10 Things That Happen When You Eat 1 Grapefruit Everyday

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / July 7th, 2020

4. You Could Lose Weight Faster

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Those of us old enough will remember the craze of the grapefruit diet – a calorie restricted diet which encouraged us to eat grapefruit with each meal (three times a day) for 12 weeks.

Those who managed to stick to the diet did lose significant amounts of weight, but critics argued that it was all down to restricting calories to around 1,000 a day – half the recommended daily amount.

But there may actually be some truth in it as grapefruit can aid weight loss by helping you to feel fuller for longer and consume fewer calories overall.

Grapefruits are packed with fibre and research has shown that increasing in take of fruits and vegetables rich in fiber can help with weight-loss diets as they will help in satiating your appetite. ( Source: PubMed Central ).

In fact, some studies have shown that those eating grapefruits before each meal will lose more weight than those who do not.


Grapefruit is a low calorie snack which is packed with water and fibre, perfect for reducing appetites.


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