Sacred Heart Diet Review

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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.

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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.

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Advantages

  • Will lose weight fast.

Disadvantages

  • 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.

Conclusion

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.

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144 User Reviews about Sacred Heart Diet

  • 1
    Fatty

    Can i eat anything besides the bananas and the soup in day 4

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    jeanna

    I chose chicken broth that’s fat free is this okay??

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  • 3
    Net

    Well; I did this diet during June and lost 10lbs the first week. How I prepared it was, I bought bags of the coleslaw cabbage already diced with the carrots and put that in a stew pot; with the frozen green beans, cube beef bouillon cubes, a little bit of v8 vegetable juice, and a can of diced tomatoes not stewed added the water and i put pepper, garlic powder, any season really to make it a great tasting soup. I followed the diet right to the T and lost the weight. A lot of you are wanting to change the ingredients why? unless you’re allergic. Instead of eating bananas and skim milk, combine those ingredients in a blender and drink it like a smoothie or shake :) For those that don’t like to eat bananas.

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  • 4
    Jane

    What exactly are the side effects with alcohol with this diet?

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  • 5
    Kim

    First 2 days I lost 4lbs..this morning I realized I messed up the order of days…yesterday I ate day 5 menu instead of day 3… Help… Should I start over? I really like this diet and I felt great the first couple of days….

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  • 6
    Your Name

    My boyfriend and I did the diet. He’s 34 280. I’m 35 180. We did two weeks. First week he lost 15 lbs. and I lost 8. Second week he lost 10 I lost 12. We also exercised 3-5 times a week. I did just dance and he walked. I also ate 2 crackers or a small piece of French bread with at least one of my bowls of soup. My two teenage children loosely followed the diet (Ate the soup at least one meal and cut out processed foods and sugary snacks)and also each lost 10 lbs. between them.

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  • 7
    Sylvie

    3 days on this diet . 1.5 pound gained

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  • 8
    Stewart Poulsen

    I did this diet about 5 years ago. Let me say this it works great. I lost 19 lbs in a week. The instructions I saw said to eat as much soup as you want and I did. I made two huge pots of soup in one week. I followed the recipe exactly but I added pepper and other spices to made a great tasting soup. I made sure to drink the broth as well. My only issue with the diet is the change in bowel movements. This soup does flush your system so I knew that was going to happen. For beef I even used rib eye steaks (which are very fatty) and still lost the weight. I did keep it off for some time but I started eating pretty unhealthy again and have gained more weight. I will be starting this diet again on Thursday and update as I go

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  • 9
    Danni

    Hello going to start it today but can’t find beef borth or canned stewed tomatoes x is if just beef stock ? Xx n can I use use tinned plumed tomatoes x

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  • 10
    Anonymous

    Is there a vegetarian version of the soup ??

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  • 11
    Mirella

    Can we add olive oil on the salade on the second and third day. Because I did. Today is my forth and I lost 4 pounds already. Have a nice day. ☺

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  • 12
    jen

    I am starting this diet for the second time in 2 yrs. I lost 7 lbs the first time. I followed the directions exactly, except I did eat canned soup after the 3rd day because I didn’t like the taste of the sacred heart soup. I ate canned as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. I worked out every day that week for an hour. I am 5’6, 240lbs. I would say it took me a year to gain the seven lbs back. I did use stevia in my tea and on the fruits that were sour & not as ripe as I would have liked them. It did make me bloat, which I have never done before, even on my menstrual previous to this. I asked my doctor prior to going on this diet, and all she said was just to diet! I hope this will helpful to others. Good luck!

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  • 13
    michelle branigin

    whose supposed to answer any question we have cause ive messaged a few times and no one gives me any answers thanks

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  • 14
    michelle branigin

    how much rice do u eat on the seventh day ?

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    heather beacham

    I would like to know as well, and if you go of diet for the 2 days, what is recommended to eat. I have lost 8lbs

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  • 15
    michelle branigin

    can you eat hot dogs as the beef on the diet?

