Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quick Tip for Weightloss - Add Grapefruit to Your Daily Diet

The Grapefruit Diet promises that you can lose 10 lbs in 12 days, probably due to the extremely low calorie intake on the diet. To lose weight and stay healthy, it's best to make small changes in your daily diet, exercise more and do deep breathing to give you energy and speed up your metabolism during the day. However, just because the grapefruit diet is essentially unhealthy, does not mean you can't lose weight by adding it to your daily menu.

A study at the Scripps Clinic Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center found that those who ate 1/2 grapefruit with each meal lost an average of 3.6 pounds in 12 weeks. Those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice with each meal, lost an average of 3.3 pounds in 12 weeks.

Adding grapefruit to your diet helps you meet your requirement of 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies daily, plus grapefruit offers fiber to keep you filled and vitamin C to boost your immune system.

Grapefruit also has a chemical compound with helps to regulate insulin in our body and encourage weightloss. For those with high blood sugar or diabetes, regulating insulin is key to staying healthy.

Try eating 1/2 a grapefruit or drinking 4 oz of grapefruit juice three times daily and see if you can lose that stubborn 3/9 pounds! 

Be aware that grapefruit's compounds can interact with some drugs, like statins, so check with your doctor if you are on any medications before adding several servings of it to your daily diet.

Would you like to JumpStart Your Metabolism with a simple technique like deep Breathing? Read Jumpstart Your Metabolism: How To Lose Weight By Changing The Way You Breathe

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