Sacred Heart Soup Diet : Medically Proven Diet to Help You Lose Weight
The sacred heart diet was created by Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital for overweight heart patients, it has sense become a fad diet. I have personal experience with this diet, I’ve used it and lost 12 lbs in 4 days. This is not the easiest diet but it does allow you to eat certain foods as much as your little heart desires.
Lets start with the soup. This soup you can eat as much of it as you want, and you have to have at least one serving per day. it’s a negative calorie soup, for the amount of calories you get from it your body burns more to digest it. So the more you eat the more you lose.
-1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
-3 or more large green onions
-1 large can of beef or chicken broth (non fat)
-1 package of lipton soup mix (alternatively you can also use your own spices but don’t go overboard)
- 1 or more bunches of celery
-2 cans green beans
-2lbs of Carrots
-2 Green Peppers.
Season with salt, pepper, parsley, Worcestershire Sauce, red pepper. Boil for about 10 minutes then reduce temperature until veggies are to a desired tenderness.
Beverages to drink
-Cranberry or Apple Juice (both unsweetened)
-Tea (no sugar or cream added)
-Black Coffee (no cream, no sugar)
-Salt and Pepper
Now on any given day you can have other stuff besides just the soup and the beverages, but you only get certain things depending on the day. Also definitely help yourself to these extra foods, they REALLY help. They helped me a lot knowing I would be able to have a treat of something besides the soup.
All Vegetables. These can be either fresh, boiled or canned veggies (no butter or ranch dress see condiments for things you can put on these). Stay away from corn, peans, or beans. As with every day of this diet eat the soup at least once. At night you get to treat yourself with a big baked potato (or baked yam-that’s what I did). No fruits for today just veggies.
Any fruit (except Bananas). Cantaloupes and Melons are lower calories and preferred.
All the soup, fruits and veggies you want. No baked potato tonight. Stay away from beans, corn, peas, bananas. At this point you should be a few pounds lighter
Bananas are on the menu and skim milk. Eat at least three bananas. Also drink lots of skim milk your body will need the nutrients. No veggies or fruit besides the bananas.
Beef and tomatoes. You can either up to 20 oz of beef and at least 3 plus tomatoes.
Beef and veggies. Again no corn, peas or beans. But feel free to have as many steaks as you want on this day. You have earned it.
Brown rice, and veggies.
This is a seven day diet. Seven Days on, Seven days off. Absolutely no bread (wheat or white or any type), and no drinks outside of what is allowed on the diet (this includes diet drinks IE diet coke). I know the carbonated beverages is going to be a problem with many people. So try this out….pickup club soda. It has zero calories and mix either tea, cranberry or apple juice into it. This will give you a carbonated bubbles and the taste of a healthier soda. Also DRINK LOTS OF WATER. This will help flush out your system. I do not recommend working out on this diet, working out will lead to hunger pains which usually end up with you cheating on the diet.
As I mentioned I lost weight on this diet. But you will gain the weight right back if you don’t develop a lifestyle change. I had to. You don’t have to Mr. or Mrs America and eat super healthy after this but by modifying your diet in simple ways you can keep the weight off. By simply having less proportion many people manage to keep off the weight (a easy trick here is to use smaller plates). Cutting out soda or making soda a treat item (and treating yourself only once or twice a week).
And lastly if you decide to try this diet. Good luck, Stick with it. Follow it to a "T."
Update: 4th July 2014
I have gotten a lot of feedback from my readers about this diet. Many have written me to tell me of their success stories in losing weight. The majority of my readers said they felt extra energy using this diet, but were glad to go back to normal food once the diet had run it's course. I'd like to thank all my readers for the positive feedback.