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Grapefruit Diet





Summary


The epitome of a fad diet, though many say it works.


Description


The grapefruit diet is really just a set of standard rules you follow for mealtimes. There are some variations in the rules, but they usually look something like this:

o Drink 8 8oz (64oz total) glasses of water each day.
o When eating a meal, stop when you are full.
o Follow the meal-plan (below) exactly, no substitutions and you have to eat everything listed. No snacking
o Do the diet for 12 days, then take a break for 2 days.

Breakfast:

grapefruit ( or 8oz of grapefruit juice)
2 eggs prepared any way you choose
2 slices of bacon

Lunch:

grapefruit ( or 8oz of grapefruit juice)
salad with the dressing of your choice
all the meat you want

Dinner:

grapefruit ( or 8oz of grapefruit juice)
salad with the dressing of your choice OR a red or green veggie prepared with butter/spices
any meat or fish
1 cup of coffee or tea

Bedtime Snack:

1 cup of skimmed milk or tomato juice


The grapefruit juice is suppose to be a catalyst that helps burn fat. Coffee hinders fat burning, so you're limited to that 1 cup per day. You can basically eat all the meat and fat you want. Exercise is generally encouraged as well.

There are some supplements on the market that leverage the grapefruit diet as part of their gimmick.


History


It is believed this diet started in the 1970s. It was so simple, it could be printed on a single sheet of paper and photocopied to share with others.


Criticism


Many health professionals and organizations have stated they diet is not healthy. Though recent studies seem to have shown it really does work.




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  23-Mar-2006 9:34am created by bill
  28-Aug-2006 2:17pm last update by bill


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Anonymous
posted 4-Jul-2006 6:40pm

Is this the same diet that is used for heart patients before surgery. I saw this diet some where else and it not call the grapefruit diet.
Anonymous
posted 4-Jul-2006 6:42pm

I have tried this diet and it does work. I just have a problem eating bacon.
Anonymous
posted 4-Jul-2006 8:03pm

It works I just got tired of the same foods everyday but
it's inexpensive the lost of pounds it's like 52lbs in 2 or
2 1/2 moths if i recall.
duftopia
posted 8-Jul-2006 2:24am

it does work - and I lost all my weight with it then some doctor put his finger on my throat (when I felt healthy and was working out) sent me to the hospital where I had heart diease, diabetes and they fixed me to the tone of a 100 pound weight gain, sudden numb feet, crippled, and massive water retention. So be careful, monitor your sugar levels and at the very least, but a nice large glass of fresh squeezed sour yellow grapefruit each morning did what 20 years of failure couldn't but also got me dead!
Anonymous
posted 28-Jul-2006 1:44pm

IT REALLY DOES WORK I LOST ALOT OF WEIGHT
Anonymous
posted 2-Oct-2006 9:40am

I never heard about grapefruit diet and I ask you question about grapefruit diet work out I want to know .
Anonymous
posted 6-Oct-2006 2:15am

this diet does work i lost 15 lbs in just 2 weeks so far It is a great diet you have to get creative with the meats you eat but it is great DJ from memphis tn
Jay
posted 1-Nov-2006 4:20pm

I am going to start the grapefruit diet tomorrow 11/02/06 - I am currently 176lbs, I will check back in on 11/09/06 to let you guys know if its working..
bill
posted 2-Nov-2006 1:26pm

Cool, I'm interested to hear what you think of it. Thanks.
George
posted 3-Nov-2006 9:10am

I remember hearing on the news that grapfruit juice alters the effectiveness of some drugs. So, if you are taking prescriptions you might want to check with your doctor or do some research on the internet to make sure the grapefruit diet does not cause any adverse effects. Otherwise it sounds like it works. Does anyone know if you regain weight right back again as soon as you go off the diet?
Jay
posted 3-Nov-2006 12:42pm

I am not taking any prescription pills, and thats I good question. Do you regain the weight. I hope someone have that answer.
bill
posted 3-Nov-2006 1:55pm

The juice is very acidic, I bet that's why it may affect other drugs.
Jay
posted 6-Nov-2006 1:46pm

