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does grapefruit juice "burn" fat?

 
 
toity
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2006 12:05 am
does grapefruit juice "burn" fat?
I honestly don't know if it does, but I know that my mother and I eat them all the time if they are on sale and whether or not they fill you up is out of the question for us. I've never heard anything about apples burning fat, and they fill you up much faster. I can eat 1 apple, maybe 1 and a half, but I can eat 3 BIG grapefruits, so what does that tell you?
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phaTrx7
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 09:59 pm
Old topic.. but I'll reply anyway...

The short answer is 'yes' .. grapefruit juice can assist in lossing weight, but it's mostly because it keeps you 'regular' shall we say.. it's also good for you too.. I've never been real heavy, but I started getting a gut on me, I started drinking 8 ounces of grapefruit juice a day and am back to normal.

Thing is.. take it slow, don't go and drink a gallon every day, that can really upset your stomach.. just a glass a day will do.

Now.. for those of you on "meds" .. MAKE sure your meds don't have adverse effects when used with grapefruit juice.. because it's one food/drink that does re-act with alot of different meds.. some meds it increases the effects, some it reduces the effects, some it cause complications. check with your doctor and/or pharmacist first.. if your meds are ok with it, then drink a glass a day and in about one month you'll notice a difference.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 11 Oct, 2007 03:48 am
Good advice. Grapefruit juice also helps because it tends to replace higher calorie items in your diet.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 12 Oct, 2007 07:14 am
I like grapefruit juice a lot. Haven't been able to drink it for several years because of being on statins... finally off those ... time to go get a big bottle of g/f juice!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 12 Oct, 2007 07:29 am
Quote:
Statins (Cholesterol Drugs): lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin Lipitor, Simvastatin Zocor, simvastatin/ezetimibe Vytorin

Antihistamines: Ebastine, Seldane (terfenadine, taken off the U.S. market)

Calcium Channel Blockers (Blood Pressure Drugs): nimodipine (Nimotop),
Felodipine (Nitrendipine, Plendil), Pranidipine, nisoldipine (Sular), nicardipine (Cardene), verapamil (Verelan)

Psychiatric Medications: buspirone (Buspar), triazolam (Halcion), carbamazepine (Tegretol), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), sertraline (Zoloft)

Intestinal Medications: cisapride, taken off the U.S. market (Propulsid)

Immune Suppressants: cyclosporine (Neoral), (tacrolimus) Prograf

Pain Medications: Methadone

Impotence Drug (erectile dysfunction): sildenafil (Viagra)

Ant-HIV medication : saquinavir (Invirase)

Antiarrhythmics: amiodarone (Cordarone)

Toxic blood levels of these medications can occur when patients taking them consume grapefruit juice. The high blood levels of the medications can cause damage to organs or impair the organs normal function, which can be dangerous. If you or a family member are taking any of these medications, beware of the "nutrapollutical" grapefruit juice.


http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=14760

Well! Apparently there is danger of overconsumption of grapefruit juice with a lot more meds than just the statins. For all you "young fellas" who pop Viagra, beware!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 12 Oct, 2007 11:41 am
I remembered seeing an article not too long ago about a connection with eatiing grapefruit and breast cancer; I looked in my health files, but couldn't find that I'd saved it.

However - here's another link. The possible connection is that it is said that grapefruit increases estrogen effects.
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Grapefruit_Linked_to_Breast_Cancer.asp
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megancoleman08
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 11:28 pm
grapefruit ,does burn fat,and does have aside affect with drugs,soo i recomend not taking it with medication ,BUT GUESS WHAT ,if you drink this stuff calle mon-o-via it replenishes your system you take 1 ounc. a day ,you might feel a lil down or drowsy the next day but if you take it again at a normal bases it will replenish your system and it will help you lose wait alot ,it cleans out alot of waste and cleans kidneys ,kohlen and gets lots of yucky stuff out of your system!
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kenfolks
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 01:33 pm
wow after reading all these posts im hungry now
kenfolks
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 01:34 pm
@kenfolks,
but i did just finish a glass of grapefruit juice Smile
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maji
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jun, 2009 08:58 pm
@neeboy,
Unfortunately, Your decreased exercize routine caused you to loose muscle mass and gain fat content. Muscle weighing more than fat, it would appear from a scale that weight is being lost which may be true. But it is not loosing size, just weight. Sorry to be so blunt.
Connie Widner
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 02:11 pm
@neeboy,
Cool & Congrats to you.....My brother used the grapefruit juice as well & has lost 150lbs...I'm so-o-o-o proud of him.....
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Connie Widner
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 08:03 pm
@maji,
You abviously don't know what you are talking about. My brother did exercise while doing the grapefruit juice. Not only did he lose the fat but also decreased his size.
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anneruth
 
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Reply Thu 27 Jan, 2011 03:53 pm
@neeboy,
Interested in knowing how much grapefruit juice did you drink per day.
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stormy27511
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jan, 2011 05:02 pm
@neeboy,
Hi
I use this in 1978, I weighted 250 and now I weigh 120.
I've always use it & any kind of ubsweeten grapefruit juice " Works !!!!!!!
I also watch my intake of bad foods offen & A little excercise about 2-3 times A wk. My intake of the juice was 5.5 ozs two times A day, or the size of the small cans you can buy in the grocery store .
To you I say " keep up the good work......... `InDia
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lynnlovesyou
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2011 12:05 am
@neeboy,
What exact brand and name did you drink?
roger
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2011 12:14 am
@lynnlovesyou,
Lynn, you are responding to something posted in 2003. Not sure you noticed that.
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HenHugger
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2011 06:29 am
Studies have shown grapefruit helps lower cholestero and there is evidence that the seeds have high levels of antioxidant properties. Grapefruit forms a core part of the "grapefruit diet", the theory being that the fruit's low glycemic index is able to help the body's metabolism burn fat
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2chelsea4
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2011 08:52 pm
@neeboy,
According to Dr. Oz and Tim Ferris Ferriss said that when you drink grapefruit juice you open up all of your receptors in the muscles so that the sugar goes into your muscles to become fuel rather than the sugar being deposited as fat around your belly. They also said that you have roughly one hour from when you eat junk food to counteract the “mistakes” you make on your diet by doing 60-120 sec. of squats and drinking grapefruit juice.
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fruitadicted
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 01:26 pm
I have been buying ruby red grapefruits and squeezing them myself at home I've been doing this for a week and already have noticed a weight difference
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swager
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2012 01:46 pm
@cjhsa,
Apple cider vinegar reduces colesterol you don't need drugs. Just say no to drugs .
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