The Grape Fruit Diet
by Cora Penafiel
Removing that extra weight is easier said than done. Doing so will take a lot of courage, discipline, and perseverance in order to achieve your ideal weight. Aside from the hardships, the failures, and the challenges which dieters face each day, looking for the best dieting programs that suit you can be very challenging. But, there are a lot of diets that can be found online.
There are many weight-loss diet plans
that are being offered. Most of these diet programs today claim to be more effective and better than others. There are so many programs to choose from, and you will certainly have a hard time knowing which of them is best. One of the easiest and most popular weight-loss plans that you can try is the grapefruit diet, also known as the Hollywood diet, since a lot of Hollywood stars use this diet. A lot of people love this kind of diet, the reason being that you can lose as much as 10 pounds in just 12 days. And there is no need to control your appetite while following the grapefruit diet. Some people claim it has amazing results, but its effectiveness is still a question for many.
According to this diet, the enzymes that are found in grapefruits will help burn body fats. It is believed that grapefruit, when taken with foods that are rich in fats and protein, will help in burning unwanted fats in the body. With the grapefruit diet
, it is recommended to eat food that has fats and protein; among these foods are meats, egg, and bacon. But, eating complex carbohydrates are restricted to the diet. Caffeine must be excluded from the daily intake because this food can affect the insulin balance and, in return, can hinder the fat-burning process.
This diet forbids complex carbohydrates because insulin hinders the burning of fats and restores the carbohydrates into the body as fats. This means that, even if you are not on this kind of diet, taking in too many carbohydrates, especially complex carbohydrates, allows your insulin to store them as fats into your body, and this makes it even more difficult lose weight.
Grapefruit, like any other citrus fruit, is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is a storehouse of a lot of phytochemicals like flavonoids, limonoids, and terpenes. These substances have properties that help fight cancer. Grapefruit is also rich in lycopene that helps protect cells. It is a very healthy food that can even stop the growth of a tumor. Indeed, grapefruit has many substances that are very beneficial to one's health.
If you are really into losing weight, grapefruit is one of the best choices of food you can have. Several nutrition experts even consider this fruit as a super food for many dieters because it helps to recharge your metabolism while simultaneously providing a great nutritional boost. Experts claim that the juice of the grapefruit can promote the fat-burning process. With this kind of diet it ensures a good chance to lose weight. But, you should not follow the grapefruit diet plan alone; you will need to also take supplements and exercise regularly. Also, to make this diet plan successful, there are a lot of important things that you will need to remember.
The grapefruit diet is performed in two ways. It can be by either eating a half serving of grapefruit or by drinking its delectable juice each meal. With this kind of diet the dieters are being encouraged to take a good amount of protein. But in the process the dieters are reminded to stick to the diet plan in the order of the plan instructions to get the highest level of success in weight loss. This is the diet that lasts for 12 days with a two-day break. During the two-day break the dieter can eat whatever he or she is craving to eat. And after the two days break the dieter will resume to the grapefruit regimen for 12 days.
When you are in this kind of diet the dieter is often reminded never to drink very cold and hot drinks. Do you want to know the menu you can have while you are on the grapefruit diet for 10 days? Here are some sample diet plans that you can check out to see if they will suit you or not.
For breakfast, two boiled eggs and a slice of bacon are recommended along with a half grapefruit or eight ounces of grapefruit juice. You must always remember not to add sugar to the fruit juice. The suggested grapefruit diet menu for lunch will be composed of an eight-ounce grapefruit juice or half a grapefruit, salad, and meat. You should not worry about the quantity of the foods you will eat because this weight-loss plan is not so strict as long as you avoid foods that should not be consumed.
Dinner will be the same when it comes to the quantity of juice or grapefruit. In dinner, the recommended foods will be cooked green or red vegetables or salad and fish or meat. Having a cup of tea or coffee is also allowed. After dinner, you can have a snack with eight-ounce skim milk that should be consumed, as well. It is very important to remember not to go to bed until three hours of the last meal. This is because your body does not burn a lot of calories when you sleep.
To ensure that you will make your diet as balanced as possible, you should eat small servings of fruits, carbohydrates, dairy products, proteins, and vegetables. This is because this certain kind of diet could be deficient in some areas so you need to supplement it with other foods because your main priority will be your health.
We now know that there are a lot of benefits that you can get from the grapefruit diet. On the other hand, there is always that fact that there are reported cases of some people of having vertigo and upset stomach. Some believe that it is caused by a combination of too much coffee and so little food. It is a must to every diet that if there is a significant change and that change makes you feel something is wrong with your body, seek the advice of your health provider.
All in all, the grapefruit diet is indeed very effective in losing weight. Still, grapefruit does not have the enzymes to burn body fat. Then again, grapefruit is very nutritious and it is recommended for consumption every day. You can enjoy your grapefruit by either having it as a fruit or drink. Its juice, as many people can attest, can be very helpful in maintaining health at its optimum level. And whether you do the grapefruit diet or not, grapefruit is very good for your well-being.
And also, this particular diet menu is highly recommended by a lot of experts as long as you are committed to strictly following this diet. This is also a perfect kind of diet for busy individuals because the foods are so easy to prepare and they are all common. This means that the meals that are in this diet could be easily done in your kitchen.