This diet comes from the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital that is used for overweight heart patients in order to lose weight rapidly, usually prior to surgery.
This 7-day eating plan, the Sacred Heart Diet can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will clean out your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. After only 7 days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds and possibly 17 pounds, and experience an abundance of energy.
This diet is fast. The secret lies within the principle that you w ill burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your 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 fat build-up in your system . Go off the diet at least 14 hours before any intake of alcohol. Due to the variety of digestive systems in individuals, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have m ore energy than when you began, if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find that your bow el movem ents have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fibre. Although you can have black coffee w th this diet, you may find that you don’t need caffeine after the third day.
The basic fat burning soup can be eaten anytime you feel hungry during the seven days. Eat as m uch as you wish. Remember the more you eat, the more you will lose. You can eat broiled, boiled or baked chicken instead of the beef. Absolutely no skin on the chicken. 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 for the other days.
Continue on the diet as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically.
Sacred Heart Soup Diet
- 1 or 2 cans of stew ed tomatoes
- 3 plus large green onions
- 1 large can of beef broth (no fat)
- 1 pkg. chicken noodle soup mix
- 1 bunch of celery
- 2 cans green beans
- 2 lbs. Carrots
- 2 Green Peppers
Season with salt & pepper and if desired bouillon or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in sm all to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to sim mer and continue to cook until veggies are tender. This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry during the week. Eat as much as you w ant, whenever you want.
This soup will not add calories. The m ore you eat, the more you w ill lose. You may w ant to fill a therm os in them orning if you w ill be aw ay during the day.
- Unsweetened juices
- Tea (also herbal)
- Cranberry juice
- Skim milk
- Water, water, water
Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and w aterm elon are low er in calories than m ost other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.
All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw , cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn. Eat veggies along w ith the soup. At dinnertim e tonight reward yourself w ith a big baked potato and butter. Don’t eat any fruits through today.
Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato. If you have eaten as above for three days and not cheated, you should find that you have lost 5-7 pounds.
Bananas and skim m ilk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup.
Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, as is the m ilk but on this particular day, your body will need the potassium and carbs. Proteins and calcium to lessen the cravings for sweets.
Beef and tom atoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tom atoes, or as m any as 6 tom atoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.
Beef and veggies, eat to your heart’s content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, again, be sure to stuff yourself and eat the soup. You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.
By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you should have lost 10 to 17 pounds. If you have lost m ore than 17 pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming the diet again.
DO NOT EAT
Bread, alcohol, carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Remember, absolutely no fried foods.
Plenty – at least 6 to 8 glasses – of water a day, as well as any com bination of the follow ing beverages: black coffee, tea (inc herbal), unsweetened fruit drinks, cranberry juice and skim milk.