Losing weight can be a hard struggle; subsequently, most people are always on the lookout for fast ways to shed some pounds. The Cabbage Soup diet is familiar to many dieters as a popular “fad diet” that offers a simple way to lose excess weight, but does it really work? The diet is discussed here, along with the keys to success for permanent weight loss.
The Cabbage Soup diet involves, as the name suggests, consuming cabbage soup for seven days. During this period, dieters only eat reduced cabbage soup and a few other foods to lose weight. The diet program is not a life plan like many other popular diet programs, and requires no long-term lifestyle changes beyond the week-long duration of the diet program.
There are several different versions of the recipe for cabbage soup. Most contain spices, cabbage and other vegetables, such as onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and celery. Some dieters like to add spicy flavorings to enhance the taste of the soup. Other dieters concerned with sodium intake try to use a low-sodium recipe. Many versions of the diet incorporate sources of protein, such as protein shakes and tofu to make the eating program more balanced.
Besides cabbage soup, there are highly specific rules for which additional foods are permitted on each day of the diet. As a general guideline, dieters can eat cabbage soup every day, plus fruit on the first day, vegetables on day two, vegetables and fruit on day three, bananas and skim milk on the fourth day, tomatoes and beef on the fifth day, vegetables and beef on the sixth day, and vegetables, fruit juice, and brown rice on the final day. Those using the diet then switch back to their normal dietary habits, hopefully now a few pounds lighter.
Does the Cabbage Soup diet really offer an easy way to lose weight? Although no formal controlled study has studied the diet conclusively, dieters using the diet program report varying success. For a number of dieters, the program resulted in weight loss (up to ten pounds, typically less), but only temporarily, as the pounds gradually came back as the individual returned to their normal dietary habits. Some dieters complain of lack of focus, light-headedness, and weakness while on the diet. Other dieters experienced no effects at all, seeing no weight loss, but no illness either.
The Cabbage Soup diet program is only one of many “fad diets” that dieters can use. However, because this diet does not always work, for many people it just adds to the frustration of being unable to lose weight. A better method of dieting does not rely on gimmicks or temporary diet plans. It takes consistent efforts and lifelong commitments to see permanent weight loss. This means eating right and getting plenty of physical activity.
Unfortunately, many of us cannot seem to keep up the habits necessary to keep weight off. Countless people struggle to lose weight because of their strong food cravings, uncontrollable appetites or dietary habits, or a lack of motivation. Hypnotism for weight loss is effective for resolving these problems and offering the motivation required for losing weight naturally.
Among the many reasons hypnosis is excellent as a weight loss aid is because hypnosis may be used for appetite regulation. A great number of people have raging appetites because of problems with emotional eating which gives them an unconscious impulse to overeat even when they are not hungry. Weight loss hypnosis helps reprogram the unconscious mind to extinguish the urge to eat, resulting in natural appetite control without the use of pills or drugs.
Another way hypnotherapy works to make you take the weight off is by reducing the anxious thoughts that make you want to overeat and destroy your motivation to go exercise. The moment you begin to have negative thoughts, hypnosis taps into your unconscious mind to automatically think positive, which causes you to feel relaxed.
Your motivation to exercise can be greatly enhanced through hypnosis and NLP(Neuro-Linguistic Programming). First, you pinpoint what the most significant aspects of your life are. Then you use techniques in NLP to guide you into feeling that the things that mean the most to you will become enhanced if you exercise, or placed in jeopardy if you don’t. This way, it becomes easy to stay motivated to take care of yourself and stay physically fit.
Everyone has the ability to learn NLP and hypnotherapy techniques from an excellent quality hypnosis weight loss CD program. The techniques in hypnotherapy CDs rely on the power of the unconscious mind to help dieters stop their cravings. By ending urges and cravings, the appetite is suppressed or eliminated entirely. Weight loss hypnosis programs can also assist you in getting motivated to exercise to lose weight.
By reprogramming your unconscious thoughts, hypnotic therapy makes losing weight a natural process. It is an excellent tool to make you feel motivated and naturally geared towards healthy habits. So before trying another fad diet, think about a healthier approach to losing weight through exercise, eating right, staying stress-free, and using self-taught hypnosis to make it happen.