This was a famous diet in the 1970s that was developed by Herman Tarnower. Its secret is to divide carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into certain percentages. The diet lasts for 14 days and does allows fruit substitutes for certain foods. The Scarsdale Diet is 43% protein, 22.5% fat, and 34.5% carbohydrates.
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What’s on the Scarsdale Diet Menu?
Breakfast is generally the same every day. You have half a grapefruit, a slice of protein bread, and coffee or tea. Many of the lunches insist that you have assorted cold cuts, but you are restricted to certain meats. Dinner often involves animal protein or seafood.
Is the Scarsdale Diet healthy?
The Scarsdale Diet claims to lead to quick and efficient weight loss. It is also simple to follow as it has a meal plan mapped out. The lack of calories is why most people lose weight on this diet. Therefore, it isn't exactly a healthy route to weight loss. Also, since it's so high in protein, it can be very easy to consume an unhealthy amount of fat.