The Ice Cream Diet

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The Ice Cream Diet is obviously one of my favourites! I love it, if you can buy the low fat variety it will help, if not get the regular stuff! The diet is basically low calorie, as the other foods eaten on the plan are non fattening.

The secret to the diet is the calcium. A recent study found that overweight people who took a calcium supplement lost 26 percent more body weight, and 38 percent more fat than those who ate the same reduced-calorie diet, minus the supplement.

The trick is moderation, and eating healthy meals the rest of the day.

The Ice Cream Diet is a wonderful invention

According to the diet, women can have 1 cup of ice-cream; men 1-1/2 cups. The diet also includes calorie-controlled meals. (As a visual, think 2 tennis balls for women; 3 for men). Each serving should be 125 calories or less, and must contain at least 100 mg or 10% of the DV for calcium. Total calories add up to 1500 for women; 2000 for men.

I invented my own modified version of this diet. I find counting calories difficult- it doesn't really work for me as I believe it is very easy to misjudge or forget the calories one has eaten.

Therefore my diet is as follows:

Ice Cream Diet (My version)

Lose up to six pounds in three days


Eat up to three (women) or four (men) scoops of ice cream per day.

A scoop should be about the size of a tennis ball.

(Remember If you buy the low fat variety you will lose more weight).


Other than the ice cream, eat only salads, fruit, and homemade vegetable soup.

Use fat-free salad dressing only.

You can follow this diet for as long as you wish, but if following for longer than three days, I recommend you include half a cup of any type of nuts a day.

Simple! I lost five pounds on this diet after following it for five days.

If you would like to read the original Ice Cream Diet, by Holly McCord, click on the link below.

The Ice Cream Diet

Holly McCord, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian and nutrition editor for Prevention magazine. She writes a monthly column, "Nutrition News," and nutrition feature articles for the magazine. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and has appeared as a guest on NBC's Weekend Today, the Fox News Channel, the TV Food Network, the Discovery Channel's Home Matters, Good Day New York, and National Public Radio. She is also the author of The Peanut Butter Diet (St. Martin's Press), Win the Cholesterol War, and Win the Sugar War (Rodale).

Prevention, America's #1 Choice for Healthy Living is the single most popular health magazine in the country and is the third most trusted source for health advice in the country, trailing only behind the doctor and pharmacist in authority.

Book Description

Indulge your cravings-- and slim down! The amazing plan that helps you: * Lose weight * Lower blood pressure * Cut your colon cancer risk * Reduce PMS symptoms

You can eat ice cream-- and lose weight!

Yes, it's true! New evidence shows that following Prevention's The Ice Cream Diet can help you shed those unwanted pounds more effectively than other popular diets. Furthermore, the calcium found in ice cream helps reduce symptoms of PMS-- such as bloating, cramps, and muscle tension-- cuts your risk of colon cancer, and can even lower high blood pressure. So go ahead and have your milkshakes, hot fudge sundaes, and banana splits. With The Ice Cream Diet, you can drop the guilt and the weight!


* Delicious and fun recipes * Super-easy meal plans * A day-to-day diet you can stick to-- even when you're eating out * The nutritional scoop on your favorite brands.

A Reader's Review

The Only Diet You'll Ever Need

January 5, 2003

Reviewer from Chicago, IL USA

Whoever didn't like this book clearly didn't try it OR even actually read it.

I've tried diets for over 20 years: Grapefruit, Cambridge, SlimFast, Volumetrics (too complicated), Joy Bauer's 90/10 (too easy to overindulge), Barry Sears' Zone (got sick when it sent my body on a blood sugar roller coaster - HORRIBLE diet), Katahn's T-Zone (sensible but too much cooking), Larry North's Living Lean (FAR too much eating there), Picture Perfect Weight Loss (expensive and vegetarian), Richard Simmons' Food Mover (nice, heavy gadget), Dean Ornish's Eat More-Weigh Less (complicated and vegetarian), and countless others.

This one is sound, logical, and best of all, it's EASY. With barely any will power at all, I've been on it for about a month and even though I've strayed here and there, I've STILL managed to lose 5 pounds! It does everything it says it does and more.

It reduces PMS symptoms. I went from needing a sick day every month to not even needing a painkiller!

It boosts calcium and fiber. I can't remember the last time I had this much milk, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.

It's flexible and easy. It gives guidelines for eating out: even frozen food and - gasp - fast food! And the meals are all quick and easy to make. (I hate diet books that have me spending 2 hours cooking dinner when I'm hungry.)

I found a few other benefits, too.

1) I learned about portions. It's amazing how much a REAL portion is. I was eating healthy and lowfat before this diet, but far too much and too often.

2) I saved money. There's so much good-to-eat stuff here, I cut my grocery bills by nearly 2/3: not buying all kinds of the usual traditional snack foods, convenience foods and other empty calories. Instead I buy produce which not only turns out to be cheaper, but this diet reuses a lot of what you buy on its suggested menus, so little or no food gets wasted. Or 'waisted.'

I can't recommend it enough. I keep a copy in my purse and one at home, and even bought copies for interested friends. It's the first time I've found a diet that was easy, fun, and even money-saving. I threw out all those other diet books. I got what I need in this little paperback.

It works - try it.

Or CLICK HERE for The 10 Day Easy Diet

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