Dieting as Easy as Soup

Summer is fast approaching and along with that is societies conception that you need a rocking body to show off. One problem you only have a couple months, finals are fast approaching, and you may have been plagued with past 6 months of unhealthy university eating. Fear not there is a diet – a soup diet – that isn’t hard to follow like other diets and tastes great.

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-Although this is hilarious and relatable, it doesn’t have to be true! Soup is the answer to loosing weight and it is delicious.

There has been a recent diet fad – The Cabbage Soup Diet. Dr. Axe Food is Medicine gives great information on what the Cabbage Soup Diet is and whether it is for weight loss or toxin removal.

So here’s the diet via Dr. Josh Axe

What Is the Cabbage Soup Diet?

The low-fat, high-fiber diet consists of a fat-free cabbage soup that is eaten one to three times a day. On each day, there are other assigned foods that are allowed.

Day 1:

Eat only cabbage soup and fruit all day, except bananas, which are put on the chopping block on this diet.

Day 2:

Eat only the soup and vegetables all day, especially root vegetables. Avoid corn, beans and fruit. As an indulgence, you can end the day with a baked potato and butter.

Day 3:

Eat cabbage soup, fruits and green vegetables all day. Do not eat any starchy veggies, like potatoes.

Day 4:

Eat cabbage soup, bananas and skim milk. This day is supposed to decrease the desire for sweets.

Day 5:

Eat cabbage soup (at least twice) with grass-fed beef (or baked chicken without the skin) and nutritious tomatoes. Drink six to eight glasses of water.

Day 6:

Eat cabbage soup (at least once) with beef and vegetables.

Day 7:

Eat cabbage soup (at least once) with brown rice — not white rice — unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables.

How does the Cabbage Soup Diet Work?

On the cabbage soup diet, you likely eat 1,000 calories a day. This is half of the recommend 2,000 calories a day, so you are going to lose weight. Because the diet consists of low-fat and high-fiber foods, you are going to lose plenty of water weight.

This diet also works as a liver cleanse because it rids the body of toxins that are built-up in the liver.

Find out more via The Cabbage Soup Diet


Monique from Divas Can Cook provides this lovely video on how to make the cabbage soup. You can even check out her 7-day journey via her blog post.

Here are some personal accounts of the effects of the diet.

Cabbage is the secret to this wonderful soup! Look at this infographic explaining the benefits of the soup.

Soup is a great way to eat healthy, lose or maintain weight, and not to mention it is easy to make. You will be prepared for this summer especially if you follow this cabbage soup diet.


Broke & Full of Soup a Way of Life for University Students

It’s no mystery that students in University are broke, really broke. With student loans piling up and the stress of homework, it is no wonder students turn to fast, cheap, and easy food to survive – this often comes in the forms of $1.99 Burger from Burger King, causing the dreaded weight gain. Let’s face it eating healthy can be expensive when students don’t know what they are doing, fear not soup is here. It is cheap, delicious, and healthy.

-This is the true meaning of university, at least we have soup to fill our sorrows.

– The accuracy of this image is painful, especially weight gain and lack of money.

Fear not there is a solution! A Souplution. It is yummy, healthy, and won’t put a huge dent in the wallet of a Uni student.

If students are sick of canned soup, there are fantastic, cheap recipes he or she can create for CHEAP! All You has 5 Cheap and Easy Soup Recipes Under $1.

I repeat for under $1 one can fill their stomach! You have to check these soups out here: 5 Savoury Soup Recipes. 

Soup is cheap I mean look at these prices at Walmart. Ranging from $1.68 up to $2 can, or if one buys in bulk 82 cents a can! Now that is a bargain, not to mention tons of choices. Screen Shot 2017-03-18 at 9.19.15 PM.png

The image below may not be a perfect picture of health but when soup is done right it can be extremely healthy! The article below explains why soup is healthy when prepared properly.

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Soup is really healthy, just what students want! According to CYNTHIA MYERS at Livestrong “Soup is a quick, hot meal that offers plenty of health benefits. You can throw a variety of ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning before you leave for work or school and return home to a delicious meal in the evening. The healthiest soups include fresh, low-fat ingredients and a minimum of salt and extra fat. You can use up leftovers in a soup pot and create new variations of favorite recipes since soup lends itself to experimentation.”

Cynthia also mentions that soup gives an individual their daily serving of vegetables, nutrients, soup is also low in fat and keeps one full. Check out a more detailed version of the article here: Livestrong.

Student Recipes provides great soups for students! Students can get their inner chef on and impress their parents when they tell them, “I am having Chilli Carrot and Lentil Soup.” 

Chilli Carrot and Lentil Soup via Quick and Easy Soup Recipes for Students! 


  • One potato
  • red lentils
  • stock cubes
  • carrots
  • chilli powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clv garlic
  • cabbage
  • broccoli


  1. Cut the potatoes into cubes and fry in a saucepan
  2. after a few minutes and boiling water to the pan and crumble in stock cubes
  3. add lentils chilli powder
  4. grate carrots ( yes it saves so much time cooking !!) and add to the pan
  5. chop the garlic clove
  6. add the cut cabbage and broccoli
  7. leave to boil for a further 15 minutes and blitz!

Be sure to check out more of their sweet and easy soup recipes at Student’s Recipes. 

Here is a list of many blogs/websites that provide cheap and easy soup recipes that won’t harm a university student’s already low budget:

Now that students can concur the ever stressful task that is fueling their bodies while trying to maintain and acceptable GPA. Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 1.24.16 PM.png

Smart students know that this graph is true because soup is cheap and filling.

Now Soup may actually help a student budget their money better, as soup is cheap to buy canned and fairly inexpensive to make from scratch, but sorry to say it can’t pay off your student loans. Students will still be broke but at least he or she will be full.