The Grapefruit Diet

2900-grapefruit.jpgThe so-called grapefruit diet is one of those mythic fad diets that seem to come and go every few years.

It is a poor diet – very low in calories, nutrient deficient, and cannot be sustained beyond a matter of days.

You might lose some water, some muscle, and a bit of fat – then gain it all back again.

What started the Grapefruit Diet fad?

The Scripps Clinic made a press release claiming that the humble grapefruit does assist in fat loss.

The 12-week pilot study, led by Dr. Ken Fujioka, monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the Scripps Clinic “Grapefruit Diet” study.

On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. However, many patients in the study lost more than 10 pounds.

However the study seemed isolated, and it was unclear just how much support came from the Florida citrus industry body. A further study was undertaken, and found that red grapefruit “significantly decreased blood levels of triglycerides.”

The grapefruit was consumed by patients who “had undergone coronary bypass surgery and had found that Zocor, or simvastatin, was ineffective.” (to be published in this journal)

…the study’s lead author said that eating red grapefruit would “most probably” help anyone with high cholesterol, not just heart patients.
The star ruby grapefruit has a yellow peel with a red blush and an intensely red pulp. It is very sweet and has few or no seeds.

The Grapefruit Diet fad version is a weight loss diet built solely around the humble grapefruit.

The grapefruit is a marvelous fruit – a natural simple carbohydrate high in fiber and vitamin C. But to use it as the sole foundation of a weight loss program is unwise. However recent research has discovered that the grapefruit has more to it than meets the eye.

A lot of the grapefruit diet plans that have been circulating are very low-calorie diet plans (VLCD’s) with a grapefruit thrown in. VLCD’s are not a good weight loss solution for many people. Most versions of the Grapefruit diet are identical to the Mayo Clinic Diet.

Grapefruit Diet 12-Day Meal Plan

12 days on – 2 days off

1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened)
2 Eggs (any style)
2 Slices Bacon
1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened)
Meat (any style, any amount)
Salad (any kind of dressing)
1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened)
Meat (any style, any amount) (fish may be substituted for meat)
Vegetables (any green, yellow, or red vegetables cooked in butter or any seasoning)
Bed Time Snack
1 glass tomato juice or 1 glass Skim milk
Vegetables Allowed
Red onions, green onions, bell peppers, radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, peas.
Vegetables to Avoid
White onions, potatoes, celery.

Below is the outline of another version of a grapefruit fad diet – and it IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

Note that there is also substantial evidence that grapefruit (unlike any other citrus fruit) can interfere with medication.


  1. At any meal, you may eat until you are full – until you can’t eat anymore.
  2. Don’t eliminate anything from the diet, especially don’t skip bacon at breakfast or omit salads. It is the combination of foods that burn fat.
  3. The grapefruit is important because it acts as a catalyst that starts the burning process.
  4. Cut down on caffeine – it affects the insulin balance that hinders the burning process. Try to limit to 1 cup per meal at mealtime.
  5. Don’t eat between meals. If you eat the combination of food suggested you will not be hungry.
  6. Note that the diet completely eliminates sugar and starches, which the body stores excess in the form of fat. It doesn’t eliminate fat since fat doesn’t form fat; it helps burn it. You can fry food in butter and use butter generously on vegetables.
  7. Do not eat desserts, bread, and white vegetables or sweet potatoes. You may double or triple helpings of meat, salad, or vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed. The more you eat of the proper combination of food, the more you lose.

Does It Work?

The grapefruit diet works simply because of calorie restriction and doesn’t have much to much to do with the grapefruit itself. Grapefruit can be incorporated into any diet for the health benefits it offers, but calorie cutting is still the key to successful weight loss.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)


  • Hawrelak, J., & Myers, S. P. (2007). Grapefruit Causes Weight Loss. Journal of Complementary Medicine: CM, The Volume 6 Issue 1 (Jan/Feb 2007)
  • Fujioka, K., Greenway, F., Sheard, J., & Ying, Y. (2006). The effects of grapefruit on weight and insulin resistance: relationship to the metabolic syndrome. Journal of medicinal food, 9(1), 49-54.
  • Silver, H. J., Dietrich, M. S., & Niswender, K. D. (2011). Effects of grapefruit, grapefruit juice and water preloads on energy balance, weight loss, body composition, and cardiometabolic risk in free-living obese adults. Nutr Metab (Lond), 8(8). Link

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  1. Lucy

    Are olives allowed?? I started yesterday. I feel great. Did not weigh myself, as I am deathly afraid of the scale. I will have to gauge my results by the way my clothes fit me.

  2. Ruth

    Can we have cheese on this diet? Nothing is said about cheese, hard cheese or cottage cheese!!!???

  3. melissa

    I’ve lost 30 lbs with this diet. I stay on it 12 days then take 2 days off. I’ve been on the diet for 3 months so far, and its been really easy to stick to.

  4. Mark

    Excellent—– lost 4 lbs in 4 days so far! Will keep y’all posted. Stick w/ it.

  5. Rabi

    I started on dec 1 at 287. Today dec 9 Iā€™m at 280. Who else is doing this diet?

    • Mark

      I am- 4 lbs in 4 days, i’m sticking w/ it!

  6. jehan

    I started this diet nov 19 and now its nov 26.i lost 8.2 lbs and im looking forward to lose 52lbs in 2 1/2 mos.i eat just one bacon for breakfast.this diet works for me!

    • Rabi

      Jehan, how much did you loose so far?

  7. Vicki

    I am a lot older than you folks and need as much help as possible. I know the dynamics of the diet. I am 64 and 225 – put on additional weight since I retired in December. Any tips would be appreciated. Would like to get down to 175. Thanks in advance.

    • Mark

      It’s a bit tough- i’m 62, but i’m going to do it- lost 4 lbs so far—–it works!

  8. Dottie

    Started today 8/30/17 currently 5’5 145 and im trying to get to 130. any tips?

    • Lorna

      Do you have an update?

  9. Victoria

    I am ready to change my life and I am hopeful that all of you will provide me with the support and advice to help me on this avenue that will lead to a slimmer happier better me. Starting this diet tomorrow. Currently weighing 175 lbs, 5’4″ tall.

    • Ellie

      Did you started ?
      I am thinking about doing.
      Planning to buy the ingredients today.

  10. Nataine

    Did this from 9/29/2010 until 11/19/2010. I got through week 7 and stopped due to a Thanksgiving potluck at my new job. I said I would get back on after the holiday season but never did. In 7 weeks, I lost 34 pounds. For weeks 8 and 9, in which I had resumed regular eating, I lost an addition 7.4 pounds, so all in all, I lost 41.4 pounds in 9 weeks. I never did the snack and after week 3, I dropped the breakfast. I just couldn’t shake the thought of greasy bacon and cholesterol filled egg yolks. I use to get buffalo chicken salads and hot wings, as well as beef and broccoli from my fave Chinese restaurant. I ate that nearly every day and the weight FELL OFF with hardly no exercise. I lived on the 3rd floor of my apartment complex, so leaving and coming home was the bulk of my physical activity. This diet was the first one in a decade of dieting that ever worked for me!

  11. tamika h

    The grapefruit diet does work. I’ve done it before and lost about 35 pounds. Only to get comfortable and gain it back. Stay focused ear right and the weight will stay off.

  12. Mike.

    I have done the lemonade diet twice without knowing there was such a thing as a lemonade diet. 10 days in a row without any solid foods at all. I still went to the gym every day and didn’t lose any strength or stamina. I did lose 16 lbs but I also knew that on the 11th day, if I ate a tic-tac, I would probably put on 10 lbs immediately. If you just watch your caloric intake and do some things that will help burn calories, gym, yard work, etc. and do nothing more than have a glass of grapefruit juice with every meal, you will see some results. You will probably see some results w/o the grapefruit juice because you are now watching your calories and exerting a bit more effort in burning calories but it does seem to help the weight loss process speed up. btw I am a 66 year old male and it is real easy to get pissed off if you don’t see immediate results. By the mile, it is a trial; by the inch it is a cinch. Keep at it!

    • Harry

      No one cares!!!!!

  13. Harry

    Ain’t nobody got time for this shit!!!!!!!

  14. Barry

    Ain’t nobody got time for this!

  15. Harry

    I have been doing this since the last couple of days, its shit. I have been putting on weight and I can’t get rid of it. This diets is no good. Why do people do it? Dumb people!!!!!!!!

  16. Mrs Ratcliff

    I’ve done this diet before in 2012 and lost 25lbs in 30days. I didn’t gain the weight back either until I became preganant with my 5th child. So to the naysayers it actually is the grapefruit that reeves yo your metabolism. Being that you can eat as much as you like until you’re stuffed you can’t actually say that you loose the weight because of calorie restrictions. I’m currently on day 4 of the diet once again; I’ll update my results as I progress through. My goal this time is to go a full 2 months and loose the 52lbs that it claims can be lost. WISH ME LUCK!!!

    • Lexi

      This was my thought too: how is it a calorie deficit when you can use as much butter as you want, and eat as much of ANY meat you want? You aren’t counting calories at that point.

  17. Nalalia

    Day 1- 206 lbs. 2/6/2017

    • Ellie

      Hey natalia
      How did it go?

  18. Nalalia

    Hello. I will be starting this diet tomorrow. I will keep you all posted on results.

  19. Yasser

    Today is Feb 02, 2017. I will start this diet tomorrow. I will update you on the results every 5 days

    • Ellie

      How did it go?
      Did you finished?

  20. Tina

    I just started the diet 2 days ago and today I totally forgot to make my breakfast. Does that mean I will need to start over? Does it make a difference when I eat the breakfast meal?

    • Ted

      No, it doesn’t make a difference.

      • Tina

        Thank you Ted. I was so worried that I would have to start over. I’m super motivated and dont want to get discouraged after starting off so well.

        • Ellie

          How many days did you did it?
          Got results?

  21. Christie

    Ok it’s been 7 years since I’ve done this diet and I got wonderful results. I’m fixing to start it again starting tomorrow 1-22-17. I am just feeling a bit nervous now that I’m older I am wondering if I will get the same results. I am at 180lbs right now, so I will keep ya’ll posted in 5 days.

    • Lee-Anne

      Hi Christie,
      how have the last 2 days been?
      I am 54 and have not been able to loose the 30 I need to.
      I found this diet on line and it is very easy for me to do šŸ™‚
      I started January 15/17

      and today January 24/17 I am down 11.6 pounds.

      I also drank Friday and Saturday night – birthday month lol

      Am looking forward to chatting and hear your results


      • Ellie

        Hello lee Ann
        Congrats on your loss
        How many days ?
        What was your loss?

  22. Lee-Anne

    I started this diet on Sunday Jan 15/17
    today is Jan 19/17

    Im 4 hoping dont stall now.

    Any comments or if you are also starting now
    Id love to hear from you

  23. Sally Oh, Vitality Pi

    The diet works because it is a keto diet. It’s not VL Calorie, it’s VL CARB.

  24. carolyn Lobsinger

    Where can i buy this book please??

    • Lee-Anne

      Nor sure how long ago you wrote this Carolyn, but there isnt a book, just eat exactly what it says.


  25. Cat

    I started this diet on Monday September 26th and it is now Friday Sept 30th and I am down 4.4lbs! So far so good!

  26. j

    Hi just started today does this diet work any tips ? What do you have if you dont eat bacon.

  27. Paisley

    I’ve done this diet in 2001 and had great results.

  28. Paisley

    Has anyone recently started this diet? I started today and hope it’s a start to getting this weight off. I struggle to stick to any diet plan and would love some encouragement!

    • Paisley

      9.23.2016 is my first day….ending on 10.4.2016

      • Nikki

        9.26.16 was my first day.. I did it several years ago and lost 30 pounds

      • Barb

        started 9.19.16. I also did this a couple times within the last several years and had good results. It’s a good jumpstart to get the weight off. After you get to where you want to be, its all maintenance on the daily. Good, healthier choices, and less carbs has usually worked for me to keep it off. Good luck and please check back and let us know your progress! šŸ™‚

        • Lee-Anne

          HI Barb,

          I just started this yesterday, down 2 lol
          Can you tell me how much you ended up loosing?

  29. Ghen

    I have a question, regarding the salad; is it okay if I add cheese on my salad or it would kill the purpose? TIA

    • Ginger

      I eat cheese on mine. I did this diet years ago with success & ate cheese on my salad & at times I would make omelets for breakfast with cheese & veggies.

  30. Ghen

    Today is my first day of this diet. Woohoo! I wish I could last long… šŸ˜›

    I currently weight 130lbs, and I am short 5’1. I wish to lose that 20-25lbs.

  31. Rex

    I have done this diet a few times and had fantastic success each time, in so far as I lost a lot of weight very quickly. one time I lost 30+ lbs. in roughly 6 weeks. I stuck religiously though; not one bite of cheating! however, I get burnt out, go back to my old habits and within two years at the most it is all back and more. I am starting it again. I think it is a good way to jump start weight loss, but if course it will have to be followed with PERMANENT lifestyle changes.

  32. Marielle

    Hi, I am planning on starting the grapefruit diet soon and was wondering if i had to do the bed time snack? and if so what time would you suggest I do it. Thks

    • Ginger

      I never did the snack.

    • Lee-Anne

      I just started the diet yesterday Marielle, I’m glad you asked that question, I was wondering about it too.
      Thanks Ginger

  33. Sabrina

    Is green tea okay?
    And how much weight is normally lost on the first cycle?

    • Ted

      Hi Sabrina, Geen tea is fine and weight loss varies.

      • Sabrina

        Does it matter on the brand i have Lipton tea bags .
        And what about crystal light and splenda?

        • Sabrina

          Will green tea effect the diet i read that green tea and grape fruit is a good mixture for weight loss but will it effect this diet if i drink it.

  34. Wendy

    So any one doing really well on weight loss.. I’ve been eating out a lot and candy feeling very fat right now going to go on this diet soon just wondering how things are going for others on it.

    • Ginger

      I just started on this diett 10-10-16 I weighed today and im down 8 lbs in 3 days. I know it’s water loss but ill take it. Did this diet years ago and in 2 & 1/2 months lost 42 lbs sil did it with me last time & lost 48 lbs.

  35. mina

    Can I replace the bacon with something else please ?because I don’t eat bacon.

    • Ted

      You could do turkey bacon or a vegetable protein source.

    • Julio

      one grapefruit diet says either 2 eggs or 2 slices of bacon tried diet couple times lost 12 pounds first week both times it works I did 2 eggs 2 slices of bacon eggs are any style you want

  36. chelle

    Start date/weight….2/23/15 169lbs…
    I wish to get down to 145lbs, wish me luck

    • muchi

      did it work ?

  37. sarah

    Less fat and sugar. More exercise.
    Not rocket science

  38. shelley

    I have been on the diet 7 days. I feel good with plenty of energy. I lost 4 lbs in 3 days and now I have been the same weight for 4 days. Does it matter that I don’t drink the milk after supper?

    • Ted

      You may want to be careful that your calorie levels aren’t getting too low. Low is not always better and can actually stall weight loss. That’s the problem with fad diets like this one.

  39. BRENDA

    I am on this grapefruit diet and I am waking up peeing 15 times through the night is that normal?

    • Ted

      I wouldn’t think so, you probably should call your doctor.

    • Winnie

      Your body is probably going into ketosis from carb restriction and its normal at first.

  40. Tumi

    Hi, can I have fruits such as grapes while on this diet?

    • Ted

      It really depends on the version you choose, but if you want to follow the meal plan above you aren’t supposed to eat any fruit besides grapefruit.

  41. Greta

    I will be starting this diet Sunday 12/16/12

    Starting weight: 214.0

    Good lucky too all who are just starting šŸ™‚

    • Kelly

      Greta, how is it going?

  42. Linlin

    I want to start the diet in a day, but have a question. What do I do once I’m down to my target weight and do not need to continue the grapefruit part of the cycles? What will I do to ensure the weight stays off?

    • Sally Oh, Vitality Pi

      The grapefruit has nothing to do with it. It’s a keto diet, very safe, very healthy. Once you are at your goal weight, add back a few carbs, up to 70-100, depending on your height, etc. until you start to gain weight. VERY slowly šŸ™‚

      Bread and paste are probably out forever except for the occasional treat. Being a healthy weight has many, many, many more rewards than the momentary delight in a piece of bread. Bread tastes like styrofoam to me now. I was kinda sad about that, lol.

