The Grapefruit diet based around the premise that grapefruit contains fat burning properties and is similar to the cabbage soup diet. There are several versions of this diet and there duration varies from 7 to 21 days. Most of these diets are very low in calorie diets usually about 800-1000 calories. The diet recommends high quantities of caffeine drinks like coffee (no milk or sugar).
Grapefruit Diet: Reasons for
Grapefruit Diet: Reasons against
Grapefruit Diet: Verdict
Grapefruit does not contain any fat burning properties and all weight that is lost is due to the diets 800-1000 calorie intake. Grapefruit is a healthy fruit which is fat free and low in calories but any similar diet based on any fruit would work it would also be unhealthy and not give the required nutrition. If you are after a short-term plan like this the cabbage soup diet is better version. Though with both the weight soon returns.
Randall Earl Dunford
Paperback – July 2002The Grapefruit and Apple Cider Vinegar Combo Diet