Thursday, July 8, 2010


Remember the Grapefruit Diet? I do, I tried a lot of diets through the years. This one was easy to follow
* Breakfast
2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, black coffee, 1/2 grapefruit or 8 ounces grapefruit juice
* Lunch
Salad with salad dressing, unlimited meat, and 1/2 grapefruit or 8 ounces grapefruit juice
* Dinner
Red or green vegetables (except starchy ones such as peas, beans, corn, sweet potatoes) or salad, unlimited meat or fish, and 1/2 grapefruit or 8 ounces grapefruit juice
It was low carb, low calorie and I’d lose about 5 pounds if I could stay on it for 2 weeks.

Now I'm reading that fragrance of Pink Grapefruit has the ability to take years off a woman's age in the eyes and nose of the male beholder!

Dr. Alan Hirsch, of Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, did a study where they asked male volunteers to estimate the age of different women while wearing nose-masks infused with various scents. "In the presence of the smell of pink grapefruit women appear to be six years younger than their real age," says Hirsch.

Products with strong pink grapefruit notes are Williams-Sonoma Pink Grapefruit Essential Oils Collection

Clinique's Happy perfume...

...and Philosophy's Soulmates body wash

If you're not interested in looking younger, what about slimmer?

Dr. Hirsch also examined the ability of various scents to make an individual be perceived and thinner. He waved different scents under the noses of nearly 200 men, asking them to estimate women's weight. The aromas ranged from citrus-floral (think Eau de Givenchy or Dior's Poison) to lily of the valley (think DK's Cashmere mist -- or back to childhood: Muguet) to floral-spice (think Michael Kors or Bulgari).

The result: The floral-spice scent took 12 pounds off a women's weight in the eyes of the male testers! Other great options for that slimming floral-spice scent includes Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani's Mania and Calvin Klein's Eternity.

I'm just thinking if we both use Eternity, will we both look thinner???


  1. I often wonder where scientists come up with their ideas for new experiments.

  2. I often wonder where scientists come up with their ideas for new experiments.

  3. Hmmmm I love the scent of pink grapefruit but I wonder if it will really make me look slimmer in my DH's eyes or would it just make my pocket book slimmer?! I may just have to try it ;-) Have a wonderful day Joycee....Maura :)

  4. Younger and slimmer??..WOW..much easier than getting up at 4:00 in the morning to go jogging!..Going to go get some today!!

  5. The claims those advertisers come up with just to make a sale!

  6. I may have to try some of that. I just made a post with a similar theme.

  7. I love the smell of grapefruit! sandie

  8. I am going to start eating lot's of grapefruit :-)

  9. First you gotta get them to pay attention ... ok, so I spray it everywhere in the house, all over me ... NOTHING! YUP! Nothing! Oh, gosh, I forgot ... he's got a cold.


    Have a lovely summers eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  10. What a great post.
    I remember the grapefruit diet and seeing it again makes me want to try it again.

    Amazing post-


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