  43. vijaya

    hi there i just want to know that do i need to do exercise while i am on diet

  44. jay

    Will b starting diet on Sept 15,2012. Current weight is 239 5″5 gave birth to Ć  little boy in April. Goal weight is 145 lbs. Will keep u all postes and good luck eveveryone

    • b

      i just started this diet and wondering how is it working for you. Have you lost any weight?

  45. Malika

    I will be starting 8/13/2012 hope it works

    • EJ

      Good Luck – it’s mainly about willpower and being ready mentally, then you can follow suit physically!

  46. anna

    should you eat a whole gfruit or 1/2 each time

    • EJ

      If you read the diet plan, it states 1/2 a grapefruit before each meal.

  47. anna

    im starting this diet 8/12/2012 but is there a avg amt of carbs and calorie intake daily and i here its best to eat the fruit 30 min before meal does this matter

  48. MEE

    How much water do you drink? Do you drink unsweeted tea, or can you? Can any type of powder mixes for water? I was told only green veggies were allowed and only fat free dressing. I have so many questions about this diet because I’m about to start it, and I want to do it right. What you’re doing seems to working awesome!

    • EJ

      I drink 1.5L daily
      If I drink tea, it’s always herbal teas, no milk no sugar
      Veggies – I eat green or yellow, it all works and you still lose weight My fav are spinach, and butternut
      Try and avoid carrots and heavier ones like corn, peas, etc.
      It’s not complicated at all, just start and you will see the results

    • EJ

      I drink minimum 1.5L a day
      I only drink unsweetened herbal teas (no sugar, no milk)
      Powder mixes for water – not sure, I don’t do it
      Any veggies except the starchy ones like peas, corn, sweet potato, etc are out
      Keep to the plan as found on this site and all over the internet, and you will do fine. Good luck šŸ™‚

      • Tanisha

        Can I eat cheese on my salad

  49. KCee

    I was so happy to find this updated blog about the Grapefruit Diet as it is such an inspiration. I started on the GFD yesterday and I am excited about losing weight with it. I read other information about the GFD and was getting skeptical, because some say you can lose but not for the long term. It also states that once you come off, you will gain it all back. After reading this blog… I am going for it. It just take will power and a commitment to change lifestyle behaviors. I need a jumpstart and this is it. My current weight is 180 lbs and my goal is 150. I will keep everyone posted. šŸ™‚

  50. :)

    Instead of milk before bed can you have a protien shake?

    • EJ

      I’m sure it will be ok because it’s not carbs… however, after 12 days if you don’t see the kind of weight loss expected, then rather stick to just milk.

  51. kaycee

    I’m not sure how the diet works. Can you really eat all the meat you want. And can you really have salad dressing. Someone please help me. I don’t think I’m doing it right there are so many versions. If you have lost weight just tell me everything

    • EJ

      Hi Kaycee,

      Step 1: The Diet Plan

      Yes, there are various versions on the Internet, so seeing as I’ve lost 16kg so far (35 lbs) and only have 8kg to go (17 lbs) I feel qualified to help you along.

      The version I used is below…

      Sample Meal Plan:

      * Breakfast

      2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, 1/2 grapefruit or 8 ounces grapefruit juice

      * Lunch

      Salad with salad dressing, unlimited meat, and 1/2 grapefruit or 8 ounces grapefruit juice

      * Dinner

      Red or green vegetables (except starchy ones such as peas, beans, corn, sweet potatoes) or salad, unlimited meat or fish, and 1/2 grapefruit or 8 ounces grapefruit juice

      * Bedtime snack

      8 ounces skim milk

      In the Grapefruit Diet you can use all the butter and salad dressing you desire and prepare foods in any method, including fried. Grapefruit juice must be unsweetened. Any food or beverage not on the diet is not allowed. Snacking is only permitted after dinner. Drink 64 ounces of water daily. Eat all of the approved foods.

      Step 2: Can you eat all the meat you want? Can you really have salad dressing?

      In my case, yes I would have whatever meat for lunch like pork chops, red meat, chicken (most of the time) and anything else within reach. I never weigh it, I just have a normal serving. That is where I’m getting my energy, so I didn’t skimp on it.

      Salad dressing – if I make my own salad, I didn’t add dressing except for Olive Oil. If I bought a salad, I would have it as it came, and if possible, have the dressing aside and not include it. I didn’t limit myself with salads though, and would often have Greek Salad which includes the lovely olives and Feta which I became addicted to. I know on some of the variations of the diet it says no cheese, but I have the feta in my salads and still lost weight each time.

      Step 3

      Also keep a journal of what you eat, so in a given week if you don’t see results like previous weeks, you can backtrack and see what caused it.

      Track also your measurements, not only kilos because you will lose both and this is what will motivate you to keep strong and to keep going until your goal.

      Step 4

      Exercise – aside for walking here and there, I didn’t do any as the weight loss works with what I was eating.

      I hope the above helps, and good luck on your journey!

      • Bre

        How long did it take you to lose the 35 pounds.

        • EJ

          Hi Bre,

          It’s been 4.5 months…

  52. private0718

    I started the diet 06/25/12 start weight was 281.4 its now 06/28/12 current weight 276.0 down down 6 pounds!! great diet feel great I also walk 2miles every other day and add fresh fruit for snack before bed.. and drink plenty of water! excited to see my goal weight 150

    • EJ

      Hi there “private0718”

      Well done on starting the diet, and already seeing such great progress so soon! Don’t get too worried checking daily though because like magic, every 12 days when you do check the scale, it will have moved šŸ˜‰

      I continue to progress very well, and see my goal weight around the corner… I’ve got 17 pounds to go!…

      Good Luck!


        that’s great how long have u been on an what’s your goal weight?

        • EJ

          I’ve been on the diet for 4 months. My goal weight is 60 kg. I began at 84kg šŸ™‚ and right now I’m at 68kg … so as you can see, I’m not far off from goal now.

          84kg – 185 pounds – starting weight
          68kg – 149 pounds – current weight
          60kg – 132 pounds – goal weight šŸ™‚

          Began on 27 Feb
          Today’s date: 6 July

          Keep at it, it really works!

        • Bre

          what do you eat on your two days off the diet.

        • EJ


          On the 2 days off the diet, I eat the same, EXCEPT I exclude the grapefruit. It helps me stay in control, and I don’t have so much hard work the following week, to lose what you put on the 2 days off. So I don’t go wild, I keep it the same – a lifestyle change.

  53. Blue9

    Ok.. I’m desperate to get motivated on my wt loss journey… I used to be a gym rat working 2.5-3 hours a day and in great shape.. I had my daughter 5 yrs ago and never lost the Pregnancy weight.. Then I went through a very bitter divorce and gained 20 more:( this is the heaviest I’ve been in my life and I don’t like it.. So I started the GFD yesterday.. I’m inspired by all of you.. Good luck to us all.. QQ are we suPposed to drink 4 or 8 oz of grapefruit juice if we don’t eat it?

    I Am 5’7 and 242

    • EJ

      Good luck Blue9.

      You will win with this diet… I’ve been doing it for 3 months and I’ve lost 14kg so far (30.8 pounds)

      The grapefruit juice – you drink 8 oz or have half a grapefruit with each meal.

      Good Luck!

      • Sharon

        Hi, just wondering if it was okay to use ruby red grapefruit?

        • Ted Kallmyer

          yes šŸ™‚

  54. Leelee

    my name is Liezandra today is 5.10.2012 and my current weight is 165 i believei am 13 years old 5’3 and my goal is 110 by august this year. i get depressed about my weight thinking im never going to go this ive been on a diet for 3 weeks now but im so young i dont know what a real diet is i eat 3 times a day whole weat egg whites turkey bacon nutella fruits i take vitamins everyday i excersize almost everyday i have a sauna suit coming in the mail tomorrow i go outside 3 times a day to walk my dog and play around outside i am homeschooled so i gained alot over the last year an a half -40 pounds- im going to start going to bed early eating grapefruit with everymeal no soda milk or juice im going to limit my tv time my computer time and go outside i feel horrible that there are children out in the world without food and im eating my life away. i eat when im depressed or sad so instead of that i just go for walks with my dog and we hang out in the back of my dads truck with a blanket watching the sunset or we just run around. im proud that im making a change since i have never tasted a grape fruit before so im going to add grape fruit to my diet wish my luck pray for my health and i wish you all the best. i know im beautiful and im devoted 100% to showing the world how beautiful i am.

  55. nikki

    Can I drink ruby red grape fruit juice?

    • EJ

      Yes. You can either have the actual grapefruit, or else the juice. Ruby Grapefruit juice is perfect, as long as it says 100% fruit juice.


  56. EJ

    Update everyone…

    Since I started the diet on 27/2/2012, I have lost a total of 9kg and 38.5cm overall. Today is 24/4/2012. That is amazing! No diet I have ever done has allowed me to lose so much weight, so quickly. All my clothes are loose! It’s phenomenal…

    Obviously, dropping carbs for me was the key to success. It allows me to not crave more food, and no sweet tooth like I usually used to have.

    I hope this continues, I still want to lose another 10kg, even though I already look great, I want to be at goal weight, which is the proper BMI for my height.

    Good luck all.

    • Wendi

      Hi EJ,
      I’ve enjoyed your posts and am inspired by u to get started. Can I sprinkle a little bit if Truvia all natural sweetener on my grapefruit? Thank you, Wendi

  57. EJ

    Good luck Keya!

    You CAN do it… it definitely works, so keep at it.

    Stay strong, resist temptation and focus on your goals.

    Keep a food diary of what you eat, it keeps you disciplined too.

    Wishing you the best!

  58. keya

    I started the diet on monday 4/16/12 and lost 3 lbs. by the next day. Today which is 4/18/12, I am 4 lbs. lighter. I still would like to lose alot more so wish me luck, but I love this!!!

  59. Charlie

    So it’s 4/15/12 I started 4/13/12 so it’s day 3 I haven’t had any weight
    Loss that I can see but it said you won’t see anything until the 5th day
    So fingers crossed I find the diet pretty easy I’m a pastry chef so the 1st day was HELL but I’m sticking to it. The only question I have is do I have to drink the milk?

    • EJ

      Hi Charlie,

      No, you don’t have to drink the milk, it is optional. I’ve been losing and for the first 3 cycles of 12 days on, 2 off I never had it or the tomato juice. However, now into my 4th cycle on this wonderful diet, I began to want something nice at night, so I have the milk. I actually get a kiddie milk (Nido) that has lots of vitamins & minerals, to make sure I’m getting what I need. I love it and limit myself to having it on alternate nights. Or if we go and see a movie, I take the Nido milk with me, and have that instead of soda/coke and so on šŸ˜‰

      Where there is a will, there is a way!

      Good Luck pastry chef šŸ™‚ ALL my clothes are fitting now, even a dress I last wore in 1991 during my final year of tertiary education, I tried it on yesterday and it fits. I can actually use it for a wedding in a weekend’s time šŸ˜‰ hehe

      So I guarantee results… be patient, don’t check daily, wait the full 12 days, THEN check the next morning. Also, don’t only weight, also check your measurements, because you will feel it in your clothes first.

      Once you finish your first 12 days, you can gauge how it’s gone, and continue on with more cycles of it until you get to goal weight.

      I’m still going strong, since 27 Feb and still no chocolate or cake. You CAN do it šŸ™‚ the results are more strong than the cravings!!!!!!!!!

      My boyfriend told me yesterday I have strong willpower, so I guess that also helps šŸ™‚

  60. EJ


    Anybody there? For the record, the date is 13/4/2012.

    Good Luck everyone! I will post soon again

  61. EJ

    KellyB and KE – are you both back on the wagon and fighting the good fight? this worty cause of OUR HEALTH?

    Good Luck….

    I will come back too now that I’ve finally found a more recent site where people are posting šŸ˜‰

  62. EJ

    Hi Everyone,

    Just to assure you the Grapefruit Diet DOES work. I started it on 27 Feb, and to date have lost 6.5kg and 21.8cm in total.

    I’ve basically done 3 cycles of 12 days on, 2 days off. During the 2 days off, don’t go crazy. Also, be warned, if you re-introduce carbs into your diet, you will crave things again which does not happen while on the diet.

    Note – I also stopped all chocolate, sweets, cake, etc. No junk food or cooldrinks. Only the 3 meals as per the plan. Lots of water. Tea (green or other herbal teas with no milk or sugar).

    I have not exercised while on the diet. I have just enough energy for the day’s activities, if I added exercise I may not make it šŸ˜‰ So I plan to get to goal weight, and THEN re-introduce exercise to maintain.

    I used the 100% grapefruit juice as the actual grapefruit was out of season when I began the diet.

    If you are determined, and your mindset is right, you CAN do it.

    Go for it, you have nothing to lose except – the weight šŸ™‚

    Good Luck and wish me luck so that I can also get to goal weight. Still want to lose a further 10kg.


  63. Sarah r

    I’m gnna finally start my diet today!!! This site really motivated me. March 21st was my first day.. I’ll be bk after 12 days šŸ™‚

    • EJ

      Hi Sarah

      How did it go?

  64. vick

    are you still losing?

    • EJ

      Yes, every 12 days I continue losing… like clockwork.

      A tip to everyone – DO NOT include anything else not on the diet. I included cashew nuts for movies, and noticed I lost cm this week, but kg was less. So back to basics – stick to the diet.

  65. vick

    wow that is great

  66. vick

    glad you have not given up!!!

  67. vick

    Going to start tomorrow 3/17 158 lbs and 5ft5 Been reading the blog and need encouragement because willpower is my downfall. Will post progress, hopefully I do not give up. Need a quick weight loss for encouragement.

    • EJ

      How is it going Vick?

  68. kc

    is it ok if i just ate 1 grapefruit a day? or i really need to follow d diet menu?

    • EJ

      I would advise to follow the diet completely. Best results that way…

  69. KE

    I’ve fallen off of it too!!! I do good during the week but then the weekend comes & it’s hard! I got down to 201 but now I’m 204 ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    • EJ

      Just get back on… you can do it!

  70. KellyB

    Grr, I fell off the wagon šŸ™
    I almost didn’t wanna post this because of how ashamed I am/was. But, I picked up on it this Monday, and I will NOT fall off again. Wish me luck, and good luck with your weight loss journeys well KE!(:

  71. KE

    I forgot to add this to the last post
    Age: 24
    Height: 5’4
    Starting Weight: 209

    Today was my 5th day it’s so much easier! I have not weighed myself since I’ve been on GFD so not sure how much ive lost? I kinda want to wait to see how much I lost at the end of the 12 days…but I don’t know if I can wait till then! šŸ™‚

  72. KE

    So this is my first day on GFD & it BLOWS!! I’m hungry tired, & bitchy! I need some Dr. Pepper!!! But I AM NOT GIVING IN!!!! I just wish GF tasted better :/

  73. KE

    Good luck KellyB! I start my diet in a few hours…wish I started yesterday(Monday)

  74. KellyB

    Starting weight: 180
    after 1st cycle (1st 12 days): 173
    This is great for me, because I wasn’t even able to work out for those 2 weeks. I am now on the 5th day of the 2nd cycle. Wish me luck on my journey! And of course, good luck to all of you(:

  75. Concerned_Me

    I have started this grapefruit diet from 2day.. my current wt is 69-71kg my target weight is 55kg hopefully.. will keep u all posted..
    Goodluck to everyone on the same ship :p tada!

  76. KellyB

    I’m back! I will officially be on day 5 when I wake up tomorrow. My initial weight was 180. Yikes! Anyways, I won’t be weighing myself again until the cycle is complete. I’ll come back and update soon! Oh,and good luck Porshay!(:

  77. Porshay24

    So im too excited about this diet, I hope it work. Right now I weight 250 I want to get down to 170. My bday is n 2months and I hope I lose about 30-40pounds before then. I will be starting this diet on Friday. Wish me luck people ill keep yall updated

  78. KellyB

    So I bought all of the items necessary, and my mother and I are more than ready to start tomorrow. I’m 5’5, btw. Don’t know how much I actually weigh, but I’ll weigh myself tomorrow. Either way, my goal weight range is anywhere between 125-135 lbs. I plan to do this diet until I reach anywhere from 140-145. I would say “I’ll keep you posted”, but it seems like I’m the only one still blogging, lol. Oh well, I’ll just make this my public private journal til someone new comes along, hahaha. šŸ˜€

  79. KellyB

    Hi guys! I am 16 years old, and though it’s cliche, my New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. I plan on starting the GF Diet along with my mother on Monday. I have tried this diet in the past and received great results (8 lbs in 12 days!), so now that I’m a bit older/more determined I hope that this time I can continue with the diet for longer than 1 cycle. Wish us luck!(:

  80. Zeb

    1/5/12- ok I know i should wait to weigh myself but I can’t help it so with that being said I weigh 205.6!.. I was taking turkey bacon, but imma make that switch to regular bacon- it’s toooo nasty! Turkey bacon that is. I will try not to weigh myself until the 12th day but I know I’m lying….

