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How to Follow the Watercress Soup Diet

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Instructions

  • : Never change your diet without first consulting your physician.
  • Step 1: Eat soup and fruit Eat as much watercress soup as you want, as well as fruits with high-water content such as apples, grapefruit, kiwi, melon, peaches, pineapple, and oranges, and drink 8 ounces of skim milk or fat-free yogurt during the first day.
  • Step 2: Eat more soup and vegetables Eat an unlimited amount of soup, along with vegetables including asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuce, as well as one baked potato and 8 ounces of skim milk or fat-free yogurt on the second day.
  • TIP: Eat no more than 1,500 calories a day during the diet.
  • Step 3: Continue eating soup, fruit and vegetables Continue eating unlimited amounts of soup, as well as fruit and vegetables and skim milk or yogurt, but no potato on the third day.
  • Step 4: Eat soup and bananas Eat unlimited soup, plus five bananas, and drink eight 8-ounce servings of skim milk for day four.
  • TIP: You can substitute yogurt for one milk serving on day four, but only one.
  • Step 5: Add chicken and fish Eat as much white fish or skinless chicken as you want in addition to the soup, plus six tomatoes, and drink 8 ounces of skim milk on the fifth day.
  • Step 6: Soup and chicken Eat as much fish and chicken as you need, along with vegetables including tomatoes, and drink 8 ounces of skim milk or yogurt in addition to eating watercress soup for day six.
  • Step 7: Eat soup, fruit, and vegetables Eat unlimited soup, as well as fruit and vegetables and your 8-ounce glass of skim milk or yogurt to finish your first week.
  • Step 8: Increase calories Continue eating soup, fruit, vegetables, chicken and fish, and drinking skim milk, but gradually reintroduce other a variety of foods, slowly moving toward a diet you can maintain over the long term.
  • FACT: Watercress may act as an antibiotic.

You Will Need

  • Watercress soup
  • Fruit
  • Skim milk
  • Fat-free yogurt
  • Vegetables
  • Chicken
  • Fish

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