THE SCARSDALE DIET
THE SCARSDALE DIET
The Scarsdale diet has been and continues to be very popular because it promises rapid results and is very simple.
It was invented by an American Cardiologist and the book, that explains the diet, was a worldwide bestseller.
The foundations of this diet are:
|Compared to other diets|
Rapid weight loss
Simple and practical
The Scarsdale diet
This diet is good for weight loss for healthy people that do not have any health problems or illnesses. It must be followed for a maximum of 14 days (two weeks) and then you should keep to a maintaining diet. If you put back on 2kg more than your ideal weight you can go back on the Scarsdale diet; in this case following the diet for just one week should be enough to return to the ideal weight.
Here are the fundamental rules:
Here is what to eat:
BREAKFAST (every day)
|1/2 a grapefruit, slice of wholegrain bread and coffee or tea without sugar|
|LUNCH: colds meats (your choice, but no fatty meats), grilled or stewed tomatoes
DINNER: low fat fish or any crustaceans, cooked without butter or oil, mixed salad, 1 slice of toasted or high protein bread, fruit
|LUNCH: fruit salad and coffee or tea
DINNER: lean, grilled hamburger, lots of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, celery, olives, courgettes or cucumber and coffee or tea
|LUNCH: smoked tuna salad dressed with lemon juice or vinegar, grapefruit or melon
or other fruits, coffee or tea
DINNER: sliced, roasted lamb (all fat must be removed from it), salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, dressed without oil, coffee or tea
|LUNCH: 2 eggs, cooked without using oil/butter, light cheese, courgettes or Brussels
sprouts or tomatoes, 1 slice of toasted or high protein bread, coffee or tea
DINNER: roasted or grilled chicken (cut off fat and skin), spinach, peppers, beans, tomatoes
|LUNCH: light cheese, spinach, 1 slice of toasted or high protein bread, coffee
DINNER: low fat fish or crustaceans, as much mixed salad as desired, made up of cooked or raw vegetables, 1 slice of toasted or high protein bread
|LUNCH: fruit salad, coffee or tea
DINNER: roasted chicken or turkey, tomato and lettuce salad, grapefruit or other fruits
|LUNCH: turkey or chicken, tomatoes, carrots, cooked cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower,
grapefruit or other fruits, coffee or tea
DINNER: low fat, roasted veal, salad with lettuce, cucumber, celery, tomatoes and courgettes
After 2 weeks of this diet you must break the cycle. For more information, clarification about diets to maintain this one, nutritional data and recipes, see the book:
The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet, by Dr Herman Tarnower.