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The Tomato Soup 7-day Detox Method

February 19, 2011

My friend Maisee was nice enough to give me the recipe – she has lost over 25lbs doing this detox method twice now. First time she did this detox method she lost 15lbs.  Second time she lost 10lbs.   I figured that maybe i’ll just retype the darn thing and share it with the world.  Hope you’ll find success!

Warning: If eaten alone for an indefinite period of time, you will suffer malnutrition.


  • 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (or equivalent fresh tomatoes)
  • 6 large green onions
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 package of Lipton soup mix flavor of your choice
  • 1 can of beef broth (or homemade stock)
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 lbs. of peeled carrots


Cut the veggies into small to medium pieces.  Combined all of the ingredients above, add enough water to cover and let soup simmer.  Season the soup with salt, pepper, curry, parsley, bullion, or hot sauce.

Bring to boil for 5 minutes, reduce to simmer and continue cooking until veggies are soft and tender.

Detox Guidelines

This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry, and you can eat it as much as you want.  The more you eat, the more you’ll lose.  Don’t worry about the amount of calories you are consuming.  Fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day, and eat it as a meal.

Beverages: unsweetened juices, tea, coffee and water.

By the end of the seventh day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you should have lost at least 10-17lbs.  If you have lost more than 15lbs, stay off the diet for at least 2 days before resuming the detox for seven more days.  This seven day eating plan can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will clean your system of impurities, and promote overall well-being as never before.  After only seven days of this process is when you will begin to feel lighter, and healthier.  You will also gain an abundance of energy, along with the weight loss.  Go off the diet at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol.

Because everyone’s digestive system is different, this diet will affect each individual differently.  After day three, you will have more energy than when you began.  By day three, you will also find that your bowel movements have been changed – if required eat a cup of bran or fiber to alleviate any discomfort.  Although you can have black coffee on this diet, you may find that you don’t need the caffeine after the third day.  Many people report improved bowel activity on this diet, and you may try 1 tsp. of red psyillum three times a day between your fruit and veggies.

This basic fat burning soup can be eaten any time you feel hungry.  Eat as much as you want, and remember, the more you eat, the more you will lose.  You can eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (no skin) if you prefer, and you can substitute baked fish for the beef only one of the beef days.  You will need the high protein in the beef for all the other days.

Any prescribed medication will not hurt you on this diet.  Continue the diet plan as long as you wish and feel the difference, both physically and mentally.  However, do not continue this diet indefinitely.

Last but not least, drink plenty of water!

Forbidden Foods

During this diet, alcohol is absolutely forbidden.  You should also not have any bread, carbonated drinks, as well as any dried or fatty foods.


Day 1

Eat any fruit except for bananas.  Cantaloupe and watermelons are your best choices because they are lower in calories than most other fruits.  Enjoy only soup and fruits for this day only.

Day 2

All vegetables are allowed on this day – eat till you’re stuffed with all the fresh, raw or canned veggies you can consume.  Try to eat leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat the veggies along with soup.  At dinner time, reward yourself with a baked potato and a little butter.  No fruit for this day.

Day 3

Eat all the soup, fruit, and vegetables you want.  Do not have a baked potato.  If you have eaten as above for three days and have not cheated along the way, you will have lost at least five to seven pounds.

Day 4

Bananas and skim milk should be incorporated to your diet today.   Eat least three bananas and drink as much skim milk you can today with the soup.  Banana and milk will provide your body the missing potassium, carbohydrate, protein and calcium to lessen your craving for sweets.

Day 5

Lean beef and tomatoes should be incorporated to your diet today.  You may have 10 to 20oz of beef and a can of tomatoes or as many as six fresh tomatoes.  You may substitute the beef with chicken breast.  On this day, eat the soup at least once, more if you like.

Day 6

Beef (or chicken breast) and veggies should be incorporated to your diet today. Eat your heart’s content of the lean beef (or chicken breast) and veggies today.  You can have two to three lean steaks if you want, but must be eaten with leafy green veggies on the side.  No baked potato today.  Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.

Day 7

Brown rice should be incorporated to your diet today. Unsweetened fruit juices and veggies are also allowed today.  Be sure to stuff yourself with the soup at least once today.

