Grapefruit Diet

Photo Credit: Muffet of Flickr

Photo Credit: Muffet of Flickr

At some point, you’ve probably heard that some type of fruit can help you lose weight.  From bananas, to cherries, apples and oranges, there’s always something.  But now my family is bugging me about…

The Grapefruit Diet!

This is going to be SHORT so here goes. <drum roll please?>

It’s a myth that there’s some special enzyme in a grapefruit that helps digest or burn fat and can lead to increased weight loss.  While there’s no fat burning substance per se, the grapefuit is low in calories (40 in a medium sized fruit) and filling.

Low calories… filling… should sound familar.

You’ll expereince the same thing with sevearl servings of fruits and vegetables.  Lower in overall calories and filling (water and fiber).

Combine that with activity(defined as movement + weight training) for an increased calorie expenditure for the day and like magic…

You burn more fat.  You lose weight.

The Grapefruit Diet is bull!  It’s true you can lose weight on that type of diet depending on many variables such as your previous calorie intake before… there’s nothing special about that particular fruit that has magic powers over fat loss.  I could do anything to reduce my calorie intake for one meal and make a drastic reduction in my overall body fat.

In all fairness, there’s some more in-depth research around The Grapefruit Diet.  Tom Venuto, over at Burn the Fat Inner Circle, did a one page write-up about this very topic.  He does that kinda of stuff all the time inside his membership area.

Anyway, I’m off to eat a grapefruit.  But only because I like it!

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

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