Can You Help Me Enjoy Grapefruit More?

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Q: Studies show that eating half a grapefruit before a meal really helps maintain and lose weight. Unfortunately I really dislike eating grapefruit — the flavor is repulsive.

Any thoughts or suggestions on how to create a delicious grapefruit dish and/or mask the flavor?

Sent by Amanda

Editor: Amanda, well, I'm afraid that the ways I would suggest are not really going to help in weight loss. For instance: smothering grapefruit in cinnamon sugar before broiling it. Or adding it to rich and eggy French toast.

My advice, frankly, would be to skip the grapefruit. Or learn to like it for its own sake, not for weight loss. Instead, consider drinking 16 ounces of water before eating; this can also be an effective method of appetite control.

Readers, any thoughts on learning to like grapefruit, or on appetite control?


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