88 Comments leave one →
  1. Maisee Her permalink
    August 8, 2011 3:33 pm’re too cute to re-type this here kit! thanks..i actually lost my recipe and i googled it and found that you retyped it! wish me luck again..i’m gonna detox!!!……Maisee

    • September 2, 2011 3:51 am

      HAHA!!! I can’t believe you found me through GOOGLE! That’s so cool :)
      yeah I retyped it and uploaded on here because I couldn’t stand the photocopy text (it looked so jagged)

  2. kirsten permalink
    September 8, 2011 9:29 am

    im going to try it :)

  3. renee permalink
    September 20, 2011 12:01 am

    it says 6 large green onions
    then next ingrediant is 1 onion? what do you mean hear? and also does it matter if you dont get the same brands? say instead of lipton soup mix can i get another brand?
    =D =D

    • September 21, 2011 1:52 am

      Hi Renee, green onions are different from regular onions. Green onions actually look more like chives, which is more like a herb, where as the next item is just regular large onions (red, yellow, or white works). I am sure it’s okay to use different soup mixes since it’s just a mix, and not additional calories. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  4. justine permalink
    October 5, 2011 11:32 pm

    I am on day 4 now, I have not weighed myself as yet. Not cheated at all but not been eating soup more than once a day, is this a problem?

    • October 7, 2011 1:40 am

      Justine, did you eat anything else? If you are eating nothing but the soup I guess that should be fine, but if you’re only eating it once a day, it might not be enough. Consider adding the second serving of soup, albeit small but still better than eating just once a day. Sometimes your body thinks you’re on “starvation” mode, it will burn less because you’re eating less.

  5. Rafael Spinola permalink
    June 25, 2012 8:14 am

    Quesiton my wife does not like vegetables….can they be pureed and then mixed into the soup or can she just not eat them…or what other options does she have

    • September 27, 2012 2:42 am

      Rafael, sorry for the late response, but I think you can totally puree it, I don’t see why not?

  6. June 28, 2012 12:04 pm

    This is great. Thank you! I am going to start today! Wish me luck!

  7. Nadia permalink
    December 3, 2012 10:59 am

    Just started today!! Question? Can I use oil for cooking? Cooking spray? Dried spices?

    • February 6, 2013 5:27 pm

      I think a little oil and cooking spray won’t matter very much. Dried spices definitely yes.

  8. Mary permalink
    December 9, 2012 6:16 pm


    I know it say’s unsweetened tea but Im addicted to tea with sugar and milk…If I am able to do everything else and keep my tea with sugar and milk would my results change much or change at all? I do understand I may not loose a whole lot compared to those who follow this recipe.

    • February 6, 2013 5:28 pm

      Mary I have the same problem. My solution to this is to use sugar substitute like sweet and low, and use fat-free half-and-half. It’s just as delicious and none of the guilt!

      • Christina permalink
        October 28, 2013 3:32 pm

        NO! No artificial sweeteners please! Stevia is an all natural sweetener.

  9. Jay permalink
    March 8, 2013 4:06 am

    Hi there, this detox looks great, currently on the 2nd day of the diet, I was wondering if we could use a salad dressing with the veggies

  10. Shanta Alexander permalink
    April 25, 2013 9:49 am

    at Jay, I have used saled dressing and it didn’t hurt my weight loss, i did this twice and the first time i lost 13lbs and the second time i lost 9

  11. jane gale permalink
    May 6, 2013 5:46 pm

    Im starting this tomorrow does it have to be exact vegetables or can you use any green things in the fridge?

    • August 7, 2013 10:47 pm

      I personally stick with the type of vegetables aforementioned in the post. But i guess you can give it a try and see how that goes!

  12. May 20, 2013 7:33 am

    Excellent post however , I was wondering if you could
    write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!

  13. May 25, 2013 12:30 pm

    Asking questions are in fact pleasant thing if you are not understanding anything entirely,
    however this paragraph provides good understanding even.

  14. saman permalink
    June 30, 2013 8:38 am

    what if we are exercising along with the diet ? and what do we have for breakfast on the tomatoes n lean meat day?

