The Grapefruit Diet is a definitely a member of fad diet group, very popular in mid 80s but it did change a couple of forms since 1930.
Many times The Grapefruit Diet has been discounted by health professionals that claimed it can’t supply its users with any benefit at all. General belief was that eating large amounts of grapefruit won’t bring you any weight loss at all which is placing this diet in fad category, some popular ‘thing’ with any proven effects.
Anyway, as time is passing some new discoveries are reaching surface to rock our world. Ground rules of The Grapefruit Diet were to eat as much grapefruit as you can, drink a large glass of grapefruit juice during every meal, add grapefruit to any cocktail that you are drinking or any salad that you eat.
Grapefruit is supposed to be excellent in combination with vegetables, spinach, celery, red onions, and chicken and lean crab meat. The largest value of grapefruit is only few calories and completely fat free. One whole grapefruit contains approximately 70 calories which points that you can intake grapefruit as much as your stomach allows you and still accomplish weight loss.
Scientific study about Grapefruit Diet
Latest study conducted by a group of scientist from the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center in Scripps Clinic, San Diego lead by Doctor Ken Fujioka shows great set of facts.
This study reveals that contrary to the view of 1980s, adding grapefruit to your diet plan can help your weight loss efforts. And the best thing is that you do not have to alter your eating routines.
Of course, reduction of your calorie and fat intake and implementation some exercise is great way to make this diet go fast, but you don’t have to go extreme.
This study recommends eating half of grapefruit before every meal and a bit of exercise each day which helped a group of people to lose an average 3.6 lbs in 3 months without drastic changes in eating routines.
Second group of individuals drunk one glass of grapefruit juice before each meal and within 3 months lost 3.3 lbs. Losing 1 pound per month is a really slow diet but it is without changing eating habits. So, if you like slow but sure results then this The Grapefruit Diet is proper diet for you.