I have just read about a diet called the soup diet that supposedly will allow you to lose 7 to 10 lbs in a week. It goes something like this.
Make vegitable soup and eat as follows:
Day 1 - all the soup and fruit that you want
Day 2 - all the soup and vegetables you want
Day 3 - Fruit, vegetables and soup
Day 4 - Bananas, soup and skim milk. up to 3
Day 5 - Beef and tomatoes, As much as 20 oz. of
beef or chicken or fish and more soup
Day 6 - beef and vegetables and soup, as much
as you want
Day 7 - brown rice and vegetables and soup
How does this diet work. It appears to me that it is a high carb low protein diet with a protein-up day. The diet says that you should only stay on it for a week to 2 max. I actually know 2 people who have tried this diet with great success. Is the loss just from water loss from the body, muscle losss or what ?
I am not too interested in trying it, but I am very interested in knowing how it works.
Any help from the T-men nutrition gurus is greatly appreciated.