The Grapefruit Diet

The old Grapefruit Diet has been floating around for a long time. Its popularity for so many years can be attributed to pseudo-science and good marketing copy. This is one of those fad diets that you can use to drop some quick pounds, but, like all fad diets, you need to recognize that it's deficient nutritionally and that you'll gain back what you lose as soon as you get off the diet IF you return to your old eating habits.

It's pretty much agreed by the Grapefruit Diet gurus that most people who try the program for a week or two will probably lose somewhere between 12 and 20 pounds.

Below is a typical 
day on the Grapefruit 

Half a grapefruit and plain coffee or tea [Note from Chet: I recommend that you give up coffee for good. Click here and then click here to learn why.]

Half a grapefruit plus two eggs
Cucumber and tomato salad with vinegar, lemon and herbs dressing
One piece of dry melba toast and plain tea or water

Half a grapefruit
4-6 ounces of chicken or beef or ham slices
Half a head of lettuce and a tomato
with vinegar, lemon and herbs dressing
Plain tea or water

With a diet this restrictive -- eating fewer that 800 calories a day -- you can see why you'd lose weight. You can also see how nutritionally deficient this program is. And talk about boring. Phew.

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