomatoes and a little bit of beef: Start including six fresh tomatoes and between ten and twenty ounces of beef with your cabbage soup. It is recommended that you consume between a minimum of 6 glasses of water, more if you can. This will aid in removing the Uric Acid that has accumulated in your body. Take your soup at least once on this 5th day. If you don’t like beef, baked chicken may be eaten instead. However, remember not to consume the skin on your chicken only the white meat.

So, I started by chopping up 2 tomatoes and adding them to my giant 11 o’clock bowl of soup. Ugh. I had to choke it down. Not even the basil could make it enjoyable for me. Bleah. I guess I’m not a big fan of tomatoes. I’m also not a big fan of beef in such large quantities – so I made plans for chicken at dinner time.

I had another bowl of soup about 3 o’clock , but didn’t add any tomatoes to it.

For dinner I had about 10 oz of grilled chicken, a bowl of soup (still no tomatoes added) and some carrots, zucchini and asparagus. I hope two tomatoes was good enough for my tomato day. Cause I’m not forcing myself to eat any more.

I did have lots of water as suggested for today. Probably between 80 and 100 ounces. We’ll see how I’m doing in the morning. I’ve reached pretty much the maximum I thought I’d lose in this week, any more and I risk “the girls” popping out the top of my dress when dancing on Sunday. Which I certainly do NOT want. Depending on how the scale reads in the morning, I may back of my strict adherence to this diet. We’re having a bridesmaid dinner out at a mexican place. I was planning to do some carne asada (since tomorrow is supposed to be a beef day too) – if it’s looking like I need to be done with the diet, I’ll probably ease back in to real food and eat some of my beans and rice too. And I’ll probably eat a bunch of fruit tomorrow instead of just the veggies, soup and beef I’m “allowed”. Whatever I eat though, I certainly don’t want to go crazy, eat a pile of food and end up making myself sick.

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