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  • 16
    Veronica Doherty

    Hi, Are we allowed skimmed milk in tea or coffee all through out the diet week i.e from day one to day seven????. Or is it only on Day 4. Love my tea n coffee.. but I could not drink it black.. ??? thanks ~Veronica

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  • 17
    Sherry

    Iam on 2nd day and soup isok.But i am hungry as a dog.I use the bathroom a lot. I cant stick to this because the soup makes me hungry

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  • 18
    Carmen

    Ok. I am on the first day of the diet and I ate canned pineapples in 100% pineapple juice. Have I messed up?

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  • 19
    Carmen

    My name is Carmen. I am starting on this diet tomorrow. Just want to know if you think it is safe for an 11 year old girl?

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    jen

    NO!!! THIS IS A BAD CHOICE
    please refer to a government issued food guide i.e. Canada’s food guide

    I am currently taking a university nutrition class and we are doing a project on how bad this diet is! good luck with your dieting but please find a safer and more healthy option

    if lost speak to a professional like a doctor, nurse or nutritionist/dietitian

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  • 20
    Brandi

    I’m starting this diet on Monday and I’m super excited… I’ve been researching a lot of different diets and none of them have really looked possible. This one, however, gives me hope. :)

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  • 21
    Anonymous

    I have been on this diet for 11 days now and have lost 15 lbs……….and yes I eat the soup every morning for breakfast! My sister lost approx.70 lbs on this diet and has kept it off for a year with excersise. this is the only thing that has worked for me….just the first three days are the hardest, after that awaaaaaaaaaay you go!!

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    michelle branigin

    hi was wondering the lipton chciken noodle soup mic where u able to find this in the store cause all i could find was lipton chciken noodle but it didnt say mix and then there was onion mix beef mix do u think i got the right one it was the only chciken noodle i could find anywhere .
    did u weigh urself on the 4th day or which day did u first weigh? thanks an input would be appreciated

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    Anonymous

    it you can find the soup in Walmart where they sell soup that its in a box and you can find it I went on this that a few years ago and I lost over 100 pounds and I lost a diet and now about teen years later I’m back on it again and I love this diet it works thank you I eat I eat it for breakfast lunch and supper but it does work take my word for it

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  • 22
    BK

    I started this diet yesterday so far so good! but curious I cant stand the dang soup lol not a big vegi lover specially when it comes to greenbeans. has anyone tried replacing the soup with just chicken noodle or tomato? curious if weightloss still works with sometyhing more i can stand.

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    Michelle

    I found that putting the soup in a blender and adding Worcestershire sauce and beef boullion make it ALOT easier to eat!

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  • 23
    Gwen

    I’m a nurse and I was looking over this diet for a friend. I think a few things need to be clarified. The soup is really high in sodium with the soup mix and broth. I would highly recommend getting the broth with no added salt. Also canned green beans usually have salt and sugar added. Either get beans with no added salt, or fresh(even better). Also it should have been clarified that you could substitute fish or even lean chicken to replace some of the beef. All beef would be really high in cholesterol and “bad” fats. I’m going to make these adjustments and give it a try. I’ll post again after I’ve been on it for a few days.

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  • 24
    Anonymous

    Amen! For thanking the lord hes are staintgh and through christ all things are possible. Just one guestion on this all vegtable diet what do we eat for breaskfast do we eat the soup for breakfast to.
    Thanks, the potters house cfm girl!!! :-)

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  • 25
    pat

    Can I use stevia in my coffee on this diet

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    Anonymous

    Yes stevia is a natural herb and is zero cal

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  • 26
    korena

    This is the first time I tried it and I’m at the end of day four. My husband is doing brilliant as he loves the soup, I’m not keen on it. I find the soup really boring and by day 3 was really struggling to even swallow it. Now I have added cayenne pepper and some chilli flakes its yummy. Day 3 I was a little light headed but the bananas today sorted that right out. Past the half way mark and have lost 5lb and gone down 2 belt nothches.

