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grapefruit or 4 oz unsweetened grapefruit juice
a minimum of 2 eggs
a minimum of 2 slices of bacon
and IF desired, 1 cup coffee or tea (black, no sweeteners)

grapefruit or 4 oz unsweetened grapefruit juice
a minimum of 2 cups of tossed salad with any style salad dressing except for 'sweet' types
a minimum 4 oz portion of meat, fish or poultry prepared any style except breaded
and IF desired, 1 cup coffee or tea (black, no sweeteners)

grapefruit or 4 oz unsweetened grapefruit juice
a minimum 4 oz portion of meat, fish or poultry prepared any style except breaded
any cooked vegetable from the "acceptable" list (which has a carbohydrate count of 3-5 grams per 1/2 cup serving (may be cooked in butter, bacon drippings, olive oil and any seasonings)
and/or a minimum of 2 cups of tossed salad with any style salad dressing except for 'sweet' types
and only IF desired, 1 cup coffee or tea, (black, no sweeteners

Snacks: Water only. You need to drink a minimum of 12-8 ounceglasses of water each and every day.

1 Eat the minimum required amounts of food at each meal. You may eat as much of any allowed foods at each meal, except for the grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
2 Don't eliminate anything from the diet. The success of this diet depends on the consumption of the proper combination of foods and water.
3 It is necessary to have the grapefruit/grapefruit juice with each meal as it is the catalyst that starts the fat burning process; but, do not consume more than 1/2 grapefruit or 4 oz unsweetened grapefruit juice at each meal.
4 Caffeine is thought to affect the body's insulin reaction and could cause your weight loss to slow down. For that reason, it is suggested to only allow coffee or tea with your meals and to limit it to ONLY one cup each meal with no sweetener or lightener.
5 Don't eat between meals. When you eat the proper combination of allowed foods and eat them until you are full and satisfied, you will not get hungry between meals. If you ARE getting hungry between meals or before bed, you need to increase the amounts of allowable foods at your mealtime.
6 The diet mainly reduces the amount of sugars and starches, which, if eaten in excess will be stored in the body as fat. Dietary Fat does not make fat. Excess carbohydrates form fat. Dietary fat will actually aid in burning body fat.
7 If you desire it, you may increase the portions of meat, salad or vegetables at meals to eliminate hunger between meals. You may also switch your lunch and dinner meals with each other, if you would prefer cooked vegetables for your lunch meal; just do not have cooked vegetables with both lunch and dinner.
8 If you prefer, you may drink water at other times than just meal times. Drinking water will help to eliminate the byproducts of the fat you burn and will help to keep you from feeling hungry. Drink a minimum of 96 ounces of water each day.
9 DO NOT HAVE THE FOLLOWING: Organ Meats, Dairy Products, Cakes, Cookies, Crackers, Breads, Mature Onions, Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Red Beets, Dried Beans, Kidney Beans, Chic Peas, Winter Squash, Peas, Cereal, Corn, Starchy Vegetables, Potato Chips, Pasta, Corn Chips, Nuts, Popcorn, Gravy, Sauces, Gelatin, Jelly, Jam, Margarine, Syrup, Honey, Catsup, Sweet Mustard, Sweet pickles, Cinnamon, Pretzels, Fruit, Reduced Fat or Fat Free Salad Dressings, Salad Dressing (i.e.: Miracle Whip brand dressing) Chewing Gum, Mints, Candies, or Alcohol. Do not add foods to the list of allowed foods. Only eat and drink what is allowed and on the list of foods.
10 ALLOWABLE FOODS: Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Bamboo Shoots, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory, Chives, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Garden Cress, Garlic, Ginger Root, Green Beans, Kale, Kelp, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Parsley, Peppers, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomato, Turnips, Watercress, Yellow Beans, Fish and other *real* Seafood, canned Tuna, Beef, Pork, Poultry, Beef or Pork Ribs, Sausage, Hot Dogs, Bacon, Eggs, Natural Meat Juices, Liquids from boiling Meat, Fish or Poultry (natural both), Grapefruit, 100% Pure Grapefruit Juice with no added sugar or other juices, real Mayonnaise, real Butter, Olive Oil, Pork Rinds and Spices/Seasonings.
In order for the diet to be successful, you must follow the way it is written, staying "on" the diet for 12 consecutive days. Then, you must take two R&R Days "off" as a REWARD and to RESET your body's metabolism. On the 2 R&R days off, you may eat and drink *ANYTHING you desire*, but in moderation. Re-introducing 'natural carbohydrate-type foods' rather than overindulging on sweets and junk foods is a better choice of reward food while on your 2 R&R days off. You will gain after the 2 R&R days off; but midway through the your next cycle of 12 consecutive days on, that gain will be lost along with extra weight. The weight gained on the 2 R&R days off is NOT fat, but is temporary weight and will be easily lost. It is not recommended to consume any other beverages between meals other than water as it can contribute to slowing weight loss. Once you reach your desired weight goal, you can change your regiment to 5 consecutive days on the way it is written with 2 R&R days off. This will enable you to maintain your desired weight and have every weekend as your 2 R&R days off.
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