Do you regain the weight after losing weight?
Jay
posted 9-Nov-2006 9:21am

I said I will return with results, I started on 11-2-06 at 177 and now 11/09/06 I am now 169.6 I lost about 7.4 in 8 days. I could have lost more but I did not work out the way I wanted to and I over did it with the meat serving. I had ribs, steak, fried chicken wings with a side order of slices breast. I over did it with the meat. I am going to post again if anyone have any question let me know.
Jay
posted 9-Nov-2006 9:37am

I think you lost water weight first and then start losing more, but you have to workout. I am going to push it real hard this time. I want to get down to 140 after I get there I am going to stop the diet and just work out.
Betty
posted 18-Nov-2006 5:01pm

I tried this diet back in 99 and in about 2 weeks i lost about 14 pds i didn't stick with it because i was ready for more than just meat and juice i just missed eating out,but it does work and like every one says you must stick to it if you really want to loose the weight, I know you don't want to eat the same thing over and over and over but you will be glad to see those pounds just fall off you really have to try this diet for your self
Jay
posted 5-Dec-2006 4:22pm

Since my last post, I came off the diet, you do gain the weight back. I stopped the grapefruit diet and started a new eat right plan. I started working out more and eating right and my weight is coming off slowly but inches have dropped. If you do a fast weight lost diet the weight comes back faster and more. When I stopped and started eating differently and working out. The weight came off slowwly but surely the weight was guarantee off. How do I Know? Because I can eat what I what for a week and the weight does not come back. I have to work out and eat my fruits, veg, portion size meal and water. I had to change from fast food, overeating. everyone can do it just give 7 month and u have the rest of you life. If I had done this I long time ago, I would have not been looking for the easy way out. Don't cheat on meals or snacks REMEMBER " Just give a guaranteed 7 month eating right and working out, then you can enjoy the rest of your life"
Jay
posted 5-Dec-2006 4:25pm

As of today I weigh 169lbs. but this weight is guaranteed beacause I can eat what I want and the weight do not come back. I execerise Mon- Sat and Run and 3 days and I eat healthy food. Sunday is my only day off.
bill
posted 5-Dec-2006 7:29pm

very nice, congrats on your success
Lauren C.
posted 28-Dec-2006 9:09am

I am 168 pounds, my goal is to return to my original weight of 125. I will start tghis diet on December 29, 2006 and I will check by in on Jan. 5, 2007 to let you know how much success I had.

Lauren C.
Joey
posted 1-Jan-2007 11:22pm

Question: Regarding salads/cooked vegetables, can i eat salads only or boiled vegetables instead of cooked with butter? Please advise....
How much weights can we lose in 2wks? (an average, for female between 130-140lb?)
J0
posted 30-Jan-2007 8:24am

In this diet it says to eat salads. What can you put in the salad?
Anonymous
posted 30-Jan-2007 8:29am

When they say salad,can you put any vegetable on the list of what you are suppose to eat in it?
Anonymous
posted 18-Mar-2007 6:04pm

I started this diet about 7days ago and i already have noticed about 6pound loss, my clothes don't fit me as tight and I've noticed my post-pregnancy belly has became flatter. I only exercise moderately in my home about 3 days a week, but regardless of that I still have lost pounds and that makes this diet a success to me!
Anonymous
posted 9-Apr-2007 11:19am

I just started the grapefruit diet today. I tried it a few years ago and lost almost 10# in the 1st week. I also remember my mom went on it way back when this diet was 1st popular(her MD gave it to her)in the 70's---I remember as if it were yesterday ---she lost 20# in 2 weeks (that was about all she needed to lose)and never gained it back!

