Chicken Soup Diet

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The Chicken Soup Diet is a seven day program that allows dieters to choose from one of 5 different breakfasts and then consume as much chicken soup during the rest of the day as they wish.

The origins of the Chicken Soup Diet are not known, but many people believe the diet came about because chicken soup has a great reputation as a healthy food. The diet is designed to be followed for 7 days and has very specific foods one can eat. The chicken soup recipe is also very specific.

The Chicken Soup Diet breakfasts include foods such as yogurt, orange juice, whole wheat bagels, ricotta cheese, prune juice, and skim milk. Some versions of the diet recommend the user take a daily multiple vitamin.

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A Look at the Chicken Soup Diet

In the chicken soup diet, you are allowed to eat one of 5 breakfast menus shown below for breakfast, and for the rest of the day, you can only eat chicken soup. The advantage of the chicken soup diet is that since you can eat as much chicken soup as you want, you will not starve yourself. However obviously you may get really sick of eating the same food every day. Perhaps that is the underlying idea of this diet; you will get sick of eating the same food and eat less every day.

Below is a sample chicken soup diet menu. An asterisk (*) means you can eat as much as you like.

DAY 1

Breakfast:
1 1/2 cups of cooked Wheatena cereal with nonfat milk (1/2 cup)

Lunch:
Chicken soup*

Dinner:
Chicken soup*

DAY 2

Breakfast:
Sprinkle some wheat germ onto 1 cup of vanilla nonfat yogurt. Enjoy with 1/2 cup of fruit salad.

Lunch:
Chicken soup*

Dinner:
Chicken soup*

DAY 3

Breakfast:
Slice in half 1 small bagel that is whole-wheat. Place a total of 1 oz of fat-free cheddar cheese on top of both halves and toast in oven. Enjoy with 1/2 cup of prune juice.

Lunch:
Chicken soup*

Dinner:
Chicken soup*

DAY 4

Breakfast:
Toast 2 slices of bread that is whole-grain. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of sugar with 1 cup of ricotta cheese and sprinkle some cinnamon. You can spread the cheese mix onto your toasts. You can also eat 3 dried figs.

Lunch:
Chicken soup*

Dinner:
Chicken soup*

DAY 5

Breakfast:
Pour 1/2 cup of nonfat milk into a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of Total cereal. Enjoy 1/2 cup of calcium enriched orange juice afterwards.

Lunch:
Chicken soup*

Dinner:
Chicken soup*

DAY 6

Breakfast:
Choose one of your favorite breakfasts from above and have as breakfast for this day.

Lunch:
Chicken soup*

Dinner:
Chicken soup*

DAY 7

Breakfast:
Choose one of your favorite breakfasts from above and have as breakfast for this day.

Lunch:
Chicken soup*

Dinner:
Chicken soup*

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Chicken Soup Recipe

Oil and seasonings
– Salt: 2 teaspoons
– Oil: 2 tablespoons (olive oil is best)
– Cayenne pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
– Dried dill: 1 tablespoon, or fresh dill: 1/4 cup chopped
– Lemon juice: 1/4 cup
– Garlic: 1 tablespoon, chopped
– Jalapeno pepper: 1, seeded and chopped

Meat
– Fresh chicken: 5 cups, chopped
Note: some versions say “cans of chicken” but fresh chicken is better. Also some versions say “cooked chicken” but raw chicken is fine; you can cook them in the soup.

Vegetables
– Parsnips: 4, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
– Onions: 1 1/2 cups, chopped
– Collared greens: 10 oz, chopped
– Broccoli: 10 oz, chopped
– Carrots: 16 oz, chopped
– Celery: 4 ribs, chopped
– Turnip: 1, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Note: some versions say “frozen” for the vegetable, so frozen versions are ok but fresh vegetables are better for nutrition and taste.

Broth
– Low sodium, reduced fat chicken broth: 16 cups

How to Cook

In a very large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add garlic, jalapeno, parsnips, onions, and turnip to the pot. Stir fry these for 7-10 minutes or until the turnip becomes tender but is still crisp.

Add remaining ingredients to the pot, including the chicken broth you’ve made. Bring the pot to boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Simmer longer if necessary.

This should make about 26 cups of soup.

 

Tip: Freeze half the soup so you can eat them on Day 3 or 4. Also taking a multivitamin is highly recommended while on this diet.

 

3 Responses to Chicken Soup Diet

  1. Brinda Mckerley says:

    Very nice blog! You have made some interesting points I had not thought about, on weight loss. Thank you!

  2. Cole Gambee says:

    I have been surfing trying to get information on losing weight and landed on your page. Very interesting. Thanks

  3. john youles says:

    my wife and i are going to try the chicken soup diet they said for breakfast use wheatena cereal but it is from the usa and is quite expensive do the uk have something similar that we can use instead hope to hear from you soon as we want to try the diet asap many thanks john

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