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

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Grapefruit Brulee Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Brulee Recipe Yield: 6 servingServing Size: 2 slice Ingredients3 large pink or ruby-red grapefruits 6 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter cut into tiny pieces 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated...

Baked Grapefruit Alaska Recipe

Print Yum Baked Grapefruit Alaska Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 179gCalories per serving: 157 Ingredients2 grapefruits 1/2 cup grapes 1/2 cup fresh berries, of your choice 2 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartarInstructionsCut grapefruits in...

Grapefruit Tea Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Tea Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 165gCalories per serving: 89 Ingredients2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed( about 2 grapefruits) 2 tablespoons honey (may add more to taste) 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon allspice berries...

Strawberry Grapefruit Cooler Recipe

Print Yum Strawberry Grapefruit Cooler Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 246gCalories per serving: 115 Ingredients1 cup whole fresh strawberries 1 cup pink unsweetened grapefruit juice 3 tablespoons sugar or 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 10 ice cubesInstructionsCombine...

Grapefruit Spritzer Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Spritzer Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 239gCalories per serving: 84 Ingredients1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice 1/4 cup sugar 2 inches cinnamon sticks ice cubes 2(12ounce)cans diet ginger ale, chilledInstructionsFor syrup, in a saucepan combine...

Grapefruit Rum Coolers Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Rum Coolers Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 141gCalories per serving: 155 Ingredients4 mint sprigs 1 tablespoon superfine sugar, to taste 2/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or lime juice, to taste 3 ounces...

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