The Scandinavian Diet Is Considered To Be One Of The Simplest Diets In The World

Nothing about losing weight is easy. It takes motivation, discipline, exercise, and proper diet. But what if I told you there was one diet plan in particular that doctors consider to incredibly simple and easy — better yet, one that may stop you from yo-yo dieting forever?

Well, you’re in luck, because Danish dietitian Suzy Wengel has an amazing — and super effective — plan for you. Referred to as the simplest healthy eating plan in the world, Wengel’s “Scandinavian diet” doesn’t require you to count calories, calculate the proportion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, or measure your meal portions.

All you have to do is follow the main principle: every meal should consist of four handfuls of food. One handful of proteins, one handful of carb, two handfuls of vegetables, and 1 tsp of fat. That’s it!

“If your diet isn’t healthy you can lose weight, but your health can get worse as well: your skin color and hair condition changes, and you have headaches,” Wengel, who developed the diet on her own, explains.

“After the birth of my second child, I gained weight and I couldn’t lose it for a long time. My weight was almost 220 lb (I agree, that’s a lot) and I tried dozens of diets to lose the extra pounds. The main problem was that three times I managed to lose 44-55 lb, but in a couple of months I gained back even more.”

“I realized that strict diet plans provoke overeating, so I created my own diet. I lost almost 88 lb in 10 months. Today, my weight is 132 lb. It’s been like this for more than 6 years now.”

“On the left is a ‘before’ photo, my weight was 216 lb. On the right is how I look today at 134 lb.”

It is estimated that a person can lose up to two pounds in a week following the Scandinavian diet. What makes it even easier is that you can search the Instagram hashtag #sensekost for more than 45,000 photos of healthy and tasty meals for reference. Check out sample menus of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners below.


  • Vegetables (2 portions): several cherry tomatoes and green peas
  • Protein (1 portion): 2 eggs
  • Carbs (1 portion): 1 slice of bread
  • Fat (1 tsp.): butter spread on bread
  • 1 cup of coffee with milk


  • Vegetables (2 portions): carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms
  • Protein (1 portion): pate, an egg, a slice of bacon
  • Carbs (1 portion): bread
  • Fat (1 tsp.): cheese


  • Vegetables (2 portions): carrots, parsnips, asparagus
  • Protein (1 portion): meatloaf
  • Carbs (1 portion): a glass of wine
  • Fat (1 tsp): bearnaise sauce, oil used for frying vegetables

What do you think about this diet? Will you give it a try?

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