  15. saman permalink
    June 30, 2013 9:03 am

    and if we don’t eat brown rice what can we substitute it with

    • August 7, 2013 10:48 pm

      I think if you can exercise along with the diet, that will only yield better results. Saman are you talking about this detox post OR the denmark post in regards to the tomato and lean meat day?

  16. vance permalink
    July 8, 2013 7:02 am

    I know you need 6 green onions but what kind is the 7 red? White? I just made w 6 green and called it a day lol wow that’s a lot of onion!

    • August 7, 2013 10:49 pm

      Vance, green onions are more like chives (green and leafy). Red onions and White onions are similar. They shrivel significantly when you cook them.

  17. Emma permalink
    August 5, 2013 9:00 am

    Is there a substitute for the lipton soup mix? We don’t have that in Denmark :)

    • August 7, 2013 10:49 pm

      I think we use the Lipton soup mix here because it’s easier to flavor the soup. I have cooked it a few times without the soup mix and it yields great results.

  18. Maria permalink
    August 6, 2013 8:04 am

    Do I really need to add a soup mix? Would it be ok to not add that? Also can I add fresh basil? And some dried herbs? Can I add garlic ? how about zucchini or eggplant/ spinach to the soup or is that cheating? :) will try this next week. Getting married in a few months :) :)

    • August 7, 2013 10:50 pm

      I think fresh basil and dried herbs are excellent addition choices. I wouldn’t do zucchini or eggplant as those two are very carb-heavy vegetables. The point of this diet is to reduce as much carb consumption as possible, and sometimes squashes contains a lot of it. Good luck Maria!

  19. Jamie permalink
    August 8, 2013 4:48 pm

    Starting this tomorrow ! How much soup does it make? is it just enough for the seven days?

    • jane permalink
      August 8, 2013 6:50 pm

      Personally I don’t think so as when I tried it I was eating it all the time (as she says eat it and take it with you) and for the cost its relatively cheap for vegetables etc so between 10-$15 AUD.

  20. Crys Lorig permalink
    August 18, 2013 1:19 pm

    Are you aloud to have caffeine on this diet?

  21. Julie permalink
    August 28, 2013 4:12 pm

    I know it says no bread but what about whole grain bread?

  22. Kate Luke permalink
    October 1, 2013 1:27 pm

    Hi, I am preparing to start this diet on the 1st September 2013.
    Is it possible to substitute the green peppers for yellow ones?
    Or leave them out all together?

    Many thanks kate

  23. October 27, 2013 6:32 pm

    What do you eat for breakfast? Especially on the no fruit days?

  24. breanna permalink
    October 30, 2013 1:39 am

    is there any reviews on this diet that i can read? i like to read reviews before i start them.

  25. Kay Kay permalink
    November 3, 2013 4:31 am

    i accidentaly skipped day 5 and proceeded straight to day six, is it a big problem?

    i also modified a bit a recipe of the soup, as i hate soups, and it’s really hard to get something edible for me.
    my modified soup

    – can of tomatoes
    – 6 green salad onions
    – 1 onion
    – 1 green pepper
    – 2 pears
    – dried herbs

    i checked calories and nutritions for 2 pears is roughly not that different from what 2lb of peeled carrots would give and at least i like the taste. i eat it 1/2/3 times a day, because i actually quite like it and don’t feel hungry after it. i take my coffee with milk. i supplement solgar female multiple vitamins just in case.

    i have not weighted myself yet because i wanted to do it after the whole diet. I started off with 132lbs, my height 5’3 and i’ve got big bust so on average I tend to weight 3/4kg more than average girl of my height as slim as me. i will let you know, the results of the modified version of the soup once i finish.
    i do measure my waistline though. gone down from 70cm to 63cm.

    i don’t even want a smashing 17lbs weight loss, therefore i allowed myself to alter the soup recipe a bit. if it’s at the cost of loosing 5lbs less, it’s fine with me.

    skipping day 6 was an accident. i hope this would not influence a jojo effect or so.

    this is day 7. i can confirm, i stopped having digestion problems and i do in fact feel lighter and healthier.