  81. Zeb

    1/3/12- started today I weigh 209.4 so my two days off this diet will be sun/mon :(, I should’ve started on a monday…lol! I was on this diet a couple years ago I did lose some weight… I would like to weigh 165….

  82. micag

    Hi Guys! It’s Mica I started diet in August 29,2011. I was off it in month of October due to travel. Got back on and have lost 22lbs since last post.. I am almost there..going to try to lose 10 more lbs before 2012.. I am doing this!!

  83. Vicky

    Hi, I’m 42 years old, 160 cm tall and weight 73kgs. I have read all your comments and have decided to start the grapefruit diet tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted with my progress

  84. bhuvana

    hi i going to start grapefruit from 75kg now wanna lose a vegatraian.can anyone help me in grapefruit diet menu for vegetraian.

  85. Des

    I was 13 years old when i was first introduced to the Low Carb : Grapefruit diet. I stayed on it for 9 Months and gone from 380-198 Lbs and all I did walked five to ten miles a day …that’s walking and I also did tons of crunchs that was over a decade ago…its worth it….i kept it off for over four to six years gained half of it back a couple of years ago…its going to try this again as of 09-30-2011 can’t wait

  86. manjeet

    Grape fruit health benefits, Benefits of Grape Juice
    Fruit Diet Tips and Advantage of fruit Diet…
    Grabbing a glass of grape juice will do you no harm. Instead, it will prove beneficial for your body. Grape juice provides various health benefits to a person.

    We all have heard of the numerous benefits of antioxidants. Grape juices contain important antioxidants in them which in turn help in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in our bodies, lower blood pressure, and thus help in attaining optimum cardiovascular health. Additionally, it has been found that purple grape juice can help in fighting atherosclerosis and thus prevent heart related problems.

  87. Anon Ash

    I am on this diet for 4 days and haven’t lost any weight!! I am following it strictly except for the bacon in the mornings which I can’t eat because of religious reasons.
    Please help..those who have successfully done which day do you notice weight loss?

  88. Sunshine33

    Hi Mica,

    I actually went off the diet on 8/5/11 because it was my anniversary weekend, but I did lose weight during the 7 days I was on it…11 lbs to be exact. I guessed on my weight…I thought I was 273, but was actually 276.5 I restarted on 8/9/11 weighing 271 exactly so I will post results on Tues morning. Heading off to the gym now. We can do it!!!!

  89. micag

    It’s been a week and have lost 8.5 lbs on diet!! Whew Whew!!

    I am on my way.. Will be turning 36 in three weeks will try to lose another 15lbs by then.. I have 2 friends on diet with me and there getting results.. I have 52 lbs to lose by end of year and I will get there and stay there!!
    Don’t give up, stay commited and honest with self and diet, and you will see lbs melt off you.. it’s all up to you!!
    It’s Never Too Late For You!! love your new friend Mica

  90. Micag

    Hi!!! I started diet July 29,2011 Started at 197.5 weighed in yesterday and was 192.5 so I lost 5 lbs in 4 days. I did this diet couple years ago lost 36lbs in 2 months. I need to lose 55lbs by end of 2011.. I will try to lose 20lbs by Aug 28,2011 I will be turning 36..
    I am doing this!! It works.. be back to share more results.. Good luck if you cheat your cheating yourself on reaching your goal!! We all know it sucks being overweight!! We all can do this!!

  91. Sunshine33

    The Last post was from May 2011, so I’m guessing no one is doing this diet anymore. Well today is day 1 for me 7-29-11 and I desperately need to lose weight. I am currently 273 lbs and hoping to reach 170 lbs. I already work out 3-4 times a week with 90 minute sessions, but was eating the wrong foods so it was not helping, but that will be changing now with the GFD. I’ll be back to post in 12 days so wish me luck!!!

  92. Fe&Don

    Am I the only one commenting these days? lol. Oh well. I like talking to myself and answering myself too! Sorry all who may read this…im just a fun spirited person who loves to laugh….so okay….on to the importantance of this comment. Its Day 11 (Yay!) Only one day to go and i’m down 8.5/9 pounds. Wow! What a way to work these last 11 days. I have made it, because do you really think i’m going to mess up between tonight and tomorrow? Absolutely not! I wanted to go into my 2 days off feeling confident that I adhered to this diet and that I deserve these 2 days. Im excited and i cant wait for the next 12 days. I wonder if I should try real bacon instead of turkey bacon next time but im not sure….i cant stand bacon like that

  93. Fe&Don

    Today is May 31, 2011…Day 9 and I am doing great. Well let me not sell anyone a good dream. It’s hard! LOL> And its hard because of eating the same thing day after day and maybe because I just had a 3 day weekend and being at work keeps me busy. All i know is that the little things started looking delicious like apples, bananas, anything but meat and veggies but i am keeping strong. Today i weighed myself and have lost 7 pounds with 3 more days to go. So I’ll be back on Friday to give the final results for the 12 day weigh-in and I’m so ready for my 2 days off but even more excited about getting those over with and getting right back to the next 12 day cycle so that I’ll be climbing up or whether down the weight scale. I’m looking to see 20 pounds and then I’ll have a real reason to be a switch in my hips when i walk.

  94. Fe&Don

    Well today is Thursday May 26,2011. I started the Grapefruit Diet 4 days ago. I have lost 4 pounds already. So the first day was pretty hard. I usually drink a cup of coffee in the mornings with Hazelnut liquid creamer. I decided to just cut it off completely because i do not like black coffee. So the 1st day i had a headache by mid-day. But I stuck to the plan as outlined except im using Turkey Bacon. Day 2 was better but i was craving some of everything!!!! lol. Day 3 was good because the cravings were tapering off. Now today being Day 4 is the best so far. I’m feeling great, feeling that my clothes are already looser. I want to lose at least 50 pounds starting off. I went on a healthy eating plan back in 2008 and lost 67 pounds by eating fruits, veggies, lean meats, whole grains, water, diet drinks every few days and 100 calorie snacks….i had a free day twice a month. I have gained half of that back since becoming pregnant with my 1st child. Yay! Oh yeah i said Yay! He was so worth the weight and the wait, lol. I have wanted children forever and it seems the 67 pounds loss is what got my body into gear and ovulating so I’m super excited about my little bundle of joy. At any rate…its time for that weight to go bye-bye again because i was smoking back then and im about to be red hot again!!! Watch me work. So i’m just doing this Grapefruit Diet as a means for some quick weight loss, that will get me where i need to be motivation wise. Because everyone knows that results make you keep it up. So I’ll keep you posted. I plan to do this grapefruit diet for 2 cycles, maybe 3 and see what comes of it and then introduce my body back to carbs and cheeses gradually, continue working out 3 times a week and lose, lose, lose…. I’ll keep updating

  95. JASS

    eat your grapefruit at least 15 minutes of ur meal.
    It will really helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. JASS

    I did the grapefruit diet before it really works
    I am going to start it again nxt week

  97. Connie Logacho

    congratulations for losing weight.. i am starting the diet today but i want to know if you eat the grapefruit after or before meals? and do you know if you actually have to drink coffee or tea? please help šŸ™‚

  98. connie Logacho


  99. Re'Na


  100. Paris

    Hows the GF diet going for you? Are you still doing it?

  101. melissa

    Please email me about the grapefruit diet i need to lose about 40lbs before the summer thanks

  102. Paris

    Have you figured out if Diet Soda is fine while doing this diet?

  103. Paris

    Hey Hailey, how are you doing with your diet?

  104. Paris

    I just started the Grapefruit diet yesterday (3-9-11) I keep hearing mostly good things about it. Planning a family trip to Disney World next year and I don’t want to be heavy. Wish me luck and I will keep checking back!

  105. Hailey

    I just started the grapefruit diet 2 days ago, my goal is to get to a healthier weight level for my age and height. I’m a bit curious about some of the foods and methods of this diet, though. How much water do I need to drink a day? Is cheese O.K. to eat on salads or no? Is there a certain amount of time you should between meals?
    I also read on some sites that you don’t get enough nutrients on the grapefruit diet. Would it be recommended to take nutritional supplements or would that effect the diet?

  106. william

    Sandieth, I am a frequent drinker. Please let me know how your progress has been going. I started the diet yester 1/25/10. This is the 2nd day and all is going well, im sticking to the food aspect of the diet and definitely drinking plenty of water. I am drinking wine and vodka too though….I started working out, hopefully thatll compensate for my drinking. 5’10 , 190lbs

  107. KandyPYT

    Is diet soda okay when your on this diet?

  108. KandyPYT

    So I started the GFD on Monday 01/17/11 and after two days I have lost 2 lbs. YAY for me. I weighed 331 on Monday and now I am 329. How about that?! My energy was really low the second day now I feel like I am on top of the world. I wanna lose 30-50lbs on this diet before I venture back to working out like I used to back in H.S. I’m only 24 and too young to be getting tired walking up stairs…..

  109. Lorie

    Do not drink coffee can I sub it for something else I don’t drink tea either

  110. celi

    Nikki I know what u mean about pancakes i just made my kids pancakes so tempting.. Just hang in there..

  111. celi

    1/11/2011 (tues) 2nd day of this grapefruit diet i hope i am following the right menu. so far not to bad. it is pretty easy. Although with all this left over chocolate from christmas goodies i was tempted to eat some. But i just walked away from it..

  112. Niki

    I started the GFD yesterday 01/06/2011. The first day was really hard and I’ve had headaches off and on. I wieghed myself and I am 290lbs. I’ve been drinking a lot of water and I’m peeing an a whole lot!!!!! I haven’t got back on the scale I want to wait until Sunday which is my birthday, so if I have lost any weight that will be my b-day gift to myself. I follow the diet exactly how it says. I eat 2 eggs and 2 peices of bacon and 1 cup of GFJ. I also try to drink 2 glasses of water with each meal, that’s how I keep track of how much water I’m drinking and I know I’m drinking the required 8 glasses a day. By the way the GFJ that I drink is from Fresh and Easy. It’s not from concentrate it’s pure GFJ with know sugar or preservatives. For lunch I drink my 2 glasses of water and 1 cup of GFJ, a salad with boneless skinless chicken breast and salad dressing of my choice. For dinner I have my 2 glasses of water and 1 cup of GFJ, a salad with dressing of my choice, veggies (broc, spinach, green beans) and the meats I have eaten have been fish and today will be chicken. I don’t eat the snack at night. It’s optional anyway. It’s only been day 2 and I’m missing my pancakes!!! I’m going to staty on the diet until I loose 30lbs. I’ll try to keep everyone posted. This is sooo hard!

  113. BAM

    I will email it to you shortly. It’s reall simple if you can let go of the white stuff/carbs (rice, pasta, potatoes,bread) and sweets. I like those sugar free jello packs when i just absolutely have to have something sweet. I wish you luck and expect my email shortly.

  114. celi

    Hi Lisa i saw ur blog and I have one question on those salads are u adding any dressing to them?

  115. BAM

    Started this diet 1/3/11@ 149lbs
    I am 5’2″ and this weight REALLY shows on me. I have always worn 4’s until the past 2 years that I have gained this weight. I hope to lose about 25 lbs doing this diet. I am a HUGE Coffee drinker so I am unsure if I can give that up but will try to cut back on it. Wish me luck and I will report again soon on my progress.

  116. BAM

    I started this diet Yesterday 1/3/11! I did this diet a couple of years ago and lost between 20-25 lbs in a month.

  117. Annieo

    Is anyone starting this diet in 2011? How have you done since December 16, Candy Red? Please share.

  118. candy red

    i have been on the grapefruit diet for 7 days and have lost a surprising 13 pounds. i followed the diet directions religiously and bad some slight set backs, but i must admit this does exactly what it promises to do

  119. plussome1

    BDqueen-We’ve got your back. Keep us informed with how things go.

  120. plussome1

    Hey Pretty. I actually loss 10 lbs. I never knew how addicts felt until I started this diet. I find myself talking to myself aloud before eatting something. LOL Let’s keep at it. I am going to the gym today.

  121. kim

    i think ive been messing up with the coffee…. i have several cups a day to keep me from eating between meals…. i’m down 3 pounds so far, so i hope the coffee hasnt messed things up… also, a couple times i did have some sunflower seeds between meals….

  122. bdqueen

    yup its going good… my legs have been getting some cramps in them, but another girl said she did the south beach diet and her legs cramped up because your nody is getting rid of all the bad stuff. BE PREAPARED for the headaches i got them pretty bad the second day… but tomorrow is day 4 yay..8 more days and i done with the first cycle… well keep in touch

  123. kim

    wow! im impressed! 5 pounds in 3 days AND you cheated! i cant wait to see how i do…. ive been struggling for 2 years to lose weight… i cant stick to anything… i am hopeful to make this work!! keep in touch i cant wait to hear about your progress!! šŸ™‚

  124. bdqueen

    Hello Kim,
    well i just started mine fri… it hasnt been easy, but been going good.. i did however have some popcorn which idk if you can have… and i had a drink.. but today is day 3 and so far have droped 5 pounds and going good… keep me inform and maybe we can do this together!! GOOD LUCK

  125. kim

    starting today, instead of monday! starting weight is 225

  126. kim

    hi, i am starting monday 11/8/10

    i was wondering what everyone puts in their salads?? one of my local restaurants has a chef salad that i LOVE but i want to make sure the ingredients are ok…

    lettuce, boiled egg, banana peppers, tomatoes, ham, roast beef, and shredded cheese

    are these ingredients ok?? anyone please help šŸ™‚ and id love a GFD buddy who is starting monday also… i will come back and post my starting weight then results, yay!!!

  127. bdsqueen

    hello peeps.. well,i am 24 yrs old and 5’1 and 192 pounds ugh i know.. i have to little boys and just got out of a nasty relationship, and am ready to work on me… so i have never been really small in high school the smallest i have ever been was 13o lbs… i’ve always been thick on the hips and thighs so am wanting to lose about 50 pounds… my fried was the one that showed me this diet am super excited…ao tomorrow is the first day.. so good luck to all of u and congrats to u others who have lost weight ill post tomorrow!!
    much love and respect

  128. pretty

    HI all i am back with some results.

    start date- 11/1/10
    starting weight – 240lb
    today 11/4/10 my weight is 233.7

    how are you doing plussome1?

    good luck to you as well.

    lets us know ur results as well

  129. plussome1

    Good Luck Pretty!!!!

  130. pretty

    i think you can drink skim milk and unsweetend herbal teas.

  131. pretty

    I will start my diet today
    current weight 240lb
    goal : 135lb

    i will keep everyone posted.

    wish me luck

  132. plussome1

    I am starting the grapefruit diet TODAY. Down south we deep fry, butter, and sweeten everything. I am curently 285 lbs and wear a size 22/24 in clothes. I would love to be a size 14/16. I am starting Zumba two times a week for an hour. It is estimated that you can burn 300-1000 calories per session depending on your committment. Please let me know how you did with the diet and exercise.

  133. plussome1

    Good Luck!!!!! We are all in this together.

  134. plussome1

    That sure was a lot of weight that you lost. I am about 285 and wear a size 22/24 in clothes. I would like to be a size 16. Did you engage in a lot of excercise to lose so much weight? Thanks for the encouraging words.

  135. plussome1

    Hey Jennifer,
    What kind of workout plan did you start doing? I’m beginning Zumba this week.

  136. kia

    Hey, I weigh about the same size as you when you started the grapefruit diet. I am starting the diet today. I am doing Zumba twice a week for an hour each. What do you eat on the days that your off of the diet? Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

  137. karen

    This is my second day on the grapefruit diet question other than coffee,tea,and grapefruit what else can you drink.

