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As promised in my first post, here is a copy of the Sacred Heart Diet: Soup Based 7 Day Meal Plan.

My sister in law lost a whopping 14 pounds in one week with this plan and her husband didn’t follow it as strictly but still lost 8 pounds! I am excited Remember to eat as many calories as you can when you try it and be safe. The body needs calories to live. But the occasional detox is not bad. This is the plan that they give to heart patients. Super healthy. This diet is not recommended to be used over long periods of time. Also if you have a specific health related diet, please check with your dietician before making major changes like this. Be smart! Don’t eat anything that you are allergic to or skip your vitamins! Do your best and lets get fit together!

This is it! At the end, I will also include my shopping list for this week that I had to purchase in order to prepare myself. Enjoy!

Here are the two of the most popular Sacred Heart Diet soup recipes that are the foundation of this fad diet.

The Sacred Heart Diet Soup Recipes

Most Popular Sacred Heart Soup Recipe

  • 1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 3 plus large green onions
  • 1 large can of beef broth (no fat)
  • 1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (chicken noodle)
  • 1 bunch of celery (1 head)
  • 2 cans green beans (or 1 lb)
  • 2 lbs Carrots
  • 2-3 Green Peppers

Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.

Alternate Soup Recipe Soup to be eaten ALL DAY as much and as often as you can.

  • 2 – 11oz. cans chicken noodle soup (Campbell Healthy)
  • 5 stalks of celery (diced)
  • 1 lb. pack frozen string beans
  • 4 carrots (diced)
  • 4 potatoes (diced)
  • ½ green pepper (diced)
  • 2 onions (diced)

The diet also bears a striking resemblance to the cabbage soup diet.

7 Day Diet Plan

Day 1 Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.
Day 2 All vegetables. Eat until you are full with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn. Eat veggies along with the soup and a baked potato at dinner time with butter. Don’t eat any fruits through today.
Day 3 Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato.
Day 4 Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup.
Day 5 Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.
Day 6 Beef and veggies, eat to your heart’s content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.
Day 7 Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, until full (and eat the soup). You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.

Drinks Allowed

  • Unsweetened juices
  • Tea (also herbal)
  • Coffee
  • Cranberry juice
  • Skim milk
  • Lots of water

The soup can be eaten at any time.

Sacred Heart Diet Variations

Here is a different version of the diet – alleged to have come from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Pennsylvania.

Follow the daily plan for 2 consecutive weeks, then take the following week off. You can repeat the cycle for as long as you like or until you achieve your weight loss goal.

MONDAY Eat SOUP and all the FRESH FRUIT that you want. Nothing else. (no bananas)
TUESDAY Eat SOUP and all the FRESH VEGETABLES that you want. Nothing else. (no corn or beans).
WEDNESDAY Eat SOUP and BOTH FRUIT & VEGETABLES, all you want. Nothing else.
THURSDAY Eat SOUP all day and 3 BANANAS. 1 GLASS OF SKIM MILK. Nothing else.
FRIDAY Eat SOUP, up to 8 TOMATOES and ALL the skinless CHICKEN, lean BEEF & FISH that you want. Nothing else.
SATURDAY Eat SOUP, ALL the skinless CHICKEN, lean BEEF & FISH that you want… nothing else.
SUNDAY Eat SOUP and all the BROWN RICE that you want. Nothing else.



My Grociery List For This:

-2 cans stewed tomatoes

-3 plus large green onions

-1 large can non fat beef broth

-1 pkg lipton soup mix (chicken noodle)

-1 head of celery

-2 cans green beans (or 1 lb)

-2 + lbs carrots

-3 green peppers


-lots of fruits including banananas (Want strawberries, nectarines, blueberries, bananas, grapes, pineapples, kiwis, oranges (cuties), apples, pineapples.

-lots of veggies including potatoes (Want peas, carrots, potatoes, collard greens, asparagus, artichokes, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms)

-lean fish Types of lean fish-Bass: Bluefish: Catfish Cod: Flounder: turbot, and fluke, Grouper: Haddock: Halibut Lingcod Mahi-mahi: Monkfish: Mullet: Orange roughy: Perch: Pike: Pollock (Alaska and Atlantic Porgy (scup Rockfish (ocean perch): Scrod: Sea bass (grouper): Shark (mako, dogfish) Skate (ray): Smelt: Rainbow smelt and eulachon SnapperSole: Striped bass: Swordfish: Tilapia: Tilefish: Trout (freshwater): Tuna: Weakfish (sea trout):

-brown rice

-skim milk


-unsweetened juice