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What Is The Scarsdale Diet? Does It Help In Weight Loss?

There are many weight loss diets out there like the Dukan diet, Atkins diet, low-carb diet, paleo diet and HCG diet, to name a few. Some diets aim at lowering your appetite, while others focus on restricting the intake of calories, fat or carbohydrates. In this article, we are going to discuss one such diet that claims to help you lose weight by lowering the intake of calories. We are talking about the Scarsdale diet, the weight loss diet that has faced extreme criticism in the medical community due to its extreme diet restrictions.

The Scarsdale diet is a strict weight loss diet plan that restricts your calorie intake up to 1,000 calories per day, regardless of your age, weight, gender or physical activity level. The diet focuses on high-protein meals, consisting of 43 per cent of calories from protein, 22.5 per cent of calories from fat and 34.5 per cent of calories from carbohydrates. The 14-days diet plan allows you to eat three meals during the day and doesn’t allow you to eat snacks except for carrots and celery. In addition, you should drink at least 945 ml of water per day while following the Scarsdale diet. After the completion of the two-week diet plan, you will be moving on to the ‘Keep Slim’ program, wherein you will be introducing a few foods such as bread, baked goods and one alcoholic drink per day along with the foods that are allowed on the diet. While following the ‘Keep Slim’ program, if you notice that you have started to gain weight, you are advised to go back to the 14-day diet plan.

Foods To Eat On The Scarsdale Diet
Raw, non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, green beans, asparagus, cauliflower, tomatoes, celery, carrot, cabbage, onion and radish
Fruits, especially grapefruit
Protein bread
Lean meat and fish
Low fat dairy products
Nuts and seeds like walnuts or pecans
Beverages like black coffee, tea, water and diet soda

Foods To Avoid On The Scarsdale Diet
Vegetables like potatoes, beans, sweet potatoes and lentils
Refined rice, pasta, grains and flour-based foods
Fruits like avocado and jackfruit
Full-fat dairy products
Salad dressings, butter, mayonnaise and oils
High-fat meat
Nuts and seeds except for walnuts and pecans Desserts and sweets
Processed foods
Beverages like sugary drinks, fruit juices and alcoholic beverages