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    michelle branigin

    u said u lost 5lbs was that when u weighed urself on the fourth day cause i weighed myself this morning which was the start of the third day and it says ive lost nothing yet is it cause im weighing too early. the lipton soup mix where u able to find the chicken noodle mix cause all i could find was onion mix and beef mix the the chicken noodle but it didnt say mix do u think it was the right one and i looked in quiet a few stores and thet where all the same they had chciken noodle but it didnt say mix in there any info wud be appreciated thank everytime u post something no one answers any question u have …

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  • 27
    Corrinne

    I started today, i am hoping for the same awesome results that others have experienced…

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  • 28
    Deeks

    I am type one diabetic insulin dependant is this diet safe for it if keep tabs on sugar levels?

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  • 29
    sharon

    I just wanted to know what king of green beans and is it the large cans or regular and how long do u cook this soup for Thank you

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    Patty

    I started this diet Tuesday of this week. I used regular sized cans for the tomatoes and green beans (14oz. I think) I cooked it in a large pot. By the time it came to a boil and I boiled for 10 minutes, the carrots were done.

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  • 30
    sweety

    im on this diet now.. only thing is.. i dont care much for carrotts.. can i sub them for something else?

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  • 31
    Kat

    I’ve been on this diet once and i lost 10 lbs and my husband lost 20 lbs!! I’ve seen other comments about the cabbage soup diet, and it’s NOT the same thing. Actually, a lot of doctors are strongly recommending the stop of the CABBAGE SOUP DIET. The sacred heart diet is very healthy! I recommend it to ANYONE!

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    sharon

    Hello kat, can you tell me how is this cooked please, what king of green beens and rather we need the large cans or regular cans? Thank you

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  • 32
    Shana

    Can we use Sweet & Low or a Splenda of some sort with the Tea or Coffee?? I keep seeing that people have asked this question, but nowhere do I see that it was answered. Please let me know, someone!! This is my Day 1

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    Your Name

    my question as well…

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  • 33
    aprilc

    i’m allergic to bananas what can i take instead

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    Lana

    If you are allergic to banana’s you just need to replace it with something that is also high in potassium and fairly good with fats. The skim milk should be helpful with the fats, but for potassium you could try dark leafy greens (eg. spinach) or white or portabello mushrooms.

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  • 34
    Dee

    The recipe on the sacred heart (cabbage soup) diet web site is different from this one.

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    sharon

    My husband did the one you are talking about with the cabbage and he lost 17 pounds in the 7 days. So it still works. :)

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  • 35
    Dee

    Do you know if you can drink diet soda on this diet?

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    DJ

    Soda, although still zero calories, contains aspartame, syrup, and other chemicals that the body is trying to get rid of. If you’re worried about the caffeine withdrawals, maybe try green tea

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  • 36
    Chris

    I used FAT FREE chicken broth is that ok??

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  • 37
    Chris

    I did this diet over summer and lost 4lbs.. I’ve lost 10 since then but its so slow that i am going to try the diet again. i loved the soup and I did loose some weight. i only have 15-20 lbs to loose so i am praying that i loose at least 10 lbs. i am going to try and work out a little this time. I did not work out at all on the diet 1st time. i will be back, in 4 days.

    I am 154lbs as of 2-3-2012
    starrting diet 2-4-2012 for the next 7 days. so i’ll give you weigh ins..

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    Chris

    Ended up starting today, since hubby wanted to take me out to dinner this weekend. and then SUPERBOWL..I will weigh my self again on Day 3. 2-10-2012..

