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I’ve been starting my mornings with home-blended grapefruit juice/slushy…well I was, until I ran out. All you do is blend 1 grapefruit + 2 cups of ice. I prefer this method over squeezed juice or store bought grapefruit juice because you get a lot more from the fruit! By adding ice, you get to drink about 3 cups for 100 calories! Regular squeezed juice is 90 calories per cup. It’s less flavorful, but to me, it’s even more refreshing. Also, you get the fiber that’s in the white peel of the fruit. 

I’ve been starting my mornings with home-blended grapefruit juice/slushy…well I was, until I ran out. All you do is blend 1 grapefruit + 2 cups of ice. I prefer this method over squeezed juice or store bought grapefruit juice because you get a lot more from the fruit! By adding ice, you get to drink about 3 cups for 100 calories! Regular squeezed juice is 90 calories per cup. It’s less flavorful, but to me, it’s even more refreshing. Also, you get the fiber that’s in the white peel of the fruit. 

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Just ate a small grapefruit as an appetizer before dinner! It helps fill me up so I’m not tempted to overeat at night.

“A 2006 study found that beginning every meal with half a grapefruit can help shed unwanted pounds. In a 12-week study, participants who had half grapefruit starters at every meal, lost on average 3.6 pounds compared to others who were not eating the large citrus fruit and only lost on average one pound. Researchers think that plant compounds help to lower insulin levels and the smaller the amount of insulin in the blood after a meal, the more efficiently the body uses food for energy rather than storing it as fat.”
http://www.fitsugar.com/Eating-Half-Grapefruit-Before-Every-Meal-May-Increase-Weight-Loss-967847 

Just ate a small grapefruit as an appetizer before dinner! It helps fill me up so I’m not tempted to overeat at night.

2006 study found that beginning every meal with half a grapefruit can help shed unwanted pounds. In a 12-week study, participants who had half grapefruit starters at every meal, lost on average 3.6 pounds compared to others who were not eating the large citrus fruit and only lost on average one pound. Researchers think that plant compounds help to lower insulin levels and the smaller the amount of insulin in the blood after a meal, the more efficiently the body uses food for energy rather than storing it as fat.”

http://www.fitsugar.com/Eating-Half-Grapefruit-Before-Every-Meal-May-Increase-Weight-Loss-967847 

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Dessert: Baked Grapefruit- super easy, tasty, weight-loss friendly recipe!
1 large grapefruit (106 calories…you can eat only half for 53 though, but I didn’t!)
1 teaspoon brown sugar (18 calories)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (6 calories)
"I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter" Spray (real recipe uses actual butter…but not us!) (0 Calories) 
Calories: 130 for BOTH halves..65 for one. 
Directions: cut grapefruit in half, spray with butter-flavor, sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon, bake at 325 F for 5-7 minutes, broil for about 5 minutes…and Enjoy! 

Dessert: Baked Grapefruit- super easy, tasty, weight-loss friendly recipe!

  • 1 large grapefruit (106 calories…you can eat only half for 53 though, but I didn’t!)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (18 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (6 calories)
  • "I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter" Spray (real recipe uses actual butter…but not us!) (0 Calories) 
  • Calories: 130 for BOTH halves..65 for one. 
  • Directions: cut grapefruit in half, spray with butter-flavor, sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon, bake at 325 F for 5-7 minutes, broil for about 5 minutes…and Enjoy! 

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