Disclaimer: this is a LONG post, because it contains the description of my one week detox diet and my analysis. If you are not that much interested in detox diets, you can skip it, but if you are, just go on. It will be worth it (I hope). :)


This post will go well with the last one, since is in the spirit of my new year's resolutions. I tried a (detox) diet two weeks ago and I want to share my experience with all of you. Detoxing is something I have never tried before and I was (still am) really satisfied with the results.

My mom and I found a diet that is all about a "magical" cabbage soup (for all the Slovenian readers: recept in navodila lahko najdete tudi tukaj). Have you heard about it? Well, we decided to try it out. I know that the "you will lose from 5 to 7 kilos in a week" is a pile of sh*t, but I wanted to try it either way, just to see the results.


The magic is supposed to be in the soup, which is quite easy to make. You need:
  • 1 medium size head of Cabbage (about 1 kilo)
  • 6 big young Onions (well, my mom used 2 huge regular onions)
  • 1 whole Celery (the head and the leaves) (about 1 kilo)
  • 2 Peppers (the color doesn't matter at all :D)
  • 800 ml of canned Tomatoes (or "strained tomatoes", the so called Tomato Passata)
  • 1,5 liters of Water
  • 2 Bouillon (Soup) Cubes
  • Salt, Pepper
Cut all the vegetables into small pieces. Put the vegetables, the water and bouillon cubes into a big cooking pot and cook until the vegetables are all soft and cooked through and through. According to the recipe it takes about 45 minutes. In the end you add some salt and pepper, for a better taste.

Ok, so now that we have the soup, let's go to the main points of the diet. You are supposed to eat a lot of this soup. According to all of the articles about it, the more you eat it, the more you will lose weight. Well, no sh*t Sherlock that you will lose weight, if the soup is almost the only thing you eat (nah, just kidding, but I felt like this before I started it - I was freaking out, cause I couldn't imagine that I would eat so many bowls of the same soup in a week).

Beside the soup, which you should eat, as I said above, as much as you can (I don't really think I ate it more than 3 times per day, which is a LOT if you ask me), you can also eat:

  • Day 1: Any kind of fresh fruits, except bananas.
  • Day 2: Any kind of vegetables (fresh or canned), except for peas, beans and corn. You should eat a lot of greens (spinach, salad). You can eat two big potatoes for dinner (unpeeled, wrapped in aluminum foil and baked in the oven). You can add a spoon of butter or sour cream.
  • Day 3: Fruits and vegetables.
  • Day 4: 3 bananas and "non"-fat milk (1,6 %).
  • Day 5: 200 grams of beef and a can of tomatoes or 6 fresh tomatoes. The beef has to be prepared without fat (I prepared it in a non-stick pan on high temperature).
  • Day 6: 2 or 3 beef stakes and vegetables (preferably greens).
  • Day 7: Brown rice (cooked in water) and vegetables. Everything prepared without fat. You can drink natural fruit juices.
And this is all. Oh yeah, you can substitute the beef with chicken or fish, but since you are supposed to eat beef at least once that day (and I only ate it for lunch), I don't know if the substitutes are really useful. Oh, and you can drink coffee of course (or at least it doesn't say you can't :P).

You should also drink a lot of water. Try drinking 2-3 liters per day. It helps a lot. It's good for you anyway. ;)


Did I stick to the diet? Haha, nope. :D I ate fruit also on day 5 and 6 (I ate two slices of honeydew melon for breakfast, because I cannot wake up properly without breakfast). I also ate half of a rice milk pancake with Nutella on day 6. And normal (white) rice with vegetables that also included peas on day 7. And fruit! OMG. And a piece of Snickers on day 7. Oh, and cashew nuts on day 5 for dinner. And ate a raw bar on day 6. Oh so many cheats.

Did I lose 5-7 kilos? Nope. But I did lost 3 kilos. :) Which is A LOT if you ask me. But it's the exact number of kilos I hoped I would lose (can you imagine that). I know that losing weight so fast is not healthy at that you normally gain it back even faster than you lost it, but since I'm sticking to healthy not so high-caloric eating, the number is hopefully not gonna change so fast.


I'm really happy that I tried this, not only because of the weight loss (which is great, but always so evasive), but also because of the realization, that I can survive without junk food and sweets. I think that I established a good (weight and habit) basis to continue with healthy eating. I'm so happy that my boyfriend is really supportive and excited about the whole "healthy/bio/eco/sometimes-vegan eating plan". Babe, thanks for the motivation. :)

Soooooo, I know it's not the beginning of January (when people normally start dieting and exercising and all that), but if you haven't started anything yet, maybe this post will convince you to at least try detoxing (like I did, or in any other way you like). ;)

Love, Kaja. ♥

2 komentarja:

  1. hah :)) to je pa ena prastara zadeva že :)) se spomnim ko sem še čist mala bla, pa je moja mama to juho jedla.. :)) nisem pa vedla da lahko to po dnevih še kaj zraven ješ :D drugače pa.. jaz taki detox ne bi mogla delati, ker mi zelje ne diši ravno.. :)) česttitke ;)

    1. Zanimivo! Ma ubistvu, zelja ni niti čutit. Najbolj je čutit zeleno. Ko ješ gomolj je kot da bi jedla krompir :D drugače pa lahko tako ali tako vse zmiksaš in pol sploh ne veš kaj ješ. Jst namreč sploh ne maram paprike. Pa je kar šlo. Ubistvu se vse tako pomeša, da ne ločiš kaj je kaj. :D
      Hvala za branje! :)

      xx, Kaja