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  • 38
    Di

    Went on this diet about 4 or 5 years ago. Loved it and lost the weight. Stayed with it exactly about 2 weeks, then modified just a little. Started on Jan 8, and by April 1 had lost 35 pounds. I ended at about my idea weight. In the 4 years, I have not put it back on, but have really watched my eating habits. Only lost about 5 or 6 pounds the first week, but wasn’t really expecting to lose 15 pounds the first week. I have recommeded this diet to several people, as many friends commented that it looked like the weight was just falling off me and wanted to know my secret.

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    Adri

    Di, did you drink skim milk throught the week or only on the banana day?
    Also, can I use my 0 calorie, (sweetened w/splenda) flavored water?
    Thanks!

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  • 39
    Danyele

    I completed day one and im going to stick with it but I find that im hungry, really dreading eating soup for seven days straight..I don’t think I’ll weigh myself until Wednesday morning

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  • 40
    Cheree

    On the fruit day, can you drink the juice from the can fruit?

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  • 41
    Mercury

    I just started two weeks and a half ago and I just have to say I’m really enjoying the results. I lost 12 lbs the first week and 9 lbs the second. The first three days were extremely hard for me. I’ve always had an addiction for sweets and when I went home and saw the plate of chocolate cupcakes on the counter begging for me to devour it. I had to put a rubber band around my wrist and snap it against my skin to prevent myself from cheating. If you follow the directions carefully you won’t feel starved at all. The second day my stomach felt so empty so I drank half a bottle of water and chewed some gum. It helps a ton. And plus, gum only has about 6 calories. Ever since then, I’ve been sticking to my diet and lost a ton of weight. I will tell you that when you get your ideal weight and decide to stop the diet. All your weight will come back plus a couple more. So if you want to stay that weight, you will have to plan a healthy diet. I do recommend this but I have to warn you, my friend tried this and fainted in class. She wasn’t getting enough calories and nutrition. Eat at least 6 of those meals or more a day because they don’t contain much calories. Good luck.

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    michelle branigin

    im on my third day i weighed myself and there is no change yet just wondering if i weighed myself too early in the diet plus when u ask questions on here no one seems to answer so u have too hope u got it right i was unsure of the lipton chicken noodle mix everywhere i looked there was onion mix beef mix and the only noodle was chicken noodle but it didnt say mix in there and i was wondering if i got the right one i even looked it up online and it was the same it said chicken noodle not chicken noodle mix any info would be appreciated thanks

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  • 42
    Kennie Mosenfelder

    Why do you have to wait 14 hours to consume alcohol after being on the Sacret Heart Diet?
    Is is dangerous to drink while on the Sacret Heart Diet?

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  • 43
    Dusti

    I also feel bloated and my stomach felt very acidic the first day…I’m assuming it’s from the type of fruit I ate. I’m on day 2, and my stomach feels a little better, but not much. I was glad to see I’m not the only one with bloated results; however, I’m sure it’s just my body’s reaction to eating so much fruit, which I normally eat very little of. I did loose 2 lbs. the first day. I’m 5’7 and weigh 165. 10 lbs would be great, but of course I’m hoping for a little more. It seems like a great diet…I like the idea that you are not limited on quantity which is my demise, but I’m finding I get full very fast anyways. I will definitely continue on the diet. I’ve been wanting to cleanse my body for a while, and this seems like a great and healthy way to do it. I’m very optimistic and excited to see my end results! Good luck to everyone and congrats to those of you who lost weight!!

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  • 44
    Ondine

    It’s been great reading all the comments on the soup diet…what I find the most interesting is that dieticians would think that this a bad diet. Full of fruit and vegi’s , protein, no fats, sugars or any of the stuff that they keep telling us is no good for our health. I’m a type 2 diabetic and have been on the diet for 4 days, sugars are the best that they have been in a long time. I’ll let you know how I go for the rest of the week.

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  • 45
    Ryan

    Just finished the diet. I DON’T recommend it. I lost a whopping FOUR pounds. I followed the diet perfectly and am not happy about the results. Not to mention I had zero energy by day 3. It’s a waste of time. Oh, and let me add that I also work out 3-4 days a week, and still didn’t see any results.

