This is the famous Scarsdale Diet (losing weight) based on chemical reactions
rather than on quantities of foods. You should be able to
maintain normal energy levels while losing up to 20 pounds in 14
days. This diet is not recommended for cardiac patients, and no
one should stay on it for more than 14 days at a time for losing weight.
Use lean meat only. Prepare all foods without oil or mayonnaise.
Both lemon and vinegar should be used on salads. No
substitutions, or alcohol and no between meals snacks except raw
carrots and celery. Drink coffee black and tea plain. Sugar
substitute and diet drinks are permitted.
BREAKFAST - The same every day: One half grapefruit, one slice
dry protein toast, coffee or tea.
MONDAY - Lunch: Lean cold cuts, tomato slices, coffee or tea.
Dinner: Broiled fish, salad, one slice toast, grapefruit, coffee
TUESDAY - Lunch: Fruit salad (any kind and as much as you like).
Dinner: Plenty of steak, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, olives,
brussels sprouts or cucumbers, coffee or tea.
WEDNESDAY - Lunch: Tuna fish or salmon salad with lemon and
vinegar, grapefruit, coffee or tea. Dinner: Two lamb chops,
celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, coffee or tea.
THURSDAY - Lunch: Cold chicken, raw or cooked spinach, coffee or
tea. Dinner: Two eggs, cottage cheese, cooked cabbage, one piece
protein toast, coffee or tea.
FRIDAY - Lunch: Assorted cheese slices, raw or cooked spinach,
one piece protein toast, coffee or tea. Dinner: Broiled fish,
salad (as many vegetables as desired), one piece protein toast,
coffee or tea.
SATURDAY - Lunch: Fruit salad, coffee or tea. Dinner: Cold
chicken, tomatoes, grapefruit, coffee or tea.
SUNDAY - Lunch: Hot or cold chicken, tomatoes, carrots, cooked
cabbage or broccoli or cauliflower, grapefruit, coffee or tea.
Dinner: Plenty of steak, celery, cucumbers or brussels sprouts,
tomatoes, coffee or tea.
In addition, the diet provides an alternative meal to be
substituted for any lunch. It consists of one-half cup low fat
pot cheese, one tablespoon low-fat sour cream with sliced fruit,
six walnuts or pecans and a diet drink.
Dieters who wish to lose more weight may return to the 14 day
diet after two or three weeks. During the interim period, eat no
more than two or three slices of protein bread daily and avoid
sugar, diet gelatin or sherbet. Alcohol should be restricted to
one and one-half ounce a day.