People-this is really a fairly healthy diet---Unless you have a problem and are resticted from eating eggs etc. You are eating lots of vegies at lunch and dinner and fruit(the grapefruit--it has always been considered good to have your citrus fruit)and the meat-is your protein---just don't get crazy and fry everything---I like baked or broiled fish and maybe steak on the grill and baked or roasted chicken.
I never was one to have the required amount of dairy-while on or off a diet-so I just take my daily vitamin w/ extra calcium--and I have the grapefruit juice that has extra callcium in it.So I just don't have much carbs in the way of breads(there are still carbs inmy veggies)--so what I won't be on this diet forever and I can always have a little carb on my 2days off(the diet is 12 days on 2 days off)
This grapefruit diet works--- but if you start eating like a cow after you lose the weight you will surely gain it all back--I don't care if you do this diet or a slower weight loss diet,you just have to change your eating habits.
Anonymous
posted 9-Jun-2007 6:24pm

Oh, yes, I've tried this diet years ago and actually lost the weight. It was a little different than the 12 day diet I'm about to do now. It really works!!!!
roni
posted 23-Jun-2007 9:26am
edited 25-Jun-2007 3:18pm


i have tried this diet before/ but my question is are you allowed to have
cheese with your eggs or salad.
Tea
posted 20-Jul-2007 2:48am

This diet is great in just 5 days I have lost 6lbs
Tea
posted 20-Jul-2007 2:49am

No cheese at all
Anonymous
posted 3-Aug-2007 9:06pm

I eat all the cheese I want. In fact, I eat anything I want, just no white bread or pasta.

I drank grapefruit juice throughout the day for a month and lost 10 lbs. It really works. Now the weight is back on and I am on the diet again.

If you buy the big aluminum cans of white grapefruit juice in the juice aisle, it is less expensive!
Anonymous
posted 4-Sep-2007 8:13pm

What's the point of these darn diets if the wieght is going to come back!!!1
becca
posted 16-Sep-2007 11:03am

In 2004, i dropped 96 pounds with Weight Watchers and since then I have gained 74 pounds back, so today I am starting the grapefruit diet, I am 5'6", 225 and I will update you all on 09/30/07. Wish me luck!!!!
natalie
posted 19-Sep-2007 8:18pm

Do you think eating cheese will ruin the diet? also what can you put on the salads?
bill
posted 20-Sep-2007 7:14am

if eating cheese is wrong, I don't want to be right!
wanting to know
posted 22-Sep-2007 4:41pm

i just started the deit, and i want to kno if it really really works? and can i substite any thing. i like cheese.lol and i also heard of another diet with grape fruit. where you can eat anything you want. aslong as you drink teh grape fruit drink all the time!
dymond
posted 13-Oct-2007 7:15pm

I started the diet 6 days ago and I have already lost 6 pounds! Instead of drinking the skim milk for bedtime snack, I eat low carb 3gram yougurt. It taste way better than the skim milk and hasn't affected my weight loss.
Does anyone know what your supposed to eat when you go off the diet for 2 days? I am afraid that I will gain what I lost when I eat "normal" again. I love this diet, cuz I am never hungy!
Grapefruit Dieter
posted 1-Nov-2007 6:57am

My friend ate turkey bacon and still lost the weight/ Make sure you find one that is low in sugar. I did this diet and lost 12 lbs after my first 12 days...on the two days off I thought I would put it back on...instead I lost 5 more lbs in addition to the 12 the following week. I am starting this diet again today because I have surgery in less than a month.
Patty
posted 13-Nov-2007 4:38pm

I started the gramefruit diet yesterday 11/12/07. A friend of mine gave me the diet. When she did it she lost 10 lbs and she cheated because she put sugar in her coffee and she still managed to loose the 10 lbs and she wasn't even overweight.

I will do another post to share my results.
yadilover
posted 26-Nov-2007 2:09pm

I started this diet today and will update in a week. Can you have cheese on your salad?
Patty
posted 5-Dec-2007 2:50pm

I did this diet for only 6 days and I lost 6 lbs. This diet really works. I ate chicken nuggets, hot wings, grilled chicken breast and I also had ketchup. I was supose to stay on it for the full 12 days, but I stopped it because I had too many parties to attend to and it was hard. So I started the diet again today and I'm going to see how much I can lose until Christmas.
Anonymous
posted 19-Dec-2007 2:01pm

