Dr. Kellyann with Dr. Oz talking how to lose weight with the grapefruit detox

Grapefuit Detox: Lose Weight with This 7-Day Plan

Today was another great segment with Dr. Oz. Dr. Oz and I discussed my 7-Day Grapefruit Detox. Don't be afraid, this is not the same grapefruit diet that was so popular back in the 80's. Not at all! With my 7-Day Grapefruit Detox you will NOT be starving yourself like everyone was back then. This detox is all about losing weight and eating food in addition to the grapefruit. I've found specific foods that act as a weight loss accomplice to the grapefruit, which boosts the fat burning power while still satiating you!

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci discusses the Grapefruit Detox on the Dr. Oz Show, May 4, 2017 from Kellyann Petrucci on Vimeo.


Do grapefruits help you lose weight?

Grapefruit boosts your metabolism to help you lose weight.

Grapefruit contains high levels of NOOTKATONE, which in animal studies has been shown to stimulate your metabolism and ramp up weight loss. In fact, studies have found that merely the smell of grapefruit can boost your mood and stop down emotional eating.

Lose weight with grapefruit because it is high in fiber. 

Grapefruit keeps you feeling full, while moving your digestive system along to beat bloat.

Grapefruit controls blood sugar to help you lose weight.

Blood sugar spikes and lows always keep us hungry- and grapefruit puts a stop to that while indulging in something sweet and tangy!

Expect grapefruit to help you lose weight.

You can lose anywhere from half a pound, to a pound a day, less bloat…and it even boosts your immune system with all of the Vitamin C!

What is the 7-Day Grapefruit Detox?

Eat a Half of a Grapefruit with Each Meal for the grapefruit detox.

With my clients, I’ve seen that eating just ½ of this fruit can aid weight loss when eating before or with your meal…you can eat it or drink it….but I’ve created my favorite meal pairings on this detox to make the 7 days super easy!

For breakfast Pair 1/2 a grapefruit with 4 ounces of protein to lose weight with the grapefruit detox.

This combo is essential first thing in the morning because your brain needs the sugar in the grapefruit- it fires it up and helps keeps you focused and gives you energy. The protein helps you absorb the fruit and balances blood sugar to cut the cravings later in the morning. On most diets, you feel deprived and exhausted…and this gives you a nice boost!

To lose weight witih the grapefruit detox, enjoy 1/2 a grapefruit with one healthy fat and unlimited veggies.

This combination is key to slimming down in the middle of the day. Lunch is a dieter’s milestone…if you made it through half the day, you are almost there…so you want something to get you through that slump and feeling full until dinner so you stay motivated. Try Grapefruit Avocado Veggies skewers! They are easy to make, taste great.

Dinner is served with 1/2 a grapefruit with 1 cup cooked ancient grains and 4 ounces of protein to lose weight while doing the grapefruit detox.

Half a grapefruit for dinner can help you wake up with a flatter stomach. And the ancient grains are satiating….you won’t have more cravings and crashing. Wild rice and quinoa are my favorite. This meal is full of fiber and protein, they relax your body, they have more enzymes so they digest better and they won’t bloat you…and when you sleep, you are fasting…so this prepares you for your overnight fast! This makes the diet comfortable…in the evening you are rewarded with a richer carbohydrate.

My favorite dinner combo is the Sweet and Tangy Protein Bowl. I love mixing grilled chicken with quinoa, build on some leafy greens, green peppers and of course, half of grapefruit….squeeze the juice on for dressing and you have this beautiful bowl that tastes great! This 7-Day Grapefruit Detox really is as easy as it gets to jump start your weight loss, get rid of your bloat, and feel rejuvenated. 


What cautions should I be mindful of before trying to lose weight with the 7 Day Grapefruit Detox?

JUST REMEMBER before you load up on this fabulous fruit, talk with your doctor if you’re taking any medications.

Grapefruit interacts with dozens of common drugs, and can dramatically increase their effects and side effects. Some of the most common drugs that interact with grapefruit are:

  • Robitussin DM
  • Premarin
  • Lipitor
  • Zocor
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Viagra
  • Halcion
  • Tegretol
  • Procardia
  • Glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta)

Check out Dr. Oz’s site for inspiration on how to detox for weight loss with grapefruit!

The 7-Day Grapefruit Detox Grapefruit, Avocado, and Veggie Skewers Recipe Tangy Grapefruit Bowl Recipe

You know what I say, 

Keep thinking Big and living BOLD!

Dr. Kellyann