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The Scarsdale Diet

THE SCARSDALE MEDICAL 14-DAY DIET
 
Where no portion is indicated, you can eat as much as you like.
Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed.

Between meals you can snack on carrots and celery

BREAKFAST EVERY DAY:
One half grapefruit -if not available,use fruits* in season
One slice of protein bread**, toasted, no spread added
Coffee /tea (no sugar, cream or milk, no honey)

MONDAY

Lunch:
Assorted cold cuts***
Tomatoes - sliced, broiled, or stewed
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water
 
*** Can be subsituted with fish, seafood, chicken or turkey, or veg protein
 
Dinner:
Fish or shellfish, any kind 
Combination salad, any greens and vegetables as you wish
One slice protein bread, toasted
Grapefruit - if not available, use fruits in season
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

TUESDAY

Lunch:
Fruit salad, any combination of fruits
[substitute lunch recommended - see bottom of page]
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

Dinner:
Plenty of broiled, lean hamburger
(see Meat & Poultry link for info)
Tomatoes, lettuce, celery, olives (limit 4), cucumbers
and/or Brussels Sprouts
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

WEDNESDAY

Lunch:
Tuna fish or salmon salad (oil drained off)
with lemon and vinegar dressing
Grapefruit, or melon, or fruit in season
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

Dinner:
Sliced roast lamb***, all visible fat removed
Salad of lettuce,tomatoes,cucumbers,celery
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

*** Can be subsituted with fish, seafood, chicken or turkey, or veg protein

THURSDAY

Lunch:
Two eggs, any style (no fat used in cooking)
Low-fat cottage cheese
Zucchini, or string beans, or sliced/stewed tomatoes
One slice of protein bread, toasted
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

Dinner:
Roast, broiled or barbequed chicken (skin and visible fat removed before eating)
Plenty of spinach, green peppers, string beans
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

FRIDAY

Lunch:
Assorted cheese slices (preferably lowfat)

Spinach, all you want
One slice of protein bread, toasted
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

Dinner:
Fish or shellfish
Combination salad (any fresh vegetables desired, raw or cooked)
One slice of protein bread, toasted
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

SATURDAY

Lunch:
Fruit salad, any combination of fruits
[substitute lunch recommended]
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

Dinner:
Roast turkey or chicken
Salad of tomatoes and lettuce
Grapefruit or fruit in season
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

SUNDAY

Lunch:
Cold or hot turkey or chicken
Tomatoes, carrots, cooked cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower
Grapefruit, or fruit in season
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water

Dinner:
Plenty of broiled (grilled) steak, all visible fat removed before eating; any cut of steak you wish- sirloin, porterhouse, London broil, etc.
Salad of lettuce, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes (sliced or cooked)
Brussels Sprouts
Coffee/Tea/Diet Soda/Water
 
 
*allowed fruit substitutes
READ the FRUITS link on the left for more detailed info.
 
**protein bread substitutes
READ the PROTEIN BREAD link on the left for more info & list.
 
***cold cuts
your choice - lean meats, chicken, turkey
READ the MEAT & POULTRY link on the left for more info & list.
 
NOTES:
  • Vegetables not permitted are corn, peas, potatoes, lentils and any beans, except green beans or waxed beans.
  • Where no portion is indicated, you can eat as much as you like.
    Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed.
  • Between meals you can snack on carrots, celery
  • Cooking with herbs, seasonings, spices, grated onion, minced parsley is recommended.
  • Salt, Non-stick vegetable spray, cocktail sauce, ketchup, chili sauce & mustard are all permitted, but should be used within MODERATION.

SCARSDALE MEDICAL DIET- SUBSTITUTE LUNCH
If you wish, you may substitute the following lunch for any lunch, any day, on the Scarsdale Medical Diet.

One half cup low-fat pot cheese or cottage cheese,
mixed with one tablespoon of low-fat sour cream
Sliced fruit, all you want
6 halves of walnuts or pecans, whole or chopped, and mixed with above or sprinkled over the fruit
Coffee/tea/no-sugar diet soda of any flavor

(Tip: puree the cottage cheese & sour cream to make a whipped topping, serve over mixed berries & top w/ chopped nuts for a "sundae")

SECOND WEEK OF SCARSDALE MEDICAL DIET
Repeat all menus of the first week. It's as simple as that. If after fourteen days, you still need to lose weight, switch to Keep-Trim Eating for two weeks, [before going back on the SMD.]
 
Read The Two On Two Off and Keep Trim Links