Diet – Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital Diet

Basic Fat Burning Soup Recipe

6            Large Green Onions
2            Green Peppers
1            or 2 Large Cans of Tomatoes
1            Bunch of Celery
1            Large Head of Cabbage
1            Pkg. Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Season with salt, pepper, curry, parsley, etc. if desired – or bouillon and a bunch of Italian parsley.

Cut vegetables in small to medium pieces and cover with water.  Boil fast for ten minutes. Cut to simmer and continue cooking until vegetables are tender. This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want, and any time of the day. This soup will not add calories; the more you eat, the more you lose. Fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day. Don’t eat only the soup for indefinite periods or you will suffer malnutrition.

The Diet

DAY ONE: All fruits except  bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruit you want except bananas. Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat only your soup and fruits the first day. For drinks-unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water.

DAY TWO:  All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with all the fresh raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the vegetables you want along with your soup. At dinner time on this day REWARD YOURSELF WITH A BIG BAKED POTATO AND BUTTER. Eat all the soup you want this day also, but don’t eat fruits.

DAY THREE: Mix day one and day two. Eat all the soup, fruits and veggies you want. You can’t have a baked potato this day.

IF YOU HAVE EATEN FOR THREE DAYS, AS ABOVE, AND HAVE NOT CHEATED, YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU HAVE LOST 5 TO 7 POUNDS.

DAY FOUR: Bananas and skimmed milk. Eat as many as 8 bananas and drink as many glasses of skimmed milk on this day along with your soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates and so is the milk, but on this particular day of your diet your body will need the potassium and the carbohydrates, proteins, and calcium to lessen your craving for sweets.

DAY FIVE: Beef and tomatoes. You may have 10-20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes or as many as six fresh tomatoes on this day. Try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water this day to wash away the uric acid in your body. Eat your soup at least once this day.

DAY SIX: Beef and veggies. Eat your heart’s content of beef and vegetables this day. You can even have two or three steaks if you like with green leafy vegetables. BUT NO BAKED POTATO. Be sure to eat your soup at least once this day.

DAY SEVEN: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices, and vegetables. Again, stuff, stuff, stuff yourself. Be sure to eat soup at least once today.

BY THE END OF THE SEVENTH DAY, IF YOU HAVE NOT CHEATED, YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU HAVE LOST 10-17 POUNDS.  IF YOU HAVE LOST MORE THAN 15 POUNDS, STAY OFF THE DIET FOR TWO DAYS BEFORE RESUMING THE DIET AGAIN FOR DAY ONE.

This seven day eating plan can be used as often as you like. As a matter of fact, if correctly followed, it will clean your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being as never before.

After only days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 and possibly 17 pounds and have an abundance of energy.  Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel the difference.

This diet is a fast, fat-burning diet and the secret is that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush you system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. THIS DIET DOES NOT LEND ITSELF TO DRINKING ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT ANY TIME, because of the removal of fat built up in your system. Go off the diet for at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol.

Because everyone’s digestive system is different, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find your bowel movement has changed–eat a cup of bran and fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don’t need the caffeine after the third day.

DEFINITE NO-NOS

NO BREAD, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, AND NO CARBONATED BEVERAGES, NOT EVEN TAB OR OTHER DIET DRINKS. STAY WITH WATER, UNSWEETENED TEA, BLACK COFFEE, UNSWEETENED FRUIT JUICES, CRANBERRY JUICE AND SKIMMED MILK (on the day it is allowed).

The basic Fat Burning Soup can be eaten anytime when you feel hungry in the day. Eat as much as you wish and as often as you like. This soup will not add calories. Eat all you want. The more you eat, the more you lose. NO FRIED FOODS OR BREAD. You may eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (absolutely no skin on the chicken).

Any prescribed medication will not hurt you on this diet. Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel the difference in both mental and physical disposition. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on ONLY ONE  of the beef days. You need the high protein in the beef on the other day.

(From Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital. Used for overweight heart patients who need to lose weight rapidly, usually before surgery).

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