A medical doctor in Scarsdale, New York brought the Scarsdale Diet to the mainstream public in the 1970’s. Today, many people still find the Scarsdale Diet is able to help them achieve their weight loss goals, but may find the vague outline of the Scarsdale plan seems boring. The following is a one-day plan of Scarsdale diet recipes and meals for those who are interested in a tasty way to lose weight.
The plan should be followed exactly as written, with no substitutions (unless indicated otherwise). This one-day plan of Scarsdale diet recipes and meals has recipes (when indicated) at the end of the one-day meal plan.
0.5 x Grapefruit or 6 ounces grapefruit juice. The grapefruit (not juice) is recommended for best results.
1 slice of protein toast (you may toast it, but add no butter or spreads)
Coffee, tea, water or diet soda. (Any non calorie/non carb drink may be substituted, however watch your sodium content on these.) DO NOT add any sugar, milk, cream or honey. You may use non-calorie sweeteners such as saccharin, splenda, equal, aspartame, truvia, etc.
One broiled lean Zesty hamburger (approximately the size of your palm) *see Scarsdale diet recipes and meals below* (you may add tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup and mustard if you wish. No mayonnaise or other condiments are allowed, though.)
Two slices of protein toast
Italian marinated salad *see Scarsdale diet recipes and meals below*
Coffee, tea, water, or diet soda. You may add lemon to tea or water for added flavor and the lemon will act as a natural diuretic to flush fat, ketones and toxins from the system.
Seasoned Fish with Japanese Vegetables *see Scarsdale recipes and meals below *
One slice of cantaloupe
Coffee, tea, diet soda, or water
Scarsdale Diet Recipes and Meals Directions:
Zesty Hamburger Scarsdale Recipes (and Meals)
One pound lean ground chuck
One tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
One-teaspoon ground pepper
One-teaspoon garlic powder
Small finely chopped onion
Mix all ingredients together. Patty out into four equal portioned burgers. Broil for fifteen minutes or until juices run clear.
Makes four servings
Italian Marinade Salad Scarsdale Recipes (and meals)
Four cups mixed lettuce greens of your choice
Two tomatoes cut into wedges
16 green or black olives sliced
One medium cucumber cut julienne style (short thin sticks)
One quarter of a medium red onion, diced.
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
0.5 x teaspoon fresh garlic (chopped finely)One teaspoon Italian seasoning
One beef bouillon cube crushed finely
0.5 x teaspoon ground black pepper
Mix dressing ingredients together and let stand 15 minutes.
Toss vegetables together in a large bowl. Pour dressing over greens and toss again. Makes four one cup servings.
Seasoned Fish with Japanese Vegetables Scarsdale Diet Recipes (and meals)
Four six-ounce tilapia (or other white fish) fillets
One lemon, quartered into wedges
Two cups fresh green beans
Two carrots, grated
0.5 x medium red onion
One green pepper, cored and sliced
One cup sliced fresh mushrooms
One-cup snow pea pods (do not substitute regular peas)
Place Tilapia fillets in a skillet sprayed with vegetable spray. Sprinkle salt, pepper, thyme, oregano and ginger powder on top of them. Steam until done. Remove from skillet and squeeze one lemon wedge over each filet. Set aside. While skillet is still hot add vegetables to skillet (leave any liquid from cooking the fish in the skillet). Saute vegetables over medium heat until soft but still firm. When vegetables are cooked, place four equal portions onto plates and top with fish fillets. Serve. Makes four servings.
This one-day plan of Scarsdale Diet recipes and meals is just a sample of the tasteful recipes you can create and still stay within the Scarsdale Diet regimen. You have nothing but weight to lose by trying it.
by Pieter West