Stillman diet


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Stillman diet

A high-protein, low-carbohydrate, low-fat diet formulated in 1967, which recommended eight glasses of water per day and consumption of six small meals per day, rather than three larger meals.

The Stillman diet was infamously linked to Karen Carpenter, of the Carpenter singing duo, who died in 1983 of complications of anorexia nervosa, at which time she weighed 91 pounds, down from 145 pounds when she began dieting in 1967. Stillman recommended the diet for seriously overweight people and not for people with known eating disorders.
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Low-carbohydrate/high-protein diets have fallen in and out of popularity since the 1960s, resurfacing in various forms including the Stillman diet, the Scarsdale diet, the Zone diet, the carbohydrate addicts' diet, and the Atkins diet.
Rickman F, Mitchell N, Dingman J, et al: changes in serum cholesterol during the Stillman diet.