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17 Day Diet Recipe: 17 Day Diet Slimming Soup

11 Comments 17 January 2012

Veggie-soup_300Start your weight-loss plan off right with this veggie-laden, low-fat soup from The 17 Day Diet Workbook by Dr. Mike Moreno.

3 cups cabbage, chopped
2 yellow squashes, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 large celery stalks with leaves, chopped
2 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
3 14-ounce cans fat-free chicken broth
1 cup vegetable juice
3 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Place all ingredients in a large pan and simmer for one hour, or until vegetables are soft. Use on Cycles 1–4.

Yield: 16 servings

17 Day Diet Workbook

17 Day Diet Workbook

Dr. Mike Moreno

Dr. Mike Moreno is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and Hahnemann Medical School. Following his residency at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California, Dr. Mike moved to San Diego, where he now practices family medicine and serves on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Deb Kopit

    Sounds good but I thought you couldn’t have squash in Cycle 1.

  • http://fb janice smolen

    I have so gotten off track and I did so good with the book and the pan but misplaced the book, out of sight out of mind! so glad to see this pop up on my FB page to remeind me so I will ( already have started the Tea and hot lemon water )get to shopping again for the soup! for starters.

  • laura

    I have lost 20 pounds on thus diet plan and love it. I took a break from it since thanksgiving and went through the entire holiday and only gained 3 lbs back. Starting my next 17 day cycle next Monday to loose a few more lbs. Been on wwatchers for 2o years and it did not work for me.

  • kojala

    Congrats, that’s great considering the holidays are so challenging for us all. Keep up the great work!

  • Donna

    Can somebody tell me how many calories in a 1 cup serving of this soup?

  • jeux

    Very impressive article. I have read each and every point and found it very interesting

  • marge knight

    I’m on day 7 today.lost 4# but dont feel good…exxcessive tiredness,have no energy..can you switch some of the meals??????? Help

  • Cindy

    Is yellow squash a winter squash? If it is, you can have that in cycle 2… if not, you can’t add it until cycle 3.
    I was on this diet when the book first came out and it works FANTASTIC! I lost 20 pounds in 30 days! I felt so good. No more acid reflux, no more IBC … so nice. Healthy eating… dropping out the sugar. You set your mind to at least do the first 17 days and then you just keep on going because the first 17 days are so amazing!

  • Jan

    I’ve heard great things about this soup and can’t wait to try it. I lost 53 lbs on this diet and have had no trouble keeping the weight off. It really changed my eating habits and I’ve remained on cycle 3 — with special occasions off for “good behavior”. I feel wonderful! Have so much more energy! — to answer Cindy’s question, yellow squash is a summer squash and it is YELLOW, sometimes called “crooked neck squash”. There is an abundance of it in the fresh fruit/vege section of grocery stores now, but you can find it in the frozen food section.

  • Nonni

    Do you eat only this soup for 17 days?

  • Elorac

    Very similar to the Weight Watchers Garden Vegetable Soup. Photo with this article appears to have carrots in it which is in the WW recipe along with diced onion and garlic, basil and 1/2 cup of green beans. Think I prefer the WW version…which has zero points!


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