Low Calorie Foods That are Filling
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Weight Loss Questions & Answers
Did Someone Say Cabbage Soup for Weight Loss?
Diet Bites Reader Question. I am always hungry and my doctor told me that I must lose at least 75 pounds of weight for health reasons.
He has put me on a very restricted diet of main staples like fruits, vegetables, limited starches, no sweets.
Do you have anything you could recommend that would help fill me up without containing a bunch of fat and calories? Many thanks! ~ Carl, CA
And Yes, Diet Bites Highly Recommends Cabbage Soup for Dieters - Just Not the Cabbage Soup Diet
Answer. Carl, sure I do! I'd highly recommend cabbage as it is extremely low in caloric and dietary fat content at 16 calories per 1/2 cup serving.
Cabbage of all varieties is also a rich source of Vitamin C, a cancer fighter, an immunity booster and packed with fiber.
I'd like you to take a look at a couple of articles relating to cabbage at Diet Bites.
As to the Cabbage Soup Diet we highly recommended the soup recipe to eat throughout the day in supplementing your weight loss plan, but we do not recommend the cabbage soup diet that is too restrictive in caloric content and nutritional values.
The cabbage soup recipe is very low in caloric content, containing about 50 calories per cup and can be part of a healthy diet and weight loss plan.
I'll leave you with the nutrition facts for different varieties of cabbage referenced below. Good luck, Carl! ~ Sky at Diet Bites
Nutrition Facts, Calories in Different Varieties of Cabbage
1. Japanese Cabbage contains 45 calories per cup.
2. Chinese Cabbage contains a skinny 12 calories per shredded cup.
3. Mustard Cabbage contains 36 calories per one cup serving.
4. Napa Cabbage is close in energy values to the Chinese variety at 13 calories per cup. This is based on its cooked state.
5. Red Cabbage is quite impressive in dietary fiber grams at over 23 grams per large head.
6. Savoy Cabbage contains 19 calories per 1 cup serving.
Sizes of Cabbage Heads
A large head is about 7" round for the common green variety and about 5-1/2" round for the red variety.
A medium head for common green cabbage is about 6" round and for the red, 5" round.
A small head for the common green variety is about 4-1/2" round; for the red variety, about 4" round.
Swamp Cabbage, Chinese & Red Varieties
Nutrition Facts, Calories in Cabbage, Green, Raw State