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    Ondine

    It’s funny how sometimes the body will not co-operate with us when we try to loose weight. My daughter decided that she was not going to mess around any longer and went to the gym. She worked out for 8 weeks 5 days week 2 hours a day…doing tone cardio pilates weights. Gym teacher said nobody worked as hard as she did….She never lost a pound.

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    Your Name

    But she lost inches I’m sure

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  • 46
    leanne

    omg this is my second day on the diet and ive lost 4lbs already carnt belive its a miricle ill keep posting everyday and tell u how im gettin on gl every1 x x x

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  • 47
    Victoria

    I am doing this Sunday,,cant wait

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  • 48
    leanne

    hi everyone starting the diet today im excited i wiegh 17 st 5 lbs so if this diet really works ill be made up for a quick start ill keep updating throughout the week gla x x x

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  • 49
    tersha

    I weigh about 146lbs and trying to lose 20-25 bls asap for a wedding and my anniversary..working out about 4 days a week..to anyone who has done this diet–do you think i could lose the weight??

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  • 50
    brie

    Starting tomorrow. My niece did this diet twice (1 week each time) lost 17 lbs 1st time and 10 the 2nd time but cheated a little the 2nd time. So we’ll see. I would imagine the 1st 4 to 5 lbs is mostly fluid, like most diets. Thats okay with me as long as I lose more than that.

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  • 51
    jen

    can u workout?

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  • 52
    donna f. jones

    I can not drink milk, so what can I have in it’s place

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  • 53
    WG

    How many calories are in a cereal bowl size of soup?

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  • 54
    SJ

    YAY!! starting this tomoorw, cant wait!! Best of look to evrwyone ekse who’s doing this. im hoping to keep it up for 12 weeks… even though i know i will have to give it up 2 times during this for Patricks day celebrations and my friends 30th! after all im only human! hee!

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  • 55
    Marianne Best

    Can you reverse the days ? We are going out with family for dinner on day 5 but using day 6 would be easier at a restaurant.
    Many Thanks

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  • 56
    sonja

    Stevia is better than artificial sweetners like Splenda
    but either can be used
    just minimally
    Stevia derives from a plant and its healthier

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  • 57
    Chefziti

    Hi, My wife and I are just finishing week 1 – are on day 6. We are not extremely overweight – I need to lose about 15lbs to reach ideal, My wife needs to lose 25lbs. Results – and we have not cheated: I have lost about 5lbs, she has lost maybe 2 lbs. We are at a loss. Maybe it is because we are not extremely overweight we will not lose quickly? I would appreciate any tips or help with this question.

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    sonja

    u should be doing some type of exercize while doing this..because in the end its all comes down to how many calories u’ve reduced!
    U also should limit how many bannana’s or meat u do eat throughout the diet!
    I lost 17lbs in 10days
    but i did work out on the ellyptical for at least 45min 5 out of those 10days
    u can walk or even better do stairs!
    i recommend this diet to anyone!
    Sonja

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    Josetta (kcmo)

    Good answer. I agree Sonja.

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  • 58
    mie

    I have been doing this diet for 3 days now. But I didnt make my own soup. I jus drink the soup juice from other soups. Will I still lose 10-17pds. Does anyone no?

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  • 59
    heidi

    I am on day three and my stomach is bloated and hurts. I have actually gained instead of lost. Is this normal?

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    Brenda

    I am on day two now and feel bloated too….did it get better for you through the week? How was your end result?

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    Jes

    If you’re on your period this happens.

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  • 60
    California

    I’m starting the diet today, and from what I’ve read on websites, you do loose weight quickly. This is awesome for me because I’m going on a cruise in 2 weeks… and I have a little bit of chubby on my stomach to get rid of. The soup tastes really good, everyone trying to loose weight, try it! There’s only a positive side, no negatives!

