How to Do a Grapefruit Diet

The grapefruit diet started in Hollywood during the 1930s but only became popular during the 1970s when it was re-badged as the "Mayo Clinic Diet". However, the diet has no connection to the clinic. In the 1980s, it was called the "10 day, 10 pounds off diet". The aim of the diet is to reduce the number of fruits and vegetables that a person eats while increasing the intake of grapefruit and meat. In this article, I will go through the steps to successfully completing the grapefruit diet.

Step 1: Decide on which diet to follow

There are a wide range of different versions of the grapefruit diet. All of them work on the same principles but not all of them will suit your situation. You should stick to whatever diet you choose and not waver to another one as you go along.

Step 2: Have a shower or bath at least twice a day

By having a warm shower and scrubbing your skin with a sponge or loofah, you will increase the blood circulation throughout your body and help it remove toxins from your body. It will also help you feel better as you adjust to the diet.

Step 3: Light exercise only

The grapefruit diet severely restricts the number of calories you will be eating. That means you may experience a loss of energy and you need to be careful about how much exercise you do. You should do only light exercise like walking, yoga or Pilates. Otherwise, you may end up feeling worse for wear.

Step 4: Keep off the weight

People claim that you can lose up to 10 pounds in 12 days on this diet. However, once you've lost the weight you need to keep it off. That means reverting back to a healthy diet after the 12 days. There is nothing worse than losing all that weight and then putting it back on a month later.

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