The Grapefruit Diet Menu

Grapefruit Diet Information

The grapefruit diet menu has existed for nearly a hundred years. This diet also goes by the names of 10-pounds-off diet and the Hollywood diet. In the 1970s the diet was rebranded again as “the Mayo Clinic Diet”, though the Mayo Clinic does not want to be associated with this diet. This 12 day grapefruit diet is based on the consumption of grapefruit as it thought to have fat burning properties.




There are various versions of the grapefruit diet menu, and in the majority of cases, only a limited number of vegetables and fluid are allowed for the three main meals and the evening snack.

Grapefruit Diet Menu, Grapefruit Diet Plan

The traditional grapefruit diet plan can be followed with either the duration of: one week, 12 days or three weeks. Some variants of the plan suggest some exercise during the period, whilst other plans do not mention exercise.


The 12 Day Grapefruit Diet Menu

WARNING: Please be aware that if you are taking medication, you should seek the advice of your doctor / physician, before starting this diet as research has shown that grapefruit juice may interact badly and impact your health.

A lot of water is required for this diet, 8 glasses of 8 fl oz. (240ml) every day. Eat until you are full at every meal. In the grapefruit diet menu snacking is only permitted after dinner – and your snack is just 8 ounces of skim milk or tomato juice. With this diet, you need to follow it for 12 days, then you can take off 2 days.

The following vegetables are permitted: bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, green onions, peas, radishes, red onions, spinach.

The following vegetables are not permitted: celery, potatoes, white onions.





Day 1

Breakfast: ½ grapefruit;
2 eggs and 2 slices of ham;
Black coffee or tea.

Lunch: Grilled chicken breast;
Mixed leaf green salad;
Coffee or tea.

Dinner: Grilled tuna steak;
Tomato and lettuce salad;
Grapefruit or melon.

Day 2

Breakfast: Fruit salad made of apple, grapefruit and orange;
Coffee or tea.

Lunch: Cottage cheese; ½ grapefruit.

Dinner: Grilled steak and 2 grilled tomatoes;
½ grapefruit.

Day 3

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled or poached eggs;
½ grapefruit;
Tea or coffee.

Lunch: Vegetable soup made of any vegetables you like except corn and potato;
½ grapefruit;
Tea or coffee.

Dinner: Grilled or baked salmon;
Romaine lettuce salad;
Tea.

Day 4

Breakfast: Porridge with raisins;
Grapefruit.

Lunch: Cucumber and lettuce salad;
½ grapefruit.

Dinner: Grilled or baked turkey breast;
Tomatoes or tomato juice.

Day 5

Breakfast: 1 grapefruit;
2 boiled eggs and a tomato.

Lunch: Large baked potato;
Mixed leaf salad.

Dinner: Cod fish grilled or baked;
Grilled asparagus and tomatoes;
Tea.

Day 6 to Day 12

Repeat any menu from the above.


Author: Lana Soko






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