Last year, I tried out the Sacred Heart Diet. Here's hoping this contributes to the knowledge I have been able to share regarding the Sacred Heart Diet Recipe.
These are my results and how I prepared for this seven day Sacred Soup Diet.
Sacred Heart Diet Reviews:
When I first tasted the Sacred Heart Diet soup, it was probably too hot for me to really savor it. When I had my first real bowl, I was highly impressed. I did add two packets of the soup flavoring, although the recipe called for one. It was just fabulous! I will definitely be making this recipe again just to have on had. Very yummy.
So, let's get down to business. Here is a recap of my seven days on the Sacred Heart Diet plan.
Day One of the Sacred Heart Weight Loss Plan:
I started the morning with a small bowl of the Sacred Heart Diet soup and black coffee. The black coffee took a little while to get used to, but I likened it to drinking a dark beer. It worked. Later on in the day, I had another black coffee. I also drank two bottles of water while at work, and a glass of apple juice when I got home, and also two more cups of black coffee.
During the day since it is fruit day, I snacked on three slices of cantaloupe, a plum and a small bunch of grapes. I was pretty darn hungry by the time I arrived home. I should have brought soup with me for lunch as well. I had a small bowl of the Sacred Heart Diet soup for dinner and two slices of cantaloupe.
How I feel: It's strange. I did feel like I had more energy. I did some arm weights and push-ups when I got home, as well as the dishes. Perhaps some of the regular foods I eat make me sluggish.
Day Two of the Sacred Heart Weight Loss Plan:
At this writing, I am at work and it is noon. I am starving again. Today it is vegetable day, and with me is a large baggie of broccoli, cherry tomatoes, snap peas and carrots. I've been munching all day, although it's a little hard eating raw veggies without ranch dressing. (The broccoli is the worst without a dipping sauce!) I did have a small bowl of Sacred Heart Diet soup and black coffee for breakfast, but I think I am going to start with a larger bowl of soup in the morning. I started the morning with a bottle of Tropicana Fruit Squeeze, a new flavored water. (I am technically not sure if this is allowed.) I refilled the bottle with water from the cooler twice.
At dinner, I had a bowl of the Sacred Heart Diet soup and some cucumbers and carrots. But, the best part was the baked potato. I smothered it with butter, because I was allowed. It certainly hit the spot. I also had some apple juice. At the end of the day, I felt pretty good. After the potato, my hunger pangs went away.
Day Three of the Sacred Heart Weight Loss Plan:
Today I realized that there was not enough Sacred Heart Diet soup to last the rest of the diet, since two of us are doing it. I rationed enough out for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then made sure I remember to bring the list of ingredients with me to work. I started the day with a bowl of Sacred Heart Diet soup and some fruit. I munched on veggies all day, just like yesterday and also drank plenty of water.
After 1:00, something strange came over me-this heightened awareness. I felt so energized. I looked at the diet plan, and lo and behold, on Day Three you are supposed to feel more energy than usual.
On the way home, I stopped and bought the ingredients again, as well as a scale. I realized I had no way of knowing how much weight we were losing. See, I have a real problem with scales. Some people are so fixated on weight and clothing size. I feel that when we really look at those numbers, we can become obsessive. I truly feel that if my clothes fit better or I go down a size or two from where I am now, than I am happy. But, for the sake of sharing an article on this I feel that I need to give a number of pounds shed to see if the 10-17 is a realistic figure.
So, I threw the batteries in my digital scale, stepped up on it and found I had lost four pounds from the weight I was at my last doctor visit. By today, I should have lost three-five, so I am on par. For dinner tonight, I had two bowls of the Sacred Heart Diet soup.
Day Four of the Sacred Heart Weight Loss Plan:
Today is the day I was waiting for. I love bananas! The first and third days were fruit days, however, no bananas. I started the morning with black coffee, a banana, two glasses of skim milk and another banana. I love icy, cold milk and had not had it in four days, so I had to have a second glass! I actually had energy this morning, with only one cup of joe!
For lunch, I had two bananas. I was not able to leave work for lunch, so my plan to get a bottle of skim milk was foiled. So, I chugged two 20-ounce bottles of water. I have to give a presentation this evening, so I will have a late dinner of a bowl of Sacred Heart Diet soup and a banana. However, I plan to stop for that milk and perhaps some more monkey food to get some energy for the presentation.
Well, I was not able to stop for a milk and banana, so I had a later dinner of the Sacred Heart Diet soup and banana around 8:00. I was extremely hungry when I arrived home. If I had taken some more banana and a container of milk, however, I would have been fine.
Day Five of the Sacred Heart Weight Loss Plan:
First of all, I just have to say the whether I lose 10-17 pounds or not this Sacred Heart Diet was worth it because I proved to myself that I have will power. If this diet doesn't work for me, at least I know I have the gumption to survive another stab at a new diet.
Today is the beef and tomato day. I started the morning with a bowl of Sacred Heart Diet soup and two flat steaks, seasoned with salt, pepper and this McCormick burger seasoning with garlic and onion. It was delicious. I had the exact same thing for lunch, as me and the fiancé are both home from work with a flooded basement. I've been drinking apple juice all day.
