A Guide to Grape Fruit Diet -A Craze or it works for Weight Loss?

The grapefruit diet

A Guide to Grape Fruit Diet -A Craze or it works for Weight Loss?

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The grapefruit diet, also called as Hollywood diet or you can say it as Mayo Clinic diet which is associated with its magical effects on people who used to consume it before or after meal on the daily basis. A person can reduce 10lb in 10 days. Isn’t it miraculous?

Let’s shy away with the striking verses from Wierd Al Yankovic’s Hit “The Grapefruit Diet”

“Who’s that waddlin’ down the street
It’s just me ‘cause I love to eat
Who’s real flabby? Yes, I am!
Every picture of me’s
Gotta be an aerial view
Now my doctor tells me
There’s just one thing left to do

Grapefruit Diet (Diet!)
Throw out the pizza and beer
Grapefruit Diet (Diet!)
Oh, get those jelly donuts out of here
Grapefruit Diet (Diet!)
Might seem a little severe
Grapefruit Diet (Diet!)
I’m gettin’ tired of my big fat rear
Blow, fatty!”

In this fantasy world, we want immediate results and grape fruit is the one who help people with its quick results and immense health effects. Eating grapefruit after or before meals is rich in protein and fat yields metabolic reaction which works as a weight loss machine and burns all extra fats from the body. Grapefruit acts as a catalyst against foods high in fats and results in ultimate weight reduction. On grapefruit diet, you must need to take care of in taking only 800 calories in total per day. Can you make a guess where these calories come from? Oh yes, you guesstimated right! It comes from consuming meat, meat and more meat.

Grapefruit diet ways back to 1930’s when the planet Pluto was first discovered, Micky Mouse rib-tickling first performed and Hostess Twinkies, also known as “golden sponge cake with a creamy filling” were thought up. I wonder how they are related with it. This diet got popularity in 1970’s when it was encouraged as “Mayo Clinic Diet” and doctors and dietitians were very flabbergasted about it.

Research studies suggested that grapefruit helps in losing weight because it has the property of losing fats in the body and burning calories.It restricts the calories and can have phytochemical effects which reduce weight with full contentment of in taking food. Phytochemicals are obtained from plants and are excellent in plummeting the risk of heart attacks and other heart related problems. Citrus and grapefruits contain two flavonoids called naringin and hesperidin which acts as an antioxidant and fights against radicals, decrease cholesterol level and balance blood pressure.

Food or Fruits to Consume on Grapefruit Diet


  • Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or grapes.
  • Citrus fruit: Oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes.
  • Hand fruit: Apples, pears, peaches, nectarines or plums.
  • Melon: Cantaloupe, honeydew or watermelon.
  • Tropical fruit: Bananas, pineapples or mangos.
  • Other fruit: Kiwis, pomegranates, cherries or avocados.

Non-Starchy Vegetables

  • Leafy greens: Spinach, swiss chard, collard greens or kale.
  • Salad greens: Lettuce of any kind, whole heads or pre-chopped.
  • Bulb vegetables: Onions, garlic, shallots, chives, scallions or leeks.
  • Flower head vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower or artichokes.
  • Pod vegetables: String beans, sugar snap peas or snow peas.
  • Root vegetables: Beets, carrots, radishes, parsnips or turnips.
  • Stem vegetables: Celery, asparagus or rhubarb.
  • Other vegetables: Zucchini, mushrooms, cucumber, eggplant, tomato or peppers.

Canned or frozen versions of these fruits and vegetables work as well.

Reduced-Fat Dairy

  • Light string cheese
  • Nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Reduced-fat, low-fat or nonfat milk


  • Twinkling water
  • Coffee
  • Tea


  • Fresh herbs
  • Dried spices
  • Low-fat or low-calorie salad dressings
  • Pickles, capers, horseradish, mustard, vinegar, etc.


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