Who invented the grapefruit diet?


Quick Answer

There is no record of who invented the grapefruit diet which became popular in the 1920s. As explained in Elle magazine, the weight-loss method, also known as the Hollywood Diet, consists of grapefruit, lean meat and vegetables with no snacking in between meals.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The diet is considered to be an unhealthy weight-loss system and does not burn fat, according to WebMD. In 2004, the fad diet emerged again when a study showed that eating grapefruit leads to weight loss due to enzymes in the fruit that lowers insulin levels. However, dieters who follow the plan often experience short-term, rapid weight loss due to the insufficient 800 calories a day typically consumed on the diet.

Learn more about Diet Plans

Related Questions