Breakfast: Apple, small orange; or 1 / 2 grapefruit; one or two eggs; thin toast, dry or very lightly buttered, coffee, with hot milk instead of cream; not more than one lump sugar.

Luncheon: Vegetable soup ( no cream soups ) ; rye bread , bran bread or bran biscuit, or Graham rolls — thinly buttered ( one small pat only ) ; lettuce and cheese salad , or lettuce and tomato, or fruit salad ; French dressing https://www.marthastewart.com/336995/french-dressing.

Dinner: Moderate helping of any roast of lean meat or non – fat poultry or fish ; baked or boiled potato ; any bulky vegetable ( as lettuce , Swiss chard , parsnips , carrots , turnips , celery , oyster plant , cabbage, Brussels sprouts , tomatoes , salsify , Spanish onions, spinach); coffee; fruit dessert – grapefruit cocktail , oranges , or stewed fruits .

Beware of alcohol , especially beer ; also candy between meals , and pastry . Pie , French pastry and sweet desserts often furnish as many calories as the balance of the meal ( pie , 300 to 400 ) .

A cup of bouillon and a cracker may be taken at 11 a . m . ;

tea , with lemon and a little sugar at 5 p . m . ,

and a glass of skimmed milk on retiring , if the need of food is felt .

The more rapid digestion and absorption of such a dietary, owing to the small amount of fat, may account for the feeling of “ goneness ” that some people complain of when following it; hence, the value of forenoon and afternoon “snacks.”

Such a diet can be held down to 15,000 (s/b 1,500?) calories or less and thus force the average individual to contribute 1,000 calories daily from his own fat.

A fairly liberal indulgence in such a diet will keep the calories below 1,800 and with even a moderate amount of exercise some weight will gradually be lost each day.

Avoid starvation diet and fasting, except for diseased conditions , such as diabetes, when such measures should be taken under medical supervision . A starvation diet robs the tissues of building and repair material. It is not such material that should be reduced, but the fatty tissues.