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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sneaky Weight Loss Trick

I found this article on the healthhabits website (

Sneaky Weight Loss Trick
February 8, 2011 By healthhabits

Let me introduce you to the simplest weight loss trick of all time: Preloading.

The next time you are on  diet (calorie restriction), I want you to preload your tummy (20 minutes before a meal) with either:
  1. 1/2 a normal sized grapefruit (GF), or
  2. 127 grams / 4.5 oz of unsweetened grapefruit juice (GFJ), or
  3. 127 grams / 4.5 oz of water
If you do this, you should expect to see these kind of results over the next 2 weeks.
  • average calorie intake decreased by 21% in GF group, 29% in GFJ group, and 28% in water group
  • an increase in “good cholesterol” HDL-C from baseline by 6.2% in the GF group and 8.2% in the GFJ group
  • an average weight loss across all  groups of 7.1% of initial body weight – minimal diff between groups
  • 5.8 ± 3.9 kg weight loss for the GF group,
  • 5.9 ± 3.6 kg weight loss for the GFJ group and
  • 6.7 ± 3.1 kg weight loss for the water group
All thanks to drinking or eating 127 grams of unsweetened grapefruit juice or water 20 minutes before each meal.
Pretty cool.

For more information the link to the study is:

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