I spent half a day yesterday cleaning & switching out seasonal wardrobe in my closet…what a pain. Thank you Paula for giving me the push! Away with my favorite linen summer pieces & hello to boots & sweaters. While organizing, I found this very old polka dot blouse which occupied a space in my closet for a long time but rarely have seen the light of day. Usually, I would wear this with a skirt or a pair of dress slacks, but I wanted to create a weekend look. What do ya think?
Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday!
I want to share an interesting article from the Journal of Medicinal Food from 2006 titled “The effects of grapefruit on weight and insulin resistance.” The study measured results after 12 weeks of 91 obese patients broken down into: 1. a placebo group, 2. a group that received a half of a fresh grapefruit before each meal (3x a day), 3. a group that received an 8 oz glass of grapefruit juice before each meal, and 4. a group that received a grapefruit capsule before each meal.
It turned out that grapefruit before a meal DID in fact increase fat loss, with the fresh grapefruit group losing the most weight, although even the grapefruit juice group and the grapefruit capsule group lost more than the placebo group.
The study concluded, “There was also a significant reduction in 2-hour post-glucose insulin level in the grapefruit group compared with placebo. Half of a fresh grapefruit eaten before meals was associated with significant weight loss. Insulin resistance was improved with fresh grapefruit.“
I remember hearing about grapefruit diets a long time ago but filed it away with most of the fad diets that have come and gone. But, I’m a little intrigued after reading the results of this study. I have just put grapefruits on my grocery list…will let you know how that goes!