    • Kay Kay permalink
      November 3, 2013 4:33 am

      later in the comment a paragraph before last, i said i skipped day 6, it’s a typo, i meant day 5 as in the beginning of the comment.

    • September 23, 2014 11:44 pm

      Glad to hear Kay!

  26. Teresa permalink
    November 23, 2013 10:15 am

    I’m trying this diet right now and the sixth day is almost gone. My loss of weight is only 2lbs. I haven’t cheated on this diet. Maybe it’s because of the days when fruits are forbidden. I had nothing for breakfast.
    So I’m a bit disappointed!

  27. December 25, 2013 12:37 am

    I made changes to this diet and saw
    Great results.
    No beef- beef is heavy and not a diet food.
    Used all organic and sodium and sugar free canned tomatoes.
    I puréed my vegetables.
    It makes no sense to eat more lose more.

    • September 23, 2014 11:43 pm

      Hi Macha – I used regular tomatoes, but I do agree with you, if you had to use canned tomatoes, the organic, sodium and sugar free kinds are the best.

  28. Jessica permalink
    January 11, 2014 5:27 am

    Hi on the veggie day can I eat cucumber and baked beans in a tin.

    • Denize permalink
      January 13, 2014 3:28 pm

      I would like to know too! And what to have for breakfast on the 2nd day? What can I have when I get a craving? Tomatoes? Cucumber?

      • June 6, 2014 1:56 pm

        Hi ladies, I think cucumbers are perfectly fine!

    • June 6, 2014 1:58 pm

      I am not too sure about the baked beans… that’s a lot of preservatives and i am not sure how that would impact your diet.

  29. temica permalink
    January 24, 2014 6:05 pm

    In the fifth day how much meat can you eat……Can you eat the soup more then once that day

    • June 6, 2014 2:02 pm

      Absolutely, you can have the soup as much as you can as that is one of the caveats of being on the diet. good luck!

  30. Erie permalink
    January 24, 2014 6:47 pm

    Hello! I only started this diet today, but the soup is delicious! However, I was wondering if, as I have a mild allergy, it would be all right to replace the bananas with cantaloupe and spinach.

    • June 6, 2014 2:00 pm

      I think you need to find another fruit that has a lot of fiber and potassium like banana — maybe a papaya with spinach instead?

  31. March 12, 2014 10:01 pm

    Hi Kit – you look like you’ve never had to diet in your life. I’d like to lose about 5kgs and am going to start the diet tomorrow. Wish me luck! I’ll let you all know how I go. Sue

    • March 26, 2014 10:57 pm

      I tried to diet once, lost 15kg, and then it all came back within 6months. Never dieting again LOL, I am just going to change my eating habits.

  32. Kourtney permalink
    April 10, 2014 2:46 pm

    I got all the ingredients needed for the soup today but I am curious if we have eat all of the other stuff required I am a vegetarian so I got veg stock instead of beef and what can I replace the beef meals with?

    • June 6, 2014 1:59 pm

      Hi Kourtney, perhaps tofu? How about eggs? Do you consume eggs too?

  33. April 12, 2014 11:13 am

    hi Kit,
    first of all thank you for this lovely cleanse. I can’t drink regular milk, would I be able to substitute almond milk for day 4?

    • June 6, 2014 1:59 pm

      Hi Andrew, as long as the almond milk doesn’t have added sugar, I think that’s perfectly fine!

  34. Caroline permalink
    June 19, 2014 6:28 pm

    What size can of tomatoes do I need?

  35. Jezel permalink
    July 6, 2014 3:30 pm

    Can u just buy the can tomato soup that is already made.

    • September 23, 2014 11:41 pm

      No, because it doesn’t have all of the ingredients listed. The purpose of this diet is to control the amount of ingredients going into your diet. Best of luck!

  36. shay permalink
    August 7, 2014 10:15 am

    I added sugar and cream to my coffee and im currently on day 2.. will that affect my weight loss?

    • September 23, 2014 11:41 pm

      Yes – unfortunately sugar and cream is a no-no for day 2.

