The Twelve-Day on, Two-Day off Diet

This diet has had a few “incarnations” on the internet. I think it is public domain, because of the number of variations. I removed some of the “suspect” points about the diet, especially the points surrounding how much to expect to lose. That just isn’t true, nor safe.

BREAKFAST:

1/2 grapefruit or 8 oz. unsweetened grapefruit juice.
2 eggs, any style
2 slices of bacon

AT LUNCH:

1/2 grapefruit or 8oz. unsweetened grapefruit juice
Salad with any dressing
Meat (including chicken) any style and any amount

AT DINNER:

1/2 grapefruit or 8oz. unsweetened grapefruit juice
Meat ( including chicken), any style and any amount, fish may be used, Vegetables: any green or red (cooked in butter or any seasoning, or salad as above)
Coffee or tea: One cup

BEDTIME SNACK

8oz glass of tomato juice or skim milk

INSTRUCTIONS

1. At any meal you may eat until you are full, until you can’t eat any more. You MUST eat the minimum at each meal.

2. Don’t eliminate anything from the diet, especially DON”T SKIP the bacon at breakfast or omit salads.

3. The grapefruit is important because it acts as a catalyst that starts the burning process. Don’t add any additional grapefruit or grapefruit juice.

4. Don’t eat between meals. If you eat the combination of foods suggested you will not get hungry.

5. The diet completely eliminates sugars and starches which are lipids and form fat. Fat doesn’t form Fat, it helps burn it. You can fry food in butter and use butter generously on vegetables.

6. DO NOT EAT DESSERTS, breads, white vegetables or sweet potatoes. You may double or triple helpings of meat, salad and approved vegetables. EAT UNTIL YOU ARE STUFFED. The more you eat, the more weight you will lose.

7. Drink 8 , 8oz glasses of water every day. This diet is given to heart patients needing to lose weight fast for by-pass surgery. All soft drinks need to be sugar and caffeine free.

YOU MAY NOT HAVE

White onions, potatoes, celery, peas, cereal, corn, starchy vegetables, potato chips, peanut butter, pasta, corn chips, jelly jams, sweet pickles, pretzels, fruit, low-fat/fat free or diet dressings

YOU MAY HAVE

Red onions, bell peppers, radishes, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, green onions, leaf spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, chili (with out the beans) mayo, any cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, red salad dressings, green vegetables, 1 tsp. of dried nuts, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles.

IMPORTANT

STAY ON THE DIET FOR 12 DAYS AND STOP FOR 2 DAYS.

  • CARLA HAYES

    I HAVE BEEN ON THIS FOR OVER 12 DAYS AND I HAVE LOST 19 POUNDS AND IM VERYHAPPY AND I HAVE ALL MY FRIENDS FOLLOWING ME WITH MY DIET IN FACE BOOK AND IM ENJOYING EVETY BIT OF IT

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