Since I was little I saw my mom and grandma cooking a kind of veggie soup and saying it was not for kids, because it makes you lose weight and I was too skinny growing up.


Well, once I grew-up I was interested to find out the science behind that soup. Surprisedly I saw that veggie soup was not just popular in Brazil but in many countries. They say it and as many weight loss formulas that I don’t believe but I tried to understand why they said it makes you lose weight.


The Peel-a-Pound Soup burns more calories digesting it than your body intakes, so you lose weight quickly. I ate it for breakfast and I was not hungry until dinner time. This recipe has a lot of versatility –  you can add beans, different broths for flavour or ingredients –  but above all else – the cabbage is essential.

I also recommend to drink lots of water as it is high in fibre and water is needed so you don’t  get constipated.

What you need

1 small head of cabbage
4 large onions
2 cloves of garlic diced
1 bunch of celery
1 large can of diced tomatoes
4 carrots
2 cube of chicken stock


  1. Wash and chop/slice up all the vegetables.
  2. Dissolve bouillon cubes in 4 cups of boiling water.
  3. Add all the vegetables.
  4. Add canned tomatoes, juice and all.
  5. Add vegetable juice.
  6. Add more water as needed to just cover the vegetables.


I like to make a big batch of soup and freeze it  – so i under cook a bit the soup.  When I want to eat I serve my portion and heat it in the microwave.



Always talk with a dietician or your Doctor about eating habits and diet to avoid health Complications

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