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The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet: Plus Dr. Tarnower's Lifetime Keep-Slim Program Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1982
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For more than forty years as a specialist and family doctor, Dr Tarnower would warn patients to eat sensibly and stay trim. When they complained that diets didn't work, he decided to find a diet that would work. Over twenty years ago - at the time he founded the Scarsdale Medical Centre - Dr Tarnower began developing a weight-loss programme that was simple, safe - and fast. A programme that made it easy to stay trim and healthy for life. Herman Tarnower, M.D., FACP, D-IM, was a distinguished cardiologist and internist. He was founder and senior member of the Scarsdale, New York, Medical Centre; honorary president and chairman of the board of Westchester Heart Association. He was Clinical Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College; Attending Cardiologist, White Plains Hospital; Consulting Cardiologist, St Agnes Hospital, White Plains, New York. Sam Sinclair Baker, described in The New York Times as 'America's leading self-help author', has written twenty-six books, including some notable bestsellers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It is very important to read and understand the first 55 pages, which tell you how and why the diet works. The basic diet is not all that appealing, but the International Diet (Chapter 11, pages 110-131) and the Gourmet Diet (Chapter 8, pages 61-78) are excellent. The recipes are delicious, easy to make, and leave you feeling full. I have served many of these dishes to company without ever advertising them (or excusing them!) as "diet food." Chapters 12 and 13 (pages 132-156) provide information on how to keep your weight down. This is particularly useful when you have to attend some function or go out to eat and cannot make a Scarsdale meal.
Medical cautions are listed starting on page 182.
A handy weight chart can be found on page 13. While some might think these goals overly restrictive, in fact they are easily achievable, and are healthier than some of the less strict goals. As the author explains, the goals are based upon insurance company actuarial tables, and so are empirically rather than theoretically derived.
An excellent book!