The crux of the study is this: Go Whole. Although grapefruit juice and grapefruit capsules also may have pound-shedding potential, whole fruit was clearly the winner in the study — probably because the whole fruit has appetite-controlling fiber as well.
Back in the 70s and 80s, I remember my mom buying crates of Grapefruit. She’d eat one a day to help lose weight and control her appetite. (What she didn’t do was change her eating habits overall and exercise at that time). The study followed a group of people over twelve weeks who ate 1/2 a grapefruit before meals, ate sensibly and walked for 30 minutes a day. They lost more weight than the other group who didn’t eat 1/2 a grapefruit.
Although I love the aroma of grapefruit, the immunosuppressants I take due to the kidney transplant I have bar me from eating it. It’s thought even the smell of grapefruit may have weight loss benefits. Do they make grapefruit-scented air misters?
That’s an awful lot of grapefruit though. One-half before each meal every single day? Don’t know if I could do it, but there are alot of people who swear by it. Do you or would you try this meal plan? It’s important to remember you still have to eat sensibly (low-fat, low-cholesterol and low-carbohydrate) and exercise (at least walk 30 minutes per day).