Scarsdale Diet Doctor
The Scarsdale Diet Doctor is Dr. Herman Tarnower. Dr. Herman had a weight loss clinic in the Town of Scarsdale, in the suburbs of New York, USA.
For many years, he advised his patients on healthy food habits at his weight loss clinic. He was keen on finding the healthiest diet to achieve the optimal body weight in the least time possible. He continued his extensive scientific research, experimenting with thew food groups, protein, carbohydrates and fats until he found the best and safest way to lose weight and keep trim, healthy and fit. He even founded theScarsdale Medical Center which was extremely popular in the 80′s.
Later on, he published the bestseller diet book ‘The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet‘ in the late 70’s, which became a popular household item all over the world. The complete Scarsdale medical diet book even gained further popularity when the Scarsdale diet doctor was scandalously murdered by his lover Jean Harris, who ran an all-girls chic boarding school.
The Scarsdale diet doctor murder was subject to such curiosity and sensationalism, that it was even made into a movie in 2006, under the title ‘Mrs. Harris’.
The Scarsdale Diet is a very efficient, quick weight loss diet, which gained tremendous international popularity in the seventies and eighties.
The Scarsdale Diet has a very definite diet menu which will result in very precise and calculated proportions of the three food groups; it works on limiting the carbohydrates to 34.5%, minimizing the fat intake to a 22.5% and augmenting the protein to 43% of the total Daily intake!
In fact, the Scarsdale diet was the first trendy low carbohydrates, low fat and high protein diet in its time, and it became the most talked about and practiced diet all over the world. It was actually rated in the 70’s by the ‘American Food Network Association’ as number II among the Food Trends at the time, and it is still widely practiced in Europe even today. The Scarsdale diet was later on overshadowed by other low carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins Diet and the Zone diet which are currently applied and thus more advertised by many famous celebrities…
Many criticize the Scarsdale Medical Diet as being too low on calories, 1000 calories or less, and saying that the weight you lose is mainly from the water loss and it will be regained quickly after you resume higher calorie intake. That is why, even after losing the weight, a person must maintain small portions, healthy eating habits and keep away from high fat such as fried food and high carbohydrates such as pasta, bread and rice and also of course exercise.
Interestingly enough, the Scarsdale diet does not recommend exercising while you are on the Scarsdale diet plan. This is perhaps due to the low intake of 1000 calories per day.
Tags: Scarsdale Medical Diet