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The Sacred Heart Diet Plan Review

Written by Diet Bites

 


The Sacred Heart Diet Promise

Supposedly, this diet plan will cleanse your system of impurities and pass on a feeling of well-being. Frankly, I'd rather burn a candle and drink champagne.

The weight loss promise? Drop 10 to 17 pounds in one week while maintaining an abundance of energy. Geese, bring on the waders because it's getting pretty deep.

Sacred Heart Diet Soup Recipe

No surprise here as the ingredients are quite similar to Cabbage Soup, another dietary-poor plan.

Ingredients: 1-2 cans of stewed tomatoes, 3 green onions, chopped plus 1 bunch of celery, 1 cup of diced bell peppers - any color you like, 1 large can of fat free beef bouillon, 1 package of Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup mix, 2 cans of green beans, drained; 2 pounds of quartered carrots, salt, pepper, parsley, hot sauce or herbs may be used to season soup.

This recipe is a mock of the Cabbage Soup Recipe, minus the cabbage patch. The diet soup is suppose to be used as a filler when the 'hungries' hit. In fact, they claim the more you eat, the more you will lose.

Allowed Beverages on the Sacred Heart Plan

Basically, all containing zero calories excepting milk. Here is the list associated with this plan:

all teas containing 0 calories
all coffees containing 0 calories

unsweetened juice

skim milk

water

Day 1 Menu, Fruit & Soup

Only fruit and soup are allowed.

Day 2 Menu, Vegetables & Soup

Only vegetables and soup is allowed. However, the diet recommends that the dieter splurge by enveloping in a BIG baked potato with REAL butter. How generous....

Day 3 Menu, Soup, Fruit & Vegetables

Only soup, fruit and vegetables but no potato. At this point, they say you should have shed 5-7 pounds. If indeed that were the case, it would be water weight and muscle.

Day 4 Menu, Bananas, Skim Milk - the Protein Plus Calcium Effect

 


3 bananas and as much skim milk as the dieter desires. Supposedly, the proteins and calcium decrease the cravings for sweets.

Day 5 Menu, Soup, Beef & Tomatoes

10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes OR 6 tomatoes plus the soup.

Day 6 Menu, Steaks, Vegetables, Potato, No Soup

3 steaks plus vegetables plus the soup but no potato

Day 7, Brown Rice, Fruit Juice, Vegetables & Soup

Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and vegetables with the soup.

Repeat the entire diet for 7 more days.

This diet is full of animal fat and bull, giving new meaning to 'where's the beef?' Supposedly, the secret of the diet plan is that the dieter burns more calories than they eat. The real secret is that the fad diet encourages binging and offers a plethora of cholesterol. More kipper?

In Summary, Our Independent Analysis

- Does not meet standards necessary for a healthy diet.

- If calcium is so important as highlighted on the Day 4 Menu, it's a little perplexing why it's exiled from all other days. We'll take this a step further. If you're seeking to curb cravings for sweets, you can accomplish such by eating less sugar. The more sugar the body consumes, the more it wants. In addition, natural food sources which are sweet can also serve to curb cravings in a healthy manner. Sweet strawberries, ripe bananas - even sun-ripened tomatoes can satisfy that throbbing Sweet Tooth.

- The Sacred Heart Diet Plan is not heart-healthy or wise for weight loss as it is not based on the official Food Pyramid, the standard for a healthy body.

- It contains healthy foods but the overall plan is a bit nuts. A total strike out as it doesn't invite all of the Five Basic Food Groups to the daily menus.

- Without grains, there is an important element of the diet missing - those energy-boosting carbohydrates.

The Sacred Heart Diet Plan equals slow death and should never be taken seriously as a healthy SAFE diet plan.

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