The grapefruit diet has been proven to help people lose up to ten pounds in just under two weeks, but a lot of people think that the diet is hard to manage and find it tough to make it work with their busy lifestyle. To make the grapefruit diet work it’s necessary to eat a half of a grapefruit before every meal. People who work long hours or are busy running their kids to and from school and activities may not get the chance to eat regular meals which makes following the diet difficult. But you can still try the grapefruit diet even if you have an extremely busy life. Here are some tips from diet experts on how to follow the grapefruit diet no matter how busy you are:
Keep grapefruit with you – Grapefruits, like oranges and other citrus fruits, are very portable. They don’t need to be refrigerated and their skin protects them from bumps and bruises. You can peel a grapefruit and eat half the segments if you’re on the go and can’t eat a sliced grapefruit. You can also wrap the leftover segments in a baggie to keep with you for your next meal, whenever you get a chance to eat. Keep a few grapefruit and a baggie or too in the glovebox of the car, in your desk drawer, or in your purse so that you have a grapefruit with you at all times.
Stock up on grapefruit before you start – You probably don’t have time to run to the store all the time to get the grapefruit you’re going to need to complete the diet. Order a large box of ruby red grapefruit ahead of time so that you have all the grapefruit that you’re going to need and won’t have to be constantly running to the store. If you want to get some delicious fresh citrus fruit for your family order a box of assorted fruits that contains oranges and tangerines as well as grapefruit.
Work grapefruit into the meal you’re making – If you’re making a hot dinner try slicing a grapefruit and putting the halves in the oven with a little butter on them for a few minutes and eating one of the baked halves to fulfill the diet requirements. If you’re making smoothies for breakfast use grapefruit juice instead of water in the smoothies and eat the flesh of the juiced grapefruit while you’re making the smoothies. Incorporate the grapefruit into the meal makes it more likely you’ll eat the half you need to eat before you eat the meal.