There is a diet that really has nothing to do with the Atkins Diet, called the Atkins Grapefruit diet, that combines elements of its famous namesake and an all grapefruit diet.
Don’t look now, but it may not be what people hope.
First of all it’s pretty difficult to find information on the Atkins grapefruit diet plan. Smart people know that when someone is perpetrating a deception, or a con, they will often gloss over facts to hide the truth.
This is what the Atkins grapefruit diet seems to do in an endeavor to get persons to link it with two supposedly effective diets.
Does this diet really have anything to do with the actual Atkins diet?
Nope – the Atkins company doesn’t mention the diet on its website, and the most critical phase of the famous diet called the Induction phase does not allow for any fruit.
The induction phase includes the following foods:
- Any type of fish
- Chicken, turkey and other fowl
- Any shellfish
- Meat, such as beef and pork
- Any style egg
- Any vegetable you can name
- A variety of herbs and spices
- Fats and Oils
- Low carbohydrate beverages including diet soft drinks
Not a piece of fruit to be found. Grapefruit and other fruits such as fruit juices are however specified in other phases of the Atkins diet. The Atkins grapefruit diet, however, relies on grapefruit to a much greater degree than would be allowed in the original Atkins diet.
There’s a lot of grapefruit in this grapefruit diet and up to 18 carbohydrates. But Atkins calls for no more than 7 grams of carbohydrates in a day. The two diets just don’t mesh.
A smart person would immediately research the information about this at the official Atkins web site in search of the Atkins Grapefruit diet. It starts to sound fishy when there’s no mention there.
In general remember this. Only fad diets which are to be followed for short periods and that rely heavily on one food should be avoided because eating that way isn’t healthy. The rudiments of the Atkins Grapefruit Diet is contrary to that of the Atkins diet. You may also want to check out this post on understanding how this diet works.