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Old 05-17-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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I am trying since starting yesterday this Grapefruit Diet drink thing that is supposed to rev up your metabolism. The nice thing is it's easy and I have noticed it stopping my binging. Something about the flavor. You drink it before a meal and it's 1 cup grapefruit juice, 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinigar and 1 teaspoon honey. It's fresh and tart, something about it.... But I find myself feeling healthier and eatting better. What are your thoughts?
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I might give it a try. I know citrus are generally a good option when dieting because they tickle your taste buds so that you won't get hungry for a while after having some. Isn't that drink a bit to irritating for the stomach though? The fruit acid, plus the apple cider vinegar? Have you had any problems, belly aches?
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Don't drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit if you're taking statin medication (like lipitor) for high cholesteral...it renders the meds useless!
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Don't drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit if you're taking statin medication (like lipitor) for high cholesteral...it renders the meds useless!


Actually the opposite is true. Grapefruit juice increasese the amount of medication that is absorbed, and in large enough amounts (of the grapefruit that is) can cause a toxic "overdose" reaction.

Small amounts though aren't generally considered harmful (ask your doctor though as your health issues and the dose and type of drug you're on can affect how much grapefruit is safe).

When I was prescribed a statin, my med had a warning label that said "do not decrease or increase the amount of grapefruit in your diet before consulting with your doctor," so I of course asked my doctor what that meant.

Apparently some doctors will (or used to) actually prescribe a much smaller dose of the medication and then advise their patients to take the med with grapefruit juice.

I asked my doctor what was safe for me, and he said that since I take my statin at night, I could have a grapefruit or a small glass of grapefruit juice for breakfast or lunch every day if I wanted. To be safe though, I'll have grapefruit (but never juice, but that's just a personal preference) at most a couple times a week.

That doesn't mean it's safe for everyone though, so if you're on any meds that interact with grapefruit (you can find lists online) make sure you ask your doctor for specific instructions.
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I might give it a try. I know citrus are generally a good option when dieting because they tickle your taste buds so that you won't get hungry for a while after having some. Isn't that drink a bit to irritating for the stomach though? The fruit acid, plus the apple cider vinegar? Have you had any problems, belly aches?
So far so good. It is definately tickling the taste buds!
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I'm curious about this too -- might try it.
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I can't tell if it is working but it makes me want to eat better, I think it's the taste. Who knows how you tell if you "Rev up your metabolism" But I guess I will see if there is a weight loss change at my weigh in on Wednesday. The question is, it is adding a lot of calories, around 500 per day which for my 1200 plan is a TON. I haven't been counting it or I wouldn't eat anything. Hmmm. It will definately be interesting to see how it goes but I did go a bit off plan over the weekend.
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the combination of acv and grapefruit increase insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar. I used to sip on acv and honey water when I was doing my eat-stop-eat fasting program.
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I made this drink last night and it was REALLY good!

I used the juice of one half of a grapefruit, 1 1/2 tsp of ACV, and 1/2 tsp of manuka honey. I used a lot of ice and poured it into a cocktail glass and I cut up small pieces of fruit. I'm going to try crushing some ice next time.

TMI - It made me do the number one all night because I'm down another pound. lol
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On those mornings when I have followed the vinegar/grapefruit routine, I notice I can go 6 or more hours between a meal. What I do is drink a full glass of water with 2 teaspoons of ACV. This is followed by 1 cup of grapefruit juice and then a high protein breakfast (usually eggs cooked in coconut oil or olive oil) with veggies and then I fold it all into a La Tortilla Low Carb wrap (80 cals, 18g carb, 8g protein, 12g fiber). I also have coffee. The next/last meal for me is usually later in the evening. I didn't realize I was following the ACV/grapefruit vinegar approach by Dr Oz. I just need to mix the ingredients up and add the honey.
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That's really interesting your said how you can go longer without eating while drinking vinegar/grapefruit. I too had this experience when I had it for a late morning snack the other day. I had to skip my second snack of the day and even force myself to eat dinner and I didn't like that feeling.

For me it really does its magic overnight so I'm probably going to continue doing that once in a while.

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I just made this for the 1st time and it was delicious. Actually it was too good. Do you know if there are any specifics as to exactly what kind of grapefruit juice to use? I used a light grapefruit juice because I follow the weight watchers food plan and try not to drink my calories, but it was still so sweet and yummy. I am also a sugar addict and try to watch that as well. Are you supposed to use unsweetened juice? Are there any specifics on the apple cider vinegar? I've read that the raw, unfiltered, is the best to use. I just used regular apple cider vinegar. If anyone knows any of these details, thank you!
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Hi Rose -

I still drink this concotion once in a while. I only use fresh grapefruit juice (sorry I couldn't be of any help with this.)

For the apple cider vinegar I use the unfiltered/organic kind the the "mother" present. The grocery store kind has a lot of the good properties removed.

Hopefully someone else can answer your grapefruit question.
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Is it supposed to be one daily before a meal or one before EACH meal? 3 cups of juice is a whole lot of sugar, essentially mainlined.
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I've been hearing ALOT about the grapefruit, vinegar, honey drink. Has anyone seen a significant difference since using it?
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