  138. karen

    This is my second day on the grapefruit diet question other than coffee,tea,and grapefruit what else can you drink.

  139. c=bo

    tried it when i was 285 got dow to 220 its works..

  140. anna53

    Hi all you great losers, I’m on my 5th day and have lost almost 5 1/2 lbs. I have 2 questions, do you drink the grapefruit juice before the meal or after for best results? And I’m wondering why I haven’t gone #2 in 2 days eating only salads and brocolli with my 3-4 oz meat. I’m also drinking water up to 80+ ounces a day. Any suggestions. Also I don’t think I will get bored on this diet when hostages and many prisons give much worse food and much more limited. I hope to lose 50 plus pounds. I’m 53, 5’8″ and started at 205.3 lbs and am 199.9 lbs this morning. I don’t take any medications and am in excellent health except for my weight gain that came on with menopause over 5 years. I appreciate many comments from all of you but especially Henry who has been a great encourager.
    Thanks for any suggestions to my questions.
    Blessed, anna

  141. shalz

    Im beginning the diet today September 8, 2010 weighing 142.6lbs at 5’2.
    My goal is reach 135 and then eventually 127lbs.
    Im sticking to the original diet plan of 2 eggs…2 bacon strips and cup of grapefruit in the mornings and salad and meat for lunch n dinner.
    iv sub. in chicken bacon with less amount of fat mainly due to the reason the original bacon makes me sick with the amount of fat thats in it…
    will the diet still be effective? does anyone know?

  142. AshBanks

    Hey Everyone!
    I’m on day 4 of the GF Diet and I must say I’m proud that I even made it to this point! (I admit I had TWO spoonfulls full of RICE at a party last night) but other than that I’ve been strictly meat & veggies. I also find that if I drink clear liquor (Vodka in my case) with a little juice I don’t have to be a Party Pooper in social drinking situations šŸ™‚

    My Starting weight was 187.4 on 8/26/10 and my current weight is 183.9 I’m hoping someone else out here in cyberspace is willing to give me some sort of support šŸ™‚

  143. AshBanks

    hey I’m on day 4 of the diet and could use the support of someone going through the same thing If you need support I’m here for you … skinny jeans here we come!

  144. Anu Watwani

    Hi , My name is Anu.I m frm India..I m vegetarian & weigh 134 lbs .I need to lose 22 pounds .can anyone suggest me the vegetarian version of Grapefruit Diet.

  145. Rose

    I started the three day diet today. I am so looking forward in losing weight asap, going on a cruise on Sunday. Hopefully, I will be able to lose up to 10 points within this three days. Planning to keep my diet on the cruise, for about three days again until I return. My goal is to lose 20 points in a month or two. I actually been trying to lose weight the past two years but instead I’ve been gaining. Not sure why, I am thinking because of stress and metabolism. I am only 29 and my weight is 154. Good Luck every one, keep you all posted on my progress.

  146. B-Girl

    I started today! I need to loose 30lbs to be healthy again and this looks to be the right jump start for me. Good luck everyone and don’t give up. If you slip & fall get back up:>)

  147. Sandieth

    Hey guys! It looks like they started putting dates on here yay! I’m about to go to the grocery store and buy the stuff tonight, then I’m starting tomorrow. Is anyone here a drinker? I don’t think I would like to give up alcohol ENTIRELY on this diet, but I’m wondering if I could do a vodka/water with lemon or something, I don’t need the sugar but yeah I’d like to have a drink out with friends now and then…

    Good luck to everyone, looking forward to this jump start!
    Oh yes and I’m 27, 164 lbs, 5’6″ and I’m looking to lose about 20 lbs (whatever lets me go from a size 10 (now) to a 6 (about a year ago) I looked my best)

  148. shannon

    that is wonderful that this is day 2 for u. I hope to start my diet on monday. i just need some information on the diet. can you please help me i would like a buddy to help and talk to. but on to the questions i have. 1 can i have dill pickles in my salad? do i have to drinktea or coffee with this diet? cause i dont drink either one. so please can someone help me…….

  149. jen

    Hey! This will be a great jumpstart and if you stick with it…Ultimately you will lose all of your weight! I am hoping and praying that I can keep it up! This is day2 for me.

  150. shannon

    kizzy, i know u said u have done it before so can u answer some questions for me. can i have cheese in my salad? dill pickles also ? and what about the coffee or the tea can i omit it because i dont drink either? and about breakfast do it have to be 2 eggs and 2 slice of bacon or can it be more?

    everyone else can reply also i need some help

  151. shannon

    Ok i want to start the GFD really soon but i need some help. I had a son by c-section 5 years ago Iam currently 270 lbs I want to lose almost 100 lbs before the year is out but i need something to get that jumpstart.

  152. shannon

    okay i have a question plese someone help me because i want to lose weight. at breakfast do u have to eat just 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon? and can i have cheese and pickles(dill) in my salads? and do i have to have the coffee and the tea or can i omit i? HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. shannon

    okay i have a question on the diet can u can cheese and pickles and do you have to drink the tea or coffee because i don’t drink either

  154. Jen

    Im starting the GF diet on Monday August 9, 2010. I hope and pray that I can get down to 165. I am currently 217 (the highest weight I have ever been) and I am about 6 feet. I bought all of the things that are needed so, if we all just stick together with motivation I am sure we will all reach our goals! Good luck everyone! Also, reply if you need a buddy for this weightloss journey!

  155. Lea

    Hi everyone,

    I tried this diet some months ago, lost 6kg (approx. 12lbs) in 12 days. It really works. Now I’m starting it again on Tuesday 10th Aug. I’ll update the result and tell ya.
    It is fast diet for quick weight loss, but it’s not really that much unhealthy as people say. At least it is much better than any of those stupid and expensive pills or medications

  156. Nicolegt

    Hi Lisa how did this work out for you?

  157. Henry

    Hello All, today is 7/19/10 & I’m finishing day 1. Thanks for all the posts, they have truly inspired me so please keep them coming!!! @ 221pds. I’m a mess but this time I’m gonna make it. Good luck my friends…hang in there šŸ™‚

  158. henry

    look under “Mayo Clinic Diet” there should be a printable version. Good Luck:)

  159. C. Denise

    Hello, today is July 14, 2010 this is my third day on the diet. I’m 28 years old and had my third child a year ago. Im about 197 and I’m on this diet AGIAN along with exercise to get down to 140-150lbs. My sister (who btw has a great bod and has never done a diet) told me about this diet back in 2005, one of her co-workers did it and looked great. At that time I just had one child and wanted to loose a good 20-25lbs. Needless to say I did the “Grapefruit” diet and lost 20lbs in which I kept off. The truth is if you become creative with your salads and how you cook your meats you end up loving them and it can help you to enjoy salads, veggies, healthy cooked meats poultry and ect. So thats why Ive choosen to get back on along with exercising. I will keep you all posted. Im excited and look forward to updating you guys with my results. šŸ™‚

  160. C. Denise

    Amen to that!

  161. Geminigirl527

    Hey girl,
    No worries are you still doing the diet? I am starting the gf diet in the nothing morning. I Have a good friend that list over 160 on this diet. It was either that or bipass. Anyway, I’m 198 now, and up until recently had never been over 115 except when I was pregnant, and even then only got to 142. I Could use all the support in the world.
    Good luck to us both!!!!!!!!!


    HELLOOOO….. Is anyBODY out here? Just an update since I started, its been 5 days, and im down 5lbs or more, i am sooooo excited! Ive come to realize that coffe w/cream and sugar every morning will put a halt to my weightloss efforts…wow after all these years of drinking a few cups every morning at work…go figure. At last some positive results, im on my way DEFINATELY!!!!!

  163. Tracy

    Hi i’m back again and I’ve been on this diet for 10 days i think lol. Its fine. I did cheat a couple of times late at night when kids went to bed and cud a packet of corn snacks or something but it only slows you down a small bit. I am trying to be good now so I’ll see the full benefits. I reckon i’m down about 9lbs so should be down a stone after my second stint of 12 days. Lisa, where have you gone?? If you’ve given up start again cause it works. And msdetermined keep it up cause summer is here and life begins to look a whole lot better when you feel better. I’ll expect update soon

  164. MENDEE



    Hello guys! This morning i started the gf diet because for as long as i can remember, ive been told about eating grapefruits and loosing weight, and i just stumbled across this site looking for some pointers.

    For the past 3 years ive struggled with loosing weight, as a matter of fact i started out trying to loose 25 lbs, but gained 40 lbs instead. Im currently at 235 and frustrated because ive tried everything in the past, but didnt really stick to anything because i wasnt seeing results.

    Even though being on a diet hasnt gotten me anywhere but 40 lbs heavier… I loose some then gain more, I refuse to give up. I’m still in the running for winning this weight loss race. This time im exercising and drinking more water, hopefully i’ll have success as some of you have had…wish me luck šŸ˜‰

  166. Tracy

    I’m just finished 4 days on this diet and i’m down about 6 lbs. But i imagine the initial weight loss is water retention. So i don’t expect to lose another 6, but hey wouldn’t that be nice. I would like to have a stone lost before my birthday party next month. Not feeling hungry but i miss snacking on crisps. They are my vice. I do still drink diet coke and sugar free gum and i don’t imagine i’m supposed to be doing this but a girl has to get a sweet taste some way. Doesn’t seen to be affecting my weight loss

  167. Tracy

    Hey Lisa. Doesn’t seem to be too many people posting on this site any more but i’m on day one of this diet so I’ll support you and you can do the same for me ok! It would be nice to log on and see how well you are doing. Well you seem to be off to a great start. You are down a good bit already and well done. I’ve a rotten headache today and couldn’t even get to work tonight so hope that will go soon. Pls god i will be able to stick this one out as i don’t want to go thru the summer months feeling miserable again this year. Have to lose about 25lbs to be where I want to be. Keep posting me your updates Lisa. And good luck

  168. lisa

    Hi everyone! Today is June 4th. I have been on this diet now for 4 days. My starting weight i am embarrased to say was 190. I just weighed myself this morning and I am at 181. I am a junk food junkie, and had a horriable headache for the first two days. I am following the diet and plan to do it for atleast the next 2 months. I will keep everyone posted on my success. I feel full and am not crazing my sweets, which is very unusual for me. I have tried medifast which did work, but I hated the cardboard tasting food. I also found that the cabbage soup diet worked too, but how much cabbage soup can one eat. This diet so far seems to be my best choice. I atleast want to lose 50 lbs. I look forward to updating my progress. Good luck to you all. I know how bad it feels to walk around feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. =)

  169. Tweelan

    Ok so its 30th april 2010 today and i’m on day 3 of the diet and i’m down 4lbs Yippee. Its hard at the start just adjusting your habits, mine being snacking between meals. So aside from that i’m not REALLY hungry. I’m just thinking about food a lot more cause i’m living from meal to meal but i’d say I’ll settle into a habit and it will get easier. I just can’t wait to pull on the clothes that at the moment don’t fit, and realise they fit. It will be all so worth it. Have ticket to Rihanna in 22 days so hopefully I’ll be just finished my 2nd cycle of 12 days. Should have less body mass and more confidence by then and I’ll party the night away. Pls someone else leave their comment. I’m feeling alone

  170. Tweelan

    I’m still on day one of GF diet guys. I hope this site is still in use and not lying dormant cause i really want to know there is more than me out there starting this diet. Pls someone get posting your comments for me so keep me motivated and I’ll hopefully keep you focused too. Have a headache today! Can anyone explain the difference between this diet and the atkins diet cause i never liked the look for that diet. Also i don’t want to develop the smelly breath that the atkins diet gave people. Someone reply pls

  171. Tweelan

    Hi to all GF dieters. You’ve given me extreme motivation from reading all you successess from the bigger weight loss challenges to the one to two stone challenges. I want to lose 24lbs and i’m 5ft 5 inches in height. After baby number 3 i could not find the motivation and he is now 2 and half so desperate measures called for! Can’t go on feeling so miserable cause i’m making everyone miserable and i’m just not fun to be around anymore. So day one starts here and now. I’m excited and nervous of failure so keep your comments coming and when i’m feeling weak, I’ll just log on and boost my willpower with your stories of success. Well done everyone. Any tips or advice for me as i work shift work, earlier, lates and nights combined. Will there be any extra challenges i might face? Today is 28th april 2010 by the way. I’ll return with update soon.

  172. ang

    Hey šŸ™‚ I’m 34 and 150. I’m trying to get rid of this last little bit of baby weight. I’m shooting for 130 but would LOVE to get to 120.
    Good luck girl and if you have updates, let me know šŸ™‚

  173. Ang

    Day two of this diet and I feel TERRIBLE. I’m committed though. Peeing ALL the time. My head hurts soooo bad my body is achy and i’m pretty tired. I’m sure my body and mind will adjust, just pushing thru this hard part. So I started at 150 and I know I shouldnt weigh myself every day but I do and I did and I’m down 1 lb just after the first day šŸ™‚ I would like to have more coffee…says 1 cup at dinner. You think it would hurt to have 1 cup in the morning???
    Good luck to all šŸ™‚

  174. Greattt Mommy

    I am starting this diet today 4/5/2010 And im so proud of myself i walked and ran on the treadmil for 60 min. and im gonna do 10 minutes of random dancing, i also took the Adiepex-P pill too help me from not getting hungry and im onley eating one grapefruit today. thanks i hope you girls encorge me my current weight is 170 im trying to get down to 140 in 25 days. wish me luck.

  175. natasha gatlin

    some sites say drink 8oz of grapefruit juice others sasy 4oz how much did u drank i drank the juice b cause i dont like the grapefruit itself

  176. Tracy

    Hey I’m back. I’m starting this 3/15/10. I weigh 165lbs now. Up 5 from last year. I need to get down to 135 (only 5’2)I’m hoping to do 10-12lbs these next two weeks. I’m excercising as well. I’ll keep you guys posted.

  177. Cher

    Hang in there, you can do it for you and your daughter!!!!
    I am sorry for the loss of her father!

  178. Cher

    Keep up the good work Felicia! We all together on here can support each other!

  179. Cher

    I have been on this diet faithfully for 3 days now, and have dropped 3 lbs, I would love to lose a total of 40 lbs. I am currently at 180 and want to be back to 140.
    If I follow the basic plan the entire time, can I splurge once in a while with a glass of red wine? I do not eat cheese on the diet, and like I said I follow it to a tee!

  180. Felicia

    Felicia says:
    I just started the GFD yesterday 2/22/2010. So far so great!! I’m not hungry at all. I followed everything except i have cream in my coffee and 1 sugar. i wont continue with coffee everyday.

    Just a little history i lost a total of 137lbs with just diet and excercise on my own about 5 yrs ago. i recently gained back 21 (I got married-not an excuse)of the 137 i lost. Im 5’9 and 183lbs id like to be about 160. I knw the grapefruit diet will help me along with 1 1/2 hours of cardio 4 times a week.

    my meals consist of 1 glass of grapefruit juice and 2 eggs plus 2 pieces of beacon
    lunch: half a GF what ever meat i choose w/o breading and salad or green veggies. Dinner: half GF and meat with another salad or veggie.
    I will conqour this war again!! And, so will of of u.
    My mother asked me 5years ago if i was determined to be unhappy just to satisfy a taste bud? and that stuck out to me. its not worth being unhappy.

  181. lb1042

    did you fare better on the grapefruit diet? it’s jan 23, 2010. Please say you’ve lost alot of weight and happy with your results!

  182. lb1042

    you will need to stick to the program, dont deviate.

  183. amy

    lilly, never skip meals. that will only hurt you in this diet

  184. amy

    O and my height is 5’4″. Braeds you are smaller than me and taller but the closest I’ve seen on any weight loss support blogs. I’d like to know if any progress so far…?

  185. amy

    Hey I’m starting the GF diet tomorrow using juice instead of the fruit. I’m 20 and 140 pounds. Want to get under 110. Anyone with similar stats who needs support? Thanks!

