The grapefruit diet is a rather popular option among those who wand to shed some pounds. It is not known for sure who was the first to suggest this diet plan but it is pretty simple and here we are going to consider its peculiarities.
As the name suggests the diet presupposes eating grapefruit. The thing is to eat half of a grapefruit with each meal preferably at its beginning. It is supposed that doing this enables certain fat burning enzyme to assist the person to lose weight more efficiently. However, there have not been found any proofs of such enzymes existence or activity. Rather, high fiber content and low calorie count of the product can be those factors that can be attributed when it goes to weight loss. All in all, grapefruit is a healthy and beneficial choice for your health and those people interested in weight loss in no way will lose if they eat it more frequently.
The diet itself presupposes to last for 12 days. You should eat a half of a grapefruit with each and every meal you have during the day. However, there are certain recommendations concerning the foods that should be eaten. Products with carbohydrates, such as potatoes, breads, pasta and rice are better to be avoided. It is also advised to meat and fish in any amounts for lunch and dinner.
With all these restrictions it is hard to call this diet highly beneficial. It is not balanced and should be approached with caution. Notwithstanding the fact that grapefruit itself is very useful, with all the fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin A, and etc., it is still recommended, perhaps, to choose a more balanced diet and combine it with grapefruit.