We started the diet 12/19/2007 it really works my husband dit it a year ago and lost 20 pounds in a month,he cheated with corn chips but we read somwhere u can eat corn chips is that right? this is 12/19/2007 we have lost 3pounds in three days so this is good,,we are going to do this for two months with the breaks,,I way 183 pounds 5ft10 want to get down to 140 or 150 have not seen that in 20 yrs,,will keep posted.
nicole
posted 4-Jan-2008 5:55pm

can I drink green tea more then once a day.
nini
posted 17-Jan-2008 5:44pm

i am starting the diet tomorrow i am 5'3 at 180 pounds i am only 14 and although i carry my weight really well i no that the weight is not healthy on me and i cant seem to get rid of my obliques so i need to do this diet since i am working out already
Kasie
posted 20-Jan-2008 11:38am

I have tried this diets when I was a senior in high school and I lost tons of weight for my senior pictures. But I changed it up a bit. Instead of my eating a salad for lunch my mom made me a turkey sandwich on wheat b/c my salad would get soggy by the time I could eat it a school.
kads
posted 22-Jan-2008 12:45am

Do this diet really work .I am a pure vegtarian .I would love if any body guide me on giving some vegee recepies...i badly need to lose weight...R everyone making the fresh fruit juice or the packed one frm the store...I thpught of using floridas grape fruit juice.....pl let me know the subsituteof eggs and bacon and other non_veg stuff....

thanks a lot
Leonie
posted 26-Jan-2008 3:33pm

Three of us are starting the grapefruit juice diet tomorrow. Two of us have 30kgs to lose (= 66lbs)and one of us has 15kgs to lose (=33lbs)... 12 days on and 2 days off can't be that bad eh'...... and to "Kads" this is a grapefruit MEAT and vege plan so obviously NOT suitable for vegetarians. You will need to google a "vegetarian diet for weight loss"... Good Luck!
Leonie
posted 26-Jan-2008 3:37pm

I read somewhere if you stick with this plan EXACTLY you will lose one lb per day on average, that's a pretty good weight loss when you have heaps to lose!
Anonymous
posted 1-Feb-2008 12:50am

can you drink diet coke while on grapefruit diet
Anonymous
posted 1-Feb-2008 12:55am

can you switch from atkins diet to grapefruit diet
Anonymous
posted 1-Feb-2008 1:07am

can you have sugar substitute with coffee?
angel
posted 2-Feb-2008 7:17pm

i started this diet on jan30.. i was 249 now its saterday feb2 and i weigh 241, sound good to me...8 pounds in 3 days...
pass
posted 5-Feb-2008 3:21pm

i was wondering if u lose water weight or fat ,,, cz losing water weight is dangerous
Anonymous
posted 6-Feb-2008 3:26pm

Hey everyone, I did this diet when I was in highschool, it was actually really easy to follow. I ended up loosing about 90 pounds 10 months, I did go on and off a couple times...I didn't have any cravings, and I eventually somewhat transformed this over to the low carb diet and incorporated cheese, and a few other things, although I got so into the loosing weight aspect that I ended up barely eating, and I lived of Dt. Mt. Dew...and perhaps a piece of string cheese for the day! I eventually got really sick and started coughing up blood, my doctor said that when you starve yourself, your body starts to decompose itself or something to that matter...soooooo....make sure you keep in mind that you must make sure to not get completely caught up in it...I did end up regaining it all back pretty much after I started eating, but I do blame myself for that because if I had been smart about the choices I made towards the end and not put my body into starvation mode, I wouldn't have retained everything I ate afterwards...
I actually restarted this diet today, so we will see what happens!
Kenny24126
posted 17-Feb-2008 5:07pm

i am trying this diet tomarrow! i have tried everything and I just need a jumpstart to lose my last 35 pounds. My only concern is losing and then gaining it back
krista610
posted 21-Feb-2008 11:26am

this diet works but it sucks the fun out of eating
NETTIEPOOH
posted 22-Feb-2008 3:21pm

HEY I'M 180 POUNDS AND 5'5 MY GOAL IS TO LOSE 40 PONDS SO I'M TRYING THIS DIET 02/22/08 MY QUESTION IS HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO LOSE 40 POUNDS? AND WILL DO HAVE TO JUST EAT SALAD? AND WILL THE WEIGHT COME RIGHT BACK ON? I WILL UPDATE MY WEIGHT LOSS ALSO.
Danielle
posted 23-Feb-2008 7:57am

I started the Grapefruit Diet because I want to lose weight and fast!! Now the only problem I have is this.......there is so many websites stating what you can and cant eat and this is the confusing bit for me. They contradict each other!!

