7 - Day - Soup Diet Recipe

"This recipe was created by a major Toronto Ontario hospital to rapidly and safely reduce a patients weight prior to surgery. It's safe and it works!"
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  • In a very large stock pot, combine tomatoes, pasta sauce, tomato paste and beef broth.
  • Over med/high heat, bring mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  • Wash and rough chop carrots, celery (including tops), and green peppers into 1 inch cubes.
  • Wash, trim and cut green beans into 1 inch lengths.
  • Chop green onion into 1/4 inch lengths.
  • Add all vegetables to simmering pot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add chili powder, cayenne, mustard, salt, black pepper and paprika to soup mixture.
  • Stir and simmer on low for 60 - 90 minutes.
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  • Soup Diet - Day #1.
  • Eat as much of any fruit you want EXCEPT BANANAS.
  • Eat only soup and fruit today but eat all you want.
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  • Day #2.
  • All Veggies.
  • Fill up on fresh vegetables (salads etc).
  • Eat all the soup you want and have a large baked potato with butter at dinner time.
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  • Day #3.
  • Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want, but NO POTATOES.
  • If you haven't cheated you will have lost.
  • 5-7 lbs by tomorrow morning.
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  • Day #4.
  • Bananas and skim milk.
  • Eat at least 3 bananas and all the milk you want today.
  • Remember, you can have soup anytime you want.
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  • Day #5.
  • Beef and Tomatoes.
  • You can have up to 20 ounces of beef and 6 tomatoes in any style you like.
  • Remember to eat soup too.
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  • Day #6.
  • Beef and Vegetables.
  • Eat all the beef and veggies you want today.
  • You can have 2-3 steaks if you want, with green leafy vegetables.
  • Don't forget to have soup.
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  • Day #7.
  • Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice, and veggies today.
  • Eat all you want whenever you want and have soup as often as you can.
  • The soup is the key --
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  • If you haven't cheated, you should have lost 10 - 17 lbs.
  • Prescription medications will not be affected by this diet, but check with you doctor before you begin the diet just to be sure.
  • Remember; The more soup you eat, the more weight you will lose.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Nina K.
    What can you drink? I Usually drink water with organic apple cider vinegar and also water with lemon juice. Can I have a diet soda can I have coffee?
  2. Cassandra B.
    What can I substitute in place of the beef and also can the baked potato be a yam?
  3. kkay b.
    can you add extra new veg as the week goes on like cabbage mushrooms or chickpeas in the soup also would a glass of red wine be ok
  4. lavoy534
  5. Gwen Williamson B.
    Can I have salad dressing with the salad, and what can I have to drink with the meals?


