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How to Lose Weight Fast by Eating a Grapefruit

This is a big claim, but trust me, it’s true. In our diet and nutrition industry, we get a lot of scientific jargon thrown at us. We hear about calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and we mostly get hung up on which one to eat less of and in what quantity. But not this time.

I am on this weight loss journey for myself, but I hope it will encourage others to follow. I am not doing it to look good; that is a side benefit. I am doing this to live a better life with less stress and a better relationship with myself. It does sound cliché, but if I can motivate even one person to change their lifestyle for the better, I will succeed.

Grapefruit seems to be everywhere lately. You can order a grapefruit mocktail at Starbucks, see it in juice form at your local grocery store, and you might even eat some for breakfast (I do).

In this video, I will show you how to lose weight fast by especially cutting your grapefruit is the most effective way to start your morning. Try it for a week or two, and you'll be surprised.

Every morning, I eat a grapefruit. I cut my grapefruit in a particular way, horizontally through the middle, making sure I get all the way through but not cutting it in wedges.

Because of this cut, I can keep the meat of the grapefruit from the skin of the grapefruit without losing any of the nutritional insides.

Being a refreshing tropical fruit with a tangy flavor and tasting great also provides several health benefits. Here are three evidence-based health benefits of grapefruit.

  1. Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that is low in calories yet high in nutrients. A study published in the "Journal of Nutrition" found that people who ate grapefruit and other flavonoid-rich foods for 12 weeks had lower insulin levels than those who ate a placebo. This suggests that grapefruit may help prevent insulin resistance and diabetes.
  2. Citrus fruits have been shown to reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease by reducing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which is known to aggravate atherosclerosis. Furthermore, an animal study published in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry" found that grapefruit juice could lower cholesterol levels.
  3. In one other study published in the "Journal of Nutrition," researchers compared the effects of grapefruit, orange, and apple diets on weight loss; they found that participants who ate grapefruit every day for eight weeks lost significantly more weight than those who consumed apples or oranges.

Fun fact: The yellow part is called "carotene" and has many health benefits. One of them is that it makes your skin look brighter. Many people claim that eating a grapefruit every morning will make you look 10 years younger within a couple of weeks/months.