Lincoln Clinic High Protein Reduction Diet

Follow this diet carefully for two weeks. Abstain from anything not included, but make sure you eat what is assigned rather than doing without. Vegetables must be eaten without butter; salads without oils; grapefruit without sugar; no cream or sugar in coffee or tea; and only the lean part of the steak or chops should be used.

Your weight loss range may be from 10 to 20 pounds in two weeks. Do not follow this diet longer than two weeks. It is harmless for two weeks, but may create problems if followed longer.

The basic premise of this diet is maintenance of normal energy while reducing calories. A change of body chemistry occurs during the process and only specific food elements should be eaten. Quantities are less important, except where indicated.


Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/2 slice of toast, grapefruit & black coffee
Lunch: Serving of cottage cheese, tomato & 6 oz skim milk
Dinner: 1 broiled meat patty, combination salad
*, 1 piece dry toast & grapefruit


Breakfast: Same as above
Lunch: Grapefruit, 1 cup custard
**, skim milk
Dinner: Steak, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, olives, cucumbers, coffee or tea


Breakfast: Same as above
Lunch: Cottage cheese, tomato, spinach
***, 1 banana, 6 oz skim milk
Dinner: 2 lamb chops, celery, carrots, tomatoes, coffee or tea


Breakfast: 1 serving of oatmeal, 4 oz orange juice, 6 oz skim milk
Lunch: Combination salad, grapefruit
Dinner: Lean meat, cottage cheese, spinach, 1 piece dry toast, coffee


Breakfast: Same as Thursday
Lunch: Cottage cheese, spinach, 6 oz skim milk, 2-3 rye crisps
Dinner: Fish combination salad, 1 piece dry toast, grapefruit, coffee or tea


Breakfast: Same as Thursday
Lunch: Fruit salad (nothing else)
Dinner: Plenty of steak, celery, tomatoes, carrots, tea or coffee


Breakfast: Same as Monday
Lunch: Cold chicken, tomatoes, grapefruit, coffee or tea
Dinner: Vegetable soup, Chicken, tomatoes, cooked cabbage, carrots, celery, half a grape fruit, tea or coffee


* A combination salad is a salad with protein, such as a chefs salad or similar. It could include a bit of egg, tuna, jack or cheddar cheese, or feta. Balsamic vinegar is a great dressing.

** The custard is basically egg and milk. A scrambled egg will do.

*** Combine spinach, chopped tomatoes, cottage cheese and “Spike” seasoning salt (usually found in health food stores and some grocery stores). A great salad when those items are called for.

I have made substitutes and additions and the diet seems to still work. I substitute canned or fresh pineapple for orange juice, feta for cottage cheese. I also have had a glass of white dry wine at night. However, if you are strict it’s a very effective diet and usually 1 week is enough for me.

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