Scarsdale Diet

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.

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Scarsdale is another 70's diet. similar to Atkins, it's a protein oriented diet that reduces calories by cutting out excess carbs. More than being pro-protein, Scarsdale is more about reducing calories. I like the calorie reduction diets that focus on portion control such as Mediterranean.

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Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean is comprised of a large area of land that stretches from western Spain to the Middle East. Structured after traditional lifestyle habits of those in this area, the Mediterranean Diet is ideal for people who like to cook, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, and are interested in making a permanent lifestyle change. With very few dietary restrictions, followers of the Mediterranean Diet are allowed to eat all the things they enjoy, in moderation. Unlike the customary Western style of quickly eating large portions, the Mediterranean Diet places great emphasis on spending time on preparing and enjoying small, tasty meals. Rather than make drastic lifestyle modifications, this plan teaches people to choose low-fat, low- cholesterol foods that are packed with flavor and will leave them feeling fulfilled. The Mediterranean Diet aims to permanently improve long-term health.