The Grapefruit Diet, which dates back to the 1930s, is based on the claim that grapefruit, due to its alleged fat-burning enzymes, has miraculous weight loss properties. Dieters are to eat half a grapefruit at every meal, along with a small amount of protein, black coffee and salad. By eliminating sugar, sweet fruits, vegetables, grains and cereals, consumption of carbohydrates are greatly restricted as well as calories. Rapid weight loss will occur due to low calorie intake. Note that grapefruits are a natural simple carbohydrate and eating a half a grapefruit per meal is one way to add fruits to your daily plan, but grapefruit juice can be harmful if the dieter is taking medication that interacts with grapefruit juice, or if the dieter is allergic to citruses. The Grapefruit Diet is extreme. Cutting out food groups is never a good idea.
Rating: 5 Bitter Grapefruits
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