The Sacred Heart Diet is a soup diet designed to help people shed weight. This diet also goes by names of several other clinics and hospitals, but no one has officially claimed affiliation with the diet.
Like the popular cabbage soup diet, this diet is also soup-based. It is used to help overweight people to lose anywhere from ten to seventeen pounds, all in the first week. There are some objective reviews out there that state that the Sacred Heart Diet can help people lose a substantial amount of weight initially, however it is mainly water weight that is lost. That is why the larger you are the more you will lose during that first week.
The Sacred Heart Diet is also a calorie control diet because the number of calories consumed on the diet will be drastically lower than the average diet. The diet focuses on eating vegetables and fruit. It cannot fully sustain you in the long run, and some whole foods will need to be added to the diet.
The Sacred Heart Diet is followed for one week, each day of that week with assigned foods. The soup is still the cornerstone of the diet, though, and getting familiar with the recipe is a good idea. You will need 2 cans of green beans, 2 green peppers, 2 pounds carrots, one bunch celery, a few cans of cooked tomatoes, three large scallions or green onions and a can of beef broth, fat-free. Make a large pot of soup, and eat it throughout the day as needed.
You can add salt, pepper, and other spices or condiments if you see the need. The soup is simple to cook, simply boil the ingredients together for ten minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer until the food reaches the right tenderness.
Originally published at paisleytrousers.tumblr.com on September 21, 2019.