I don't see any grapefruit.
Smith unmasks the supposed relationship between an internationally respected health institute and a crummy diet. Does that mean you shouldn't add grapefruit to your weight-loss program?
For decades people have passed around versions of the Mayo Clinic Grapefruit Diet, from email to fax as the diet predates the Internet. Motivated dieters have requested it and searched online for it, because of its urban legend reputation for success. The only problem is these diet plans were never reviewed studied or endorsed by the renowned Mayo Clinic. In fact the Mayo Clinic does not endorse it and calls it unbalanced and dangerous. Originally the word mayo was suppose to refer to mayonnaise but somehow human nature being what it is turned into the Mayo Clinic in a effort to make it appear more legitimate.
Grapefruit and Weight Loss
Unfortunately by calling it the Mayo Clinic Grapefruit Diet and intentionally misleading people some very important breakthroughs in weight loss might be getting over looked. Basically the majority of the diet plan does not have much value except for the fact that it calls for eating a serving of grapefruit with every meal. A landmark study by Dr Ken Fujioka, director of nutrition and metabolism research at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego found that there was evidence that grapefruit consumption did help with weight loss.
No fad grapefruit diet here.
Over a 12 week period Dr Fujioka found that those who consumed grapefruit lost 3.3 pounds compared to a control group that was given a placebo and lost about a half a pound. As to why there was a difference, Dr Fujioka theorized that grapefruit was responsible for lowering insulin levels. While the results may not seem earth shattering bear in mind the dieters did nothing else different from those who were given the placebo. Factor this difference over a period of years and you can see how significant it is.
So grapefruit can play a key role in either a weight loss program or trying to maintain your weight and you don't need a copy of the Mayo Clinic Grapefruit Diet or some other fad diet to use it. Just try adding some grapefruit into your diet daily, and if you don't lose weight don't worry its a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Avoid diet scams and fads.