Breakfast: 1 egg or 1 ounce hard cheese or 2 ounces fish or 1/4 cup cottage or pot cheese
1 slice bread, No rolls, bagels, biscuits muffins, crackers, cereals, or special breads were allowed.
Lunch: 4 oz. fish or lean meat or poultry, or 2/3 c cottage cheese or 2 oz hard cheese or 2 eggs.
All you want of unlimited vegetables (any not listed on the restricted list below)
1 slice bread
Dinner: 6 ounces lean meat or fish or poultry
1 portion restricted vegetables (see list below)
All you want of unlimited vegetables
Required Snacks: A total of three fruits, one of them an orange or grapefruit
2 cups skim milk
Still Hungry? Eat unlimited amounts of bullion broth, vegetables not on list, calorie-free bevereges.
2" wedge of honeydew
1/4 medium-sized pineapple
(One kind reader provided additional information regarding fruits, the following is a list of fruits you may also use. Thanks, Carol!)
1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries or blueberries
1 peach or nectarine
Fish was to be eaten at least five times per week, liver at least once a week, and beef, lamb, and dark meat turkey no more than three times per week.
In a Nutshell, the Diet consisted of:
Protein 4 (70 calories each)
Milk 2(90 cal. each)
Bread 4(80 cal each)
Fat 2(40 cal each)
Veggies 3 (unlimited if non starchy)
Fruit 2 (60 cal each)
You also had the option of choosing 7 floaters (weekly) from any of the food groups as well as 750 optional calories.
One of my readers (thank you, Kristina Hall) was kind enough to share a Food List from the 1990s. If you'd like a copy of it, complete the form below and receive it instantly!