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3 Day Cottage Cheese Grapefruit Diet

By Gina Ragusa ; Updated July 27, 2017

Rev up your metabolism and shed pounds on a 3-day cottage cheese grapefruit diet program. The diet combines the protein in cottage cheese along with the fat burning enzymes in grapefruit for fast weight loss. Most of the weight you’ll lose is water weight, however if you are trying to get into an outfit for a special occasion, the 3-day cottage cheese and grapefruit diet may be the plan for you.

Cottage Cheese and Grapefruit Plan

The grapefruit and cottage cheese program follows a diet similar to the the 3-day Mayo Clinic Diet. This plan is not endorsed by The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota but people continue to refer to the cottage cheese grapefruit diet as The Mayo Clinic Diet. The main component of the program is to eat grapefruit with every meal along with a protein, such as cottage cheese. You will eat approximately 1,200 calories per day and dinner is the largest meal of the day.

Every morning, your breakfast consists of black coffee or tea, grapefruit and a protein with one bread. For example, peanut butter on toast or one egg and toast are ways to get protein and bread.

Have cottage cheese, a grapefruit and a bread for lunch. Instead of cottage cheese, you could have tuna and toast or an egg and toast. Dinner includes one protein such as a lean meat or tuna, vegetables, grapefruit and even a cup of ice cream. Follow this program for three days and you should see up to 10 pounds of weight loss.

Cottage Cheese Diets

The 3-day cottage cheese and grapefruit diet is one type of cottage cheese diets. Cottage cheese diets are popular because they produce quick, dramatic results thanks to eating drastically less food than normal. Also, protein is a natural fat burner. Cottage cheese has between 25 to 30 grams of amino acid producing protein, which is an efficient fat burner.

Cottage cheese diets often recommend eating one or two servings of cottage cheese for nearly every meal. Dieters typically exist on 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day and consume between 32 to 64 oz. of water. A strict version of the cottage cheese diet is to eat only cottage cheese and water for several days. Dieters see results and lose up to 10 to 15 pounds within this time frame; however most of the weight loss is due to water weight.

Add grapefruit to the cottage cheese diet for variety and to double your fat burning efforts. Some diets also allow you to consume one fruit of your choice in addition to your serving of cottage cheese or a meat. Other cottage cheese-based diets call for strict cottage cheese consumption throughout the day followed by a low calorie, low carb, high protein meal for dinner.

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