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The Pineapple Diet Guide

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
The Pineapple Diet Guide
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Pineapple is a fruit with many benefits, and is one of the best natural antioxidants around. It's not surprising that it has become the perfect candidate to star in a diet to help lose a few kilos quickly. The pineapple diet is ideal for detoxifying the body and removing retained liquid, helping you lose up to two kilos in just a couple of days. It is not recommended as a long-term diet; it is only a short-term solution to help reduce bloating quickly. Here, at OneHowTo.com we'll give you the key point of the pineapple diet guide so you can follow it effectively.

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Before doing the pineapple diet

The pineapple diet is a great way to lose fluid retention and reduce abdominal bloating and fat stored in the body. It is a great short-term solution to detoxify the body after periods of dietary excess, like Christmas holidays or Thanksgiving dinner because pineapple is excellent at cleansing the liver, kidneys and pancreas. It also helps burn fat and provides many much-needed vitamins.

However, as the pineapple diet is very low in calories it is not recommended to follow it for more than seven days. Any longer and your body will begin to suffer from deficiencies in certain nutrients. Remember that if you're looking to lose 10 kilos (22 lbs) or more, you should consult a nutritionist to recommend a healthy diet that, combined with the right amount of exercise, will make sure that you lose weight and stay healthy.

What does the pineapple diet involve?

The pineapple diet involves incorporating pineapple into every meal of the day. It also includes other low calorie foods that will help reduce fluid retention and effectively eliminate toxins and bloating.

The diet involves eating three meals a day : breakfast, lunch and dinner. No snacks. Physical exercise and drinking at least two litres of water a day also helps enhance the effectiveness of the pineapple diet. You will be able to eat a maximum of 400g of lean animal protein a day, such as chicken, fish, turkey or rabbit, with pineapple and a few vegetables.

Day 1 of the pineapple diet

Breakfast:

  • Two slices of fresh, non-tinned or pre-packaged pineapple
  • Wholemeal toast with reduced-sugar jam or marmalade.

Lunch:

  • Grilled tuna steak (200g), prepared with a tablespoon of olive oil and a little salt and pepper
  • Two slices of pineapple.

Dinner:

  • Grilled chicken breast (max. 200g), prepared with a tablespoon of olive oil and a little salt and pepper.
  • Lettuce salad with a splash of olive oil and vinegar.
  • Two slices of pineapple.

If you feel hungry between meals, you can eat some more fresh pineapple, a slimming pineapple tea or another unsweetened teas.

The Pineapple Diet Guide - Day 1 of the pineapple diet

Day 2 of the pineapple diet

Breakfast:

  • Fat-free pineapple yogurt.

Lunch:

  • Grilled salmon steak (200g), prepared with a tablespoon of olive oil and a little salt and pepper
  • Two slices of pineapple.

Dinner:

  • A mixed lettuce salad with a can of tuna in water and a splash of oil and vinegar.
  • Two slices of pineapple.
The Pineapple Diet Guide - Day 2 of the pineapple diet

Day 3 of the pineapple diet

Breakfast:

  • Two slices of fresh pineapple.
  • Wholemeal toast with reduced-sugar jam or marmalade.

Lunch:

  • Grilled lean steak (200g) prepared with a tablespoon of olive oil and a little salt and pepper
  • Two slices of pineapple.

Dinner:

  • Vegetable soup made from detoxing vegetables like celery, turnip, artichoke or asparagus and without potatoes or cream.
  • Two slices of pineapple.
The Pineapple Diet Guide - Day 3 of the pineapple diet

Advantages of the pineapple diet

  • Helps decrease fluid from the body, helping to cleanse the liver, kidneys and pancreas
  • Helps reduce abdominal bloating
  • Helps burn fat and lose a few kilos quickly
  • Helps eliminate toxins from the body.

Disadvantages of the pineapple diet

  • It's a very low-calorie diet that does not include all the nutrients necessary for long-term use. It can cause nutritional deficiencies and damage your health if undertaken for longer than a week.
  • It is a great way to reduce short-term fluid retention. Once you return to eating normally however, you will most likely gain the weight back
  • Since the diet is so restrictive, side-effects include anxiety, hunger, low energy and physical discomfort
  • It's not suitable for people with heart or kidney problems
  • It's a monotonous diet that can get boring very quickly.

You may be interested in trying to make this homemade diuretic pineapple tea.

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