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Sacred Heart Diet

Article Review   by:barretina     Original Author: Deborah Green
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Sacred heart diet The sacred heart diet consists of an eating plan that last seven days. If the diet is followed to a T, the body will flush out the impurities from within and the dieter will gain an increase of energy. For those who wish to try the sacred heart diet to lose weight, some have enjoyed results ranging from 10 to 17 pounds of weight loss. The diet originates from the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital, which is used for overweight heart surgery candidates who need to lose weight for the procedure. The main focus of the sacred heart diet is based on a soup that is primarily made from vegetables. Sacred Heart Diet Soup Recipe Ingredients 1 or 2 cans stewed tomatoes 3 or more large green onions 1 large can fat-free beef broth 1 pkg. Lipton Soup chicken noodle mix 1 bunch of celery 2 cans green beans 2 lbs. carrots 2 green peppers Directions 1) Cut vegetables into small to medium pieces. 2) Cover with water. 3) Boil fast for 10 minutes. 4) Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until the vegetables are tender. 5) Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. The soup can be eaten at any time of the day, throughout the course of one week. The dieter is allowed to eat as much of the soup as they want because it does not contain the calories that add fat to the body. It is believed that the more soup you eat, the more weight you will lose. Throughout the seven-day process, there are certain guidelines that should be followed regarding the types of food you consume. For example, Day One consists of eating any fruit, except for bananas. Only fruit and the soup should be consumed, especially cantaloupes and watermelon, which possess the lowest amount of calories than other fruit options.
On Day Two, the only thing that can be eaten is vegetables and the soup. The vegetables can come from raw, cooked or canned selection. The best vegetables to eat are those that are green and leafy. Dry beans, peas and corn should be avoided during this day. When it is time for dinner, a large baked potato is allowed, complete with butter. Fruits are not allowed on this day. Day Three consists of eating all of the soup, vegetables and fruits that you can consume. A baked potato is not allowed on this day. From this point, if you have eaten according to the guidelines, you may have noticed a loss of 5-7 pounds. Day Four is where you will be able to all of the soup that you wish, as well as at least three bananas and as much skim milk that you can consume. This is supposed to decrease the desire to munch on sweets. On Day Five, you are allowed between 10 to 20 ounces of beef, as well as a can of tomatoes. Six tomatoes are also acceptable instead of the canned option. Broiled, boiled or baked chicken can substitute the beef, if you prefer. The soup should be eaten at least one time throughout the day. Day Six is where you can pig out on beef and vegetables. Some even eat as many as 2-3 steaks on this day, with plenty of vegetables. The soup should be eaten at least once on this day. The final and seventh day should consist of brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice, as well as vegetables.
Published: September 29, 2007   
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