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The Grapefruit Diet

The Grapefruit Diet

The Grapegrapefruit-dietfruit Diet is a weight loss plan built solely around, you guessed it, the grapefruit. It’s also known as The Mayo Clinic Diet, even though it was never developed or endorsed by the actual Mayo Clinic in America.

The grapefruit is a natural simple carbohydrate, high in fibre and vitamin C. Despite this, the menu plan below is not recommended by medical professionals. However, it remains one of the most popular diet plans for people looking for fast weight loss. Users have seen up to 10lb losses during the 12 day diet plan.

You should follow the same menu plan for 12 days, then take two days off. Afterwards, you can continue for another 12 day round if you wish to lose more weight. As long as you always have your two days off, you can continue this diet until you’re happy with your weight loss.

Please note that there is substantial evidence that grapefruit (unlike any other citrus fruit) can interfere with medication. Please check with your doctor if you’re on any medication.

The 12 day Grapefruit Diet menu

1/2 grapefruit or a small glass of grapefruit juice (unsweetened)
2 eggs (any style)
2 slices of bacon

1/2 grapefruit or a small glass of grapefruit juice (unsweetened)
Meat – any style, any amount
Salad (any kind of dressing)

1/2 grapefruit or a small glass of grapefruit juice (unsweetened)
Meat – any style, any amount (fish may be substituted)
Vegetables (any green, yellow, or red vegetables cooked in butter or any seasoning)

Bed time snack
1 glass of tomato juice or 1 glass of skimmed milk

Vegetables allowed
Red onions, green onions, bell peppers, radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, peas.

Foods to avoid
White onions, potatoes, celery. Wheat products, especially bread and pasta. Sugar.

What to do

  1. Make sure you stay well hydrated by drinking lots of water.
  2. You can eat as much as you like at every meal.
  3. Don’t eliminate anything from the diet. It is the combination of foods that burn fat.
  4. There are no food substitutions allowed unless mentioned above.
  5. The grapefruit is important because it acts as a catalyst that starts the fat burning process.
  6. Cut down on caffeine – it affects the insulin balance that hinders the burning process.
  7. If you can’t live without caffeine, try to limit yourself to 1 cup per mealtime.
  8. Don’t eat or snack between meals.
  9. The diet has no sugar and starches, which the body stores excess of in the form of fat.
  10. The diet includes fat. Fat doesn’t form fat – it helps burn it. You can fry food in butter and use butter on vegetables.
  11. Do not eat desserts, bread, white vegetables or sweet potatoes.
  12. You can double or triple your helpings of meat, salad, or vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed. The more you eat of the proper combination of food, the more you lose!