There is a diet that really has nothing to do with the Atkins Diet, called the Atkins Grapefruit diet, that combines elements of it's famous namesake and an all grapefruit diet. A closer look into this diet shows that it may not be all it claims to be.
You'll be hard pressed to find information about the Atkins Grapefruit diet, such as any details of the company that produces it. One common element of cons is that clear information is generally hard to find. This is what the Atkins grapefruit diet seems to do in an attempt to get people to associate it with two supposedly effective diets.
Does the Atkins grapefruit diet have anything to do with the actual Atkins diet? No, in fact the Induction phase of the Atkins diet is bereft of fruit, and there's no mention of the grapefruit version on the Atkins web site.
These are the foods allowed in the Atkins diet Induction phase – sorry Atkins grapefruit diet, no fruit here:
Fish of all kinds
All fowl such as turkey and chicken
Meat, such as beef and pork
Any style egg
Any variety of cheeses
All sorts of vegetables
Any herbs and spices to make food more exciting
Butter, lard, any oils
Water and other low carb drinks including diet soda
Notice one thing – fruit is not on that list. Grapefruit and other fruits such as fruit juices are specified in other phases of the Atkins diet. But there is far more grapefruit in the Atkins Grapefruit diet than Dr. Atkins would ever dream of allowing.
The Atkins Grapefruit diet is a diet plan, not endorsed by the estate of Dr. Atkins, that plays on the popularity of the grapefruit diet and the Atkins diet name. 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.
The Atkins Grapefruit Diet recommends a cup of grapefruit juice or a cup of grapefruit sections, with 8 and 18 carbs respectively. Even the phases of Atkins that allow grapefruit limit intake to below 8 grams of carbs of grapefruit per day. That's a severe disagreement.
Most reasonable people would look directly at the Atkins site the moment they heard of the Atkins Grapefruit Diet. It starts to sound fishy when there's no mention there.
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