What You Should Know
The Sacred Heart Diet claims to be a medical diet and works as a detox diet for seven days. This diet can be used as often as you’d like, and if you do not cheat over the course of the week you should lose anywhere from 10 to 17 pounds. If you lose more than this, you should wait a few days before starting the diet again.
List of Ingredients
The diet soup contains:
- 1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes.
- 3 plus large green onions.
- 1 large can of beef broth (no fat.)
- 1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (chicken noodle.)
- 1 bunch of celery.
- 2 cans of green beans.
- 2 lbs of Carrots.
- 2 Green Peppers.
Other allowed foods on this diet include fruits (with restriction on bananas for a portion of the diet.) Drinks allowed on the diet are: unsweetened juices, tea and herbal tea, black coffee, skim milk, cranberry juice and water.
Eat as much soup as you want throughout the week. The soup will not add calories so the more you eat, the more weight you will lose.
Day One: Eat only soup and fruit today, but do not eat bananas.
Day Two: Eat all vegetables today, whether cooked, canned, or raw. Stay away from beans, corn, and peas and stick with green leafy vegetables. Eat as much soup as you want. At dinner time, have a baked potato with butter.
Day Three: Eat all the fruit, vegetables, and soup you want. Do not have a baked potato. At this point you should have lost 5-7 pounds and may notice an increase in energy.
Day Four: Eat at least three bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, in addition to the soup. You’ll need this to reduce cravings and restore potassium levels.
Day Five: Eat 10 to 20 ounces of beef and up to 6 tomatoes today, while having the soup at least once.
Day Six: Eat up to three steaks and all the veggies you want today. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today. Have lots of green leafy vegetables, but no baked potato.
Day Seven: Eat brown rice and drink unsweetened juice and stuff yourself with vegetables and soup. By the end of the day today if you have not cheated, you should see a 10 to 17 pound weight loss.
Do not drink alcohol or soda. Do not drink alcohol within 14 hours of going off the diet.
- Will lose weight fast.
- Some people may experience changes in their bowel movements that they do not like as the body cleanses itself.
- May require you to eat bran or fiber.
The diet is supposedly used at the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital to help overweight patients lose weight quickly before surgery. There is no proof of this claim. The diet will help keep you nutritionally balanced and makes sure to provide you with energy. If you are not overweight and do not need to lose the weight quickly, you should find another diet, and as always consult your doctor before beginning a program like this one.