Ebstein's Diet is a modification of Banting's, containing more fat and less protein. The carbo-hydrates are much restricted, but a liberal allowance of fat is given on the grounds that it is more satisfying and less fattening.
6-7.30 a.m. . . Plain tea, 8-9 oz., and 2 oz. of well-toasted bread with plenty of butter. 2 p.m.....Soup, made with beef marrow ; fat meat, 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 oz., with fat sauce ; green vegetables ; fresh fruit; 2 or 3 glasses of a light white wine. Tea.....Same as at breakfast. Or merely a cup of plain tea is allowed after the midday meal. 7.30 p.m. . . . Tea ; one egg ; fat roast meat or ham ; smoked fish ; 1 oz. of bread with plenty of butter ; a little cheese ; fresh fruit.
About 3 oz. of bread is allowed daily ; of vegetables, asparagus, spinach, cabbage and legumes are permitted ; potatoes, sugar and sweets are forbidden.
Hirschfeld's Diet is much like Ebstein's, except in containing only half the quantity of fat.
Breakfast. . . . Plain coffee and 2 oz. of bread.
Forenoon .... Two eggs.
Dinner .... Soup with 2 oz. of rice, weighed before cooking ;
8 oz. of lean meat, boiled or roasted, with a little fat. Afternoon . . . Black coffee. Supper .... Cream cheese, 2 oz.; bread, 4 oz. ; butter, 1/2 oz.
7-8 a.m. - Coffee, 120 ; milk, 30 ; 2 soft-boiled eggs or lean meat, 50-100 ; bread, 25.
This contains the same as the minimum diet and certain additions. Meat, 100; Butter, 12 ; bread, 35-70.
10-11 a.m. - Clear soup or water, 100, or port wine, 50. Cold meat or lean ham, 50; rye bread, 20.
Or light wine, 100.
Note. - The quantities are given in grammes. One ounce is equivalent to 30 grammes. Saccharin is used for sweetening. Fruit is not always allowed. The diet is combined with exercises, active or passive, to strengthen the heart. In fatty accumulation about this organ the amount of liquid, fat and carbo-hydrates in the diet are still more reduced.
Schweninger modified this diet a little, chiefly in respect of fluids, which he only permitted to be drunk one to two hours after meals, and he allowed more carbo-hydrates, but less fat.
Morning .... Tea or coffee, 6 oz., with a little milk ; bread, 3 oz.
Noon.....Soup, 3-4 oz.; beef, veal, game or poultry, 7-8 oz.; salad or light vegetable; sometimes a little fish cooked without fat; bread, 1 oz.; farinaceous pudding, 1-3 oz.; fresh fruit, 3-6 oz.; light wine, 6-8 oz. (not necessary in cold weather or if fresh fruit is taken).
Afternoon . . . Tea or coffee, 6 oz. ; occasionally bread, 1 oz.
Supper .... One or two soft-boiled eggs; bread, 1 oz. ; perhaps a small slice of cheese, salad and fruit, wine, 6-8 oz. with water, 4-5 oz.
Schleicher's Diet is on the same lines, but fluid is not absolutely excluded at meals, and more meals are taken.
7 a.m.....Mutton or veal cutlet or a portion of sole, as big as the palm of the hand, and as much bread.
8 a.m.....A cup of tea with sugar.
10.30 a.m. ... A sandwich of bread and meat or sausage. Noon .... Meat, eggs, green vegetables, cheese, orange.
Two glasses of white wine.
4 p.m.....Tea with sugar.
7 p.m.....A small quantity of bread and cheese.
9 p.m.....Cold meat, eggs, salad, and two glasses of wine.