4. Inadequate Nutrition

Pregnant women and people who need to closely monitor their nutrition due to an existing medical condition should not attempt the soup diet. Eating only soup simply does not supply enough key nutrients to keep the body healthy. Cabbage soup is far too low in protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, and as such, people should not remain on the diet for more than the suggested week. Lack of essential nutrients can leave people feeling weak and fatigued, and will certainly negatively impact health over the long-term.

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