Cabbage Soup Diet Diary: Day One

Yesterday I confessed to you all that I was going to torture myself with the Cabbage Soup diet. Understandably, I received a lot of flack. My friend Sarah yelled at me on Twitter. I knew she would. She solves women’s digestive problems. But I don’t have digestive problems. I have my-metabolism-hit-mid-life-and-decided-to-stop-working problems. It might have a lot to do with the amount of cheese I eat.

(Or it might be the wine I drink with that cheese.)

Anyway, I’ve decided good, bad or whatever to do the diet this week and journal about my experience here. (Lucky you!)

Day One:

I think that Day One is the hardest day as it is fruit only and fruit is: a.) not filling, and b.) pretty gassy. Cabbage Soup Diet Tip #1: Gas-X is your friend. Take it first thing in the morning and take it as often as it says you can.

This is what I had for breakfast on Day One:

Cabbage Soup Diet Breakfast
Yes avocado is a fruit!

Looks pretty tasty right? Pomegranate seeds, mango, grapes and half an avocado. Yes, avocado is a fruit. Sure, whoever created this crazy diet probably didn’t intend for you to have avocado, but while the diet strictly says no bananas until Day 4, it doesn’t say anything about avocados. Besides, I gave up coffee. And wine. I deserve something for that don’t I?

At 9:00 I was hungry again and ate more mango and grapes.

At 10:00 See above. (And so on and so on through out the day!)

For lunch I had some yummy Cabbage Soup Diet soup. Doesn’t it look delicious?

Cabbage-Soup-Diet-soup
Umm,.. Yum?

Well, just close your eyes and plug your nose and pretend it does like I do! (Actually, it’s not that bad. But like I said yesterday, by Day 3 or 4 it really does make you kind of gag.)

In all honesty I really wasn’t that hungry. I mean, yes, I was hungry, but I never felt like I wasΒ starving.Β Probably because I was literally eating all day long. And yes, in case you are wondering I did have the second half of that avocado as an afternoon snack. (Damn it was good!)

And I don’t think I was that cranky. (I tend to be when I’m hungry). Although I did snap at Dave at dinner, coincidentally while he was eating his second chicken burrito and I was slurping more soup. (Oops!)

I did roast some grape tomatoes for dinner. They were pretty tasty. Even without the olive oil I usually slather on before I roast them.

Roasted tomatoes for cabbage soup diet
Delicious!

Tomorrow I’ll be eating vegetables all day and I get my baked potato! You’d better believe I’m looking forward to that! I’ll also be getting on the scale and see if I’ve lost any weight. (Yes, overnight. Shut up!)

But right now I’m going to take another Gas-X and head off to bed.

4 thoughts on “Cabbage Soup Diet Diary: Day One

  1. Tell Dan he can stay with us while you go thru your cabbage soup diet. Man, you are so beautiful and I hate to read that you feel you are fat. I must get me to the nunnery or only go out at night! very funny and so Charlene. elizabeth xx hey – we could go vegan again for a week.

  2. Okay, Charlene, these pictures look scrumptious and makes me want to rethink the whole cabbage soup diet. You make me want to go have some pomegranate and avocado. But I know better, so I won’t be easily lured by your magic photos. πŸ™‚

    I do, however, understand that whole midlife metabolism horror. It truly sucks! So do what you have to do to jump start that evil princess.

    I consider her an evil princess because she’s always trying to cast her spell of water retention and stubborn fat cells all over my body. We’re always engaged in a vicious fight.

    • Ha evil princess! I love it Demetria! Good description.

      And yes, we do what we have to right?

      The diet is pretty tasty (except for the soup), but some meat would be nice! Can’t wait until Day 5!

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