So some questions...if you all wouldnt mind answering for me?

1) Can I eat Corn, Peas, Lettuce, Red Onions, White Onions, Cucumber, Tomatoes & Carrots?

2) I dont eat Bacon!! So is it okay to use Sliced Turkey Breast instead?

Any help will be much appreciated on this? Im drastically trying to lose weight but I need to make sure I'm eating correctly!
jayjay
posted 25-Feb-2008 2:14pm

i love this diet and i lost 150 lbs from it!!!
myphoenixson
posted 26-Feb-2008 12:18pm

I have done this diet and so has my mother in law. She is the one who suggested it to me. Her doctor put her on the diet before she had to go into surgury to loose some extra pounds. She did it fo 4 weeks and lost nearly 30 pounds!

I've been on the diet before, but I just started again on 2/21. I will let you know how much I loose after the 12th day. You are supposed to do the diet for 12 days, stop for 2 and then do it for 12 days again.

This diet is basically a strict version of Atkins. Meat and veggies, no carbs. You can not eat corn or white onions. You can eat tomatoes and carrots. I don't know about the peas. You can eat turkey bacon but it doesn't have as much fat as regular bacon so you probably won't loose the weight as fast. You will still loose it though.
Anonymous
posted 27-Feb-2008 9:24am

I've been on this diet for about a day now. The results are spectacular. I woke up this morning and stepped on my scale. 200 Lb. loss!!! I was so excited. I suggest this diet to all of you.
Anonymous
posted 27-Feb-2008 9:50am

I was annorexic, i tried the grapefruit diet, and i gainbed 25lbs! i was needless to say very angry >:[
Anonymous
posted 1-Mar-2008 12:43pm

If you were annorexic, the reason that you probably gained 25lbs is because when you're not eating, no matter what, when you finally do decide to eat, your body is going to retain, and store everything, no matter what...it's a survival mode
dr.herrman
posted 4-Mar-2008 11:24am

im soooo fat and doing this diet got me fatter and now im 325 instead of 234
dr.herrman
posted 4-Mar-2008 11:24am

ill keep updated with my fat issues
myphoenixson
posted 6-Mar-2008 9:21am

If you are gaining weight, you aren't doing it right. There is no way you should gain weight on this diet.

After 8 days on the diet, I lost 6 pounds. I am getting weighed again tomorrow and I will update again.
carly
posted 7-Mar-2008 6:41pm

Hey, im 5ft 5 and weigh just under 10st. I was wondering if anyone has done this diet who is around the same weight as me, as i dont have much to loose, and i want to know whether or not it works.
Thanks,
Love carlyx
Anonymous
posted 10-Mar-2008 12:35am

Does this fidu really work i have to loose weight really fast and i dont have time to waste if it doesnt work
kat
posted 11-Mar-2008 1:09pm

I started this diet on mar 02 2008 and the first week lost 5lbs it has motivated me to move on.I weigh in on friday so I`ll see how I did for my second week .
I am 5"5 and weigh currently 180lbs . I also have started walking my dogs for about 30-45 minutes every night ..

so far I feel really good The first few days I felt hungry I thing it is just mind over matter ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,kat
Anonymous
posted 17-Mar-2008 10:05am

I started the diet 3/12/08 so far I have lost 4 pounds in 6 days. I get married in one month; tell me will I make my 15 pound loss by then. The last time i did this diet was in 1999; i lost about 35 pounds but I don't remember how quickly it came off. I did exercise a lot back then. In 12 days I lost about 10 pounds that is what motivated me to continue the diet. I'm scared I won't lose the weight fast enough this time.
LENA
posted 17-Mar-2008 2:42pm

