What do you do on the Scarsdale Diet?

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Smoked Salmon Salad with Dijon Honey Dressing
You must stick rigidly to the Scarsdale Diet plans if you want to achieve the best possible results. Snacking is not allowed - unless it's raw carrots or celery!

Breakfast always includes half a grapefruit which supposedly helps burn calories. Lunch and dinner are mainly made up of fruit, salad, vegetables and lean proteins such as white meat and fish.

Alcohol is strictly banned while you're on the 14 day menu plans. In fact the only drinks you're allowed are decaffeinated coffee, black tea and diet fizzy drinks.

What can you eat on the Scarsdale Diet?

Fish, lean meat, cottage cheese plus lots of fruit, salad and veg.

Typical day's diet

Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit,1 slice of wholemeal toast (no spreads or butter)
Lunch: A tin of tuna, salad with oil-free dressing
Dinner: Roast lamb (with all visible fat removed), salad with lemon and vinegar dressing
Drinks: Water, diet drinks, tea and coffee (no milk or sugar), soda water

Top tip

Use lemon, vinegar and herbs on salads instead of mayonnaise or salad dressing.

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Heyah, did you really loose 35 pounds :L Thats great! how long did it take for you to loose that? x

Elaine Hicks

I went on this diet in 1978 after I had my daughter and I lost 35 pounds, My daughter now has 2 boys and she wanted to go on a diet to get back in shape, so I told her about the Scarsdale diet and how it worked for me, now she and I will be starting the diet on 8/6/09, I will let you all know how we did.

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