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Fruit

 Notes:
  • It is recommended that you always eat fruits that are fresh. If fresh is unavailable to you, use frozen.
  • If fresh and frozen are unavailable, then use canned as a last resort - but only packed in their own juices and not syrup! NO SYRUP NOT EVEN LIGHT!
  • It would probably be better to substitute a fresh or frozen fruit rather than to eat one that is canned.
** Choice of Fruit for Breakfast Every Day:
Grapefruit may be replaced any day by any of the following fruits in season: 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple or 1/2 mango or 1/2 papaya or 1/2 canteloupe or a generous slice of honeydew, casaba or other available melon
 
On days where "unlimited fruits" are listed,  it is strongly suggested that the alternate diet be followed on these days, which adds a serving of protein in the form of cottage cheese to the unlimited fruit, helping to stabalize your blood sugar levels.
 
SCARSDALE MEDICAL DIET- SUBSTITUTE LUNCH 
4 oz. lowfat cottage cheese
1 T. low-fat sour cream
Sliced fruit, all you want
3 whole walnuts or pecans
Coffee/tea/no-sugar diet soda of any flavor
 
(Tip: puree the cottage cheese & sour cream to make a whipped topping, sweeten with Splenda, vanilla, and serve over mixed berries & w/ chopped nuts for a "sundae topping")
 
BEST FRUIT CHOICES: (lowest in sugar & carbs)
strawberries
raspberries
blueberries
blackberries
apple
peach
orange
pear
plum
tangerine

SWEETER FRUIT CHOICES
:
(higher in sugar & carbs)
Bananas
Raisins
Grapes
Watermelon
Cherries
Pineapple
Mango
Papaya

Grapefruit
 
Q: If I cant get good fresh grapefruit in the stores, can I eat canned grapefruit, or grapefruit juice instead?
A: If fresh grapefruit, cantaloupe, other melons, or fruits in season are not available, you may use unsweetened, canned grapefruit juice or slices. However, I prefer that you eat whole grapefruit or other fruits which provide bulk, and are more satisfying.(p.38)

Warning for those on medication
Grapefruit interferes with many medications. If you are currently taking any medication, please consult your doctor to determine whether grapefruit will offset its effects.

Members Suggest:

Broil the grapefruit half with a little artificial sweetener on top...
 
Cut a Ruby Red Grapefruit in half and freeze it - tastes like sorbet!!!
 
Buy a grapefruit spoon - its got handy ridges on it to dig right in

Dried fruits are concentrated with fruit sugar, so they should be saved for the Keep Trim weeks. Always look for dried fruits with no added sugar, and preferably, no sulfites.