I STARTED THIS DIET TODAY 3/17/08 I AM TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BY THE SECOND WEEK OF MAY....BUT I HAVE ONE QUESTION IS IT NECESSARY FOR ME TO HAVE THE MILK OR TOMATOE JUICE FOR THE BED TIME SNACK CAN THAT BE SUBSTITUTED OR CAN I JUST NOT HAVE A SNACK AT BED TIME
Anonymous
posted 17-Mar-2008 4:49pm

i started this diet 6 days ago and ive lost 4 lbs! im 5'o" and started at 128 and now im 124, im athletic and have a lot of muscle on my body and this is working better than any other diet ive tried
Anonymous
posted 18-Mar-2008 2:16pm

can u drink alcohol while u on the grapefruit diet
Anonymous
posted 25-Mar-2008 2:07pm

a few questions: can i use splenda in my tea or coffee? can you eat cheese? is there a dressing that is best to use on the salad?
chewie
posted 26-Mar-2008 6:03pm

I'm thinking about starting this diet but am kind of confused about what I can and can't eat and hoping some of you guys who have had some serious success could help me out. I only want to loose about 10lbs but I need to loose it fast! A lot of sites I've seen say that you can't have celery, cucumbers, lettuce, or cabbage - do you guys know why - kind of confused as to what to put in my salads. They also say though that you can have cereal (which I am huge addict of) but I don't see anywhere in the menu plan where you're eating any carbs - can we eat carbs and when? And finally - can I substitute soy milk for skim if I think I might be lactose intolerant? Thanks - any help is much appreciated!

To anonymous above - some of the sites I visited said splenda is okay but no cheese
kat
posted 27-Mar-2008 9:32am

The Grapefruit Diet
The Promise:

In 2 1/2 months you should lose 52 pounds. Seems like a fad, but who knows, take this diet with your tongue firmly in your cheek and a pinch of salt!!.

The Rules of the Grapefruit Diet :

You must drink eight 8oz. glasses of water daily (64 oz. total per day).
At any meal you may eat until you are full.
You must eat the minimum listed at each meal. (yep, this diet list the minimum you should eat).
You cannot eliminate anything from the diet. Especially the bacon at breakfast and the salads. You must eat the bacon and salads. These combinations of food burn the fat, omitting one part of the combination will cause the whole thing not to work.
The grapefruit or fruit juice is important because it acts as a catalyst that starts the burning process. Don't add or reduce the amount of grapefruit or juice.
Cut down on coffee, it affects the insulin balance that hinders the burning process. Try to limit to 1 cup at meal time.
Don't eat between meals. If you eat the suggested foods you will not get hungry.
You can fry food in butter and use butter generously on vegetables.
Do not eat desserts, breads, and white vegetables or sweet potatoes.
You may double or triple helpings of meat, salad or vegetables.
Eat until you are stuffed. The more you eat the more weight you will lose.
Stay on the diet 12 days, then stop the diet for 2 days and repeat.
Grapefruit Diet Plan:



Breakfast:
Either 1/2 grapefruit OR 8 oz. juice (unsweetened)
2 eggs any style
2 slices of bacon



Lunch:
Either 1/2 grapefruit OR 8 oz. juice (unsweetened)
Salad with any dressing
Meat any style and any amount.

Dinner:
Either 1/2 grapefruit OR 8 oz. juice (unsweetened)
Salad with any dressing OR a red or green vegetable cooked in butter or spices.
Meat or even Fish any style cooked any way.
Coffee or Tea (1 cup)
Bedtime Snack:
8oz. glass of tomato juice or 8 oz cup of skim milk.
Anonymous
posted 27-Mar-2008 5:03pm

i started this diet a few days ago but havent lost any weight. i have been following the "rules" and still nothing! .. are you sure this "eat till you are full" aspect works?
Kelsey
posted 30-Mar-2008 3:36pm

I am going to be starting this diet tomorrow, and was wondering if I didnt like something on the list could I just skip it and still lose the weight fast?
jeangene28
posted 1-Apr-2008 9:24am

Well right now I am on the master cleanse diet. This is really crazy. My sister told me about the grapefruit diet and I am planning on starting it on Thursday, (so my body can get used to eating again). So I will keep you all posted. The only negative thing for me is the lack of bread beacuse that is my down fall. I am 5'2" and weigh 157lbs.. I am hoping to get down to 125 when its all said in done. So wish me luck!!!
MMA
posted 3-Apr-2008 12:38pm

