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Doctor insights on: Does Grapefruit Extract Really Work To Lose Weight

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Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Yes: 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. Some pt lost > 10 lbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What in grapefruit juice causes you to lose weight?

What in grapefruit juice causes you to lose weight?

It doesn't: Grapefruit does not cause one to lose weight other than filling your stomach with a low calorie beverage. By doing this you help to keep your appetite in check. ...Read more

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I bought grapefruit diet pills. I read you can use them to lose weight. How much weight will i lose and how fast?

I bought grapefruit diet pills. I read you can use them to lose weight. How much weight will i lose and how fast?

It is a gimmic: Inmy opinion they are just gimmick and some people have placebo effect and may loose couple of pounds, but long term not effective in my opinion. ...Read more

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I need to lose 15 pounds in a week. I weight 150 and im 5'2". What can I do? What diet pills do you recommend? Does grapefruit help to lose weight?

I need to lose 15 pounds in a week. I weight 150 and im 5'2". What can I do? What diet pills do you recommend? Does grapefruit help to lose weight?

Probably wont happen: Probably won't happen unless you starve yourself and don't eat anything for a week. Even then, losing 10% of your body weight in one week is very unhealthy. Diet pills like Phentermine don't so much burn calories as they do curb appetite. Laxatives and diuretics will cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities and possibly arrhythmias. Rethink plan and try 15 lb over 3 months probably safer. ...Read more

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Drinking 2 liters of grapefruit juice to lose weight. Is this a good idea?

Drinking 2 liters of grapefruit juice to lose weight. Is this a good idea?

Food Myths: There would be no health benefit or any thing about drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice that would lead to any real or lasting weight loss. This is a false or inaccurate myth. ...Read more

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Does zerona really work to lose weight?

Does zerona really work to lose weight?

No: The science behind zerona is unconvincing. I think the weight loss happens because of the diet and supplements they use, not the treatments themselves. ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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Does the lipotrim maintenance diet work to lose weight?

Weight loss: Lipotrim is advertised to contain "garcinia cambogia extract and chromium polynicotinate help to reduce the rate of lipogenesis and assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels." and that it "may facilitate weight loss. May suppress appetite. May enhance endurance and recovery during periods of exercise". I am not an expert on this particular product but i believe that you would see little >. ...Read more