Now that the festive season is behind us, it is time for us to shed some weight that we’ve gained over the holidays from snacking on too many goodies.

Thankfully, we’ve got yet another set of weight loss recipes to follow as shared by Taiwanese actress Chen Chiao-en who lost 20kg on the same diet.

Known for her roles in The Prince Who Turns into a Frog and Fated to Love You, Chen Chiao-en shared that she was 63kg at her heaviest and managed to shed 20kg using the following diet plan in six months.

Chen Chiao-en’s weight loss diet plan

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You’re going to have to love grapefruit for this diet plan as it is in every meal. So, fans of grapefruit have a cause for joy.

A single grapefruit contains over 60% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin c and has lots of fibre to help you feel fuller.


  • Half a grapefruit (Option: Fruit juice without sugar) 190g or 63 calories
  • Two eggs (Any method of cooking) 100g or 143 calories
  • Two slices of bacon 50g or 196 calories


  • Half a grapefruit (Option: Fruit juice without sugar) 190g or 63 calories
  • Salad (Not limited to any dressing) unlimited grams or calories
  • Poultry (Alternative: Fish) 100g or 120 calories


  • Half a grapefruit (Option: Fruit juice without sugar) 190g or 63 calories
  • Poultry (Alternative: Fish) 100g or 120 calories
  • Select one option, 500g or 50 to 90 calories:
    • Green or red vegetables (see next section for examples)
    • Salad

Rules to note for this diet

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This diet plan is said to originally be for patients with heart problems who wish to lose weight rapidly before a heart surgery, so there are a few rules to note about it.

Diet routine duration

You should follow this diet plan for 12 whole days and then stopped for two. You can repeat the routine if there is a need to.

Consumable vegetables

You can choose green or red vegetables such as chilli, carrots, red or green onions, tomatoes, broccoli, radish, cucumber, cabbage, lettuce, and spinach.

You can use any dressing, and butter is also acceptable in this diet plan.

The vegetables you should avoid are white ones such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, white onions, and celery.

Reduce your caffeine intake

It is best to reduce your caffeine intake as it may lower your insulin sensitivity, which can slow down the fat burning process.

So, if you’re a coffee person, you might want to consider switching to decaf alternatives so you can burn those extra calories.

Modifying the diet

Other than the grapefruit for lunch and dinner, you can consume the other portions in any amount until you feel full. There’s no need to starve yourself for this diet plan!

Please do not eliminate any food from this dietary menu including grapefruit, bacon, and salad as this menu has been specifically made to reduce calories.

Stick to this diet plan strictly and avoid any beverages or food that are not listed, especially sweet desserts or bread!

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