Looking to drop a few pounds? The grapefruit diet has worked for many. Investigate to see if this citrus-based diet – which started back in the 1930s – is the weight-loss plan for you.
You Will Need:
• Unsweetened grapefruit juice
• Red or green vegetables
• Meat or fish
• Skim milk
• Tomato juice
Step 1: Plan for the short term
Plan to lose weight quickly, but not over the long term. The grapefruit diet is not intended to be followed for more than a few weeks.
Step 2: Eat breakfast
Eat two eggs and two slices of bacon for breakfast, supplemented by either half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice.
Step 3: Drink plenty of water
Drink plenty of water. You're also allowed one cup of coffee per day.
Step 4: Eat lunch
Eat a lunch that includes half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice and as much meat and salad as you want.
Step 5: Have dinner
Eat a dinner that includes as much meat or fish as you want, salad or vegetables that are not starchy, half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice, and one cup of coffee or tea.
Step 6: Drink skim milk or tomato juice
Drink eight ounces of skim milk or tomato juice at bedtime.
Step 7: Avoid rigorous exercise
Avoid rigorous exercise. The grapefruit diet does not provide enough calories to create the energy level needed for an exercise regimen.
Trivia: The grapefruit was first described in 1750 as the "forbidden fruit" of Barbados.