For dinner, I am preparing a concoction of ground beef and diced tomatoes with parsley, salt and pepper. The one thing this diet was not clear on was what seasonings you can and cannot have. Since the three I just mentioned are allowed in the Sacred Heart Diet soup, I figured they could also go with the beef and tomatoes. Originally, I was going to make hamburgers and top with slices of fresh tomato, but I think I will save that for tomorrow's breakfast. (Day Six is also a beef day, but with any kind of veggie.)
Day Six of the Sacred Heart Weight Loss Plan:
Today was a beef and veggie day. This morning we started with a brunch of two hamburgers each, atop a bed of lettuce and topped with tomatoes. It looked as good as it tasted. Let me just tell you how good it is to savor some meat after four days of not having any! Mmm. Guess what we had as a side dish. Yep. The soup.
I really felt a lot more energetic. Usually on weekends I like to lounge, but today I did a lot of cleaning. I never do that. (See related article.) I had a snack of soup in the midafternoon, and for dinner we had steak with tomatoes on the side. I sliced them thin and topped with parsley, salt, pepper and garlic powder. They were yummy.
Day Seven of the Sacred Heart Weight Loss Plan:
I made it! Today is a light day. Soup, brown rice and veggies. I started off with soup for breakfast. For lunch, we had rice and soup and the same for dinner. I drank apple juice all day.
Did I Lose 10-17 pounds in Seven Days on the Sacred Heart Diet?
MY RESULTS OF THE SACRED HEART DIET Review
So, there is good news and bad news. The diet did not live up to the 10-17 pounds it promised. However, I did lose some weight so I am not complaining. My weight seemed to fluctuate each day. I knew that would drive me crazy and that's why I hate having a scale. (Alsp, don't be discourage; it was probably just me. Plenty of e-mails I have gotten have stated they've lost 10-20 pounds, and even more by repeating the diet.)
MY LOSS? (Drumroll, please!)
22lbs pounds. Not bad. I can't fit a lot of my pants and that is really what I wanted. The key here is keeping that off.
OTHER GOOD POINTS
--Increased energy- By day three my energy level went up and I felt more mentally aware.
--Will power- most importantly, I learned that I can go a week without fast-food or without visiting the vending machine at work.
--Cravings- I didn't have those salt and sugar cravings
--More H20- I kept up with drinking 6-8 glasses of water on the days I was at work. At home, I didn't drink as much water. But, at work I felt great!
--More veggies and fruit- in my normal diet I don't have a lot of fresh veggies and fruit
--On days that I did not bring enough fruit or veggies snacks, or forgot my lunch soup at home, I was starving. On the diet, you can have as much said food as you want, but only if you remember to bring it!
--The soup is good, but by Sunday, I was thankful to have something else!
I would recommend this Sacred Heart Diet to someone as an eating plan before starting to eat better, not as a quick diet. I think that doing this for one week- without cheating- taught me a lot about my own will-power (that I do have it) and how much better I can feel by eating better and having more water, which of course the soup helped with. I plan to make this soup every few weeks and do a slimmed down version of the eating plan. As I mentioned, this is something good to do to clean out the system, lose some initial pounds and get the body ready for a healthier lifestyle with Sacred Heart Diet.
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Many people are curious to know about Sacred Heart Diet. This diet is all about following a strict diet for a week. The body loses several pounds and gets detoxified. Popularly called the Cabbage Soup Diet, Sacred Soup Diet is easy to follow and is quite popular among the weight watchers. It is a healthy way of losing weight as all the necessary nutrients are provided to the body.
Sacred Heart Diet is healthyThe staple food for the soup diet is the Sacred Heart Diet soup which is easy to prepare (Scroll down for the recipe) The Sacred Heart Diet encourages you to eat to your heart’s content without starving your body. The soup keeps the body full and helps in detoxification. Prepare the soup and store it to suffice for three days. All you need to do is warm it in your microwave and follow the diet religiously to lose that extra pounds.
How to Follow Sacred heart diet
- On day one you may eat any fruit you like, except bananas. Along with the fruits, have the Sacred Heart Diet soup. You may also drink black coffee, unsweetened juice, black tea and of course, lots of water. Take care not to add milk or sugar to tea and coffee.
- Day two is for vegetables. Sacred Heart Diet and vegetables should be consumed on the second day of the diet. Eats lots of raw or cooked vegetables. A baked potato with a little butter will be great for dinner.
- Have vegetables and fruits with Sacred Heart Diet soup on the third day. It is recommended not to have potato on this day. Drink lots of soup and water.
- On day four, have lots of bananas and Sacred Heart Diet soup. You may also drink skim milk.
- Have ground beef or steak on day five. If you wish you can also have skinless chicken or fish instead. This will provide proteins. Add tomatoes and soup to the diet.
- Day six is all about eating meat again. Also include raw or cooked vegetables with the Sacred Heart Diet soup.
- Consume boiled or steamed brown rice on the seventh day of your diet. Don’t forget a bowl of vegetables and the Sacred Heart Diet soup.
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