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Do grapefruit diet pills work?

Do grapefruit diet pills work?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans, raspberry ketones, hoodia.. Are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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Does the grapefruit diet works?

Does the grapefruit diet works?

Old classic: This is decades old and there's no magic -- nobody's going to overeat grapefruit. Perhaps you'd have even better results with a fitness-focused lifestyle (it's fun and you make friends) and a less bizarre diet with plenty of yellow and green vegetables and fresh fruits. It's something you could make part of the rest of a new life. Cheers. ...Read more

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What is the grapefruit diet?

What is the grapefruit diet?

Low carb & cal plan: The grapefruit diet is a low carb, 800-1000 calorie plan that claims chemicals in the grapefruits together with protein will cause an increase in fat burning. It promises a 10# weight loss in 12 days. Although grapefruit has no magical fat burning properties, it is high in fiber decreasing appetite and low in calories. Speak to dr. Before starting due to medication interaction with grapefruit. ...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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Can you eat a grapefruit while taking diet pill(lipozene).

Can you eat a grapefruit while taking diet pill(lipozene).

Not recommended: Space them apart at least 2-4 hours just to be sure that grapefruit won't offset the effect of the diet pill. Best wishes! ...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?

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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Do the grapefruit diet make you constipated and is there a vitamin i can take to help with constipation while on the diet?

Do the grapefruit diet make you constipated and is there a vitamin i can take to help with constipation while on the diet?

Can if you: Are not drinking enough fluids meaning at least 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Also grapefruit has a chemical that interferes with many different meds affecting their potency. If you are on any meds check to make sure their absorption is not affected by grapefruit ingestion. ...Read more

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Can it really work? The 4:3 method? 4 days diet, 3 days eat what you want but with moderation. I've gain quiet a lot of weight recently.

Can it really work? The 4:3 method? 4 days diet, 3 days eat what you want but with moderation. I've gain quiet a lot of weight recently.

NO!!!: First of all, you should not be asking questions on this site since you are only 16. The diet you described is a terrible idea. You need to be evaluated by your doctor, and then you need to follow a steady reasonable lifestyle of healthy nutrition and exercise. ...Read more