|The Rice Diet vs. Cabbage Soup
(The Rice Diet vs. Mayo
First of all, the Rice Diet is actually not a diet based on rice.
The Rice Diet was created by Duke University and it's designed to help people with diabetes,
hypertension, heart disease and obesity.
But it's not a typical diet which people can follow
from the comfort of their own homes -- because it's a medically
supervised program which is administered by doctors and nutrition
experts from a placed called the Rice House in Durham, North
Carolina. In other words, you must travel to the Rice Diet
Center to participate in this weight loss program.
from around the world do visit the Rice Diet Center to participate in
health classes and workshops, and to be supervised by nutrition
experts while following the program. Dieters stay there
for an average of 4-8 weeks.
This program consists of 2 phases.
The first phase consists of
grains and fruits, and should only be done under medical
The second phase adds fish, vegetables, beans and other carbs to the
This program is probably best suited to seriously overweight people
who have been struggling with obesity for most of their lives, or
other people who need to lose a lot of weight. It's certainly
not for everybody, and many people may find this program way too
The Cabbage Soup Diet is much different though, and it's not nearly
as healthy in our opinion. This diet is also known as the Mayo Clinic
Program, for those who don't know.
So what is the Cabbage Soup (Mayo Clinic) Diet?
It's basically a 7 day plan which allows unlimited cabbage soup
The reason for this is
because there is almost no calories in the soup (very few calories
in the soup). Other foods can be eaten too, but the only food
which can be eaten every single day in "unlimited quantities" is
The menu is a bit bizarre though, because on some days it allows unlimited fruit along with unlimited cabbage soup -- while on other
days it allows unlimited vegetables along with cabbage soup.
Yet on other days it allows unlimited rice to be eaten, while on
other days lots of bananas are encouraged to be eaten.
Clearly this is an unusual weight loss program, it's basically a
quick 7 day diet for people who are willing to lose weight via
eating severely lower calories.
We do not recommend using the Cabbage Soup / Mayo Clinic program,
and it's our opinion that this type of program is not very healthy.
We think that the Rice Diet seems like a better choice -- but
the Rice Diet is not for average people since it's a medically
supervised program which is probably best suited to seriously
overweight people (or other dieters who have been struggling with
obesity for a long time).
So overall it seems that both programs are not a very good choice
for most dieters, since there are better choices out there in our
therefore do not recommend either of these diets for average
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