How to Do a Salmon Diet. The salmon diet is based on the idea of eating healthy fats and oils and lean proteins while limiting starches such as sugars, whole grains and starchy vegetables. The salmon diet is used for weight loss as well as general health. Its guidelines can be used on a short-term basis when you want to lose weight or on a long-term basis if you want to change your lifestyle.
Crack down on your bread and general carbohydrate intake. There are no flour products allowed on the salmon diet. They do allow brown rice and a limited amount of rice cakes and cooked whole grains, though.
Focus on what you can eat. For those who generally eat a lot of red meats, focusing on alternatives is important since only one serving of very lean red meat is allowed per week. You can have white meats such as chicken, turkey and fish that are low in mercury (such as salmon, hence the name of the diet). Lean pork and eggs are also acceptable alternatives.
Munch on nuts and seeds instead of chips and sweets. The salmon diet allows a variety of nuts and seeds.
Fill up on vegetables and cook them in oils. There are many vegetables allowed on this diet.
Fry up everything in oils. For those who are not huge vegetable fans, and even for those who are, there are many oils that are encouraged in the salmon diet that can enhance the flavors of many foods.
Limit your dairy. Yogurt and cottage cheese are allowed, but only 1 percent cottage cheese. Feta cheese is also allowed on the salmon diet.
Put down the banana. The salmon diet does allow one piece of medium-sized fruit a day but encourages people to choose something other than a banana.
Chow down on some beans. Many legumes are allowed on this diet. Mixed with vegetables, legumes offer taste and substance.