  1. Grannydragon
    The true key to this diet is the soup. It is day 7, I just made huge noodle sized pot #3. My husband had two bowls this whole week, I ate the rest. I could only handle 1 tablespoon of chili powder per pot. I adhered most faithfully to the recipe otherwise and to the diet. Lost only 4 pounds. But, that is four pounds gone, from a plateau that I could not seem to budge in 3 months. When my husband asked me this morning if it had been worth it. I thought is over very carefully and said, "Yes!" My diet and exercise controlled diabetes fell right in line, with great glucose tests. I feel especially well! Getting a lot more chores done, doubled my daily walking distance, and there is the 4 # gone. I shall take a day or two off and then get right back on the 7 day soup diet. There was a time or two that I had to almost gag down the last of a bowl of the soup, but it is not a bad soup, just way too much of it right now. I think anyone who wants to lose weight, could give this a try. Thank you for sharing this healthy recipe and temporary method of eating. Just wanted to add that now I am going through this diet for the 4th time. I have lost nearly 20# and 2 dress sizes. I shall keep at it until I am drop dead gorgeous! With one or two days of rest between. It is a very good way to eat! Must say, that I seem to crave the spicy soup when I took a vacation in Japan, recently. Thanks ever so much for sharing this plan. May 1, 2009, I have lost 46# with this diet, it is now an on and off part of my life
  2. HannahMLovesFood
    Sorry for the double review and the length:<br/><br/>So its DAY 7,<br/>And the soup was VILE at first(on DAY 1), hence the reason I only gave this recipe 4 stars. My sister and I began this diet on Monday and it is now Sunday. My sister is a few years older than me. We began the diet, not to shed masses of weight, but to lose those couple of pounds to give us an insight into how to change our lifestyles. We were both overweight and just wanted to change what we were doing, I came across this diet on the internet and we thought; 'we have nothing to lose'. So a week ago we made the soup, sans spring onions(didn't know what 'green onions' were) and it was FOUL. My sister practically starved herself because she didn't want to touch the soup with a ten inch pole in addition to her throwing up. The first day was particularly hard as all you could eat was fruit and the disgusting soup. The second day, however was a lot easier. This was because you could eat vegetables, which were a lot more filling than fruit, meaning that you didn't have to eat as much soup :P. I tried the soup pureed on day two and my sister and I despised it in that form. My sister had a tablespoon full and at this point gave up in the diet. I also decided to start exercising more vigorously on day 2, after reading reviews stating that it maximized weight loss. DAY 3, I was on my own, but managed to make a new batch, minus celery and mustard(not tasty),but with the addition of spring onions, chopped chillies and an onion. It was LOVELY. DAY 4 was the hardest day because I?m not really used to milk. I cheated a little and had some semi-skimmed milk with about 3 bananas and lots of soup. I continued working out. DAY 5: I had the pleasure of eating nando?s chicken and 2-3 tomatoes. I?m not a fan of beef. I did cardio this day and I very much enjoyed it. By DAY 6 however, I was getting a little bit fed up with sticking to strict food types and was feeling cravings for other food items eg bread and potatoes. But I stuck to it, nearly finishing the soup, and having 2 big bowls of salad ( with a tiny amount of salad cream). I even spent 15 mins on the exercise bike!<br/>So this morning, I weighed myself and I lost 8 killograms- about 17.5 pounds. I was beside myself with joy! I would recommend anyone doing this diet to do it in conjunction with exercise. I made some adjustments to suit my personal taste ( no celery or mustard, addition of onion and chilli, changing beef to chicken).<br/>I tried to make this review as detailed as possible for anyone considering it,<br/>Much love,<br/>Hannah M x
  3. neece3
    Hi, I tried the 7-day soup diet and found that it really does work! By using 7 days on and 3 "free days" off, I lost 40 lb.s in 3 months. The 1st 2 cycles left me 10 lbs. lighter after 7 days, then the weight loss averaged about 3 or 4 lbs. per 7-day cycle. My "free days" included lots of sweets! Thank you Mr. Sauce
  4. crystal7313
    I did this diet last week but I changed things up a bit. I didn't use this soup but this concept. I bought soup..low in sodium and calories and different kinds. I used cottage cheese in place of the milk because I can't drink milk...I lost 14 lbs :) I was so excited that I am going back on it next week. I also had my diet soda..
  5. DrGaellon
    This so-called diet is extremely unsafe. It is woefully inadequate in most major nutrients, and far too high in sodium. Following this diet as directed can lead to irreversible kidney and heart damage in susceptible individuals. I have seen this diet ascribed to half-a-dozen different "major hospitals;" all have disavowed it. It is an urban myth and not to be followed. You will lose water weight and dehydrate yourself; you will gain it all back as soon as the 7-day-cycle ends. I beg of you, for your own health, avoid this "diet." If you need to lose weight, go see your physician.


  1. Danielle T.
    I didn't have access to scales or anything and could not find Green Onions but I managed to almost exactly replicate the soup. I added 2 regular white onions and a green and yellow pepper. I was trying to make more product so I could freeze and reheat when I fancied it. Sadly though I know I might not have the exact effect it was meant to :D
  2. Michele B.
    This diet does work every time if you follow it strictly with no substitutes and no cheating
  3. cynthia.nichols1961
    Sauteed garlic with the green onions in a little olive oil prior to adding into the soup. Garlic really adds to the flavor
  4. Holly A.
    this soup is absolutely delish the only thing i would change if i made it again is less cayenne pepper probably half the amount i found it a little to spicy but loved the flavor.
  5. Patricia A.
    I only added one bell pepper, instead of two. I also used Heinz mustard.


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