12-Day Grapefruit Diet Meal Plan

The Grapefruit Diet Meal plan contains about 800 calories per day:

sb10066203-004Breakfast: Eat half a grapefruit or a glass of unsweetened juice and plain coffee or tea. You can have two eggs and two slices of bacon too.

Lunch: Eat half a grapefruit plus two eggs. For the side and main courses you can have cucumber and tomato salad with vinegar, lemon and herbs; 1 piece of dry melba toast; and plain tea or coffee.

Dinner: Eat half a grapefruit or one glass of unsweetened juice; You can have 4-6 ounces meat of chicken, beef, ham, or lean pork slices; and spicy, buttery red or green vegetables and salad. with vinegar, lemon and herbs; and plain tea or coffee.

Snack before Bedtime: A glass of skimmed milk or tomato juice.

Directions to Grapefruit Diet:

  • grapefruit18Eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice (keep juice unsweetened) during each meal. The grapefruit acts as a kick-starter for fat burning.
  • Don’t change the quantity of grapefruit or its juice intake for anything.
  • You must drink at least 8, eight-ounce glasses of water per day to cleanse your system and give you a feeling of fullness.
  • You must eat until you are full without leaving or eliminating anything.
  • Limit coffee intake to 1 cup per meal.
  • Don’t eat between meals.
  • Butter can be added to your vegetables and you can fry using butter.
  • No desserts, breads, white vegetables, or sweet potatoes are allowed on this diet.
  • You can eat more than the specified vegetables, meats and salads.
  • Stay on the diet for 12 days then stop for 2 days. Repeat.

Suggested Meal Option (Grapefruit and egg)

You can make your meal more interesting. Here are the suggestions:

200368624-001For breakfast with eggs and bacon:

  • Vegetable omelet with veggies and tomato slices – Two egg omelet fried in non-stick cooking spray with two ounces of low fat cheese and one sliced tomato.
  • Scrambled Eggs – Two eggs or egg substitute scrambled with onions and mushrooms in non-stick spray. One half of a grapefruit.

For meal with meat, fish and ham:

sb10065425b-001Turkey with cheese–Fat free cottage cheese and one small, fresh sliced peach, with two to three pieces of turkey or soy sausage on the side.

Tuna Salad – Three ounces of water packed tuna mixed with low fat mayonnaise on top of two cups of mixed salad greens and 1 tablespoon of vinegar dressing.

Grilled Chicken – Three ounces of grilled chicken breast on two cups of tossed salad vegetables with vinegar, lemon and herbs.

Grapefruit Recipes

Total Recipes

Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe

Print Yum Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 294gCalories per serving: 238 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1-2 tablespoon cottage cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds fresh coriander leaves (optional)InstructionsPeel...

Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 144gCalories per serving: 115 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 2 tablespoons honey 1 pinch ground allspice mint sprigs, to garnish (optional)InstructionsPreheat the grill. Peel the grapefruit and...

Endive with Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Endive with Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 335gCalories per serving: 131 Ingredients2 heads endive 1/3 cup cream cheese 1 tablespoon dried dill 1 grapefruitInstructionsWash, trim, and separate endive leaves. Lay each separately on a platter...

Baked Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Baked Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 125gCalories per serving: 60 Ingredients2 grapefruits 4 teaspoons clear honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cinnamonInstructionsHalve grapefruits and remove pith with a knife. Loosen the sections. Pour...

Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe

Print Yum Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 254gCalories per serving: 127 Ingredients2 grapefruits 1 cup orange juice 4 tablespoons dry sherry mint leavesInstructionsCut grapefruit in halves and remove fruit sections with a knife or...

Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 259gCalories per serving: 155 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1 tablespoon brown sugarInstructionsCut grapefruit in half (midway between the stem-end and the dot on the opposite end). Sprinkle brown...

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