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Many fad diets provide for low carbohydratehigh protein intake in order to give the dieter quick weight loss The Scarsdale Diet is no exception as it advertises pound-a-day weight loss for the entire week or two it is followed The plan outlines clearly what the dieter is allowed to eat for what meal There are both upsides and downsides to the diet The low carbohydrate diet was published in 1864 adding the high protein aspect in 1967 Eleven years later Herman Tarnower published The Scarsdale Medical Diet which became a best seller However the low-fat trend began in the 1908s so the diet which is similar to the Atkins Diet that preceded it did not become consistently mainstream until the mid-1990s The author of the diet was murdered in 1980 so he was unable to make the consistent re-publishing and re-writing efforts that other diet founders such as Dr Atkins have Even so this diet has kept a faithful follwing through the years mainly because of its quick results and lack of portion control The plan itself is very specific as it outlines the choices the dieter has for every meal of the week For example the breakfast options are few Every day the dieter will eat half of a grapefruit and a slice of protein bread no butter The options do vary throughout the week although keeping the intake around 1000 calories or less each day Mondays lunch consists of assorted cold cuts lean meats chicken turkey tongue lean beef tomatoes sliced broiled or stewed and coffee tea or diet soda Tuesdays lunch however is a fruit salad or any combination of fruits with coffee or tea This variety is shown throughout all of the week For the second week the dieter simply repeats the meals of the first week because it is specifically not recommended to stay on the Scarsdale Diet for more than 14 days There are very few substitute meals and
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