While on a diet like the 5:2 Fasting Diet, your goal is most probably to lose some of that extra fat, right? Well, here’s a suggestion that you may not have heard of before that you might want to consider – the grapefruit and coffee combination.
With the Fasting Diet Plan, we limit the calorie intake two days a week, which helps your body burn off more fat than normal. But if you want to go beyond just limiting calories, and start planning to add fat BURNERS into your diet, there is no easier way than the grapefruit and coffee combo.
We know that Grapefruit is already an excellent low-calorie food (and high in vitamin C) and that black coffee increases your metabolism (the energy and ‘jittery’ feeling you sometimes feel after drinking coffee), but when you combine these two, you get a fat burning monster.
This idea was made popular after The 4-Hour Body book came out, publicizing to a large audience the benefits of drinking grapefruit juice with coffee.
The basic concept is that certain enzymes in the grapefruit help increase the half-life (or length) of the coffee’s fat burning/metabolism increasing effects. Essentially, combining these two drinks (or a solid grapefruit if you have time!), is like drinking extra coffee for the metabolism increase, but with the added bonus of the nutrition of the grapefruit.
Try it out for a while. I really like the taste of a black coffee after a big glass of grapefruit juice.
NOTE: If you’re going to try this grapefruit and coffee combo with grapefruit juice from a bottle or carton, definitely do your research at the market, as many grapefruit juices are not pure and made from concentrate with lots of added sugar. Try to find one that lists the grapefruit and water as the first two ingredients.
Bonus if you can find pure grapefruit juice with no added sugar. Also, watch the calorie count on the juice if there is added sugar. If you have access to fresh grapefruits and juice your own, then this would be the best way to go.