Grapefruit Fat Loss Stack

The use of grapefruit for slimming down has been around since the 1930s when it was part of the Hollywood Diet. The idea really hit its stride in the 1970s when a popular diet plan called for cutting calories and eating either half a grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice at every meal. An antioxidant called naringin is thought to be the fat-burning dynamo in the popular fruit.

Taking the grapefruit diet concept a step further, an article published in the September edition of Muscle & Fitness magazine suggests mixing grapefruit juice with whey protein. Here's how 8 ounces of unsweetened juice, 2 ounces of water and one serving of Vanilla Ice Cream flavored Gold Standard 100% Whey stack up:

Calories 172
Protein 25 Grams
Carbohydrates 16 Grams
Fat 1 Gram

True Strength Moment: This shake not only keeps the calories low and the carbohydrate energy well within reason, it provides plenty of fast-acting protein to support hard-working muscles while you're busy shedding extra pounds. It's a little known fact that, on most diets, you'll lose a pound a muscle for every pound of fat. The anti-catabolic qualities of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) make whey protein an excellent tool for tipping this undesirable ratio in your favor.
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