Grapefruit Diet

The grapefruit diet is based on the premise that grapefruit has fat burning properties. The diet itself lasts ten to twelve days and is designed to help participants lose ten pounds during this time. Dieters may continue to lose additional weight after the initial diet is finished until they reach their weight loss goals. Participants must eat grapefruit with each meal, drink eight glasses of water each day and consume as much black coffee as possible. Meals should consist of few carbohydrates and many vegetables. Dieters are allowed to eat butter with their vegetables. The grapefruit diet may be ideal for short term weight loss but won't necessarily provide a participant with a long term healthy lifestyle.

  • Pros

    1. May Be High In Protein
    2. Works Well With Other Non-carbohydrate Foods
    3. May Result In Some Weight Loss
  • Cons

    1. Not Well-balanced for the Long Term
    2. Continually Eating Grapefruit May Tire Some Individuals
    3. May Cause Dizziness or Upset Stomach

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  • Alison Rosenthal (alisonrosenthal) 3 years ago

    i love the idea of drinking copious amts of coffee and eating lots of pomplemouse!

  • Brooke Miller (Brookers) 3 years ago

    WARNING to those on certain medications: Grapefruit can interfere with your medications and can have dangerous interactions. Especially some cholesterol lower medications. I love grapefruit, but it is important to make sure that you are not taking a drug that can interact with grapefruit.