  186. Marty

    Oh yeah today’s date is 12/30/09. It’s hard to keep up with everyone’s post with no dates available šŸ™‚

  187. Marty

    Hi I’m a young mother of twins, and I just started the Grapefruit diet today. It just seems like I can’t get rid of these last 20 lbs, I know it doesn’t sound like a lot compared to other people but I’m always tired and never have the energy to play with my kids. I never feel attractive and I’ve always been a small person so I’m not that confident right now. I wanted to try it and see if it could help me jump start healthier eating habits. I went to many sites and they all say different things so maybe someone could help me out with a few questions. What are some good choices for salad dressings? Is ranch okay and do I have to drink the skim milk if I’m still full from dinner? Also is it okay to workout? Thanks
    P.S I tried slim fast/Special K and the soup diet none of them worked. Hopefully this will, wish me luck!

  188. a.b.c

    I can’t eat bacon, so will this diet still work for me? if i just have the 2 eggs for breakfast with maybe tuna, or just the two eggs?


    i dont wanan waste my time on it if not having bacon stops it from working.

  189. Braeds

    Hi there I am wanting to try this diet, i am 5’7″ and weight about 138. I am wondering how effective this diet will be for me. I just want to lose the 10 pounds. I am hoping if i work out and do this diet i could lose that plus maybe a little more. Is the diet worth doing??

  190. Josephine

    I did the grapefruit diet back in 2003 i was 220 and i was trying to enlist in the military. I went on this diet for three months and got down to a size 9 from a size 22. I was feeling sexier than ever and my confidence went sky high. My recruiter wanted me down to 170 to sign me, but i got down to 175 and found out i was expecting my first son, so i gained all of the weight back and b4 i could lose it again i had my second son. But it has been two years since then and I plan to enlist on March 1.2010 and I will be starting this diet again Dec.9,2009. It really works i encourage any young mother/ young lady who feels that their weight is holding them down, to go on this diet for 2 months and i promise ur self-esteem will climb and the weight will fall of and once u drop it just start excercising to tone ur body to how u want to look.

  191. Kim Mallett

    I just started this diet 4 days ago. I love it, I am never hungry…. I have 10 pounds to lose hope to meet my goal quickly. A very easy diet to follow and inexpensive.

  192. JANICE

    So what can you eat on your two days off?

  193. jess

    hellooo, thanks for writing sooo much šŸ™‚
    im 15 and i live in australia and i weigh about 70kg. i really need to lose weight i feel really depressed about myself. i just wanted to know, once you get off this diet do you instantly gain the weight back, and also … do you lose your breasts ?! haha i like my boobs and i really dont wanna be flat chested šŸ™ please reply, i would sincerely appreciate it
    thank you god bless xxx

  194. NINA

    I have a few questions maybe someone wouldnt mind helping me.

    Can i have cheese with my meal?

    On some sites it says I can have a little bread like in the morning a slice and no other carbs the rest of the day is that ok? Sometimes I dont have time to make breakfast so i grab some bread so is that going to affect me from losing weight?

    Also, it says i can drink coffee can i put some milk in it or half and half. If i dont follow the diet EXACTLY how it says wil i not lose weight?

    What i’ve been doing is eating either eggs with bacon/sausage or getting a crossant in the morning. For lucnh and dinner its just meat with salad/veggies. And grapefruit juice with all of them. And usually on school days (I’m a college student) I have coffee with half and half. This is my third day so before i keep going I’m wondering if what I’m doing will make me lose weight even though I’m not doing it exactly as I should.

    *I hope someone is going to actually read this because i know i wrote alot but if anyone helps me i would really appreciate it. Thank you

  195. Lilly

    i am serios this diet doesnt work in fact im not gettin any more grapfruit in my life thanks you ruined my career as studying about grapfruit for the homeless and im like frickn upset wen i by all this dumb grapefruit and none of it works!!!

  196. HAHA

    Same here!! This piece of crap of a diet doesnt work at all. I had to go to the emergency room because i didnt have any freakin nutrients!

  197. Lilly

    Hi i am really upset, i tried this and it didnt even work i was 185 pounds and the very next month i was at 210 pounds i tried to do my best infact i skipped a meal every week nothing woked and i am so very upset i thought that this would help i guess i was wrong THIS DOESNT WORK šŸ™

  198. Jescah

    ive been trying to find the menu for the egg and grapfruit diet lose 20lbs in 2wks all i have been able to find are the modified ones do you have the menu that you can send me please!!!!!!!!

  199. Divamek

    I’m 275 and i need to lose weight bad. I’m starting the grapefruit diet tommorow 8/24/09. I’m going to commit to this diet and keep updates on my progress,because i need to lose over 100 lbs.

  200. glittergirl

    well your not really suppose to excersise on this diet.

  201. Wondering

    I’m wondering, can you eat anyyyyy type of snack like a rice cake at least or anything at night

  202. B

    does this diet work if you are just looking to lose a bit of weight not a whole lot? …if you are not “big” to begin with but just want to lose a little extra, pointless or no?

  203. Leana

    Hey everyone. i am starting the grape fruit diet tomorrow. i started it 3 times before but i keep on cheating this time im staying with it …i just want to know from the more experienced people with this diet.
    How long did it take you to see results?
    Does it really work or is it just a waste of time and money?
    do i need to go to the gym?
    and CAN I EAT FRUITS?? i cant find anywhere if i can or cant eat fruits..

    Please if anyone can help write here

    Thank you šŸ™‚

  204. Leana

    hey i saw you wrote about the grape fruit diet , i want to start it but im scared it will not work …how much weght can i lose in 2 weeks? do i need to extricize what can i eat ?

  205. Felicia

    That’s true… I read that you are to take meds 35-45 after consuming GF.

  206. Felicia

    7/21/09 @ 11:23am
    Hi, my name is Felicia and I live in Philadelphia,Pa, current weight 218 lbs – goal 190 lbs. This 12 GF diet dose work, I did it back in 1998 when I got married. I did 2 – 12 day intervals and I lost about 18-20lbs, however I tried doing it throughout the years and wasn’t able to stick to it. I just started back on the diet yesterday and I’m now on day 2, it’s not easy but I’m determined to stick to it and do about 3 intervals of the diet(12 days for 3 sessions), I just have to stay focused on the goal. I’ll update my results when I hit day 5 or 6.

  207. jeannie

    Good luck with your GF diet. I’m just starting it today with hopes of losing 30 pounds. I’m looking forward to seeing results. Just curious, did you have any success?

  208. jeannie

    Congrats on your weight loss. I’m 5’7 weighing in at 168 Lbs with a goal weight loss of 30 lbs. I’ve done some reading on the grapefruit diet and I hope it works for me. I’m over weight and unhappy. Please help! Thank you and God Bless You!!

  209. Agnes

    Well I’m going to try this out. I bought 3 grapefruits now and just to save money I’m going to eat half of a grapefruit a day. I think I’ll help myself prevent horrible consequences by eating healthy, drinking water and green tea, eggs, and other vegetables and just living my life like normally. I don’t plan to give up any food that I’ve always eaten, just breaking it down. This should help prevent low blood sugar and other stuff, right?

  210. desg

    Well I am excited!!!!!!!!!!! I am not going to weigh until next Monday. The scales are lethal for me. If I have lost then I think I can cheat and if I’ve stayed on my diet perfectly, then I’m upset that I haven’t lost more. šŸ™‚ Sooooooooooo, I’m staying clear of them. I completed my first day and feel great already.

    This diet is honestly a good diet I think. We can do this. Miss Cassie, I know you had to be from the South as I felt a kindred spirit. I’m from Kentucky. Go Cards! I'[m going to D.C. for 5 days and leaving June 27th. Want to get 10 off by then.

    Good luck fellow GF plan eaters. Weekends are tough but we are tougher. Hang in there!!!!!!!!

  211. MissCassie

    Thanks Hun!

  212. MissCassie

    you know im going to support you man! I need a support too! šŸ™‚ haha! I be looking at these fast foods now and saw NONONO!!! lol Just stick to it and we will we A OK!

  213. desg


    How are you doing? I’m a newby, started today.

  214. desg


    Let’s help each other since we are starting basically together.

  215. desg

    I started today. It is really a better diet than I’ve been eating. My first day is almost complete and I think I can do this with some encouragement from this site. I’ve started at 215 and want to get to 165.

  216. JASS

    AND GOOD LUCK FOR THE COMING WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  217. MissCassie

    Ok guys, its day three. I came home from studying and stepped on the scale….I LOST THREE POUNDS ALREADY! Really hope this contintues!

  218. MissCassie

    Oh Sorry Guys! Today is June 10 2009. I started june 8 2009. Im 288 Now. šŸ™‚ Ill post again on June 20 2009.

  219. MissCassie

    Hi Everyone! I started the Grapefruit diet Tuesday (06/08/09) I weighed myself last nite and lost 1 pound already *That was in two days!* I weigh 288 now and want to get under the 200’s but I want to weight at least 175. So Hope Your Guys support me as much as I will Support you!

  220. roobie

    sorry i forgot to add the date today is 6/01/09 šŸ™‚

  221. Roobie

    i’have been really bad with diet. For some reason i just can’t stay constant on the diet after my cheat day.

    so today i just started my diet again. being really focus on it.

    thanks alot for asking

    and yea i did gained back 2 pounds after my cheat day

    good luck to u as well peaches

  222. p3ach3$


    Just checking in to see how you were doing on the diet. I cheated a little and gain +2lbs. So from here on out I will stick strictly to the diet. I will check in on day 12.

  223. Roobie

    no not really.

    just regular stuff like cleaning house and cooking.

    but thinking about doing 30 mins of running, as soon as the rain stops i;ll starting running. or at least walking.

    but nothing now.

    and yea i have cheated a lot.

    good luck everyone

    i’ll keep posting with updates

  224. JASS


  225. p3ach3$

    Yes that did help me. I know I wasn’t suppose to weigh myself 4 five days but I have already lost 4lbs.

    Start Date 5/22/09

    Start Weight 219
    Goal Weight 150

    I drank a little over a gallon of water daily. Water is key šŸ™‚

    Here are some more volume conversions

    8 oz per cup, 2 cups per pint, 2 pints per quart, 4 quarts per gallon.
    1 gallon = 4 quarts
    4 quarts = 8 pints
    8 pints = 16 cups
    16 cups = 128 ounces

    I will share 12 day results 6/3/09

  226. roobie

    Well “peches” i didn’t exactly followed the diet plan.

    i did it as following

    half grapefruit
    any power bar or protein bar

    half grapefruit
    salad with breast piece of chicken
    just something with salad beans, beef, spinich,vegetables,but in small portions


    half grapefruit
    chicken with vegetables
    or beef
    or soup homemade

    i just drank lot of water
    and unsweetened green tea
    also no bread of any kind and no rice of any kind

    hope that helps

    good luck

  227. peaches


    exactly how did you do the grapefruit diet i started 5/22/09 & i wanted a few pointers

  228. ROOBIE

    okay so im back with the updates…
    Today is May 23,2009 Saturday. i believe last time i post was on may 09,2009 and i was 218 pounds.

    today 5/23/09 im 209 pounds.

    starting the diet again on sunday.

    wish my good luck

  229. JASS


  230. Roobie

    Good Luck NJC!!!

  231. NJC

    So I just started a second cycle of grapefruit diet. Friday 5/15/09 was day 12 of my 1st cycle and I lost a total of 6 lbs putting me at 144lbs. saturday and sunday were my regular diet days, I am now starting second cycle of grape fruit diet. I will keep you all posted. My goal is 130lbs.

  232. shal

    im back to give an update. i began at 136 and at the end of 10 days…i was at 129.4lbs. i didnt pull through for the entire 12 days…but i will be going back on the diet starting today.i need to lose another 10lbs. im pretty short…5’2. so my weight makes me look heavy.

  233. JASS

    Today (May 14th, 2009) is my 7th day on Grapefruit Diet and I lost 5 pounds. I start with 171 Pounds on May 8th, 2009 now I am 162 pounds. ).

    Now I will post my weight on 19th May which is my last last (12th Day of my Grapefruit diet.

    Good Luck to all those are on Grapefruit Diet.

  234. NJC

    Just like any diet or even excercise routin, the closer you are to your ideal weight the harder to lose the weight. You will hit a platue and usually you need to change what you are doing to over come it. I’m not sure if u are excercising along with your diet, but if not I am willing to bet that will do the trick, and if you have been exercising, then maybe you haven’t been mixing up your workout routin enough or even pushing yourself hard enough to lose those last few pounds. I was at 150lbs when I started my the grapefruit diet, I am on day 10 now and have lost 5lbs. My goal is 130lbs. I will take the 2 day brake and start it up again. I’ll let you know what my final numbers are in 2 days

  235. shal

    I began the grapefruit diet on May 4 – today is May 12 and I’ve lost a total of 5 lbs since. I’m hoping I lose 5 more before my 12 days are up. If i don’t I have a feeling I’ll be continuing for a while.

    I was just wondering, would anyone know if you lose weight slower when your closer to ur goal? I’m 130 and my goal is 120ish. The last few lbs seem to be the hardest!

    I’ll be back to update once my 12 days are up!

  236. JASS

    Gud Luck Roobie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  237. roobie

    okay so im starting this Grapefruit diet today, May 09, 2009

    my current weight is 218lb.
    i will let you guess know on May 23, 2009

    wish me good luck

  238. JASS

    Thanks for the information NJC.
    I can’t even eat fish. But I will eat lots of tofu, sya, stir fry or raw vegetables. As soon as I will get the results I will post it.
    Today is my second day on Grapefruit Diet Plan (May, 08,2009).
    Anyhow thanks for all the information.

  239. NJC

    Oh, and on the same note of carbs, I believe the majority of carbs will be coming from the grapefruit. I thinks its around 20g/ serving

  240. NJC

    Hmmm… I believe the basis around the Grapefruite diet is minimal Carbs and lots of protein. Essentailly you are trying to get your body to a state of Ketosis which results in your body eating up fat rather than carbs sugars because there is little to none in your diet. This is what causes rapid weight loss. Ketosis usually takes 3-4 days to occur. I am not a vegitarian and really dont know anyone who is, so I don’t know what high protein-minimal carb options you have… Can you eat fish? That maybe an option… I would suggest going to the grocery store and checking the nutritional facts on the back of the packages to see what your options are. You wont technically be on the Grapefruite diet but rather a modification of it. I’m not an expert on this, but i would say as long as you are keeping you carbs minimal (20-100 grams/day) you should be good, and reach ketosis in a matter of days….

  241. JASS

    Hi Everyone,
    I forget to ask from my yesterday posting that in the Grapefruit Diet we have eat Meat in ur lunch and dinner, and Egg in ur beakfast but my problem is that I’m totally vegetarian I can’t eat meat and egg, but I can eat dairy products.
    So, instead of meat and egg what else should I include in my Grapefruit Diet Plan with Salad in my lunch and dinner.
    Plz Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  242. JASS

    Thanks NJC for the information.

  243. NJC

    It’s Grapefruit juice, not to be confused with Grape juice. I alway take it before I eat my meal, and If I have time I try to eat/drink it 5-10 mins before my meal, If i dont have time I just eat it with my meal. Please make sure if you get the Grapefruit juice that it is 100% grapefruit and not diluted w/ water/sugar. I use Tropicana (Ruby Red) Grapefruit juice and rotate it with 1/2 Grapefruit. Hope that helps!

  244. angel

    im trying to lose weight to rejoin the navy as well and i have to lose like 10 more to get under my max weight and i am thinking about doing this because i have 30 days and then i lose my rank

    please let me know what to do and what can help me and my hubby are both trying to come back in

  245. JASS

    Hi Everyone Lucky to find this website.
    To be very frank I had tried all moost all the diets, but not able to loose weight.
    No reading all your comments I going to start GF Diet from tomorrow (May 8th, 2009). I am 169lbs and my goal is to reach 128lbs.
    Before start my GF Diet I wnat to make sure that the grape fruit or Grape juice we have to drink before eating our meal or after we eat our meal.

  246. annon

    Ive been dieting for some time now and have to say that the rotating of diets seems to work for me. I tried the 6week body make over and it worked…dropped 30 pounds, switched to 2 courses of the cabbage soup diet…lost another 20. Now Im doing the grapefruit diet and I love it. This is really easy and seems to be successful. I have dropped 5 pounds in the last 3 days. I think this is my favorite diet of the three I have tried. I might stick with it and lose the last 50 lbs. on this one.

  247. Nenita

    It’s a 12 day diet. I believe you can be on it as long as you want until you reach your goal, but you need to take a 2 day break between each cycle (The break helps to shock your metabolism when you go back on the diet). So when people say they have been on the diet for 4 months, they have likely done about 9 cycles in the 4 month span of time.