I went on this diet about 3 years ago and I did lose about 8 pounds. I don't remember the diet lasting 12 days though. I weigh 132 as of today and would like to lose at least 17 pounds. I am only 5 foot tall and small framed. I am interested in what the results will be this time. My friend went on the diet with me the last time and she went on (so many days) and off 2 days three times (as I said though, I don't remember it being 12 days). She lost 29 pounds. I did gain my weight back - but over a year later. Can you eat eggs in your salad too?
Anonymous
posted 4-Apr-2008 9:54am

I started this diet on 3/22/2008 and I lost 10lbs and 13.5 inches off my entire body. I am on my 2nd day off and I feel great. So far, I did not gain any of the weight back. I actually lost another pound. My advice is that you must try to do some type of exercise on this diet. If you do, you will see the pounds melt away even faster. I know the diet says eat whatever you want but we all know that is not true. Make healthy choices and you will be greatly rewarded (DO NOT EAT FRIED FOODS - SUBSTITUTE WITH GRILLED MEATS). Many people do not understand the concept of the 2 days off. On your days off, you cannot eat whatever you want and not expect to gain the weight back. If you make healthy choices then you will not have to worry about gaining back what you lost. This is what I did on my 2 days off and I did not gain the weight back, INSTEAD I lost weight. I hope this helps.

Breakfast

Oatmeal (note this is a carb)
Lowfat Yogurt
Water (w/crystal lite mix)

Lunch

Grilled Chicken Salad
1/2 Baked Potato w/sour cream and butter (note this is a carb)
1 Cup fresh fruit salad
Water

Dinner

Grilled Salmon w/white wine sauce
Mixed Vegetables
1 Apple (optional)
Water

Note that I drank at least 8 glasses of water those days and I did some type of workout for at least 30 minutes. I also did not snack between meals. Just drink water. Unless you change your eating habits, no matter how fast you lose the weight, you will gain it back. It is so easy to eat unhealthy but if you want to remain healthy and live longer, make those lifestyle changes little by little.
Anonymous
posted 14-Apr-2008 6:33pm

do you have to exercise everyday doing this diet? cuz i cant because i am to young to drive and other problems 2. So if n e 1 anonymous cud tell me if u have to workout on this diet to lose weight plz tell me cuz ive been doing this diet for about 3 days now and i havent quite lost ne thing and i follow it exactly (except the waters not always like frozen) but i do i just dont workout!
Anonymous
posted 15-Apr-2008 11:44am

Does anyone know if diet coke is ok to have?
Anonymous
posted 16-Apr-2008 9:25am

i need to loose 60lbs for mid sep , as my boyfriend as asked me to marry him b4 he goes away with the army , so do you think doing the grapefruit diet and swimming will help me to loose that 60lbsfor sep 08? right now im a size 22 and would love to get into a 16-18 dress for my big day ,
Anonymous
posted 16-Apr-2008 10:07am

I started it on Monday April 14. It's now Wed. April 16 and I've lost 3 lbs. It's working for me. Can't wait to see the results after 12 days. I do recommend lean meats and moderate exercise to see quicker results.
Ashley
posted 17-Apr-2008 2:49pm

I started this diet Monday 4/14/08, along with 3 other co-workers. We are all different sizes and shapes and all of us have seen results. Today is 4/17/08 and i have lost 5lbs, my boss lost 8lbs and our other co-workers between 2-5lbs each. We fry our eggs in the morning, eat breaded fish, and use normal salad dressings. I sub non-fat yougurt for my evening snack beacuse i dont drink milk. Yes it is ok to have diet soda's as long as they are cafinee free, you can eat cheese, you need it for some sort of dairy in your system. We use splenda on our grapfruits, and in our cofee. Oh and none of us exersize yet. I also talked to my pharmacist and she said the only perscription drugs to worry about while doin this diet are heart meds and cholesterol meds. I will keep you guys posted!
gabi
posted 17-Apr-2008 3:16pm

