The cabbage soup diet may have been all the rage a while back, but it failed miserably for many reasons – one of which was its awful taste. A new diet called the Sacred Heart Diet has emerged onto the scene. It was supposedly created by the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital for overweight patients who needed to lose weight before surgery. However, the hospital claims to have absolutely no affiliation with the diet.
Regardless of the affiliation, the bigger questions are…what is the Sacred Heart diet and DOES IT WORK?
The diet is a week-long eating plan in the form of a progression. On day one, you basically only eat this soup. As the days progress, you continue eating the soup in large quantities, but you slowly introduce regular foods (in very small portions) back into your diet. Some users report losing up to 20 pounds in one week!
There are definitely some benefits to this plan, but there are also several pitfalls. Because of the restrictive nature of this diet, you will most definitely lose weight. By eliminating processed foods and sugars, you’ll be eating fewer calories. BUT…
– This is a short-term fix. Once you finish your seventh day and go back to the way you were eating, you’ll put all of the weight back on. The best way to lose weight is to modify your lifestyle. Come up with a long-term plan to cut back on calories and increase exercise.
– Just because they’re telling you what food to eat and how much of it, doesn’t mean you’ll be able to control your cravings. No matter what diet plan you end up trying, taking an appetite suppressant will be incredibly helpful. Hoodia pills are all-natural and safe, and they’ll help you control cravings and avoid over-eating.
– If the Sacred Heart Diet isn’t really backed by a hospital or doctor, it may not be safe. Losing an extreme amount of weight in a short period of time gives a shock to your body. Losing weight more slowly is much healthier!
– Just because the soup contains vegetables doesn’t mean it’s providing your body with all the vitamins and nutrients it really needs. If you’re looking for a meal replacement, try a whey protein shake instead. It tastes much better than vegetable soup (think chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry) and it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein to help your body function more efficiently.
By: Sue Smith