  248. Cara

    I have ben on the grapefruit diet now for about 11 days and i have only lost 5 lbs do u think i should have lost more by now? please email me back and let me know if the weight loss was slow at first because iam getting annoyed because everyone tells me they lose alot of weight but i am not and i dont know what iam doing wrong thanks so much cara

  249. TP

    What’s the longest a person can be on this diet. I see ppl on here saying they lost 65lbs in 4 months on this diet, but I didn’t know you could do it for that long. Please advise…
    I plan to start tomorrow. Thanks!

  250. Penny

    I tried this diet a few years ago and lost 30 lbs. i have gained some of the weight back so i am going on it again. This is the only diet i have been able to loose weight on.

  251. Patricia Torres

    I want to lose 35 pounds fast, I have a wedding to attend June 6, can someone tell me how can I lose the 35 pound fast? does the grapefruit really help?

  252. kim24may

    have u kept off the weight

  253. kim24may

    did u continue on with the diet? if so how much did u lose,and are u having trouble keeping the weight off?

  254. kim24may

    i’ve been on this diet for 4 days and im down 6 lbs,however i hate eating the eggs in the morning, can i substitute the eggs for something else?

  255. kim24may

    did u continue to do the grapefruit diet? if so how much have u lost so far

  256. candace

    Today is my first day on this diet. I have a 4 yr old daughter whose father was killed two years ago. Iam currently 100 lbs overweight and desperate to lose it, because if i dont im scared i wont be here much longer. Iam very excited and motivated!! Good luck to everyone!!!

  257. jade

    Today is my first day on the diet (4/2/09). I’m 23, 5’5, initial weight: 143.5 lbs. It’s 9pm and I found it a little trying during the day, not eating between meals. Also…. I had a few questions that I haven’t been able to find the answers for. Can I use olive oil to cook the veggies in, or just butter? Also, it says to eat until you are stuffed but after I had 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon I was hungry 2 hours later… if we are not supposed to eat between meals, can I eat more than that for breakfast, sticking to the designated breakfast foods? Good luck to everyone! I’m excited about this!!

  258. Jennifer

    I did the grapefruit diet a year ago, for one month. I lost 25 pounds and incorporated a work out program and lost 25 more pounds. Even after I stopped the diet I never gained the weight back. If you are interested in this diet you should try it. If you feel bad while you are doing it then stop. Find the diet that works for you. This one worked for me and now my husband and I are doing it again. You dont have to eat so unhealthy as is sometimes described in this diet. You can eat more vegetables- thats what I did.

  259. Highly Favored

    Starting the grapefruit diet 3/23/09. Im 5 feet at 131. I want to lose between 15-20 pounds. Will keep you posted. Wish me luck!

  260. lavinia

    well, it was my birthday over the weekend, so I went out, got bladdered, ate lots of cake, lots of chocolate etc etc… Havegone back on the diet today, weighed 10.13 this morning, so had put on two pounds as a result of my binge!
    Was good today, so hopefully I can get on track again!
    here goes…

  261. run

    It’s my 9th day.. i weighted on the 5th day, only 1.5kg(3lbs) down…. anyway I will not weight again until the last day of the diet…

  262. Lola

    HI…i began the diet 5 days ago…the first two days were really hard…but now i’m okay…i’m tryig my best to stick to this diet and hope to lose 40 poubds,i’m 5’6 tall and i weight about 166lbs,i need to be in 120lbs range…
    today in the morninf i weighted my self and it just seems that i lose about 1 pound:(…. i wish to lose more in the upcoming days…
    any advices for me?
    i wanna losemy extra 40 pounds and i hope v soon…

  263. lavinia

    ok, it’s saturday 14th march, I’m 10 stone 11… that’s 6lbs off in three days! I’m amazed, this can’t last surely?! Feel fabulous!

  264. MS.cici

    getting ready for the diet praying that it works

  265. lavinia

    Hurray! weighed myself this morning – day 2, and I was exactly 11stone! 3lbs down already, I’m definitely sticking to this!

  266. lavinia

    Right! 11th march 2009
    So DAY 1, I got on the scales and my weight is actually 11.3, not 11.2 as I had previously thought…
    I have stuck to the diet completely today, I’ll let you know if there’s any progress tomorrow…
    Feel good, but crave sweet things as per usual..

  267. lavinia

    Hi Guys!

    I am 26, 5ft9 and weigh 11 stone two… I really want to get to ten stone (loss of 16lbs) I am starting this diet tomorrow.
    I am thoroughly determined and certain I can do it!
    I will let you know each day what I weigh.
    I don’t know if I’ll lose 10lbs because I don’t have a huge excess of weight to start with (technically not overweight) but I’ll keep you posted…
    good luck!

  268. kizzy newton


    My name is kizzy and I live in the Bahamas. Many years ago I tried the grapefruit diet and lost so much weight. over the years I gained it back because i didn’t know how to maintain it. Now I started again on March 2, 2009 and it working out really great for me. Yes you can use cheese on the diet. I it is a wonder diet and after your third day the hunger pains go away. I find myself eating because i have too. So be incourage all of you out there. The diet will work for you if you do it the right way.

  269. Tracy

    3/03/2009 I’m 5 pounds down. Honestly I feel it’s going slowly but hopefully on Saturday (the start of my 2 days off – YES) I’ll be down another 5 at least.

  270. Tracy

    Okay on to day five got on the scale this AM and lost a total of 3 pounds, honestly I was expecting more (I’ve excercised every day), but will stick to it and see what happnes at the end of day 12.

  271. Sanaa

    The Grapefruit diet works!!!!!!I tried it on 2/22/09. By day five I had lost exactly four pounds. I also cheated with Batman snacks and brownies 3 days. I am starting again today, and am committed to sticking to only whats on the diet. After being off the diet for the last two days, I have still managed to keep off 2 of the four pounds I lost. I am going to WIN this!!!!!!!! Goal weight is 135 pounds. WE CAN DO IT! Will post again after the twelve days are up!!!!!!!!1

  272. Tracy

    I started this diet 2/23/09, this is my fourth day, I’m not seeing any weightloss yet, but I will keep you guys posted. Starting weight is 160 (I’m only 5’2) I would like to get down to 135, so we’ll see!

  273. rain

    yes you would be suprised but ham and bacon are different even though they come from a pig. It is something in the bacon that works very very well with the grapefruit. Those are the main things that you should not miss or skip along with the salads. So bacon,salads and grapefruit dont skip or change

  274. rain

    Hi I have been on the diet on and off for about 1 month now not really sticking to it. I have lost some weight though but I really need to lose about 20 pounds in 1 1/2 months. Im in a wedding and I really dont have a choice I cant fit in my bridesmaid dress anymore well mainly in the bust area. I read in one of the grapefruit diet plans that you can drink 1 cup of coffee with your dinner well i work graveyard shift so i drink about 2 to 3 cups. I do everything else just like i suppose to.I need to know what you guys think about my coffee drinking and will it knock the whole diet out the box

  275. shanike

    my co-workers and i started the Grapefruit Diet on 02-09-09. We are on day two of this diet and we’re doing so well. They’ve decided to use the OCEAN SPRAY GF juice and i’ve been using the fruit…we’re really excited about it and hope to see positive results (10 lbs weightloss)……we’ll keep u posted on our progress and results

  276. AVE2009

    I’m getting married in May 2009 and just want to lose a couple pounds and hopefully change my eating habits. This seems like a great way to kick-off changing your eating habits b/c you will see results and even if you don’t like grapefruit you will like seeing progress- and because of progress, you will be more mindful of your eating habits and lifestyle because you like the results (Even if you don’t stick with the diet)

    I plan on starting today–Hey-What do I have to lose?… besides pounds! Plus the support from others from this website and having a positive attitute will always keep you motivated. I will keep you posted!

    A lady at my job (noticeably)lost a lot of weight in a few weeks and introduced the grapefruit diet to me–so it just might work.

  277. marie

    What can you have to drink on this diet?

  278. Gary

    Good luck. keep us posted.

  279. Gary

    I heard you are not suppose to have caffeine intake too. However, the headaches were impossible for me to deal with. So what I do is drink a half a cup in the morning and maybe half a cup at supper, depending on how I am feeling. So far it works for me, but everyone is different.

  280. Gary

    I am on my third (12 day cycle) I started out being 284 this morning (after my 2 days off) I weighed 270. Now when i weigh myself tomarrow I know I will lose around 5 pounds of water due to it being my first day back from 2 days off. i love this diet. I feel better my clothes fit better. And one other thing, its nice to see progress when I get on the scales. I am probably eatin better and more nutrious on this diet than I normally would. and i am def getting enough water intake now. Don’t let others bring you down. The grapefruit rocks!!!!!!

  281. Gary

    It’s always interesting to me to see people pissing on other peoples parade. So let me put my two cents in. Ok lets sum up an average person’s diet, there’s some form of fast food in there somewhere. Anyway, the point I am making this diet has fruit, has veggies, has protein. Well it doesn’t have fiber, however there is fibe in a McDonalds cheeseburger. So to say that not having fiber in your eatible diet is bad when if taken into concideration that most peoples eating habits aren’t giving them fiber. Well, if you are only here to piss about the diet, please go somewhere else. I see a lot of support here. We don’t need people like you discouraging others.

  282. chandra

    You’re supposed to eat as much salad and meat as you can, until you are full.

    I had to actually go off of the diet because it triggered my migraines.
    Hope everyone else has better luck than I did! Its a quite simple diet to follow. Wish it had worked out better for me!

  283. james

    how much meat and salad do you eat

  284. chandra

    I started to diet today, 1/22/08. My bf’s mom went on the diet and lost 54 pounds over a couple of months. She recommended it to me.
    My weight now is at 146.5 (I’m 5’2) so I need to lose at least 20 pounds. I want to get back into the 120 range. I’ve been a size 2 jeans nearly all of my life, but recently I’m pushing an 8…Which I feel is big since I’m short.
    Today the diet hasn’t been so bad. But of course, I’m having carb cravings (which I’ll take care of on my 2 day break from the diet with a small bowl of pasta).
    Lucky for me I like veggies and salad, since that’s what I’ll be eating for awhile!

    Best of luck to everyone! I’ll keep the board updated šŸ™‚

  285. chandra

    Instead of diet coke, you should do tea since you don’t like coffee. One of the rules with the diet is to follow it exactly as it is. Trying not to stray from it. Good luck!

  286. aj

    im go to start the grapefruit diet to you guys because im over weight and ive heard nothing but positive things about the plan. Im 14 and 240 pounds and i want to get down to 170 or 180 to live a healthy life and i recommend every try it. =)

  287. Bailey

    I started this diet last Monday, January 12, 2009. I have lost 6.6 pounds since then – only 6 days! Like almost everyone else who has tried this diet, it was really difficult for the first couple of days, chock full of headaches and exhaustion. I learned this past weekend that I should not drink coffee – for some reason it hindered my weight loss for the weekend even though I took it black. I think I’m be doing a totally of four 12-day cycles in order to lose some weight before I get married. After I come off of the diet, I plan to start a diet that introduces more food variety but is very low in carbs.

    Thanks for everyone’s input, this website has helped me feel more confident about what I’m doing – and good luck to all. You can do it. TRUST ME – if can, so can you. I’m a nanny and am around sweets for the kids all day every day. Just ignore the sugar and fixate on your cute future šŸ™‚

  288. krislessinseattle

    ooops I meant to say I started on 01/01/09! šŸ™‚

  289. krislessinseattle

    Hey guys I started this diet on 1/08/09 and I lost 6 lbs in the first week. The first two days were tough because I was eating really bad before I started so I felt super hungry. But now I only get a little hungry and I have tons of energy. I don’t know why people nock this diet because you’re eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day wich is alot more than most people do. Also you’re getting alot of protein wich is good too. Stick with it I’m seeing results already! Good luck!

  290. Shavon

    I started the diet today 1/10/09. I had a headache all day, but I stuck with it. Actually I didn’t find it hard to stick with the diet today. Due to my headaches I only worked out 20 min. I hope tomorrow goes better!

  291. Ashley

    hi my name is ashley and im 23. im going to try the grapefruit diet im starting monday 1/12/09. i dont have much support… my goal is to be down to 150 from my current 240. i would like some advice on how to keep my skin from “HANGING” i need to feel better about myself and i want to be able to play with my 2 yr old son for more than 5 minutes without getting exhausted! so if you would be willing to share some advice i would be SOOOO GREATFUL! contact me back on my space please!

  292. Ann

    After you finish your 12 day diet for 2 days what do I need to eat before I can restart it again. This is my first time doing this diet I am now on day 4. Please let me no soon.

    Thanks in advance,Ann

  293. Ezekiel

    hey i just started today and i feel great..but not to sure if i should stick too it…does it really work…please answer this for me is it worth my time



  295. Diadora

    By the way, tomorrow will be— January 3rd, 2008!! =]

  296. Diadora

    Hey everyone! Tomorrow morning I will be starting the diet and I will let you know how my progress goes! I work out every day for about 40 minutes and I have been trying to get back into my gymnast shape so I can start training soon. I am 19 so it gets harder to get to where I once was, but hopefully this will be a jump start to what my body used to be

  297. Laura

    Im planning on starting the grapefruit diet. I had a question how much water do I drink daily on this diet?

  298. alex

    i also want to know if it would hurt my results if i lifted weights and did some running, how would doing those things effect my results??

  299. alex

    hey there im looking to find some information on this diet, i am going to start it tomorrow and want to know if i can eat fruits like oranges and apples in this diet, if so can you email me and let me know??
    i am 210lbs. and want to get to about 150lbs or 160lbs soon……. if you know any reason not to do this or a reason to do this please let me know…..

    and i will keep everyone posted every two weeks to let everyone know how this diets is working for me..

  300. MELISSA


  301. jenn

    Hi, This is my 7th day on the grapefruit diet and I’ve only lost 3 pounds. I don’t know if to give up or continue. I made a few revisions on the diet though and was wondering if it was affecting the weight loss. Instead of bacon, I am eating ham in the morning because bacon makes me sick. The nutritional content is very similar. Also, instead of a coffee, I am drinking one diet coke a day.

    Does anyone think these changes are affecting the weight loss?

  302. Melly10

    Ok, so today is 11/21/2008 and I weigh 210 lbs! I’ve lost 10 lbs! I am in shock! This diet really works! I am a testiment to that! I have to admit though that I did cheat a little. I had two tablespoons of brown rice with my salad at lunchtime! Just the fact of knowing that there was rice in the food, made me feel “ok”. But I still managed to lose 10 lbs! Today is my first “day off” and I had regular food, just not too much and still drinking my graperuit juice before my meals and also after and when I get thirsty during the day! (I’m having some right now!).

    What I did though was, I bought regular grapefruits at the fruit stand (3 for $1.00). So I got like 15 grapefruits ($5.00) and I invested in a citrus juicer, ($15.00) and I juice my own grapefruits! I get a large bottle and a half filled! It is so worth it! At least I know it’s fresh, there’s no preservatives and it is not sweetened! It is so good!

    I will continue to keep you guys posted! Also, google low carb recipes, I’m positive you will be able to find lovely dishes you can create for lunch and dinner!

    Starting Weight: 220 LBS, 11/9/2008
    Current Weight: 210 LBS, 11/21/2008

  303. Mimi

    I began drinking about a 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice before every meal about 2 weeks ago. I started off weighing 220 lbs. Now I am 213 lbs. I do not exercise a lot. In fact, I have only walked about 20 min. 2-3 times a week. I plan on increasing the time as my endurance builds up. Oh, by the way I have not been starving myself. I still enjoy some foods I like, but I do not overindulge.

  304. Mimi

    I began drinking about a 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice before every meal about 2 weeks ago. I started off weighing 220 lbs. Now I am 213 lbs. I do not exercise a lot. In fact, I have only walked about 20 min. 2-3 times a week. I plan on increasing the time as my endurance builds up. Oh, by the way I have not been starving myself. I still enjoy some foods I like, but I do not overindulge.

  305. Jessica

    Hi everyone!
    I’ve started the red grapefruit diet and
    I’m on my 2nd day, although my diet contains
    ‘only’ 1 1/2 of grapefruits a day, it took me
    about 3 days to stick with it on the first day lol,
    but I’ve done it and I feel ok, I’ll be sticking
    with it for 3wks, I’ll deffently keep you all posted,
    After 3wks I’m turning vegitarien.