I did this diet two years ago. It worked back then. I started because I wanted to have another baby and didn't want to do it on top of my overweight.
The good thing about this diet is the motivation. You feel great when after a week you've lost 5 or 8 lbs. I got inspired, and starting working out. I remember I was 166 lbs and got down to 135 (only 2 months on the diet). I kept the weight off for a year and the following year I decided to try for another baby, and start eating again.. Bad Choice! I gain weight and didn't get pregnant. When I finally got pregnant I was overweight.. not as bad but still overweight.
Now, I have a 5 months old baby and 160 lbs again. I started the diet again on 04/14/2008, and will let you know how it is doing for me.
Wish me luck!
meyaka
posted 19-Apr-2008 5:56pm

i started this diet about a week ago. i know i lost weight.
im not going to weigh my self til my 12 days is up. but my jaw is really saw from chewing all that salad i hope it really works!
Anonymous
posted 23-Apr-2008 9:17am

On day 10. I checked this morning and I was down 6 lbs. I cheated one meal, but every other meal has been the diet. I am also allowing myself 1-2 diet cokes a day. I also cut my eggs down. I only feel like having one at breakfast. I'm starting to increase my exercise so I think if I stick with it things will work out. I'll probably continue it after my 2 days off this weekend. In a way its easy because you're eating pretty much the same foods, but that can get old. Best of luck to everyone!
gabi
posted 25-Apr-2008 11:26am

Today is 04/25/2008 and I am on my 12th day. So far I lost 8 lbs. I am so happy, I can tell my cloth fits different.
This weekend is my 2 days off ... But I will continue doing it next week.
I'll keep you posted.
Anonymous
posted 25-Apr-2008 1:16pm

Are hot dogs allowed? Several posts have indicated that the parameters of the diet differ. And is cheese ok?
tg
posted 28-Apr-2008 4:00pm

i was wondering the same about hotdogs carrots and a few other things. i been eating them in my diet im on day 5 right now.
the people who lost the most weight was these foods included in your diet?
tg
posted 28-Apr-2008 4:01pm

oh and is it a must for the tomato juice or milk?
gabi
posted 1-May-2008 11:24am

I do hotdogs, and cheese. No carrots. I never knew it was forbidden, so I did it and still lost weight.
Anonymous
posted 1-May-2008 2:54pm

I have a very slow metabolism, so it is hard for me to just exercise and lose weight. I have started this diet today and I will keep you posted.
((Anonymous))
posted 2-May-2008 2:20am

hello everyone i been struggling with my wieght for about 3 years and i need help....i use to be 125 and the pass 3 yrs i have gained alot of wieght im now 204 i need help and im only 19 years old ...do you think this diet will be good for me? if so let me know asap.
adwms
posted 4-May-2008 3:04pm

Hello all...My sisters and I are going to start this diet tomorrow...I am wondering whats the best kind of exercises to do?
monique
posted 7-May-2008 5:19pm

hello everyone i started the diet 5-5-2008 i lost weight before and gained it now im on the gainindg thing and im trying to lose weight for my graduation the diet is not hard i get hungry late at night when im study as of now i dont feel like anything so i will check back in on my 12th day i pray for good results
Anonymous
posted 8-May-2008 10:42am

Just finished my first 12 days - lost 9 lbs! It does work. I too, get hungry at night, but drink water!!!! Good luck!
Anonymous; 5/8/08
posted 8-May-2008 2:05pm

osunds like a good diet program, just wondering if there are any side effects after stopping the program? weight gain? health issues?

thanks
ash
posted 10-May-2008 12:11am

the thing about this diet, as with any diet, is that the second you stop following the plan chances are that you are going to gain it all back, and perhaps then some...i've done this diet in the past, and i lost 100 and i gained it back...but when i had stopped doing the plan, i started eating a lot of carbs, pastas, bread, etc. so therefore, after not having had them for so long, they stuck like glue i have nothing to blame but myself for gaining the weight back...and with that being said, i think that we really need to look at this program as a jump start to change our entire way of eating, just eating healthier in general, sticking to salads, etc, instead of eating all the junk, and carbs...this is my out look on it now, that it's not just a temporary change, but a life long change to better my health, and it seems to make a big difference in my whole outlook on following the plan...yeah i know i sound corney, lol...

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