Some of you veteran dieters may have heard of the infamous “Cabbage Soup Diet.” Basically, you make a big pot of cabbage soup and eat as much of it as you want for as many days as you can stand it and you’re supposed to drop a bunch of weight. I like cabbage, but cabbage soup doesn’t sound too appealing. Especially when it’s your only entree choice day after day.

Instead, in my attempt to drop some weight, I made vegetable soup (from my sister’s recipe) and have been eating bowls of it with fat-free saltines. Basically, you’re eating a bunch of fiber and no fat. So far it’s working wonders for me — this morning I weighed 129.5! Let me type that again — 129.5!

Now that I’m skinny again I’ll have pity on all you fat people and share the recipe here.

Semi-Homemade Diet Vegetable Soup

1 large chopped onion
1 large bag of mixed frozen veggies (carrots, peas, corn, string beans)
1 small bag of frozen lima beans
1 can of corn
2 cans of diced tomotoes
Uncooked, sliced potatoes
Salt and spices

Add water to cover all the frozen vegetables and bring to a boil. Then turn on a low heat for at least an hour. The longer it simmers the better the taste.