    PS-sorry cant spell.

  306. Melly10

    Hi Guys, Today is 11/9/2008 and it is my first day on the “Grapefruit Diet”. I feel ok, But I am really craving some carbs right now! But, I am not going to cheat! I really need to lose the weight! It is about time! No more procrastination for me! I will definately keep you guys updated!

    Starting Weight: 220 LBS, 11/9/2008

    Wish Me Luck! And thanks for posting your successes! It makes it all the more encouraging!!!

  307. Leah

    I’m starting this today, I’ll let you know how it goes.

  308. ms.t.

    hi im startin the diet today, did very well im at 247 now. i have the same question about the salad dressin. can u use what ever amount on your salad. by the way i had to make myself eat dinner tonight. eat as much as u want until u are stuff. well my sister n law is also going on the diet with me. wish us luck. will up date on the 5th day.also drinking nothing but water, i thought i would not like water, but its great,see ya

  309. Tara

    really??? so, when did you start to see results?.. I started it on Monday and I am hoping to see some type of weight loss by Oct. 31

  310. Gise

    I did the grapefruit diet about a year ago. I was 318 pounds. In 8 months I got down to 214 pounds. Without excersise. When I finally lost all that weight I started doing cardio in the mornings. 1 hour walk. My skin is not hanging. After 1 year I’ve only gained about 40 pounds so I’m getting ready to start my diet this coming saturday. I will post pictures of the before and after later on. I’ve tried many diets and this really works.

  311. tanya

    so far so good. i lost a total of 10 1/2 pounds. i exercise every night with shawn t hip hop abs. good luck everyone.

  312. tanya

    hi how are you doing on the grapefruit diet?

  313. Sandra


    NO,I do NOT recommend Ocean Spray fot this diet.I looked at the ingredients,and it is only 22% grapefruit juice.Hmm,wonder what the 78% is?Corn syrup? Eww.I recommend TexSun if you can get it.It is 100% juice.Wacth for some of the carton that say unsweetended-even some of those are misleading.

    Today is day 3 of my “diet”-I am a carb addict,and for me this diet has been a breeze.No cravings,and I decide when I am full…LOVE it! Good luck.

  314. Diane Barlow

    Hi I plan to start the Grapefruit Diet Monday (August 15th, 2008) how have you done on this diet? I also am starting out weighing 285 lbs. Is ther hope for me?

  315. Natieya

    I started the diet 2 days ago and have already lost 1 pound. I am hoping to lose at least 10-15 punds in 2 weeks. I hope I can do it.
    I was wondering is it okay to take vitamen supplements when you are on this diet??

  316. ML

    I tried having 2 grapefruits a day for a week and ate my regular food without salt and lost 9 pounds in six days.. then after that went back to having very little salt with my food and contained my weight for about 5 months now.





  319. Frances

    Well today is day number 3 and in the past two days I’ve lost a total of 1.8 kg……I feel great and I am over the moon.

  320. Pebbles

    Hey, I’m down to 263lbs. I have cheated some of the time since I started, but I workout. I have been getting alot of compliments. I have lost 30lbs. now in 2months.

  321. Frances

    I started the diet yesterday and I have already lost 800grams. I am very happy with the diet so far. I still need to lose in total 20kg, so I will keep you posted on my progress!!

  322. Dominique

    Hello guys, my name is Dominique. I was told that this diet really works and I pray that it does. Today is my first day. I will let you guys in on the 12th day to let you know if it really works…

  323. Rayshema

    yeah i agree its not a bad diet and
    i couldnt countinue this diet due to parties
    which were very tempting
    i’ve started the diet again today and hope to lose 40 pounds before sept2 thats when school starts again!

  324. pebbles69

    Hi, my name is Pebbles. I did this diet several years ago and lost about 40lbs. w/ exercise. It took about 4 1/2 months with alittle cheating for special events. I have since gained the weight back due to poor eating choices. I currently weight 271. In January, I weighed 293. I was doing an every other day diet I found in a magazine. It works pretty well, but this diet has faster results. I will post my results when I start. I need to lose 73lbs before Dec. This is not a bad diet b/c ,you are eating protein, vegetables and fruit.

  325. Kristenn

    hi girly one, well do you excersice other than just following the diet? and if so what do you do?

  326. Kristenn

    okay well hello everyone. i too am glad to have fouind this website. i started this diet barley today. im 15 yrs old, and yes i’ve heard all the “you’re too young to be getting on diets”. well i run at least 1-2 miles everyday. im extremely athletic and play volleyball, which will be starting sometime in august, and i need to lose some weight. does this diet really work? i did something similar to this last summer it consisted of only eating tuna and oranges, only. so if you have any advice please email me back. thanks.

  327. girly one

    I was so nervous about doing this but I have been on it for 4 days and I have lost 5 pounds. I really just wanted to jump start my new eating style. I will post back with the results

  328. Rubi

    ok today is June 10, 2008 and im starting this diet. i will keep posting the results every week. im getting married on july 26 so wish me good luck ppl. n plz if u have any suggestions about quick weight weight loss plz tell me.

  329. Autumn

    Kat, Grapefruit is a fruit.

  330. Rayshema

    for the meat part of the diet what do you have to eat?
    can it be anything that is meat or is it specific
    dats the only question i got please answer!!!!
    thanks plle!!

  331. Rayshema

    it’s so nice to see other people’s “victory” by using the grapefruit diet method,I thank the Lord for finding this website!!! anyway i’ll be trying this grapefruit diet myself in like 2 days! i wanna lose like about 25 pounds for gradution!!!! i’m not over weight or anything
    gud luck too everyone !!
    wish me gudd luck to!!!!please!!

  332. Erica

    Yes. 30 mins every other of aerobic exercise is good. Because you’ve decreased your caloric intake a great deal and adding exercise will just burn off more calories…in short, you’ll lose weight. Good luck.

  333. Johnny

    I started this diet on the 21st, and so far, 6 days later, I’m down 7 lbs. I was a HUGE soda and sweets fan, but I haven’t had any cravings for my sugary f(r)iends, instead, I had some cravings for bread early on. The grapefruit must kill the sweet-tooth! LOL

    Had one little cheat-spell when the restaurant added croutons to my salad (it would be rude not to eat them!), but that’s it.

    I have quite a bit of weight to lose…started out at 252.5lbs. Not expecting a miracle diet but something that’ll help me see what life’s like under the 200 mark….and go from there!

  334. pixie

    I’ve actually been on this diet for about four days now and I have lost about five pounds already I wanna believe that its my fat flushing out but in a way I just really think its all waterweight and once I stop the diet all the weight will come back. Although I don’t crave for sweets or ever get hungry anymore I can’t wait to see results if there even is ! Doesn’t hurt to try right?

  335. Jolanda

    I am so glad I have found this website! I have found most of the articles on the web very discouraging. Despite those articles I decided to give the diet a go as I am desperate to lose some weight. I’ve been on the diet since the 6th of April and feel fantastic.My clothes are already fitting better, I am full of energy and I have no problems following this diet. I have done Atkins before, with great results so cutting out all carbs is no problem for me and I always drink around 2 litres of water per day. So basically the only change I really made to my diet was adding grapefruit and cutting out snacks! Plus I have upped my excercise and do at least 30 minutes of Tae Bo each night. So hopefully this’ll get me where I want to be! Good luck to everyone!

  336. Robyn

    Hey! I noticed that it says “make sure you eat until your absolutely full.” So does that mean for EVERY meal? It seems kinda strange eating as much bacon and eggs till I am full cause I know the 2 eggs and 2 pieces of bacon were no where near enough filling me up.


  337. stacey

    my mom went on this diet and lost a lot of weight. im going to start it too. my mom didnt exercise or anything. all she drank was grapefruit juice ALL the time, and ate bacon and eggs at EVERY meal for weeks and she lost crazy weight! mind you this is a bigger lady. definitly try it!!

  338. Kristin

    Hello everyone! My fiance and I are going to be starting this diet on monday. We are getting married in July and both really want to lose weight. We are both around 240 at the moment. I was scared when i read the article above, but I was reading everyones reviews of the diet and felt better. I will keep everyone posted on our results! As for the people who are saying its not a good diet, you will gain back weight after ANY diet if you don’t eat the right way. That’s how I got to this weight after being on a good plan from my NUTRITIONIST! Soooooo. we’ll see šŸ™‚

  339. Tiffany

    i started my grapefruit diet 5 days ago, i am not going to weigh myself. instead i am going to go by my pant size. i am in a size 10 right now and i want to get down to a size 6. i figure if i drop to a size 6 then i will lose about 25-30 pounds. i have to walk at least 2 miles a day to get to and from work also i have a dog that has to have his walks. i also work out to carmen electra strip tease work outs. it sounds bad but she will make you dance off the pounds…plus it is fun for someone my age.
    my future mother inlaw was on this diet before and she has lost 45 lbs. now a few more years later she wants to lose more. she has given me the will power to stop eatting bad food and see what good food i have missed out on. in return i am giving her the will power to stay on the diet because i believe in her. in her first 12 days she has lost 12 pounds. her back was hurting her and now she has no pain.
    i want to lose weight because all of my life i have been a bigger girl. i am in college and i want to look good. i will be getting married in a few years so i want to be able to fit into the perfect dress.
    i wish everyone good luck. and will try to tell you how my pants fit.

  340. Jen

    The grapefruit diet does work. I know from experience, but if when you stop tne diet you do not start a modified diebetic diet or very carefully watch what you eat you WILL put the weight back on plus some. It due to built in survival instincts. Once you’ve lost your weight talk to a dr or dieticien to find out how to keep it off.

  341. kat

    well friday was one full week no cheating I lost 5 lbs…
    I hate eating the eggs but this five pounds has encouraged me to push on……………..


  342. Brenda


  343. kat

    are you on the grapefruit diet?? I didn`t know you could eat fruit?


  344. kat

    well I started this on monday March 03.2008
    I hate the eggs don`t mind the grapefruit and I need to find some other green veggies already I`m sick of brockley,spinach,brussel sprouts ect…
    my 17 year old son did this in aug and lost 25 lbs in one mnth and so far has kept it off ….
    so i thoght I`d give it a try I need to loose between 25-30 lbs due to high blood presure..

  345. Ashley

    hi i was wondering if someone could recommend some of the exercises that they did while on this diet. i plan on starting this on march 1 and my goal is to lose 80 lbs! i cant wait to start. my mother did this diet after she had me and she said her meals consited of 1/2 a grapefruit and water only. she didnt include the other stuff. i cant wait to start! wish me luck!
    email me the exercises you used at

    thanks a lot!

  346. Fran

    Grapefruit diet menu I was told:

    1/2 GF
    2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon

    1/2 GF
    Meat and Salad

    1/2 GF
    Meat and Veggies/Salads

    Bedtime snack:
    glass of milk or tomato juice

    Take this for 12 days (and you should lose max 10 lbs), then go back to normal diet for at least 2 days before restart, if you so choose.

  347. Julie

    Ok Im back with results… After day 12 I lost a total of 10.5 pounds. I did not cheat once during that 12 days. On my two days off I ate chicken fingers, steak and potatos and had some wine. I gained 3 back. I will let you know how fast that comes off. I will keep you all posted after the next round of 12 days.

  348. Julie

    I have been on the grapefruit “Mayo Clinic diet now for 11 days- I have lost 9 lbs. so far. I have not cheated or strayed from the rules one time. I started at 197.5 and 11 days later am now 188.5. I am 5’9. I want to get down to 145. I haven’t experienced the 2 days off and re-starting so I will keep you all posted. I am guessing I will have to be good for two days or I will gain it back.

    Wish me luck

  349. faith20

    I started the diet yesterday[2/2/08] and plan to stick it out for 12 days. I have 50 lbs to loose. I don’t understand why this diet is no more unhealthy than the Atkins diet, medifast, etc… at least this diet has a healthy fruit and vegetibles.

  350. venus

    I started this diet May 29 07 and have lost a total of 80 lbs. I was off of it for 2 mths due to surgery and only gained 5 lbs. this works for me

  351. Mimi

    Of course everyone will lose weight! It’s obvious from this diet that your intake of calories drops dramatically, so weight loss is the resulting factor.

    It’s not due to the grapefruit and it’s not a miracle fruit.

    Like any “diet”, it’s not healthy to continue with this long-term. You don’t get the balance of protein, carbohydrate and good fats that you need to stay healthy and I’m not surprised to read that some people are developing wrinkly skin!

    Why do people insist on trying out these silly fad diets. As soon as you stop this diet, all the weight will pile back on.

  352. Deebaby

    Okay even after my cheat weekend my total weight loss thus far is 13bs. I also walk about a mile at least 3 x’s per week. I drink my water as recmnd but 4 some strange reason it always waits til the late evening to wanna come out so I’ve been missin out on a lotta sleep lately. I 1st found out about this diet by my Aunt who’s doctor gave it to her before she had surgery and she lost her weight so I know it’s tried and true.

  353. Michelle

    I have now lost 21 1/2 lbs since August 27. My weight loss stopped for about 3 weeks and I started working out and have started losing again. I’m averaging about 3 lbs a weeks which is cool with me. I have a goal of 140lbs.

  354. Michelle

    Michelle said:
    I started this diet on 8/27/07 and I have lost 12.6 lbs. I cheated twice because of Labor day and I went out with friends ( i didn’t overeat, but I had several beers)It seems like it only set me back a couple of pounds. Overall it works for me because I like meat and vegetables anyway. I will keep you posted on my results. […]

  355. Deebaby

    I forgot to add that instead of recomnd butter I use extra virgin olive oil when preparing my vegetables in the pan and cooking my eggs and turkey bacon.

  356. Deebaby

    I started the grapefruit diet on 10/1/07 and as of today I have lost a total of 12 lbs. I try to walk about a mile 5 days a week. I had a hard start for those 1st two days but now it’s much better. I always cure my sweet tooth by chewing plenty of sugar free gum. They also make lots of sugar free mints and I noticed my weight still continues to come off.

  357. Sarah

    The Grapefruit Diet is just about low calories and low carbs. I would reccommand the South Beach Diet. it has an excellent diet plan and you can lose up to 30 pounds. Isn’t that amazing!

  358. Sara

    Carrie said:
    I started this diet on 9-9-07 and I’ve lost 10lbs. No cravings at all. My friend started on 5-15-07 and has lost a total of 65 lbs. This diet really works. I have cheated a couple of times this weeks and still have lost 10 lbs in 6 days and I feel great!! I have a lot more energy. One suggestions also,,,,,, sells the Grapefruit Diet pills,,,[…]

    wow, your friend lost 65 pounds in 4 months? Holy crap. I started this diet on September 10, and when I weighed myself on the 17th, I had lost 5 pounds. And I’ve been cheating a little (had an iced coffee from mcdonalds, skipped on the bacon the last couple of days b/c I only eat Kosher and I have to make a trip to the kosher market) I’m getting a little sick of the eggs, but I can deal with it. I’m also working out everyday, for atleast 30 minutes. I either get on the treadmill, or on the elliptical, and I do crunches and pushups every other day. I’m eating alot of chicken, either grilled or baked, and I’ve been using PAM cooking spray instread of oil or butter (since it doesnt really have any calories). I want to lose atleast 40 pounds, hopefully 50 by the end of December. I’m going to post my results on here every week. And I really love reading about everyone elses successes and failures. And yes, just like any other “diet” you will gain the weight if you start stuffing your face with pizza, cookies, chips, fried chicken, sodas, etc. Once you’ve lost the weight with a diet as extreme as this, its important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And that includes making smart choices (fatty foods just as a treat, not as an everyday thing) and working out. Good luck everyone!

  359. Rachel

    I went on this diet back in April 2006 and I lost 10lbs in 10 days. I had to lose the weight to pass the Army weight standards. If you do not watch what you eat you will definitely gain it RIGHT BACK! I gained it back within 3 months PLUS 20 MORE LBS.. now I am on the diet, started on Monday, and Im waiting for the weight to come off. This time I am gonna change my whole diet and excersize routine altogether. Hopefully I wont gain the weight back. But this is a 10 day diet for the most part. Who cant take 10 days out of each month to maintain a good weight for themselves? I can, so thats my plan.

