Can you really lose weight during the holiday season? Would dropping five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day qualify as a Christmas miracle? Or is just a bunch of Heat Miser hooey? Okay, there is certainly no guarantee that will be made within this article, but there is a secret to losing weight, or at least maintaining and not gaining weight during this difficult period. Ready?
Yes, a daily supply of grapefruit in your diet during that snack and sweet-filled period between turkey on Thanksgiving and pizza while you watch the college football bowl games can actually accomplish that Christmas miracle. It is a rock solid fact that most people put on a few pounds during the holiday season. Between eggnog, pies, feasts in place of a sensible dinner, bowls filled with M&Ms and everything else that is designed to make you buy and consume the most unhealthy food on earth, that long stretch between the last week of November and the first day of the new year is enough to cause even the most strong-willed of nutrition observers to look in horror as their scales tip upward a few pounds. But it need not be this way. It is not a natural fact that you are destined to gain weight during the holiday.
Grapefruit is a nearly perfect dietary supplement, although those who go on the infamous all-grapefruit diet soon find themselves losing not just fat but muscle and tone and energy as well. An all-grapefruit diet is a sure route to anorexia. That’s why holiday dieting is the perfect time to introduce the grapefruit into your nutrition plan. For one thing, grapefruits are chock full of Vitamin C, with just one providing pretty much all the RDA you will need. Because a single serving of grapefruit only contains 100 calories it is ideal for dieters. But here’s the secret to the Christmas miracle. A grapefruit is not only low in calories and high in Vitamin C, but unlike most other fruits it is also quite fibrous. While this is great for combating cholesterol and keeping your bowel movements regular, it also means that once you get finished eating a grapefruit your hunger will actually be satisfied. Ever notice how you still feel hungry after eating a fruit salad? That’s because many of the fruits contained in that salad provide the nutrition, but are lacking in fiber. Eating a grapefruit before you head off the company Christmas party will allow you to beat back the urge to fill up on empty calories because you will already have satisfied your hunger.
So, this holiday season order up some grapefruit on a daily basis and when you look down at the scales to start your New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you may just find you have less weight you need to lose than you had on Thanksgiving.