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The Grapefruit Diet

      The Grapefruit diet is based on the belief that grapefruits contain enzymes that make our body burn fat for energy. This results in fast and easy weight loss. Grapefruits are also low in calories and sodium and contain no fat. There are many versions of the grapefruit diet. All include eating at least half a grapefruit at every meal. Calories are very restricted on this diet, usually under 800 per day. Most of the weight loss is attributed to water loss from the body.

The diet recommends drinking very high quantities of caffeine beverages. It is very low in fiber, protein and many vitamins and minerals.



One version of daily meals on the Grapefruit Diet is explained below.

Breakfast:
Either 1/2 grapefruit OR 8 oz. juice (unsweetened)
2 eggs any style
2 slices of bacon

Lunch:
Either 1/2 grapefruit OR 8 oz. juice (unsweetened)
Salad with any dressing
Meat any style and any amount.

Dinner:
Either 1/2 grapefruit OR 8 oz. juice (unsweetened)
Salad with any dressing OR a red or green vegetable cooked in butter or spices.
Meat or even Fish any style cooked any way.
Coffee or Tea (1 cup)

Bedtime Snack:
8oz. glass of tomato juice or 8 oz cup of skim milk.

The Foods to Eat

white onions
celery
peas
potatoes
cucumbers
green onions
carrots
cabbage
green beans
lettuce
chili
mayonnaise
tomatoes
cheese

The Foods You Shouldn't Eat

red onions
radishes
broccoli
bell peppers
cereal
starcy vegetables
corn
pasta
corn chips
jelly
sweet pickles
pretzels
peanut butter
fruit

Generally, all experts agree that diets that rely mostly on the consumption of only one food don't provide sufficient nutrition.





The Mayo Clinic's Health Living Centers provides excellent advice and research about diet and nutrition. Excellent resources about diets and nutrition are offered by the Nutrition.gov website.




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