If one could name a diet where it’s compulsory to eat a lot of meat, non low fat dressing, and to eat until you are stuffed, then it must be the grapefruit diet. Grapefruit weight loss diet listed a bizarre eating plan which includes eating as much as you want. The core principle of this diet is the fact that grapefruit can burn off fat if combined with the right eating plan. That’s why grapefruit weight loss diet does not emphasize on the amount foods eaten but rather on what foods are eaten.
Grapefruit diet was originated in the glam rock era of 1980. However the grapefruit itself is relatively new since it is only 300 years old. The fruit is yellow, large and approximately 13cm in Diameter. Although the fruits are originated from Caribbean but right now the fruits are largely planted in USA. The grapefruit diet requires a large consumption of grapefruit, either in juice or in fruit form, in order to lose weight. The grapefruit weight loss diet centered in the low glycemic index of the grapefruit which should increase body metabolism so that fat can be burned off faster.
The meals plan for grapefruit diet is:
Breakfast: whole grapefruit or 8oz of grapefruit juice with two eggs and two slices of bacon.
Lunch: Drink 8oz of grapefruit juice or eat a grapefruit accompanied with salad. You can include lean meat in your salad and you should not use low fat dressing. Consume the salad until you are full.
Dinner: Drink 8oz of grapefruit juice or eat a whole grapefruit and consume any meat that you want.
The diet put a good faith upon the nature of grapefruit. Although several experts have bashed this diet but this diet continued to show its effectiveness backed up by official research. Research done by Dr. Fujioka from Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center of the Scripps Clinic claimed that grapefruit can indeed cause weight loss. Respondents who ate half a grapefruit with a meal lost 3.6 pounds while those who drank the grapefruit juice lost 3.3 pounds over 12 weeks. While this number is nothing spectacular, it’s a good number judging by the amount of food eaten. Remember that this do not enforce any strict eating habit.
Naturally exercises and regulated eating plan is the key to weight loss but you don’t have to strain yourself if you follow this diet. However this diet does not promote a sense of portion control which in turn can influence its follower upon frenzy eating habit. So incorporate grapefruit juice or fruit consumption along with your meal, but eat your meal sensibly!