Scarsdale diet information
The Scarsdale diet was devised by Dr Herman
Tarnower in the 1970s. It is a seven to fourteen day diet
plan that uses artificial sweeteners and herbal appetite suppressants.
There is a strict diet program to follow which allows fruits,
vegetables and lean animal fats and no snacking.
Diet was one of the first low carbohydrate, low calorie diets
and any weight loss that is seen on this diet is the result
of the low calorie intake (about 1000 calories) and not the
supposed 'chemical reactions' as claimed. Like the Atkins
diet there is a large initial weight loss which is mainly
water. The Scarsdale diet claims it can have a weight loss
of one pound per day. The Scarsdale diet doesn't recommend
any exercise as part of the diet plan especially for those
over 40 this is due in part to the low calorific value of
the diet plan.
Scarsdale Diet : Reasons for
- Rapid weight loss
- Easy Plan to follow
- No limit on portion size
Scarsdale Diet : Reasons against
- Weight loss is mainly water not fat
- Very strict diet plan
- Weight is quickly regained
- Herbal appetite suppressants can be dangerous
- Low in many vitamins and minerals
Scarsdale Diet : Verdict
The Scarsdale diet is like most low carb
diets and will help you lose weight over the 7 to 14 day diet
plan. It is however unhealthy and as in the Atkins diet the
weight that is lost will soon be regained once the diet is
finished. There are other low carb diets available which are
less restrictive about what you can eat.
An example of a classic 7 day Scarsdale
diet plan is available here.You can have a look at the Scarsdale Diet Book here.