Sacred Heart Hospital Diet

This recipe was designed for patients who need to lose 10-17 pounds in a week, in preparing for surgery. Supposedly, if you follow this to the letter, it will cleanse your system of impurities. If you maintain it for several weeks, you will be a new person.

I followed this diet once to the letter, and I did lose twelve pounds in seven days.

Day 1

All the fruit you can eat except bananas. Cantaloupe and watermelons are huge because of their water content. If you stuff, stuff, stuff your chances of losing three pounds the first day are great. Apples, berries, peaches, nectarines, oranges…

Day 2

All vegetables. Again, eat until you are stuffed with all the raw and cooked veggies you can eat. Try to eat green veggies, and avoid dry peas, dry beans, and corn. You can also eat a large baked potato today with butter.

Day 3

Fruit and veggies all you want of each…no potato today.

Day 4

Eat as many as eight bananas today, and drink as much as eight glasses of skim milk, along with the onion soup.


tuna fish and two bananas with the milk.

Day 5

You may have 10-20 ounces of beef or chicken along with 6 tomatoes on this day. Drink at least 8 glasses of water to flush the acids from your system.

Day 6

Fish, beef, chicken and veggies. Eat until content of meat and vegetables. No potatoes.

Day 7

Brown rice and unsweetened fruit juice and veggies. Again stuff, stuff, stuff.

Supplement every meal throughout the day with the onion soup.

For me, the roughest day was Day 2. My mouth was very sore from eating all the raw vegetables. I ate mostly raw cauliflower and broccoli. I cannot stand either of them cooked. So I suffer. I guess one could eat carrots too.

Plan ahead. Buy what you like that fits and go for it.

You’re not supposed to have any alcohol on this diet because of the calories/carbs in the alcohol. I cheated by drinking margaritas, and still lost weight. Exercise helps too, but not required.


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