The egg grapefruit diet becomes very popular because it can burn fat and shed lots of pound of you in a matter of few days. In fact you can lose up to ten pounds in just 5 days!
Grapefruit belongs to the group of fat burning foods. In other words grapefruit has nutrients that break up fats and remove them from your body. Eating grapefruits also speed up metabolism and stimulate digestion. Eggs (particularly egg whites) have lots of protein that fuels muscle grows. When you combine those two you supposedly double your weight loss effectiveness.
The egg grapefruit diet is pretty strict so it is not recommended for people with serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or other.
This diet belongs to the group of low fat diets. Many of us who have tried low fat or low calorie diets know that it is possible to achieve great results in a short amount of time however there is a big risk of losing lean muscle mass instead of getting rid of fat tissue. And it takes a lot of effort to return that muscle back especially for those who are over 25 years old.
So instead of becoming fit often use of fad diets increase your chances of growing even bigger than before, messing up your metabolism and making it harder to lose weight in the future.
The principle of the egg grapefruit diet is simple: you eat fat burning food such as grapefruit to lose body fat and you combine it with muscle building food such as egg whites to make sure you don’t lose your lean muscle mass.
This diet can be followed for as long as seven days.
But I recommend staying on no longer than 3 days. This will give you good results and will not starve your system.
Eat 5 grapefruits a day combining them with 5-9 egg whites. Ideally you should have 10 meals a day eating 1 grapefruit and 1 egg white every other hour.
Make sure you drink plenty of water and stay moderately active (go for 1 hour walk).
Although this diet can give good result it also gets a good portion of criticism. First of all this is a low calorie diet and many of us already know that low calorie diets are not very healthy and usually give negative long-term results if used very often.
Secondly, specialists have linked regular grapefruit consumption to breast cancer and heart disease.
Furthermore, some claim that contrary to common believe grapefruits do not possess any fat burning qualities and you get great result by radically limiting your daily calorie intake. Hence, they state this diet is not any different from any other low calorie diets.
In the conclusion, this diet is great for those who have established healthy eating habits and do not have to lose lots of weight but rather need to recover after holidays or special occasions.
I added a little of criticism to this diet, so that you could evaluate all pros and cons and choose the best healthy diet plan that will fit your lifestyle and will not take away from your health.