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  • 61
    Bernice

    I don’t like milk. Can I replace white milk with choc milk? I like choc or strawberry milk. Is there anything else I can replace the white milk with?

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  • 62
    Dan. K

    I have a question.. how much does the diet soup make? Like servings? I wasn’t sure if that ammount was supposed to last you a few days or what???

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  • 63
    Los Angeles

    Hello everyone! Do you know if you can use Splenda to add some “sweet” flavor to the black coffe and green tea? Can you use almond milk instead of skim milk? Also, do you know if the diet works when you only have to lose 12 lbs.? I was diagnose with a slow thyroid 3 months ago and have gained that weight since then. I want to go back to my old weight (all my clothes fit that size), but I was wondering if when there’s not “to much” weight to lose, the diet still works.
    Congrats to all of you who have lost weight!!

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  • 64
    Rena S.

    I am currently breast feeding. Is this safe for my little one?

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    Anonymous

    While breastfeeding you need to make sure to take in plenty of calories or you could lost your milk supply.

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  • 65
    Rodha

    Does this diet work if you are at you ideal weight?

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    L.A.

    I was wondering the same Lina…I need to lose 12 lbs. but don’t know if it works when you are at or close to your ideal weight…

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  • 66
    lina

    The sacred heart diet is great! everyone in my family likes it even as a meal on a cold day.

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  • 67
    Desarai

    Can I submit fresh green beans for canned green beans?

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    Cindy

    yes you can. How are you doing on the diet, I fasted for two days prior to starting, this is my first day.

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  • 68
    Tonya

    I’M AM ALLERGIC TO TOMATOES. WILL IT WORK WITHOUT THEM IN THE SOUP?

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  • 69
    Sanya

    today is my 1st day doing the diet, i weighed in at 219.5lbs today i would love to be under 200lbs…

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    Diane

    That’s my exact weight, too! I started yesterdday. Have you lost anything?

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  • 70
    Ashley

    I’m trying to decide whether or not I should go on this diet. I can’t eat tomatoes or peppers..would it take away from the effect of the diet if I made the soup without them?

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  • 71
    giggles

    I have been off and on this diet for over a year I do it every three months for two weeks and I have dropped over 60lbs and i love it never gained a pound back, but I have also cut out all junk foods and drinks.I recomened it to everyone. It is only a week something anyone can stick too.

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  • 72
    kenya

    today is june 28th 2010 I started today i weighed in at 152 i want to be 140 and i work out at least 3 times a week im building muscle but i want t shed the pounds i hope this work my trainer gave it t me…

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  • 73
    joy

    Can I use sweet and low or splenda on this diet?

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    Dee

    can i have splenda on this diet

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    sylvia

    can i use diet sugar

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  • 74
    Rosie

    I went on this diet last year and it is great, it does get a bit boring if you continue it. I went on it before holiday and felt great and i must admit i looked great. I advise it 100% :)

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  • 75
    DEBORAH

    I HAVE ABOUT 35-40 LBS. TO LOOSE…HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TP LOOSE THE FIRST WEEK…SECOND WEEK?

    THE SOUP IS DELICIOUS!!!!!

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    John F.

    Tried a number of plans and products.
    The Sacred Heart Rotating 7 Day Food Program has been the best to date.
    I 14 months , I melted off over 120 lbs.
    April 10,2008 I weighed in at 319Lbs. June ,2009 my weight had melted to 192 Lbs.
    You do the math.

    At first the change was most dramatic measured as pounds off the scale.
    As the weeks and months passed,the weight melted off was a smaller number. The percentage given up to where ever the stuff goes seems about the same as there is less excess to take off.

    The weight showed a small rebound when I went on vacation from the food plan.
    My weight has fluctuated in a 8 pound range whenever I stray too far.

    Not eating out of control and avoiding fats,starches and sugars has been worth the compliments on my new hip clothing.

    Regards

    John
    This is written June 12,2010

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    Joan Gay

    I have been operated on for diverticulitis. I cannot eat tomatoes or too much corn. can I do the diet with no problems?

