Pop star Kylie Minogue is a fan of the grapefruit diet. The grapefruit diet was first introduce in the 1930s to promote fast weight loss. There are many version of grapefruit diet today but the main idea of every grapefruit diet plan is to eat half a grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice before every meal.
Red grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour fruit. Photography by Ben Dearnley. Image from taste.com.au
To eat grapefruit or drink a glass of grapefruit juice before meal can fill you up, hence reduce your appetite, so you'll eat fewer calories at meals. A study funded by the Florida Department of Citrus in 2006 found that the addition of a half grapefruit or 4 ounces of juice with meals resulted in an average weight loss of more than 3 pounds in 12 weeks, with some participants losing 10 pounds. Grapefruit has no fat, low in calories, glycemic index and sodium and rich in Vitamin C. Choose pink grapefruit for added nutrition, which is rich in beta-caratone.
Pomelo: one of the parent of grapefruit. Image from Season With Spice
1/2 grapefruit ( or 8 ounce/a glass of grapefruit juice), 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices turkey breast, tea or coffee (without sugar)
1/2 grapefruit, 170g grilled chicken breast, 60g romaine lettuce, 70g chopped carrots, 80g green bell pepper, 1 small dice tomato and 2 tbsp olive oil and vinegar
1/2 grapefruit, 1 skillet-fried medium veal chop with 50g mushrooms and rosemary, 30g fresh spinach, 30g lettuce and 2 tbsp salad dressing
1/2 grapefruit ( or 8 ounce/a glass of grapefruit juice), 2 scrambled eggs, 1 slice bacon, tea or coffee without sugar
1/2 grapefruit, salad made with approx. 170g canned tuna60g spinach, 1 slice tomato, 2 tbsp olive oil and vinegar
1/2 grapefruit, 170g grilled chicken breast, 30g fresh spinach, 30g lettuce, 2tbsp. salad dressing
1/2 grapefruit ( or 8 ounce/a glass of grapefruit juice),Two spoons of oat dish or muesli with tea ladle of raisins, nuts a ladle (except peanuts) with the add-on of skimmed divert or yoghurt (4 spoons).
1/2 grapefruit, a crater of unfeeling soup with two crackers.
1/2 grapefruit (eat before going to bed), 200 g duck (grilled or boiled), 2 roasted tomatoes. Tea.
1/2 grapefruit ( or 8 ounce/a glass of grapefruit juice), 2 boiled eggs, lemon tea without sugar
1/2 grapefruit, 140g chopped turkey mixed with 2 tbsp. chopped celery, 1 slice tomato, 2 chopped pickles, 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1/2 grapefruit, 200g steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower, 60g lettuce, salad dressing, 170g pan-fried chicken breast
1/2 grapefruit ( or 8 ounce/a glass of grapefruit juice), 2 pieces of ham weighing 25 g (without a aura of white fat), coffee or tea without sugar.
1/2 grapefruit, fully cooked large potatoes with salad of cabbage or any immature unfeeling (200 g)
1/2 grapefruit, beef steak (200 g) or duck (250 g) or fish (250 g). Baked tomatoes or chopped tomatoes juice.
Points to remember:
- Sauces are prohibited
- Dinner should be at least two hours before bedtime
- Do not skip meal, eat balance diet
- Enhance your physical activity
- Drink enough water
- Dieters who want more than 12 days of monotony must wait two days before starting the diet again
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