Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Egg / Grapefruit Diet

Looking for a fast and healthy way to lose 5 or 10 pounds? Ever heard of the "egg and grapefruit" diet? It's an extremely simple and straightforward low-carb diet... and yes, it's based around eating eggs and grapefruit. Sometimes it's called a "3 Day Diet" but it's really not the same popular three-day diet that involves eating toast, crackers, hotdogs, etc.

The real egg/grapefruit diet involves eating at least 3-5 whole eggs per day and at least 2-3 whole grapefruits. You can snack on whole, unsweetened, unsalted or lightly salted (or, better yet, raw!) nuts and seeds throughout the day. Also you must drink at least a gallon of water during the day to achieve maximum metabolism-boosting, body-cleansing, and fat loss-stimulating results.

Do the diet for 3 days at a time and start off each day with a breakfast of whole eggs (hard-boiled is the best/easiest option) and at least half a raw grapefruit. No sugar or sweeteners should be added. Then proceed to eat a small snack every 2-3 hours during the day, along with lots and lots of pure water and/or unsweetened teas. A snack/meal can be as simple as a handful of sunflower seeds.

Avoid all refined sugars and grain flours. In fact, to really shed the pounds ultra-quickly, avoid all processed foods during this time, as well as "natural" starchy carbs like potatoes. Simply stick to the cooked eggs, raw grapefruit, and unprocessed or lightly-processed nuts and seeds. If you absolutely must have some starchy carbs in your diet, eat a small bowl of whole-grain oatmeal with your morning meal. At least this healthy carb won't negatively affect your blood sugar and insulin levels the way most starches and grain products do.

So there you go: the famous egg and grapefruit diet. Very simple and very "doable". The large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and "good" fats found in whole eggs... as well as the high fiber, enzyme, and vitamin C content of the grapefruits makes this a relatively healthy and safe short-term diet anyone can use to lose 5, 10, or even more pounds very quickly.

Related info:

The Famous Grapefruit Diet

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