Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup "This tomato and cabbage soup was rumored, in days of old, to melt away those thighs." - Nell Marsh. I made a pot of this today and it is wonderful! I'm so happy that this diet allows you to eat as much of this as you please. =) Cheap, easy and proven to work, they used to give it to hospital patients to help them lose weight quickly before surgery.