The Skinny on the Grapefruit Diet

September 3, 2011 by  
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The Skinny on the Grapefruit Diet
The grapefruit diet is a famous diet that was started in the 1930’s. Unlike most of today’s fad diets the grapefruit diet has been proven in medical studies to work, which is one reason why it’s as popular today as it was back then. If you want to lose up to ten pounds in less than two weeks the grapefruit way is a great way to do it. But, if you want to lose more weight than that you should add grapefruit to your diet everyday because grapefruit has a natural fat burning enzyme that other fruits don’t have. Grapefruit is also full of healthy fiber, which will help you stay full and not feel hungry throughout the day. Most grapefruits have less than 90 calories and will keep you full for hours, making them a perfect snack for busy days when you won’t have a lot of time to eat.
On the grapefruit diet you eat one half of a grapefruit before every meal. This will help you get full faster and eat less during your meal. Adding grapefruit as a snack to your daily routine will help you burn fat and stay full. You can also drink grapefruit juice to get the amazing health benefits of grapefruit juice although in order for the diet to work you need to eat the half grapefruit before each meal. If you’ve been putting off starting the grapefruit diet because you think that you’ll get bored eating grapefruit before every meal don’t put it off any longer. There are lots of ways you can prepare the grapefruit to make it more appetizing. Baked grapefruit is warm and hearty for cold days and tastes great. Simply cut a grapefruit in half, put some butter on the top of each half, and bake the halves in the oven for 10-20 minutes at 350 degrees. This is a wonderful grapefruit breakfast even after you have finished the grapefruit diet.
After the suggested twelve days of doing the grapefruit diet you can go back and do the diet again, but you should take at least a week off and eat normally before you start the diet again. Diet experts warn that staying on the grapefruit diet indefinitely can cause nutritional deficiencies that can make you sick. So don’t do the diet for more than twelve days at a time. You can always do it again if you need to after your body has had a chance to stock up the nutrients it needs.