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    Kitty

    I am on day three ! So far I have no problem.I do have a question.
    On the list of drinks,there is fruit juice ,and also skim milk,can these be consumed throughout the week,along with the green tea ,water ,etc.? Can we drink vegetable juices such as V-8 ?
    I look forward to tomorrow morning when I will weigh .I will try to post on this .Good luck to everyone!

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    BARB

    HOW TO DO IF VEGETARIAN ON THE MEAT DAYS

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    Ginger Peterson

    on the soup recipe it left off what comes after 2 cups ?
    Please tell me what it is.

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    Diane Marsh

    Can I use any butter spray, vinegar or anything else while on this diet

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    Christine

    On the stuff you have in your soup, you have the bunch of celery then 2 cans, then 2 cans of green beans. It is the 6th item. What should be in these 2 cans?

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    Rick

    i read your diet it says 2 cans.. but it doesn’t say of what?

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    JACKIE

    TWO CANS OF STEWED TOMATOES
    I HAVE BEEN ON THE DIET AND I HAVE LOST 30 LBS.
    I HAVE COFFEE EVERY MORNING WITH SURER FREE HAZEL NUT CREAMER WITH STIVA BALANCE,
    I EAT TWO BOWLS OF THE SOUP EVERY DAY AND EAT EACH DAY WHAT IS ALLOWED AND IT IS THE BEST DIET I HAVE EVER BEEN ON THE SOUP IS GREAT. I WENT OFF AT THANKSGIVING FOUR DAYS WENT RIGHT BACK ON THE DIET AND WENT FIVE DAYS AT CHRISTMAS WENT BACK ON THE DIET, NO PROBLEM. ONCE A MONTH
    I GO OFF IN THE EVENING AND HAVE A FEW BITE OF SOMETHING I AM MISSING AND GO RIGHT BACK ON THE DIET. IM GOING TO MAKE IT THIS TIME. THE LORD GAVE ME THIS DIET I AM SO THANKFUL. I ALSO HAVE WENT FROM A SIZE 24 TO SIZE 18 SOON WILL BE IN A 16 I HAVE GOT IT ON JUST CANT ZIP IT YET.
    TRY IT YOU WILL LIKE IT.
    EAT YOUR SOUP IT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE AND DONT LET YOUR SELF GET HUNGRY.

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    Los Angeles

    Jackie, this means you used a sugar substitue, correct? I’m planning to start the diet and wanted to know if I could use Splenda…I also wanted to know if anybody knows if the diet works when you have to lose 15 lbs., I’ve been diagnosed with slow thyroid and gained that weight in 3 months and I want to go back to my weight…congrats on your achievement!!

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    Josetta (kcmo)

    This is my first week on the diet. Wow! I have seen results on the 4th day.Like anything ealse once you make your mind up to do something and stick to it you will get a positve result. I am not one to take diet pills so I find this diet plan healthy and a way to encourage good eating habits. So to all of you that are wanting to loose weight for what your reasons may be good luck; be encouraged that you will reach your goal by staying positve and believing in yourself. KUDO’S to all of us that’s taking charge of a healthy diet that teaches us good eating habits while loosing weight. God bless.

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    AJ

    You can drink unsweetened juices,cranberry juice and skim milk anytime? If so how much?

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    Christine

    I don’t eat a lot of red meat can I substitute chicken and fish instead?

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    Darla

    I am type2 diabetic. Is this a
    safe diet for me?

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    Sara

    I’d say no. I’m not a diabetic, nor do i know much about it. But don’t you guys have to have a certain number of carbs and sugar? You wont get the nutrients you need.
    But it couldn’t hurt to ask you doctor if you can go on it for a week.