  360. Carrie

    I started this diet on 9-9-07 and I’ve lost 10lbs. No cravings at all. My friend started on 5-15-07 and has lost a total of 65 lbs. This diet really works. I have cheated a couple of times this weeks and still have lost 10 lbs in 6 days and I feel great!! I have a lot more energy. One suggestions also,,,,,, sells the Grapefruit Diet pills,,,,it’s like grapefruit in a pill,,,,90 pilss for 9.99. I’ve been using these when juice is not available and the diet still works. Alot of people can’t drink grapefruit juice all the time, so the pills can be substituted with the same results. Good luck everyone!

  361. Michelle

    I started this diet on 8/27/07 and I have lost 12.6 lbs. I cheated twice because of Labor day and I went out with friends ( i didn’t overeat, but I had several beers)It seems like it only set me back a couple of pounds. Overall it works for me because I like meat and vegetables anyway. I will keep you posted on my results.

  362. bijou

    like all other diets, won’t you gain all the weight back as soon as you go off this diet?

    • Sally Oh, Vitality Pi

      Yes. Stay on it. It’s actually a keto diet, the best way to manage weight and get healthy.

  363. Tauheedah (Tee) Muwwakkil

    I am starting the grapefruit diet in a couple of days. The reason being I have personally saw results from a co-worker. He lost 39 lbs. in four months… and he cheated a couple of times (using cheese on his brocoli). I weigh 1811/2 lbs. I want to loose 30lbs by Christmas. I have also signed up for gym and palates. Will keep you posted,


  364. gail

    I am starting the diet today. I started last week, but had to stop on day 5 b/c of a boat trip where bacon was not available. I didn’t weigh myself, though. I did find that my cravings were gone after the third day. The second day I was ready to get off it, but I ended up being able to do it. I was not hungry, but the only problem I had was that the grapefruit made my teeth hurt, so I am switching to grapefruit juice through a straw. I do have a question: it says you can have any dressing, and it doesn’t have to be diet. Doesn’t that ruin the diet if it has sugar or carbs, like thousand island dressing? I am eating salads w/ the dressing but feel like that is hurting the weight loss. Can anyone comment on this?
    I am 144 pounds, I’d like to get back to my weight of 123 pounds. I will post results in about 2 to 3 weeks.


    • Sally Oh, Vitality Pi

      Yes, dressing matters. Sugar and carbs will definitely upset the weight loss. This is a low carb diet and works because of that. Good call.

      I would not use a low fat or diet dressing — those have added sugars in the form of chemicals which will mess with your blood sugar. You are not looking for low calorie, you are looking for low carb. Best to use a simple oil and vinegar — read the carbs on the label. For a dressing, you want 2-4 carbs MAX per serving.

  365. Mary Tilley

    Hello there everyone,
    Uh, are you all from England? I hope that doesn’t sound rude. I live in America. I suppose I’m asking because I have no idea how to convert kgms? At any rate, I’ve heard of the grapefruit diet and I think I already am on this diet. In fact it is a part of my life. I love grapefruit so much I eat one every single day! I’ve noticed some changes but I haven’t really given up the sweets all together (that is a real tough one for me) but everything else I already do. For breakfast I have 3 or 4 eggwhites and (okay, you can slay me if you’d like) a 1/2 of green olives (from the organic food store) and 1 big blonde grapefruit and a tiny piece of dark chocolate. (I gave up the Mocha cappucinos though…yay!)
    For lunch, uusally some beans (I know, it’s pretty gross) but I usually force myself to eat them. And then for dinner a piece of fish with veggies and then another bite of dark choclate (to be fair it is usually an oz or two) and of course I love tea so I drink that in the morning (usually white tea). I will try to give up the sweets too and see how it goes then I’ll get back to you all. I hope everyone is having a blessed day!

    Love ya!
    Mary E Tilley

  366. Tina

    I’m down 14.5 pounds now. This diet is pretty easy. I think on your 2 days off you really need to watch what you eat:)

  367. Tina

    I started the grapefruit diet on July 18th. I’m on my second round ( 12 days on 2 dyas off ) and I have lost 9 pounds. I kinda cheated and drank a few beers so I’m sure I could have lost a little more had I not done that. I think it is a great diet. I don’t get hungry at all and I drink tons of water.

  368. Nancy

    Well, I am starting this Grapefruit diet tomorrow 8-2-07. I will come back and post my results soon. I need to loose at least 80 lbs.

  369. CHELLE9865

    I am going to begin the grapefruit diet on tommorrow 8/1/07. I have read some testimonials with excellent results. One was a guy who did it for six months straight and he lost 150lbs. That really motivated me. I also read that someone did it and looked really dried out and pruned. That is what I am scared of. I am going to give it a long shot. I am going to keep myself hydrated with plenty of Crystal Light because I cant stand plain water. Everyones body reacts different so im going to see what mine does. I plan to exercise every other day. I want to continue with a long term goal of the end of December. I have to take it one day at a time and not think about my long term goal. I currently weight 285lbs. Wish me luck and good luck to everyone else trying to lose. If you have any tips let me know. Anything can help.

  370. Shea

    I have started the Grapefruit diet yesterday on July 22. I weight 209lbs. My goal is to reach 180lbs by the end of August. So I will keep you guys posted. Reading your posts has really motivated me!!! Thanks

  371. aurielle

    giselle, please could you tell me if the grapefruit diet you did was exactly th same as Lisa described it in her posting a couple of messages after yours? Many thanks, I wish to start this diet in 3 days! I will also post the results.

  372. amanda

    Hi there again…as promised, here i am with an update of how my diet is going. Its going great, i am satisfied, today was the fifth day and i already lost like 2.5pounds. I really have the intention to continue for 7 more days. will you guys updated. See ya

  373. amanda

    hi everyone, I have started the diet today, I have desperately tied to lose like 5-6 kgs for the past 2 years but in vain, it was because of no proper motivation. But now I reaaly want o get back in shape an i hope 12 days from now, i will feel a lotbetter and be able to get rid of the 5kg….i will let you know how it goes. I did the diet once 2 years ao and it worked but i could not do it or 12 whole days.

  374. Erica Rockett

    I just started the grapefruit diet two days ago and I am glad that I found this website! I was having doubts after reading research on other websites that basically said that this diet was a waste of time. It is so encouraging to find people who are or who have tried this diet. I haven’t been a big eater since my pregnancy (my daughter is now 6 months old) but I still haven’t lost any weight. I would really like to lose the remainder of my pregnancy weight (about 20 pounds) before the summer so this seemed like a good thing to try.

    I don’t have time to do alot of exercise so for now I’m only doing about 30 min. everyother day of aerobics. Is that enough or should I increase the time I workout? Would someone who has knowledge of this diet please email me and let me know exactly what you did as far as exercise? As for everyone else I wiill continue on with this diet for the remainder of the time and hopefully after the 12 days I will have positive feed back regarding this diet.

  375. Kiki

    Is it good to drink grapefruit juice instead of water?Because i drink grapefruit juice by every meal like 2, 3 times a day.Plus i eat allot of vegetables(brocoli,colyflower,carrots) plus fruits (appel,watermelon,melon)…im on this dieet like 15 days, do you think i can lose weight like this ??Plsss give me ur advice how to lose fat, by doing dieet and situps and no work out ??let me know at…THANKSS

  376. jp

    The grapefruit diet really works if you stick to it. I did about 3 years ago and lost 80 lbs. in 7 months. It was really hard at first but once you got used to the lifestyle it wasn’t hard. Even the 2 days I was off of it I did not crave sweets.

  377. lisa

    Update — I finished the Grapefruit Diet Friday. After 12 days, I lost 8 pounds. The diet says 10 pounds in 10 days, but I only weighed 125lbs to start, so it makes sense that I didn’t lose all 10. My fiance, however, is 6’2″, and he went from 210 to 198 in 12 days. I now fit into all of my skirts and jeans which had gotten too snug.

    We are now practicing more portion control than we did before the diet, and we’re eating a normal, but healthier, diet.

  378. lisa

    I’ve been on the grapefruit diet for a week, and I have already noticed results. My clothes, which were getting too tight, already fit better and my tummy already looks much flatter. I am going to weigh myself at the end of the 12 days I’ve committed to this program. I only want to lose about 10 pounds, so I don’t think I will be on the diet for much time beyond that.

    I have to admit, I have a sweet tooth. So, this diet was TOUGH the first two days, but by day three it wasn’t so bad. In fact, I have discovered that switching things up like eating chicken breast one day, tuna the next, a burger “protein style” or even sashimi (sushi without the rice) really keeps it interesting. Basically, just remember no rice, no noodles, no bread, no potatoes!

    For those of you who are interested in which program I’m doing, here it is:

    1 8oz glass of UNSWEETENED 100% grapefruit juice (if you prefer, you can have 1/2 an unsweetened grapefruit)
    2 slices turkey bacon
    2 eggs any style (hardboiled or scrambled using real butter)

    1 8oz glass of grapefruit juice
    Large Salad
    Meat / protein any style (I favor baked chicken breast, fish, etc.)
    –Be sure to eat enough salad and lean meat until you are full

    1 oz glass of grapefruit juice
    Lots of veggies (use carrots sparingly, no potatoes). I try to eat the veggies with the most nutrients — spinach, broccoli, etc.
    Meat / protein any style

    Before bed:
    8 oz. of skim milk or soy

    Remember to drink a lot of water and take your vitamins!

    I will not lie to you. The first two days were HARD! I craved sweets and bread so much! I also felt tired and headachy. But, starting with the third day, I have ENERGY! I don’t feel hungry.

    What helped me during the first days of the diet was to keep my goals in mind. I knew that experiencing the cravings meant that my body was running out of that “junk fuel” and I was going through the hardest part of it.

    Also, be sure to incorporate walking and some mild to moderate exercise just so your body starts revving up for the time when you get off of the diet. I’ve been walking and following some yoga dvds, and everything is firm and I am not exhausted like I think I would be if I tried something too strenuous like running.

    This is also a good time to read articles from dieticians and others so that you can learn good tips that will help you keep your weight off.

    I don’t think this would be a good diet for long term, all day every day because you don’t get enough fiber. However, I think a healthy person with 10-20 pounds could do it for a month or so. It’s more like a “jump start” to weight loss.

    If you can discipline yourself to stick to this program for 12-30 days, then you have already demonstrated that you have control over your body and can make a more balanced approach to weight loss work for you.

  379. mel

    i want to know if drinking the grapefruit juice (concentrate) that u buy in the grocery and eating the grapefruit itself, would u get the same results?

  380. Ashley

    What is the grapefruit diet? What can you have and what can’t you? Could you please e-mail me the details at . Thanks

  381. yea.... dont think so

    yea i think everyone here should not talk about a diet you know nothing about because obviously none ofyou have ever tried this diet before. maybe it does work….

  382. JJ

    does anyone have the grapefruit diet? I would like to know what it is? I remember back in the 70’s there was a diet that consisted of grapefruit, eggs and spinach, if anyones knows that one please let me know.

  383. Giselle

    My two cents: I did this diet in 2002 and lost 20 lbs. in 1 month! I started on it yesterday and will be posting my results shortly. I am taking vitamins, drinking plenty of water, and I’m exercising. I have 4 months to lose 50 lbs.

  384. nadine

    oh….. i forgot to mention that i lost this weight in september of 2005, and have since kept it off eating well balanced, and will probably get back on it before summer to get into my 2 piece !

  385. nadine

    >>>>>>>>>the grapefruit diet does work, no it is not the healthiest way to lose, but i assure you that it is better than most products out on the market or starving yourself, i lost 17 pounds in about 1 1/2 months with excercise and plenty of water, i did this to join the military because you had to be a standard weight to get in, i do not recommend it as long term, but it is not as hazardous to your health as most methods people use. it did however give me more energy and doesnt leave you hungry after meals, seriously, try it before you knock it.

  386. drhea

    The best thing that I have found for a diet is the Mangosteen Fruit and exercise.
    You may not have heard of the mangosteen fruit. However, it has been used for centuries in Cambodia and South East Asia in folk medicine. Also, much mangosteen research has been carried out in laboratories and universities around the world over the last 30 years. Alternative health practitioners have used the mangosteen fruit to treat a wide spectrum of health ailments and conditions with great success, which has produced a wide spectrum of testimonials. The research that they have completed has increased what we know about the real world benefits the mangosteen provides to the human body.

    The amazing testimonies from many people that were helped by this “Queen of Fruit”, piqued the interest of scientists and health professionals. These testimonials compelled scientists and doctors to investigate whether these health experiences were merely anecdotal or if in fact there was real scientific proof to support them. Due to the mangosteen research that has been completed, what folk doctors and personal testimonials have shown for centuries is now being recognized, for its validity, throughout world by scientists and medical professionals alike. The mangosteen fruit is truly amazing, and has tremendous, all natural, medicinal advantages. If you want more inform let me know….

  387. tracey dash

    okay felicia tell me more about your diet you tryed how do it work for you and how long did it take to see results and did you feel really hunger i have a sweet tooth to much i love junk cookies cakes pie’s and soda i need more water and more juice in my lyfe so whats a really go diet to go on with stravin yourself??

  388. tracey dash

    what is a grape fruit diet??? i need to lose some weight badly i’m gettin married in tha fall next year so i’m tryin to find out more about this diet what makes this diet so much more better i tryed all kinds of diet pills and milk shake drink nothing works so you tell me whats so good about your product…please email me back

  389. Kiara

    Hello…I have an question.Exactly what is the Grapefruit diet? Cabbage Soup? If you could, please e-mail me the details. At I am going to be a senior this upcoming fall and I want to be healthy and in good shape for my senior pictures!

  390. Felicia

    My mother tried the Grapefruit diet a few years ago, and it made her sick because she wasn’t getting enough nutriants. If one would like a diet to jump start their weight-loss program, I recommend the Cabbage Soup Diet. I have done this diet a few times, and each time I did it I lose the maximum weight. In fact after doing the Cabbage Soup Diet, and losing weight, I got pregnant with my son. The good thing with the Cabbage Soup Diet is that it incorporates all of the food groups, so you don’t suffer from malnutrition.

  391. Jim

    I’m absolutely an average joe. See the About and Disclaimer pages (on the right sidebar). That will help to explain my POV.

    I make it clear that this is a blog – it’s full of opinions – which you can take or leave! Hopefully you will find some useful stuff.

  392. Claire

    To agree with “not so much,” eating grapefruit or taking things with grapefruit extract can interfere w/ the absorption of some meds. These include blood pressure drugs and sedatives.

  393. Greg

    Jim- what diet books/ways of eating do you recommend?
    By the way, not to be offensive but what is your background? Are you a nutritionist/Dr./Average Joe?

  394. Jim

    Dietary fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet. The ADA recommends about 25-30g per day. A number of weight loss books have been based around dietary fiber (such as the F2 plan). The Weight Watchers points system also includes fiber as a factor.

    However healthy fat loss is always about a combination of approaches rather than just focusing on a single food group (the “grapefruit” diet being a case in point).

    Greg – a brief look at the blurb about the Reality Diet – it looks remarkably similar to the F2 Plan by Audrey Eyton.

  395. Greg

    Let me try this. Take a look at the book I mentioned above on read the description.
    Do you think this wouldbe a valid way of eating?

  396. Eh... not so much

    I guess I’m still not getting you, Greg. Fiber is important from a dieting perspective, because foods high in fiber tend to be both bulky yet low in calories. So high-fiber foods tend to help you feel fuller. But it’s just one component in a healthy diet.

  397. Greg

    I don’t think I made myself clear. I meant fiber being one food or food group — is that still looking to one source as the clue to weight loss.
    I am having a difficult time explaining today!

  398. Eh... not so much

    Greg: fiber is not “a” food. Whole fruits and vegetables and whole grains (oatmeal, bulgur, barley, brown rice, etc) are excellent sources of fiber. Processed foods such as candy and energy bars are not great sources of fiber. For good health, it is recommended you get 20 to 25 g of fiber a day.

  399. YD

    Interesting how red grapefruits get more respect than their white counterparts. I wonder, if red tastes better and has better health benefits, why the heck would anyone eat a white grapefruit?

  400. Greg

    What about a diet based around fiber?
    There is a new one coming out by Steven Schnur MD, “The Reality Diet” or is fiber not a single food?

  401. Eh... not so much

    I think you have to be careful though, because grapefruit juice and some medications don’t mix.