I saw the new and improved Kick-Start diet on TV last night.
It was a featured story on Today Tonight, but I wasn't paying a lot of attention, I did notice that it featured a lot of soup, much like the original kick-start diet.
So this morning I got onto Google and found the recipe for the soup.
Here it is:->
2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
2 cans of liquid stock, either beef, chicken or vegetable (stock comes in cans? what size cans?)
2 cups water
1 packet dry vegetable soup powder or French Onion soup powder
1 bunch spring onions
1 bunch celery
2 cups green beans
3 green capsicums
2 stock cubes, either beef, chicken or vegetable
chop all vegetables into small pieces, add to the pot with everything else, rapid boil for two minutes, then simmer until vegetables are tender.
Makes enough for one person for two days.
Eat as much as you want, whenever you want, during the day.
Instead of your usual foods of course.
(This reminds me of a joke, where a person goes to the doctor needing to lose weight.
The doctor works up a diet plan which he then gives to the patient.
The patient looks it over and says it looks quite good, very reasonable and does he take this before or after meals?
Looks okay at first glance......but.......(ha ha, there's always a but), we have liquid stock, plus dry soup powder, which is essentially a dry stock, and on top of that, we have two extra stock cubes.
Why? Why so much stock? Doesn't make sense to me.
There's a seven day eating plan, called stage one, which goes like this:->
No bread, no fried foods, no oils
Day one:- soup and fruit, no bananas
Day two:- soup and vegetables, no pea, corn or beans. I'm guessing this means no extra beans,
because there are beans in the soup and I can't see people fishing them out.........
Day three:-soup and vegatables and fruit, no potatoes
Day four:- soup and banana smoothies (yay! bananas!)
Day five:- soup and beef and tomatoes. This goes on to say a piece of beef or chicken no bigger than
a deck of cards, (I'm fine with that, it's the size I usually eat), and six tomatoes.
Day six:- soup and beef (or chicken) and vegetables, no potatoes. (again? damn, I love potatoes...)
Day seven:- soup and brown rice (add it to the soup?) and vegetables and fruit juice.
The program recommends a half hour of steady-to-brisk walking per day, and the three participants shown lost between 4 and 6 kilos in the first week.
They did their walking on treadmills.
The diet program also recommends drinking coffee or tea or water, I don't remember exactly how much, but it seemed like more than I'd normally drink in one day if I was just staying at home.
(I drink more water when I'm working so that I don't dehydrate)
I know that if I tried this diet, I'd have to do the walking first thing in the morning before I started on the soup, because there is so much liquid, I'd be running to the toilet all day long.
I definitely couldn't try this if I was going off to work every day, a checkout isn't the sort of place a person can just walk away from to go and pee several times an hour.
More so when there are only two main checkouts open and people are lining up to be processed through.
I have to say, in all honesty, that I won't be trying this.
Well, I like garlic in my soups, and cabbage, (and a potato sometimes), and on day five it says six tomatoes, which is more tomatoes than I could possibly eat in one day.
Also because I prefer leeks to spring onions if I'm making soup.
Stage two is where certain carbohydrates are slowly reintroduced. Low GI carbs of course.
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