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    Jackie

    that was not a good answer for the lady that is a diabetic. most diebetic eat to much of the rong kind of food, this food is just what would help keep their suger level down. there is alot of nutrients in this diet. a diebetic have to eat at least (6) meal a day, sm but still eating, so why not eat something good for you

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    sharon

    it’s difficult for me to take advise from someone who can’t spell. Just saying.Bananas are very high in carb/glycemic index and not appropriate in those numbers for a diabetic.

    sharon

    Sorry. Physician heal thyself. That should be advice.

    angela brown

    actually dependinging on your calorie intake i dont see why this wouldnt be a bad idea for you..but a diabetic diet is also used to lose wieght..if you stick stricly to your daily intake..

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    Shirley

    I do not eat red meat or chicken. May I substitute fish in place of the red meat?

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    sep

    Yes you can substitute fish for he red meat

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    Sara

    The reason they add the beef is to give you protein. Fish has plenty. Though they do say to limit the fish, i don’t know why. But it can be replaced. I plan to have fish for lunch and steak for dinner. Mostly because Steak is fatty and expensive, while a bag of Tilapia is only $6.

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    bre bre

    ok well how long are u suppose to stop the diet before you get bak on or can u caontiue the diet without stopping????and is this safe if u are pregnant

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    Anonymous

    When pregant you should not diet at all unless your doctor puts you on one. You need to check with your doctor before you go on this diet. I can’t image that this would be good for a pregant woman.That is not to say that it isn’t a good diet after you have the baby and are not nursing

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    maggie

    I started the diet and lost 17 pounds the first week and 15 pounds the second week I am excited because I am 110 pounds over weight and am finally losing it while eating healthy…

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    vicky

    I’m on the second day, and its says eat green leafy viggie as much as u can, so I bought spinach, can I put any dressing on it??? Can u tell me wat u did step by be, and is this diet suppose to make u gasy

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    Paul

    I was on this diet for 2 wks earlier this year. I lost 19lbs the first week and 17lbs the second week. After the holiday… I’m going back on it. It works. This is my ace up the sleeve.

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    Candy

    Thats Fantastic!! Did you work out at all?

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    sharon

    In the soup recipe it says underneath the celery 2 cans, but does not say two cans of what?

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    Peg

    2 cans of nothing!! On another recipe from a web site, just leave that off and that is the whole recipe.

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    Sara

    It’s two cans of stewed tomatoes.

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    Anonymous

    it says 2 cans of green beans on my screen…

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    Anonymous

    2 cans of green beans

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    Norma

    I tried this diet and I did loose 15 pounds the first week. I did because I was going on a vacation and wanted to loose unwanted pounds. It took awhile to gain the pounds back. I am now starting back but I plan to stick it until I get to my ideal diet. If you follow exactly you never feel hungry and you do feel full. I pack my lunch daily and I enjoy the soup and veggies. I do recommend this diet. It does work but you do have to follow it exactly to feel fulfilled.

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    ashley

    how much water should be added to the soup

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    Rona Hogan

    I don’t see an answer. do you know how much water to use ?

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    Anonymous

    The directions say to cover the vegetables with water. Boil for 10 minutes at a high boil and then turn down to about medium. Cook until vegetable are done.

    Marquetta

    You just cover the ingredients with the water.

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    Toni

    you are cooking it with the broth use one cup water.

    Sonia

    I recommend this if you have DECIDED to do something about your weight. I did this along with my husband two years ago. It’s hard the first few days but we stuck with it and we each lost 15 pounds the first week. After the detox, we felt GREAT and we just continued a healthy eating lifestyle (no brainer). We kept losing weight and I lost a total of 30lbs, my husband 40lbs. I have have reached a plateau after a tramadic experience but I’ve only gained 5 lbs back. I plan on going back to this to jump start it and lose the last 20 lbs to my goal.

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    Mesha

    This is so helpful!!! My boyfriend & I are going to do this & I think that us doing it together will motivate us to not give up.. I love the fact that it trains the mind to eat right after going off the diet & to not gain the wt you worked so hard to loose..

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