Today was another great segment with Dr. Oz. Dr. Oz and I discussed my 7-Day Grapefruit Detox. Don’t be afraid, this is not the same grapefruit diet that was so popular back in the 80’s. Not at all! With my 7-Day Grapefruit Detox you will NOT be starving yourself like everyone was back then. This detox is all about losing weight and eating food in addition to the grapefruit. I’ve found specific foods that act as a weight loss accomplice to the grapefruit, which boosts the fat burning power while still satiating you!
Why Grapefruit is Such a Great Weapon for Weight Loss
- Grapefruit Boosts Metabolism– Grapefruit it contains high levels of NOOTKATONE, which in animal studies has been shown to stimulate your metabolism and ramp up weight loss. In fact, studies have found that merely the smell of grapefruit can boost your mood and stop down emotional eating.
- Grapefruit is High in Fiber– Grapefruit keeps you feeling full, while moving your digestive system along to beat bloat.
- Grapefruit Controls Blood Sugar- Blood sugar spikes and lows always keep us hungry- and grapefruit puts a stop to that while indulging in something sweet and tangy!
You can lose anywhere from half a pound, to a pound a day, less bloat…and it even boosts your immune system with all of the Vitamin C!
The 7-Day Grapefruit Detox
Just a Half of a Grapefruit with Each Meal
With my clients, I’ve seen that eating just ½ of this fruit can aid weightless when eating before or with your meal…you can eat it or drink it….but I’ve created my favorite meal parings on this detox to make the 7 days super easy!
BREAKFAST: Pair 1/2 a grapefruit with 4 ounces of protein
This combo is essential first thing in the morning because your brain needs the sugar in the grapefruit- it fires it up and helps keeps you focused and gives you energy. The protein helps you absorb the fruit and balances blood sugar to cut the cravings later in the morning. On most diets, you feel deprived and exhausted…and this gives you a nice boost!
LUNCH: 1/2 a grapefruit with one healthy fat and unlimited veggies for lunch
This combination is key to slimming down in the middle of the day. Lunch is a dieter’s milestone…if you made it through half the day, you are almost there…so you want something to get you through that slump and feeling full until dinner so you stay motivated.
Try Grapefruit Avocado Veggies skewers… they are easy to make, taste great.
DINNER: 1/2 a grapefruit with 1 cup cooked ancient grains and 4 ounces of protein
Half a grapefruit for dinner can help you wake up with a flatter stomach. And the ancient grains are satiating….you won’t have more cravings and crashing. Wild rice and quinoa are my favorite. This meal is full of fiber and protein, they relax your body, they have more enzymes so they digest better and they won’t bloat you…and when you sleep, you are fasting…so this prepares you for your overnight fast! This makes the diet comfortable…in the evening you are rewarded with a richer carbohydrate.
My favorite dinner combo is the Sweet and Tangy Protein Bowl. I love mixing grilled chicken with quinoa, build on some leafy greens, green peppers and of course, half of grapefruit….squeeze the juice on for dressing and you have this beautiful bowl that tastes great!
This 7-Day Grapefruit Detox really is as easy as it gets to jump start your weight loss, get rid of your bloat, and feel rejuvenated.
JUST REMEMBER before you load up on this fabulous fruit, talk with your doctor if you’re taking any medications. Grapefruit interacts with dozens of common drugs, and can dramatically increase their effects and side effects. Some of the most common drugs that interact with grapefruit are:
- Robitussin DM
- Glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta)
If you want more great grapefruit inspiration, check out these links on the Dr. Oz site!
You know what I say,
Keep thinking Big and living BOLD!