The recipe for the supposedly weight-busting "Miracle Soup":
3 large onions
1 green pepper
1 whole tomato (canned or fresh - if canned use 8oz)
1 head of cabbage
1 bunch of celery
1 package onion soup mix
Cut vegetables into bite sized pieces. Place in large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Add onion soup mix. Boil for 15 minutes, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender.
So the story is that this cabbage soup creates the negative calorie effect (you burn more calories eating it than are in it!) so you can eat as much of it as you want during this 7 day plan.
Day One - All the fruit you want EXCEPT bananas. As much Miracle Soup as you'd like.
Day Two - All leafy, green vegetables, raw or cooked. You can have a baked potato with butter today.(?) As much Miracle Soup as you want.
Day Three - Fruits, vegetables and Miracle Soup. Basically, days one and two combined, but no potato.
Day Four - Bananas make a return, accompanied by skim milk. As many as eight bananas, and as many as six glasses of milk. Miracle Soup will be a delicious accompaniment.
Day Five - Beef and Tomatoes. 10 to 12 ounces of beef, and up to 6 tomatoes. Unlimited servings of Miracle Soup.
Day Six - Beef and Tomatoes again. And Miracle Soup.
Day Seven - Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices, vegetables and Miracle Soup.
We cannot even begin to imagine what kind of gastrointestinal distress and upset the 7 Day Miracle Soup Diet might cause. At the most, this seems like little more than a recipe for bad breath. As to weight loss - will you lose weight? Probably. You're essentially starving yourself, after all. But remember, any weight you lose will be water weight and perhaps some muscle mass - fat isn't going anywhere on this kooky deprivation plan. That's assuming you could even stick it out for a whole 7 days with something as thoroughly unappetizing as this.