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17 Day Diet Recipe: 17 Day Diet Slimming Soup

25 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.

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

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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.

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  1. Deb Kopit says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. laura says:

    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.

  4. kojala says:

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

  5. Donna says:

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

  6. jeux says:

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

  7. marge knight says:

    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

  8. Cindy says:

    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!

  9. Jan says:

    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.

  10. Nonni says:

    Do you eat only this soup for 17 days?

  11. Elorac says:

    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!

  12. StarThrower says:

    In the picture, it looks like there are also chick peas and maybe potato chunks? Both are heavy in carbs but would also keep you full a lot longer. You’d be ready to gnaw on your cat after two hours on the recipe, as it’s printed.

  13. StarThrower says:

    In the pic, I think I also see chick peas and chunks of potato. Hadn’t noticed the carrot, but that would be a good addition, as would broccoli florettes.

  14. StarThrower says:

    Yellow crook-neck squash should be OK in any of the cycles. It’s not starchy, in fact, it’s mostly water. My mom used to make it in a really healthy and delicious way. Slice it very thin horizontally, then add it to garlic which has been browned in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. NO WATER! Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to low (low enough so that it doesn’t scorch.) Let cook for however long it takes to cook the water out, stirring occasionally and checking heat at the same time. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  15. Tayyeba Jalali says:

    how long u took to lose 20 pounds?

  16. David Alvarez says:

    46 cal; 0.4g fat; 822mg sodium; 7.2gm carb; 2.5gm fiber; 4.7gm sugars; 3.3 gm protein.

  17. Wayne says:

    seems to be a catch all word today. We use it to mean loosing weight more than
    it being what we eat. I like thinking of me diet is what I eat. Back to
    the original meaning. Not just to loose weight. If your tired and weak maybe
    your consuming more calories than your taking in. Remember you have to put
    some wood in the wood stove to get some heat. As with every thing else in life
    it take balance. There are no get rich quick or diet that is perfect for

  18. Diane says:

    And the sodium content of this is? Yeah, nobody with high blood pressure or a heart condition can eat this as is. Like the doctor told us, if it’s “Diet” stay away from it. Of course, being someone who loves to cook for my husband, I can change the sodium level down to probably around 200 mg per serving. However, my guess is that
    this recipe is probably around 2,500 mg per serving.

  19. sue says:

    You are probably not getting enough protein.Be sure to get sunshine every day or take vitamin D. I recommend one Premier shake a day with 30 grams of protein and vitamins.It is 150 cal,not bad tasting and filling.

  20. Denise Sue Utech says:

    The WW version is great, you can add in stewed tomatoes too, and make it italiano! Tastes great too!

  21. Deborah.Wolfingbarger says:

    I lost 54 pounds on this diet ,got off track(quit) for2years but still did not regain my wait ,started again so far 10pounds down,seemingly harder this time

  22. Susan Wheeler says:

    Why would you post a weight loss food and NOT put the nutritional data there, geez.

  23. says:

    where can i buy the book in Arundel maine

  24. Louysela says:

    I ordered the book from Dr. Phil website last year when he was promoting it. Living in Québec, Canada, I could not find all the ingrédients needed to cook the recipe ideas and to follow Dr. Moreno instructions to the letter. The book is on the shelf now. I’ll make this soup because the ingrédients are available here. A question already asked in this forum, do you eat only this soup for 17 days, I mean for the 3 meals per day?

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