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You Will Need
- Unsweetened grapefruit juice
- Red or green vegetables
- Meat or fish
- Skim milk
- Tomato juice
Plan for the short term
Plan to lose weight quickly, but not over the long term. The grapefruit diet is not intended to be followed for more than a few weeks.
Eat two eggs and two slices of bacon for breakfast, supplemented by either half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice.
Drink plenty of water
Drink plenty of water. You’re also allowed one cup of coffee per day.
Eat a lunch that includes half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice and as much meat and salad as you want.
Eat a dinner that includes as much meat or fish as you want, salad or vegetables that are not starchy, half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice, and one cup of coffee or tea.
Drink skim milk or tomato juice
Drink eight ounces of skim milk or tomato juice at bedtime.
Avoid rigorous exercise
Avoid rigorous exercise. The grapefruit diet does not provide enough calories to create the energy level needed for an exercise regimen.