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Sacred Heart Diet

A Complete Body Detox

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This is a community for those using or interested in using the Sacred Heart Diet. SHD is a seven-day diet plan that can help you detox and lose mild to moderate amounts of weight. Variations of the diet are welcome. We encourage you to post introductions, ask for support, give motivation, ask questions and give updates on your progress.

Please read the Sacred Heart FAQ!

Community Rules

[x] Read the rules! Failure to read them does not exempt you from the obligation to follow them. Community maintainers have the right to delete any post or ban any member without warning for breaking the rules or being blatantly offensive.
[x] If you have questions, read the Sacred Heart FAQ first.
[x] If you want to, you can use the following intro format. Just copy, paste and fill it out.

[x] Please be cautious of terms such as "ana" or "mia," as they are considered by some of our members to be demeaning slang. As a general guide, please see the following links to give you quick information on Bulimia, Anorexia, and EDNOS.
[x] Use a LJ cut for long entries and pictures.
[x] Do not disable comments.
[x] No Adult Material.
[x] No spamming, trolling, harassment or disruptive behavior. Be respectful of all our fellow members.
[x] Do not promote unrelated communities or use large banners, repetitive text, etc to promote. If you are unsure about your post, contact a maintainer.
[x] Variations to the diet are welcome, but do not expect us to tailor a diet especially for your needs. Permission to modify is not needed - you can do whatever you want. We're here for support, not to give professional dietary advice. We didn't invent this diet.
[x] Do not preach about eating disorders. (Pro or anti - it doesn't belong here.)

Our community is ED tolerant. That means we have members who suffer from eating disorders and people who do not. All members are expected to be respectful and kind in regards to other members' personal situations. Any unkindness relating to eating disorders (for or against) will be grounds for community privilege removal.

In general, we encourage healthy choices and if we see someone who thinks they may have an eating disorder, we may strongly recommend that person some advice to steer them away from ED. We consider this a positive support mechanism. Negative influences are things like tips on how to become underweight. This is not acceptable and repeat offenders will be removed.

The following is the original text of the Sacred Heart Diet.

Sacred Heart Diet

1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
3 large green onions
1 large can of fat-free beef or chicken broth
1 pkg. fat-free soup Mix
1 bunch celery
2 cans green beans [or fresh]
2 or 3 green bell peppers
2 lbs. carrots

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: Fresh mushrooms, zucchini squash, yellow onions, chopped garlic, chili flakes, cabbage, fresh green beans and tomatoes.

Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Add water to cover. Season with salt, pepper, parsley if desired, bullion, soup mix. Add necessary + optional vegetables and seasonings as desired. Bring to rapid boil - cook for 10 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer until veggies are tender.

Eat this soup anytime you are hungry. Eat as much of this soup as you want, whenever you want. The more you eat, the more you will lose.

Drink lots of water, [6-8 glasses a day], unsweetened juices, tea, coffee, cranberry juice.


- Eat only soup and fruit. Any fruit except bananas. Cantaloupe and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Dried fruits are higher in calories than fresh fruit, but are acceptable in smaller quantities as well.

Day TWO - Eat only soup and vegetables today. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh, raw or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy lettuces. Stay away from dry beans, peas or corn. Eat veggies along with the soup. At dinner time tonight, reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter! Do not eat fruits.

Day THREE - Eat all the soup, fruit and vegetables you want. Broccoli, cauliflower, frozen veggies, salad, radishes, cucumber, etc. Do not have a baked potato.

Day FOUR - Bananas and skim milk. East at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, as is the milk. Have the soup. On this particular day, your body will need the potassium and carbs plus proteins and calcium to lesson the craving for sweets.

Day FIVE - Beef and tomatoes. You may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 fresh tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once. You can eat broiled or baked chicken, without the skin, instead of beef. Options for vegetarians are discussed in the Sacred Heart FAQ.

Day SIX - Eat beef and vegetables to your heart's content. 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 SEVEN - Brown rice, veggies, unsweetened fruit juice. Be sure to stuff yourself and eat the soup.


The "fat burning" soup can be eaten any time you feel hungry -- eat as much of it as you wish. Remember, the more you eat the more you will lose! If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on one of the beef days. You need the high protein in the beef for the other days.

This diet is fast! By the end of the 7th day, if used correctly, you should have lost from 2 to 12 lbs. If your goal is to lose more than this, give your body a week or so to rest before beginning the diet again.

Because everyone's digestive system is different, this diet will affect everyone differently. If followed correctly, after day three, you should have more energy than when you began. After being on the diet for several days, you may find that your bowel movements have changed. A cup of bran or fiber is good for counteracting any unpleasant effects. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don't need the caffeine after the third day.

Please read the Sacred Heart FAQ if you have further questions.

Your new maintainers are punk_peanut_ and rapscallion.
Graphics, FAQ, introductory info and rules by rapscallion.

"This community does not support or promote the development of an eating disorder. We, as a community, it's moderators, and livejournal are not responsible for the actions or personal choices of any user, member, or reader. If you suspect you may have an eating disorder, please see a gp. We encourage you to make wise decisions regaurding your health and wellbeing." - always