Friday, August 15, 2014

Grapefruit Juice and Weight Loss

Have y'all seen people drinking grapefruit juice and losing weight? 

Ryan came to me with an interesting weight loss story. One of our friends recently lost 40 pounds and claims the only thing changed about his diet was drinking grapefruit juice three times a day. 

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I thought it was too simple and couldn't possibly be anything to it. 

Ryan wanted to give it a try this week and I agreed to do it with him. What would it hurt, right??? 

We made sure to purchase 100% grapefruit juice with no sugar added. We drank 8 ounces three times a day. 

Ryan had recently put on some weight and was aggravated. As of this morning he's lost about 6 pounds. And I've lost about 7 that I had gained. When my stepchildren were here, we didn't always eat well. We splurged basically the whole month of July and our bodies paid for it! 

We have also cleaned up our eating so I'm not quite sure if the grapefruit juice can be fully blamed, but I don't think it's hurt either. We're going to keep going with it and see what happens, but for now we're pleased. 

The only cautious thing I read about drinking grapefruit juice is the reaction it has with some medicines. You most definitely want to check with your doctor first! This is huge, y'all. Like, no joke. 

Grapefruit juice can cause certain medicines to rapidly go through your body. If you medicine is designed to be time released or works better when it's built up in your system, the grapefruit juice can mess with that. You need to be careful and check first! 

3 comments:

  1. I've always heard people commenting about grapefruit juice and weight loss, but I just CAN'T take the taste...maybe I'll just have to check it out again sometime! I definitely packed on a few pounds since the wedding because well...wine happens haha.

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  2. I love grapefruit juice, but I can't take it because it does interfere with some prescription medication I take. I wonder if there is other citrus that works the same way... This is a great tip!

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  3. Has this continued to work for you?

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