The Grapefruit Diet Review

Getting to know about the Grapefruit diet

The grapefruit diet is based on the fact that grapefruit has the capacity to burn fat. In this diet, you need to include grapefruit as part of your breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s important not to reduce the recommended amount of grapefruit because, in this diet, the grapefruit is the catalyst which starts the fat burning process.

As part of the diet, you need to have about eight glasses of water every day. When you sit down to have your breakfast, you need to include half a grapefruit, with two eggs (cooked in any style) along with two slices of bacon. Lunch should be half a grapefruit, with salad (it can have any kind of dressing) and meat (cooked in any style and any quantity you require). Dinner is once again having half a grapefruit, salad with or without dressing or a red or green vegetable cooked in butter and spices, meat or fish cooked in any style and one cup of coffee or tea.

Foods that you can have as part of this diet are radishes, broccoli, cereal, corn, sweet pickles, pretzels, leaf spinach, pasta, peanut butter, red onions, bell peppers, fruit, low fat or fat free salad dressings and jam or jelly.

Foods to avoid when following this diet are white vegetables, celery, peas, green onions, cucumbers, carrots, cheese, mayonnaise, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, chili, sweet potatoes, hot dogs, desserts and breads. You also need to cut down on coffee.

At all meals you can eat till you are full. You can also use butter to fry food and on vegetables. You should not remove any food which is part of the diet process. For example if in breakfast you need to have eggs and bacon, you should have your breakfast in exactly this combination because it is the food combinations, which causes fat to burn. Removing any food item from particular meal will stop the whole diet from working. Avoid eating in between meals, and don’t worry about feeing hungry because you won’t, if you stick to the recommend foods you can have as part of the diet.

The grapefruit diet was very popular in the 1980’s, but was later dismissed as just another fad diet, when nutrition experts felt that the “fat-burning” properties of grapefruit were only a myth. The real reason for fat loss was because of the of the extremely low calorie intake, which they felt was also potentially dangerous for the person on the diet. In 2004, a study undertaken by Dr. Ken Fujioka at the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic found that people (participants in the research program) who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds and those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. This has reinforced the idea that grapefruit can help to loose weight.

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