  37. katherine permalink
    August 28, 2014 4:06 am

    hi-currently on day 4 of this diet-quick question, is this day bananas milk and soup ONLY or are we allowed other fruit and veg too! an answer from anyone would be greatly appreciated :)

    • September 23, 2014 11:39 pm

      Please have other veggies and fruit too, the milk and bananas are additional.

  38. Ellen Charles permalink
    September 23, 2014 11:20 am

    HI when you say eat the soup once in the day or more, comparing with the actual ingredients how much soup am I supposed to eat. I use a soup maker which makes the soup smooth rather than chunky.. As I drive for a living it works better this way for me to be able to drink it, which I do throughout the day as and when im hungry. Day 1 and 2 I have drunk the ingredients over a 2 day period as and when. Is this ok, if so how many mugs should i have when stated have your soup at least once on days 4 to 7.

    • September 23, 2014 11:40 pm

      Hi Ellen, have as MUCH as you want until you are full. The point of the diet is to keep you full but only full off of the limited ingredients – which is still low in calories. hope this helps!

      • Ellen Charles permalink
        September 24, 2014 11:55 pm

        Thanks Kit lau, but approx how many calories would you say we’re taking in per day…just out of interest.

  39. Ellen Charles permalink
    September 24, 2014 11:52 pm

    Hi all, its now the start of my 4th day, I still have not lost any weight not even an oz. should I of ??

  40. Miriam permalink
    October 3, 2014 6:22 am

    Today is Day 5 for me, can I still have veggies and fruit or just what’s listed on Day 5?

  41. Emma Williams permalink
    October 17, 2014 11:03 pm

    Just finish and lost 10lbs… awesome diet only thing that has worked 4 me. Was so easy to stick to. Only thing is I love me tea so I cut down to a herbal tea in the morning and my treat was a cuppa tea with sweetner at bedtime. I also had 1 slice low gi brown bread with my evening bowl of soup to keep the tummy working. THANK YOU!

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  43. Rachel permalink
    November 21, 2014 11:37 am

    My husband and I are on day 5 and are confused. When you say “add” and “incorporate”, does this mean we can have milk, soup, bananas, fruits and veggies on top of the beef and tomatoes for day 5?

  44. Berlinda permalink
    January 6, 2015 11:14 pm

    I would like to start this detox diet. In lieu of lipton mix what can I add as I would like to have as natural and organic my ingredients are.
    Will this also affect my health should I incorporate exercises?

    Thank you,

    • January 9, 2015 8:58 pm

      Try your grocery store’s natural foods section to see if there are soup mixes that are made with better options. If not, I think using a packet or two of this stuff won’t be that big of a deal, IMO. I am not sure how your body will react to this diet with exercise. If I were you, I would go easy with your normal exercise, make sure your body can handle it and not push it too hard.

  45. January 23, 2015 5:05 am

    Hi , I am on day 5 of this diet , beef and tomatoes today , anyone have any ideas on how to spice up can tomatoes , I am planning on making a plain meatloaf with onions and putting diced canned tomatoes over top ??? , any ideas would be great , and is it just beef and tomatoes on day 5 , or can I add veggies , fruit etc???

  46. Denise permalink
    February 3, 2015 6:45 am

    Hi, so i need to understand. On day 5, 6 and 7 are we allowed to eat veggies, fruits including bananas, and skim milk?

  47. Zuzana permalink
    February 11, 2015 4:15 pm

    On this diet can you take a vitamins such as Mega B, Fish Oil, Evening Primrose oil etc.. ?????

  48. Zuzana permalink
    February 13, 2015 11:07 pm

    Can you use garlic and olive oil at all?

    • March 23, 2015 12:05 pm

      Probably not Olive oil because its added fats but I don’t see why not for the garlic

  49. February 20, 2015 6:55 pm

    it’s very generous of you to share these detox methods. Thank you :) I’m currently on the copenhagen diet now, would it be ok if I start this tomato soup diet maybe 2 days after I’ve done the cph diet ? I need to lose quite a lot of weight in order to prepare for my coming job interview.

    p.s. Happy Chinese New Year~~~~

    • March 23, 2015 12:05 pm

      I am not sure, it does seem rather quick to go from one diet to another. I would give it a week at least?


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