When it comes to fad diets like these, there is always a catch, or in some cases several. In fact, VeryWell Fit’s con list far surpasses its pros. Among them are issues including the diet being “not nutritionally or medically sound” and only producing short-term results that they describe as unsustainable and unhealthy due to the severe lack calories.
The Metabolic Research Center also notes that the cabbage soup diet “does not have enough of the carbs that you might need for energy,” so you may feel a little more sluggish than you’re accustomed to. Associated issues include headaches and dizziness for some, plus they state that the cabbage soup diet mostly takes weight from your muscles, not fat cells, meaning you could be ultimately doing more harm than good.
At the end of the day, we all need to do our due diligence and check the facts before committing to any fad diet. We hope we’ve armed you with the basic information you need.
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, or know someone who is, help is available. Visit the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website or contact NEDA’s Live Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. You can also receive 24/7 Crisis Support via text (send NEDA to 741-741).