Remember that fad diet that celebs used to (or maybe still) swear to in order to drop the unwanted flab? The one that promised eating grapefruit for all main meals of the day would ultimately give you your dream body? Well…I am certainly not giving that method my blessing. In fact, I am an avid hater of fad diets for one main reason. THEY DO NOT WORK. I mean, sure…they will work in the short term, but as has been said by many of bloggers before me, you will gain all that weight right back. No way around it.
But that doesn’t mean that the grapefruit doesn’t offer some significant health benefits when incorporated properly into one’s diet. According to a collection of data from 2003 to 2008, on average, women who consumed any amount of grapefruit or grapefruit juice weighed nearly 10 pounds less and had a 6 percent lower body mass index (BMI) than those who didn’t. Pretty cool, right?
One major reason for this is that grapefruit (similarly to many other fruits and veggies) contain high levels of water, making you feel fuller and more satisfied on less calories.
Not a huge grapefruit fan? Try to incorporate more foods like cucumber or watermelon that have high water content. Foods packed with H20 could have a similar effect as grapefruit on your diet.
As always, have a lovely day!